My husband, a US citizen, has a copy of his polish birth certificate. What is the next step to apply for Polish citizenship?

Asked 10 months ago - Mountain View, CA

His mother is Polish and helped us get a Polish birth certificate. We also have a copy of his US Passport, our marriage license, his long form New York birth certificate. I believe the next step is to visit the consulate in Los Angeles, but we live 6 hours north, to have the documents translated and to acquire an application for citizenship. It would be helpful to use an attorney instead of having to go to LA.

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  1. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . The correct place to ask this question is the Polish consulate nearest your residence or the Polish embassy in Washington DC. I see you don't wish to visit LA if not necessary but perhaps you can at least get the information and handle by mail.

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  2. Lindsey Sara Weller

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    Answered . This website is intended to assist people with US immigration issues. You will need to find someone specifically familiar with polish law in order to assist you.

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  3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . The best and the most legally appropriate way to consider any eligibility and application for a Polish citizenship should be contacting a closest Polish Consulate General in California or the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC to receive an exact legal guidance on that issue.

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  4. Aggie Rachel Hoffman

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    Answered . Yes, it would be smart to hire an attorney. Contact one of many of the avvo list.

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