Acquiring Polish citizenship on the basis of marriage
A foreigner marrying a Polish citizen does not automatically obtain Polish citizenship.
CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE FULFILLED
A foreigner may apply for recognition as a Polish citizen if:
- has been continuously residing on the territory of the Republic of Poland for at least 2 years on the basis of a permanent residence permit, a long-term EU resident's residence permit or the right of permanent residence ;
- has been married to a Polish citizen for at least 3 years.
Note! A foreigner, regardless of whether they meet the above-mentioned requirements or not, may apply for citizenship to the President of the Republic of Poland.
Note! If the application for recognition of a foreigner as a Polish citizen has been submitted at the time when the proceedings for granting Polish citizenship are pending, the proceedings for recognition as a Polish citizen are discontinued.
Detailed information on the possibility of obtaining citizenship can be found in the POLISH CITIZENSHIP tab.