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Lithuanian citizenship

Created: 2019.08.13 / Updated: 2020.12.03 08:12

APPLICANTS MUST COME TO THE EMBASSY FIRST MAKING AN APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE VISITING: [email protected]

Lithuanian Embassy to Canada does not cooperate with any private company or lawyer regarding the process of restoration of Lithuanian citizenship. You can restore Lithuanian citizenship and hold your previous citizenship in cases, listed below.

A CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA MAY BE A CITIZEN OF ANOTHER STATE AT THE SAME TIME, PROVIDED THE MEETS AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

  1. He has acquired citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania and citizenship of another state at birth and he has not reached 21 years of age;
  2. He is a person who held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or his descendant (child, grandchild or great-grandchild), who were forcibly expelled from Lithuania by decisions of institutions or courts of occupation regimes in the period from 15 June 1940 to 11 March 1990 for reasons of resistance to occupation regimes, political or social reasons or reasons of origin;
  3. He is a person who held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or his descendant (child, grandchild or great-grandchild), who left the current territory of the Republic of Lithuania before 11 March 1990 to reside permanently in another state, if their permanent residence on 11 March 1990 was outside Lithuania;
  4. He is a descendant of a person referred to in subparagraph 2 or 3;
  5. By virtue of marriage to a citizen of another state he has ipso facto acquired citizenship of that state;
  6. He is a person under 21 years of age, provided he was adopted by citizens (citizen) of the Republic of Lithuania before reaching 18 years of age and, as a result of the adoption, acquired citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania pursuant;
  7. He is a person under 21 years of age, provided he, being a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania, was adopted by citizens (citizen) of another state before reaching 18 years of age and, as a result of the adoption, acquired citizenship of that state;
  8. He has acquired citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania by way of exception while being a citizen of another state;
  9. He has acquired citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania while having refugee status in the Republic of Lithuania.
  • General information
    • You must apply in person.APPLICANTS MUST COME TO THE EMBASSY FIRST MAKING AN APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE VISITING [email protected]
    • The incomplete applications will be rejected.
    • Every foreigner document (which was not issued in Lithuania) has to be legalized, translated into Lithuanian (except for passports). You or a translator has to certify in written and in Lithuanian that he/she knows Lithuanian language and certifies the translation to be true, write the name and sign. No other form of certification is required.
    • Only passports do not have to be certified in any way.

  • List of the documents

    1. Application form.

    2. Valid passport (passports if more than 1 citizenship).

    3. Documents which prove that you are a child, grandchild or great grandchild of person who held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania. That is usually done by providing birth certificate with the names of both parents.

    4. Documents that explain name change (marriage certificate etc.)

    5. Documents proving that you, one of your parents, one of your grandparents or one of your great grandparents (a person who was Lithuanian citizen before 06/15/1940) left Lithuania before 03/11/1990 or he/she was a deportee or political prisoner.

    6. Consular fee can be paid by debit or credit cards or please bring a certified bank check - recipient is Embassy of Lithuania. Embassy does not accept cash or personal checks. You can see prices at Embassy’s website for consular fees.

    7. Documents certifying that you, one of your parents, one of your grandparents or one of your great grandparents held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania before 06/15/1940 (may be obtainable at the www.archyvai.lt):

    • The surviving internal or foreign passport of the Republic of Lithuania issued before 06/15/1940.

    • Foreign passports of the Republic of Lithuania issued by the diplomatic missions or consular posts of the Republic of Lithuania after 06/15/1940.

    • Documents on military service in the Republic of Lithuania or on being employed in state service of the Republic of Lithuania.

    • Lithuanian certificate of birth or other documents (issued in Lithuania) giving direct reference to the citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania.

    • Identity cards issued according to the documents issued in Lithuania before 06/15/1940. If there is no such document, the following documents may be submitted: documents concerning studies, work, life in Lithuania prior to 06/15/1940; a sworn statement approved by a notary or an official of the consular post.


    For more information, please visit www.migracija.lt

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