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Certificate confirming the Lithuanian descent – a basis for the issuance of annual multiple-entry Schengen visa (issued free of charge)

Certificate confirming the Lithuanian descent – a basis for the issuance of annual multiple-entry Schengen visa (issued free of charge)

Persons whose parents or grandparents or one of the parents or grandparents is or was Lithuanian and who consider themselves Lithuanian and declare that in writing, shall be entitled to obtain a certificate confirming the Lithuanian descent. This document shall form a basis for the application due to the issuance of an annual multiple-entry Schengen visa.

A temporary multiple-entry Schengen visa (C) may be issued to aliens who have submitted documents confirming the Lithuanian descent, as well as to family members of these aliens. This visa can be valid up to 2 years.

When applying for the issuance of multiple-entry Schengen visa as a person of the Lithuanian descent, the person, along with documents which are usually submitted to obtain Schengen visa and a document confirming the Lithuanian descent, must also prove his/her honesty and credibility, i.e. a lawful usage of previous visas, as well as his/her economic status, allowing to travel to another states and return thence, and an intention to depart from the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa applied for.

Usually, a consular fee of 60 euros shall be charged for the acceptance and investigation of documents to obtain visa in Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Lithuania and Consular Offices abroad. Exceptions are granted to persons of the Lithuanian descent. They shall be exempt from the consular fee.

A person must submit the application for the issuance of the certificate confirming the Lithuanian descent in person upon the arrival at the Reception of the Migration Department or the Diplomatic mission of the Republic of Lithuania or the Consular office in a foreign country, if the person lives abroad. If a person lives in the Republic of Lithuania, the application and other accompanying documents shall be submitted through the territorial police office by the person’s place of residence.

Documents to be submitted by the person applying for the certificate confirming the Lithuanian descent:
The person, who applies for the issuance of a document confirming the Lithuanian descent, along with the application, must submit:
1. Travel document or other document confirming personal identity;
2. Documents evidencing the Lithuanian descent. The Lithuanian descent shall be approved by documents, wherein it is stated that the person’s parents or grandparents or one of the parents or grandparents is or was Lithuanian, as well as a written statement of the person, whereby he/she declares that he/she considers himself/herself Lithuanian;
3. Documents certifying a kinship relationship with a person who is or was Lithuanian, if his/her child or grandchild applies for the issuance of certificate;
4. Documents confirming the change of name or surname if these personal data in the documents submitted do not match the data of the travel document or other document confirming personal identity;
5. Two identical photos of a person, each of 4 x 6 mm size.

The documents issued by foreign countries must be legalized or confirmed by a certificate (Apostille), unless international treaties of the Republic of Lithuania and legislative acts of the European Union provide otherwise, and translated into Lithuanian language.

The person can take a certificate confirming the Lithuanian descent in the following places: in the Migration Department, Consular office or the territorial police office by the person’s place of residence, in person or through the representative.

 

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