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Can I receive Polish citizenship if my deceased father was a citizen of Poland before 1939?


leo123
29 Aug 2015 #1
Hello!
My father was born in Poland. He was an officer in the World War Two in the Polish army and then he joined the Soviet Army in 1941.

After the end of the World War Two he was sent to a labour camp in Siberia (Russia) and several years later he was freed and he became a citizen of USSR.

I was born in the USSR in 1948 (the town of Dubno, which was a part of the former Poland, annexed by Soviet Union in 1939).
My father spent the rest of his life in the USSR.
Now, can I apply for the citizenship of Poland, based on the fact that my father was a citizen of Poland?
Thanks in advance,
Leo
dolnoslask
29 Aug 2015 #2
Leo, My fathers story is similar your fathers, the only difference being that my father managed to get out of Siberia and join the polish II army in the uk ,

Many poles were forced to fight on the Russian and German sides against their will, many felt shame after the war and did not return. I new a polish guy in the uk who had to fight with the German army ab kept it secret because he was worried.

I think it may be the case you would get Polish citizenship. Talk to the lawyers at Krzysztof Banek, they speak english.
Webkot
29 Aug 2015 #3
Leo, you will need to try and provide as much information and proof/documentation as possible that your father was born in Poland, a firm specialising in citizenship will be able to tell you what you need and will be able to apply for citizenship for you. Good luck


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