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Granting of Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania under the Simplified Procedure

Granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania under the simplified procedure means the granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania without applying naturalisation conditions to a person of Lithuanian descent who has never been a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania.

Person of Lithuanian descent means a person whose parents or grandparents or one of the parents or grandparents are or were Lithuanians and who considers himself Lithuanian and declares it by written statement.

Persons of Lithuanian descent who have never held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall have the right to acquire citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania under the simplified procedure, irrespective of whether they are permanently resident in the Republic of Lithuania or in any other state.

Persons of Lithuanian descent who have never held citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall have the right to acquire citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania if:

  • they are not citizens of another state;
  • there are no circumstances specified in Article 22 of the Law on Citizenship by reason of which citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall not be granted, i.e. citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall not be granted under the simplified procedure 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;
    • prior to coming to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, were sentenced to imprisonment in another state for a premeditated crime which is a grave crime under laws of the Republic of Lithuania, or were punished for a grave crime in the Republic of Lithuania, irrespective of whether or not the conviction for the crimes specified in this subparagraph has expired;
    • in accordance with the procedure laid down by law, persons are not entitled to obtain a document attesting to the right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania.

Submission of documents

Place of submission of documents 

Persons, residents of the Republic of Lithuania, shall submit their applications on the granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania under the simplified procedure and enclose the required documents to the President 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 granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania under the simplified procedure, 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 the granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania under the simplified procedure 50 EUR.

A state fee shall be paid prior to rendering of services provided by the state institutions.

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.

A person must take an oath after the decree of the President of the Republic grants citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania. A person acquires rights, freedoms and responsibilities of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania only after having taken the oath of allegiance to the Republic of Lithuania.

Repeat applications for the granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania submitted by persons who have not taken the oath of allegiance to the Republic of Lithuania within the time limits and in accordance with the procedure established shall not be considered, unless the person concerned missed this time limit for particularly serious reasons.

Paskutinis atnaujinimas: 2017-05-15 15:08:15