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A Residence Permit for persons having a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania

A Residence Permit for persons having a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania

Persons having a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania according to the relevant legal norms of Republic of Lithuania may apply for issue a Residence Permit in Lithuania. To persons having a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania, a Temporary Residence Permit or a Permanent Residence Permit may be issued. A Temporary Residence Permit or a Permanent Residence Permit may be issued to a person having a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania for a period of 5 years. Only the procedures of issue of these Permits and lists of the documents to be submitted differ.

According to the legal norms of Republic of Lithuania, a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania is provided to persons which were citizens of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or whose father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, great-grandfather or great-grandmother was a citizen of Lithuania before 15 June 1940.

If a person wishes to apply for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania, he (she), first of all, shall collect the documents usable as evidences of his/her right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania.

The documents certifying that a person was a citizen of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or that his (her) parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were citizens of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 of Lithuania shall be the following:

1. Lithuanian Passports issued before 15 June 1940;
2. Documents certifying military service of the person in Lithuanian army or civil service;
3. Certificates of Birth or other documents where the citizenship is specified;
4. Any certificates issued in Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or certificates issued on the base of documents issued before 15 June 1940.
If the above-listed documents are absent, documents on education, employment or living in Lithuania issued before 15 June 1940 shall be provided.

If the required documents are absent or a lack of any of them is fixed, a search for them will be carried out at Lithuanian archives or other institutions or the relevant facts will be established in a legal way.

After collection of the required documents, the Application for Issue a Temporary Residence Permit with the enclosed documents shall be submitted to a diplomatic mission or a consular institution in a foreign state or to the Migration Service in Lithuania.

The documents to be submitted:

1. The Application;
2. The Passport;
3. The visa;
4. The photo (40x60 mm);
5. The documents certifying that the person was a citizen of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 or that his (her) parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were citizens of Lithuania before 15 June 1940 of Lithuania; or the Certificate on the Right for Preservation of Citizenship of Lithuania (issued before 01 January 2013); or the Certificate on the Right for Reinstatement of the Citizenship of Lithuania (issued after 01 January 2013); or the decision of the Migration Department on the right for preservation of citizenship of Lithuania; or the decision of the Migration Department on issue a certificate certifying the right for reinstatement of the citizenship of Lithuania
6. The documents certifying the family connections;
7. The documents on changes of the first name and/or surname (if any);
8. A certificate on absence of convictions.

The Migration Department shall pass a decision on issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania within 2-4 months.

The document for issue a Permanent Residence Permit shall be submitted to the Migration Department or to a Migration Service in Lithuania.

The documents to be submitted include:

1. The Application;
2. The Passport;
3. The documents certifying that the person or his (her) parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were citizens of Lithuania before 15 June 1940;
4. The documents certifying the family connections;
5. The documents on changes of the first name and/or surname (if any);
6. A certificate on absence of convictions; 
7. A document on de-registration.

The Migration Department shall pass a decision on issue a Permanent Residence Permit within 2-4 months.

Family members of persons having a right for reinstatement of citizenship of Lithuania may apply for issue a Residence Permit as well.

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