Vital Records from Poland

Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates

A copy of the record may be obtained from any Vital Statistics Office in Poland.

The Embassy cannot obtain documents on your behalf, and cannot provide translations of documents issued in Polish. You can locate translation services here.

Polish legislation provides for the issuance of the three types of certificates pertaining to birth, marriage and death:

  • a complete and true copy (odpis zupełny),
  • an abbreviated copy (odpis skrócony), and
  • an international abbreviated copy (multiple language version).

The complete and true copy is generally preferable.

Information (in Polish) on how to apply for vital record documents in Poland is available on the Polish government website.