Dual Citizenship in Lithuania
Dual citizenship in Lithuania is granted exceptionally.
A person can be a citizen of Lithuania and a different state if he:
was exiled from occupied Lithuaniaprior to 11 March 1990 and has
acquired citizenship of a different state;
is person who has moved from Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 and acquired citizenship of a different state;
is a descendant of the persons mentioned above;
has acquired Lithuanian or a different state on the basis of birth or adoption;
is a citizen of Lithuania and has contracted marriage with a person who is a citizen of another state and gained citizenship of that state;
acquired citizenship of Lithuania by way of exception while being a citizen of a different state;
acquired citizenship of Lithuania while having a refugee status in Lithuania.
A person who was exiled from occupied Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 or a person whose parents, grandparents or grand-grandparents were exiled from occupied Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 as well as persons who left Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 and persons whose parents, grandparents or grand-grandparents left Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 may apply for reinstatement of Lithuanian citizenship, while retaining their current citizenship (dual citizenship).
Requirements for Application Documents
The application for reinstatement of Lithuanian citizenship is a certain type of form that must be completed in Lithuanian language. Other foreign language documents supporting the application for reinstatement of Lithuanian citizenship must be translated into Lithuanian and certified by a translator. Copies of those documents must be certified by a notary.
Documents issued by foreign countries must be legalized or come with an Apostillecertificate, unless international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania and European Union law do not provide otherwise.
The application for the reinstatement of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be accompanied by the following documents:
- an identity document;
- documents certifying that the person held citizenship of Lithuania prior to 15 June 1940 in the present-day territory of Lithuania or documents or their copies certifying Lithuanian descent or kinship relationship with the person who held Lithuanian citizenship prior to 15 June 1940 or was habitually resident in the present-day territory of Lithuania;
- documents supporting the change of name or surname of the person if they have been changed;
- document, certifying that the person is not a citizen of a different state unless the person can be a citizen of Lithuania and a different state;
- If a person is a citizen of a different state he must provide documents certifying that at least one of the requirements stated in Article 7, paragraph 2, 3 and 4 regarding citizenship of the Lithuanian Republic is met.
Documents Shall be Submitted to
The applications for the reinstatement of Lithuanian citizenship shall be submitted to the Minister of the Interior or the institution authorised by him:
To the territorial police body according to the persons place of residence if the person is residing in Lithuania;
To a Lithuanian embassy, a consular office or Migration Department if the person is residing abroad.
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