very easy in chicago. just go in with the money and photos, fill out the paperwork there, know your PESL (which you prob don't have but they'll figure it out) if you need a passport within the next 6mo get the temp one (extra pics and U$50-75..) check the site.. it's all in there.
then you'll get a letter sometime when they have a new one ready for you.. you will have to go in person to retreive it although they never checked my ID. if you live really far away they MAY send it to you.(extra $)..
if you do not speak polish, the whole thing may be a completely different experience.
It is very hard to accomplish anything with a polish consulate. It's a joke. Forget about returning a call...and they are supposed to take care about polish citizens abroad. Ha!
i have to agree.. completely 180 from what US consulates do for their citizens. but in person it was no hassle at all.. the soldiers (security) even helped me and got me the right forms and all.. i expected a completely different experience.
i was in very similar situation to magda but i did have a very, very old passport.
If you travel on a Polish passport, you will need to get a visa for a re-entry to the US.
are you sure? i have not been able to find that info anywhere and need to know for sure.
Try calling the embassy or write them a certified letter with your questions. They will answer letters. E-mails they don't always reply to.
nope, go in person. you won't get the full story. if you're in SE MI, the consulate will have an event there in the near future.