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Official documents procedure in Poland? Family Status, Birth certificate, Marriage certificate

6 Feb 2020 #1
I have a lot of problems to understand where i need to go and what i need to ask in order to retrieve the most basic and official documents in Poland.

Outside Poland i used to go to the town office and ask them, pay and retrieve.
Does in Poland works differently? If i understood well i need to go to the District office and not to gmina one, i'm right or i miss some details?

I need to retrieve:
family status paper
marriage certificate
birth certificate

Actually i live in a village with 60 souls....
...where i need to go and what i need to ask and have?
AlexandraElena - | 2
7 Jan 2021 #2
[Moved from]: Need some advice in regards to how to obtain a Polish birth certificate


The grandfather of my partner was born in Poland in 1919 but we do not have his birth certificate - he emigrated to Australia when he was 30 years old. i know there is a way to obtain in Poland but not sure how.

Has anyone successfully obtained one from the archives?
AlexandraElena - | 2
7 Jan 2021 #3


We are in the same situation. We need to retrioeve a birth certificate but not sure of the procedure. Did you managed to obtain yours? Thanks
pawian 222 | 24,343
7 Jan 2021 #4
We need to retrioeve a birth certificate

How about this site?

They say that if you live abroad, you need to apply for it at the nearest embassy.
JolaStencel - | 2
14 Feb 2021 #5

Obtaining Polish Birth Certificates - where in Poland?

I am trying to perhaps locate where in Poland I would need to contact to obtain my Mother's Birth Certificate. She was born in 1930 in Woropajewu and left in 1939 due to the war breaking out. I'm literally hitting brick walls. I managed to get a copy of her Baptism certificate from the Belarus archives, but that's all they sent me.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where to go? Many thanks!
kaprys 3 | 2,249
17 Feb 2021 #6
Contact the departament of akta zabuzanskie in the civil register office (USC) in Warsaw.
Scroll down for the email optima

Also in many cases the priest was also the civil register so her baptism record might be her birth record.
JolaStencel - | 2
21 Feb 2021 #7

Many thanks. I'll try there and see where that takes me!
facebooklana45 - | 1
22 Jan 2022 #8

How to get Polish Birth Certificates?

Hi I am inquiring about the easiest and cheapest way to obtain Birth/Death Certificates of my Polish ancestry in Poland without having to go through a third party.
Paulski12345 - | 1
28 Mar 2022 #9

Birth certificate

Hello wondering if anyone can guide me in the right direction

I am in need of getting an extended version of my birth certificate from Poland, the one that has time of birth on it.

I was born in Niemodlin

Thank you for any advise.
kellykelly - | 1
1 Mar 2024 #10
am wanting to obtain a birth certificate fory my grandmother born on February 26 1902 at Rosdzin (Roździeń), Schoppinitz (Szopienice).

And her mother born April 11, 1881 in Oppeln or (Myslowitz, Slaskie, Poland)

Where can I obtain these?

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