Story: Poles

Becoming a citizen (3rd of 3)

Becoming a citizen

After he had received his certificate of naturalisation, Aleksander took the oath of allegiance. He received a letter from the Department of Internal Affairs outlining his new responsibilities as a citizen under the Electoral Act, congratulating him on becoming a citizen, and asking him to return his now superseded certificate of registration as an alien.

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Theresa Sawicka, 'Poles - 20th-century arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Theresa Sawicka, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015