Show the following information when requesting evidence from Poland:
Full name at the time of the event;
Full names of the parents;
Exact date and place of the event;
The identification of the place must include the name of the locality, county (powiat) and province (wojewodztwo), or if not known, the names of nearby cities.
The individual's SSN;
That the certificate is needed for Social
NOTE: Personal letters from the claimant to the Embassy must show this information or the
request will be returned. The Embassy cannot secure vital statistics documents that
are needed for personal reasons.
The bishopric if the claimant was baptized in the Roman Catholic church.
Do not follow up on requests for Polish records until 120 days from the date of the
Do not send any requests directly to the custodians of vital statistics records. Send
requests for certifications from public records to:
Department of State
5010 Warsaw Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-5010