LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP

Lithuanian citizenship is based upon the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania, dated December 5, 1991. Persons who possessed Lithuanian citizenship prior to June 15, 1940, their children and grandchildren, must apply for citizenship to the Lithuanian Embassy.

LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
Birth within Lithuania does not automatically confer citizenship. The exception is a child of unknown or stateless parents.

LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
- Child, both of whose parents are citizens of Lithuania, regardless of child’s country of birth.
- Child born abroad, one of whose parents is a citizen of Lithuania.
- Child born abroad, one of whose parents is a citizen of Lithuania with permanent residence in Lithuania.

LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION:
Lithuanian citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person has passed examinations in the Lithuanian language and in the basic provisions of the Constitution, has permanently resided in Lithuania for at least 10 years, has a permanent place of employment or a legal source of support, and is a stateless person or has renounced previous citizenship.

LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE:
Foreigner who marries a citizen of Lithuania must fulfill all the basic naturalization requirements except that residency requirement is three years after marriage.

DUAL LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP:
Not generally recognized. Specificity not provided.

LOSS OF LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP:
VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Lithuanian citizenship is permitted by law. Contact Embassy for details and required paperwork.
INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of Lithuanian citizenship:
- Person voluntarily acquires a foreign citizenship.
- Person lives abroad over 3 years without government permission.
- Person enters the civilian or military service of a foreign state.

Lithianian citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Lithianian citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Lithianian immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Lithianian citizenship.

8 Thoughts on “LITHUANIAN CITIZENSHIP

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  2. Hello All,
    An Indian guy with tourist visa married a lithuanian girl will be able to live in Uk/Germany ?

  3. the Lithuanian government should update its laws regarding citizenship especially on the act relating to dual citizenship and by birth.
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  4. My great grand father was a citizen of Lithuania and served for the USSR, I am an American citizen right now, would I be able to become a citizen of Lithuania without problems?

  5. My great grand father was a citizen of Lithuania and served for the USSR, I am an American citizen right now, would I be able to become a citizen of Lithuania without problems?

  6. My great grand father was a citizen of Lithuania and served for the USSR, I am an American citizen right now, would I be able to become a citizen of Lithuania without problems?

  7. My great grand father was a citizen of Lithuania and served for the USSR, I am an American citizen right now, would I be able to become a citizen of Lithuania without problems?

  8. Interesting. Whether or not you are Lithuanian, it is nice to get married in the UK. Their castles and manors’ great architecture makes you feel like you are princess getting married. It’s a good thing this country offers wedding venues cheshire to make that fairytale wedding come true.

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