Reinstatement of Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania

Reinstatement of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania means the exercise of the right to reinstate citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania on the grounds and in accordance with the procedure laid down by the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania.

Persons who held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 and their descendants, who have not acquired citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania before the entry into force of the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter – the Law on Citizenship), shall have an indefinite right to reinstate citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania, irrespective of whether they are permanently resident in the Republic of Lithuania or in any other state.

Persons who held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 and their descendants may reinstate citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania provided they are not citizens of another state. The requirement to renounce citizenship of another state shall not apply to persons who, pursuant to point 2, 3 or 4 of Article 7 of this Law, may be citizens of both the Republic of Lithuania and another state at the same time, i.e.: 

If circumstances established in point1 or 2 of Article 22 of the Law on Citizenship are present, citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall not be reinstated to persons who:

  • prepared, attempted to commit or committed international crimes such as aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crime;
  • prepared, attempted to commit or committed criminal acts against the Republic of Lithuania.

Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania may be reinstated only once.

Submission of documents

  1. Person, who has been issued a document proving the right to reinstatement of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with the procedure laid down by the Government of the Republic.

Place of submission of documents 

Persons, residents of the Republic of Lithuania, shall submit their applications on the reinstatement of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania and enclose the required documents to the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania through territorial police agencies according to their place of residence, and persons, who reside abroad – through the diplomatic missions or consular posts of the Republic of Lithuania or the Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (L.Sapiegos str. 1, Vilnius).

An application on the reinstatement of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania, except the person’s application on the renouncing of citizenship of another state, shall be formed in Lithuanian, and the enclosed documents shall be translated to Lithuanian if they are written in other language.

If a person submits copies of his documents, all the copies shall be validated by a public notary.

Documents issued by the foreign institutions, also the person’s application on the renouncing of citizenship of another state, its legal translation to the language of the state, which citizen the person is, shall be legalized or validated by apostille according to the procedures established by the legal acts, except the cases when the international treaties of the Republic of Lithuania or legal acts of the European Union establish other provisions.

Person shall pay the state fee for examination of his application for reinstatement of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania41 EUR.

Remark. The person may pay the state fee for examination of application for citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania in any city, town, and district of the state, no matter where he submits his documents.

 

Paskutinis atnaujinimas: 2017-01-24 10:38:44