Residence Permit for Person of Lithuanian Descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship

Lithuanian descent or retention of Lithuanian citizenship is the basis for obtaining a residence permit in Lithuania. A person of Lithuanian descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship may be issued a temporary and permanent residence permit. A temporary residence permit in Lithuania is issued for 5 years. Permanent residence in Lithuania is also issued for 5 years. The difference lies in the procedures for obtaining the permit and in the list of documents required to obtain temporary or permanent residence permit.

Temporary Residence Permit for Person of Lithuanian Descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship
A temporary residence permit gives a right to person of Lithuanian descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship to reside in Lithuania for a certain period of time stated in the permit.
A temporary residence permit is issued for 5 years. After 5 years a person should apply for it’s renewal.

The Application and Documents Shall be Submitted to
When submitting an application for a temporary residence permit that allows to reside in Lithuania as well as additional documents for the first time, a person of a Lithuanian descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship needs to provide:
To diplomatic or consular representatives abroad if the person is abroad;
To Lithuanian Migration Department that services the territory in which the person is planning to reside if the person had legal grounds to remain in Lithuania.

Documents for Submission
A person of a Lithuanian descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship needs to provide the following documents along with his application requesting a temporary residence permit:
1. passport;
2. visa;
3. photograph (40 x 60 mm);
4. documents that certify the grounds upon which the claims for a temporary residence permit are being made:
documents that certify that the person is of Lithuanian descent, which are listed in the Law on the Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania, Article 39 paragraph 4; or a certificate allowing retention of Lithuanian citizenship (issued before 1 January 2013), a certificate certifying that the person is of Lithuanian descent (issued after 1 January 2013); orMigration Department decision on the right of retention of Lithuanian citizenship; or decision to issue a certificate of Lithuanian descent.

Application processing time - 2 - 4 months.

Permanent Residence Permit for Person of Lithuanian Descent or an alien who has retained the right to Lithuanian citizenship
Lithuanian long-term residence permit to live in the European Union (permanent residence permit in Lithuania) - a document granting a foreigner the right to live in Lithuania and certifying the foreigner’s permanent resident status.
A permanent residence permit is issued for 5 years. After 5 years the permit is changed.

The Application and Documents Shall be Submitted to
A person of a Lithuanian descent or an alien who has the right to reinstate Lithuanian citizenship needs to provide the application requesting a permanent residence permit to:
Migration Department or the Office of Migration in Lithuania.

Documents for Submission
A person of a Lithuanian descent or an alien who has the right to reinstate Lithuanian citizenship needs to provide the following documents along with his application requesting a temporary residence permit:
1. passport;
2. documents certifying that Lithuanian citizenship was held by the person prior to 15 June 1940;
3. documents certifying his Lithuanian descent (i.e.documentary evidence that the person’s parents or grandparents, one of the parents or grandparents is or was Lithuanian as well as the person’s written statement where he recognises himself Lithuanian);
4. documents certifying Lithuanian descent or kinship relationship with the person who held Lithuanian citizenship prior to 15 June 1940;
5. documents certifying change of personal information (if such was changed);
6. check-out document.

Application processing time - 2 - 4 months.

We are offering an immigration services program LITHUANIAN DESCENT/ LITHUANIAN CITIZEN – immigration to Lithuania for person of Lithuanian descent or an alien who has the right to reinstate Lithuanian citizenship .

The program LITHUANIAN DESCENT/ LITHUANIAN CITIZEN includes: legal counselling, support throughout the program, getting a residence permit in Lithuania, preparation of necessary documents, preparation of queries to the Lithuanian archives and other competent authorities, translation and notary approval of documents, representation in Lithuanian institutions, escort during the submission of documents in the Migration Department, escort during the declaration of residence and in other public and private institutions, as well as other legal services.

The cost of the program:
Residence permit* - 400 Euro per person.
Query cost for archives and other institutions – 60 Euro.
* the cost of services include consultations, preparation of the document package for the temporary residence permit, escort to the Migration Department.

If you have any questions regarding the Lithuanian residence permit or should you require more information or help, please contact us by e-mail info@migration.lt or tel. + 370 6 1861886. We will gladly help you.