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Issuing a certificate confirming Lithuanian descent

It is prescribed in the chapter 12 of the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania  (hereinafter – the Law on Citizenship) that the documents, confirming the Lithuanian descent – the certificates, confirming the Lithuanian descent are issued to the persons of the Lithuanian descent, by their application and according to the order, prescribed by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

It is defined in the part 6 of the 2nd clause of the Law on Citizenship, that the person of the Lithuanian descent is the person, whose parents or grandparents or one of the parents or grandparents is or was Lithuanian and who considers himself (herself) a Lithuanian and declares this by a written statement.

The persons, permanently living abroad can submit the application to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent and the documents enclosed with it directly to the reception room of the Migration Department of the Republic of Lithuania by the Ministry of the Interior (hereinafter – the Migration Department) or through a diplomatic mission or a consular office in a foreign country, and persons, permanently living in the Republic of Lithuania – through the territorial police office according to the persons residency (hereinafter – territorial police office).

The person submits the application to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent in person. The application to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent of children below the age of 18, and the incompetent persons is submitted by their representatives.

If the application to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent is submitted by the persons representative, they have to supply the documents, confirming the identity of the person and the documents, confirming the representation.

The first name (s) and surname (s) are spelt in Latin characters without the secondary (diacritic) symbols, ligatures and other modifications of Latin alphabet letters in the request to issue a certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent, according to the Latin records of the travel or other type of documents, confirming person’s identity. When typing person’s name (s) and surname (s), the following signs may be used: „.“, „’“, „( )“ and „/“.

The person, who has several names or a double surname, which consists of more than 31 symbols (first names and surname separately), put chosen first name (s) or first part of the double surname according to Latin records of the travel or other documents, confirming person’s identity, without diacritic signs.

The person’s request to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent is investigated and a suitable decision is taken at the Migration Department.

The person is notified about the decision taken by the Migration Department in their chosen way.

The written certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent can be claimed by the person at the Migration Department, at the diplomatic representative of the Republic of Lithuania or at the Consular office in a foreign country or the territorial police office in person or through their representative. If the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent is claimed by the person’s representative, they have to supply the documents, confirming their representation and identity.

The certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent is issued following the request from the person for unlimited time.

 Together with the application to issue the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent, the person submits:

  1. travel document, or the documents, confirming the person’s identity;
  2. the documents, confirming the Lithuanian decent. The documents, confirming the Lithuanian decent state that the person’s parents or grandparents or one of the parents or grandparents are or were Lithuanians, also the written statement of the person, by which they declare that they consider themselves Lithuanian.
  3. the documents, confirming the blood relations with a person, who is or was Lithuanian, if a child or grandchild applies for the certificate of the Lithuanian descent;
  4. the documents, confirming the change of first name or surname, if the person’s records in the submitted documents do not match the records in the travel document or other documents, confirming the person’s identity;
  5. two identical 40 x 60 mm personal photographs.

Together with the request to replace the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent, the person submits:

  1. travel document or other document, confirming the person’s identity;
  2. the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent;
  3. the documents, confirming the change of the first name or surname, if these personal records were changed after the issuance of the certificate of the Lithuanian descent.;
  4. two identical 40 x 60 mm personal photographs.

The application to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent is completed in Lithuanian language.

If the person submits copies for the documents, their validity must be confirmed by the notary.

The documents, issued by other governments must be legalized or confirmed by a note (Apostille), if is it not scheduled otherwise by the international contracts of the Republic of Lithuania and the legislative enactments of the European Union, and translated into Lithuanian language (except for the travel documents, which are included in the Travel documents list, which honour the right to an alien to arrive to the Republic of Lithuania, approved by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of the Interior 21 November, 2007 by the order No V-101/1V-397).

The person, who submits the application to issue (replace) the certificate of the Lithuanian descent to the Migration Department or territorial police office, pays a state fee (for the investigation of the application to issue the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent – 12 EUR; for the investigation of the application to replace the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent – 6,30 EUR; for the issuance of the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent – 2,90 EUR at the time of submission, which is prescribed by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for  the investigation of the application to issue or replace the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent and also the fee for the issuance of the certificate, which they can pay before the day of the issuance of the certificate.

The person, submitting the application to issue (replace) the certificate of the Lithuanian descent to the consular institution for the acceptance and handover of the application for the certificate, must pay a consular fee, which is approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

The government fee must be paid before the institutions renders the service.

Note. The person can pay the government fees for the investigation of the application to issue (replace) the certificate, confirming the Lithuanian descent in any city (district) of the country, irrespectively of where they submit the documents.

Paskutinis atnaujinimas: 2015-12-17 15:59:55