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In which cases a permanent residence permit may be replaced?
According to paragraph 2 of Article 53 of the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens, a permanent residence permit may be replaced upon request of an alien, if:
1) the alien changes his/her personal data;
2) the permanent residence permit has become not fit for use;
3) the validity of the permanent residence permit has expired;
4) there are inaccurate entries in the permanent residence permit;
5) the permanent residence permit has been lost.
A permanent residence permit shall be replaced not later than within one month after the day that an application to replace a permanent residence permit was received in a Migration Division of a Territorial Police Office.
An alien shall submit an application to replace a permanent residence permit to a Migration Division of a Territorial Police Office, in whose service area (s)he has declared or intends to declare a place of residence or is registered as a person without a place of residence.
Prior to submitting an application to replace a permanent residence permit, an alien shall pay state fee of 11 EUR for the examination of an application to replace a permanent residence permit, and 28 EUR for the execution of a replaced permanent residence permit, except for the cases, when in a manner established by the law, (s)he is exempted from the state fee. If an alien is exempted from the state fee in cases established by the law, (s)he must submit document, confirming circumstances because of which (s)he is exempted from this fee. If the state fee for the consideration of the application for issuing the permanent residence permit was paid by another person on behalf of the alien, it is necessary to provide the detailed form of the payment order specifying the name, the surname, the personal identification number or the date of birth of the alien on whose behalf the payment was made; the payment order shall be certified by the bank’s stamp.
In order to replace a permanent residence permit an alien shall submit :
2) permanent residence permit to be replaced, if it is not missing;
3) an application of an established form to execute a permanent residence permit (this application is filled in and printed out by an authorised civil servant of a Migration Division of a Territorial Police Office);
4) a valid travel document;
5) two identical (produced from the same negative) photos corresponding to alien’s age (on the other side one should clearly write name(s) and surname(s) of an alien), which should also meet Requirements for photos of personal documents, confirmed with the order No. 569 of 6 December 2002 by the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (State Gazette, 2002, No. 119-5362; 2006, No. 93-3657), if alien under 1 year old is not present when submitting an application to execute a permanent residence permit or if technically it is impossible to scan alien’s face image with equipment for registering biometric data, or alien wishes so, his/her face is scanned from a picture;
6) if alien‘s personal data in an application to replace a permanent residence permit does not match appropriate data that is in the Register of Aliens and (or) Population register of the Republic of Lithuania then, together with an application they should provide documents confirming changes of personal data (civil status registration certificate, court decision to restore, renew, replace or correct civil status act record etc.)**;
* An application to replace a permanent residence permit shall be filled in Lithuanian, alien‘s name(s) and surname in it shall be written in capital letters, Latin alphabet, without the side characters (accented) characters, ligatures, and other modifications of the Latin alphabet based on the Latin records of a travel document. When writing name(s) and surname, you may use the following symbols: “.“, ’“, “( )“ and “/“.
** Submitted original copies of the documents or their copies confirmed in a manner established by legal acts. Documents issued in foreign countries must be translated to Lithuanian and the translations confirmed in a manner established by legal acts. Documents issue by foreign countries must be legalised and confirmed with a note (Apostille) in a manner established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, except cases when according to international treaties of the Republic of Lithuania and legal acts of the European Union, this document does not need to be legalized or confirmed with a note (Apostille).