A certificate certifying a right for reinstatement of the citizenship of Lithuania

A certificate certifying a right for reinstatement the citizenship of Lithuania is a document certifying the facts usable as a base for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania and provides a right for reinstatement of the citizenship of Lithuania to the person. The said document facilitates the process of reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania and is issued for a termless period, so its bearer may apply for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania and use the document at any time. 

A certificate certifying a right for reinstatement the citizenship of Lithuania may be issued to a person that is entitled to apply for reinstatement the citizenship of Lithuania according to legal norms of Lithuania and shall be a base for such reinstatement. For reinstatement of the citizenship of Lithuania, may apply persons who were citizens of Lithuania prior to 15 June 1940 or descendents of such persons, i.e. to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of persons who were citizens of Lithuania prior to 15 June 1940.

The citizenship of Lithuania of a person prior to 15 June 1940 may be proved by the following documents: 

  1. Lithuanian passports issued before 15 June 1940;
  2. Documents certifying military service of the person in Lithuanian army or civil service in Lithuania;
  3. Certificates of Birth or other documents where the citizenship is specified;
  4. Any certificates issued in Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or certificates issued on the base of documents issued before 15 June 1940.

If the above-listed documents are absent, documents on education, employment or living in Lithuania issued before 15 June 1940 shall be provided.

Prior to applying for a certificate certifying a right for reinstatement the citizenship of Lithuania, the required documents shall be collected. If necessary, relevant requests shall be sent to Lithuanian archives or other institutions. If documents are executed in a language other than Lithuanian they shall be translated into Lithuanian. Copies of the documents shall be notarized. Documents issued in foreign states shall be certified by Apostille or legalized, unless otherwise is provided by international treaties of Lithuania or legal norms of the European Union.

The documents shall be submitted to a diplomatic mission or a consular institution in a foreign state or to the Migration Department in Lithuania; alternatively, they may be sent by mail or through a courier.

The documents to be submitted include: 

  1. The application completed in Lithuanian;
  2. The passport; 
  3. The documents certifying that the person was a citizen of Lithuania prior to 15 June 1940; or
  4. The documents certifying that the person is a descendant of a person who was a citizen of Lithuania prior to 15 June 1940;
  5. The documents certifying the family connections; 
  6. A document evidencing the change of name or surname where such personal data have been changed;
  1. 2 photos of the person (40 x 60 mm). 

The Migration Department shall pass a decision on issue a certificate certifying a right of the person for reinstatement the citizenship of Lithuania within 6 months from the date of reception of the documents by the Migration Department.

The applicant may take the certificate certifying a right of the person for reinstatement the citizenship of Lithuania at the diplomatic mission or the consular institution of the foreign state or at the Migration Department or Migration Service in Lithuania. 

 

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Read more:

Lithuanian Citizenship. Reinstatement of Lithuanian citizenship while retaining the current citizenship (dual citizenship)

Lithuanian citizenship for exiled citizens. Dual citizenship in Lithuania.

 

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