I married my Polish born wife in Poland back in 2009. Before our court ceremony the municipality secretaries/office workers took my wife's and my birth certificates, photocopied them, gave us the copies and filed the originals. At the time I think I was in a daze, I just wanted to get it over with. Did not think much about it.
But now I am preparing to travel to Hungary to prove my Hungarian citizenship and I would like to have all my original documents with me. Aside from that I have been thinking it is strange that the municipality took my birth certificate. As far as I know this is never done in the states.
Is it possible to get my original birth certificate back from the municipality (town hall)?
And is this common practice in Poland?