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The Constitution of the Republic of Poland clearly specifies that the only way to lose Polish citizenship is to renounce it. The State cannot revoke anyone's citizenship. A Polish citizen may lose Polish citizenship only at his own request, after obtaining the consent of the President to renunciation of Polish citizenship.

A request for consent to renunciation of Polish citizenship shall be submitted in person or by mail via a Voivode or consul.  Addresses of Voivodeship Offices and of the consular departments of the Republic of Poland are available here: 

The loss of Polish citizenship occurs 30 days after the date of the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, unless the President indicates a shorter time in his decision.

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