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Live in the US, born in Poland and need a Polish passport

29 Mar 2012 #1
I was born in Poland. I came to the US in 1965 when I was 3 Years old. I never became US citizen (lazy me) and have a green card living in New York.

I need to get a passport to go on vacation in July.
I have my oriiginal birth certificate and other documents from Poland.
The counsulate In NY said, I must first fill out a form for "confirmation of citizenship" and wait for a confirmation letter from Poland before appling for a passport.

Could this be right, as I have my birth certificate showing I was born there?
Any idea of the time frame for this procedure?
Thank you for any reply.
terri 1 | 1,634
30 Mar 2012 #2
Yes, that is right, There are many comments on this forum about the procedure. May take 3 months, may take 2 years. It all depends on how fast the bureucracy turns.
30 Mar 2012 #3
By and large it takes 6 months to get the citizenship confirmation. Then you need too apply for a passport at your local consulate. I reckon, you postpone your trip to 2013. All that as long as your willing and of sound mind.

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