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Dual citizenship (Polish person Australian born)


Countess 2 | 9
14 Oct 2012  #1
Hi
I was wondering does anyone know if I would have dual citizenship if I was to travel to Poland my father was born in Poland (now deceased), his mother who is Polish came to Australia after the war, I am Australian born.

Countess
Harry
14 Oct 2012  #2
Was your father a Polish citizen?
If he claimed Australian citizenship, when did he do that?
OP Countess 2 | 9
14 Oct 2012  #3
Hi
This I do not know I thought if you was born in a country you are automatically a citizen my father was born in october 1939 he came to Australia in 1949 or 1950 when he was 10 or 11years of age I have been told. I do not know if he claimed Australian Citizenship he died in a accident in 1965 when he was 25 years old here in Australia

Thankyou Countess
Harry
14 Oct 2012  #4
Being born in Poland doesn't give Polish citizenship; having parents who are Polish does. However, your father may have lost his Polish citizenship if he took Australian citizenship or served in the Australian armed forces. And can you prove he had Polish citizenship? You will need to.
piston 12
14 Oct 2012  #5
no you not polish
OP Countess 2 | 9
18 Oct 2012  #6
hi
my father and his parents are polish born there. my mother is australian and I was born in australia. My father was not in the australian armed forces. I dont know if my father was a australian citizen I 'm trying to find out or prove he had polish citizenship he became deseased in 1965 I am thinking I need to contact the polish embassy here in australia is this what i should be doing am I on the right path? and look up his death and immigration certificates which should show these details of citizenship ?

Countess
Harry
18 Oct 2012  #7
my father and his parents are polish born there.

Simply being born in Poland does not make a person Polish. Do you have documentation proving that your father was a Polish citizen (e.g. a Polish passport or ID card)? You're going to need that.

My father was not in the australian armed forces.

Do you have a document from the Australian MoD confirming that? You'll need it.

If he took up Australian citizenship, he may well have lost his Polish citizenship. Either way, you're going to need to prove that he didn't take up Australian citizenship at a time which would have lost him his Polish citizenship. I'd imagine that the Australian Home Office would be able to tell you if and when he took Australian citizenship.

look up his death and immigration certificates which should show these details of citizenship ?

I would imagine that his immigration documents will simply show what he declared his nationality to be. And his death certificate will, if it mentions nationality at all, state what the Australians considered him to be, which could be rather different to Poland's views on the matter.

I am thinking I need to contact the polish embassy here in australia is this what i should be doing am I on the right path?

Not a bad idea at all.
OP Countess 2 | 9
18 Oct 2012  #8
Thankyou for your time Harry
Countess
monski
21 Oct 2014  #9
Merged: AUSTRALIAN GIRL APPLYING FOR POLISH DUAL CITIZENSHIP

My father was Polish born and maintained his Polish Citizenship until he became an Australian Citizen in 1988. Does anyone know if it was compulsory to renounce your Polish Citizenship when receiving your Australian back in the late 1980s? I am worried that my application will be denied based on the fact that he no longer maintains his Polish Citizenship, however both my grandparents still maintain theres. Any answers would be so much help!
Looker - | 1,008
21 Oct 2014  #10
The same question regarding Australia - some states require renunciation of previous citizenship, how about it then?

In Poland at the time the following reasons decided about loss of Polish citizenship:

A Polish citizen who is abroad, may be deprived of Polish citizenship if:

- violated the duty of loyalty to Polish People's Republic,
- acted to the detriment of the interests of Polish People's Republic,
- illegally left the Polish People's Republic after 9 May 1945.,
- refused to return to the call of Polish national authority,
- failing to comply with military duty, as required by Polish law,
- was sentenced abroad for an offense which is also a common crime under Polish law or is a recidivist.



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