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      Moving to Europe is a popular choice and for a good reason. With high salaries, rich culture, good social infrastructure, and endless travel opportunities, the EU is a safe and attractive place to move to. But is Lithuania a good place to live?

      Living in Lithuania gives you all the advantages a European Union country has to offer. And besides, life in Lithuania has its unique flavor.

      If you’re considering a move to Lithuania, you might have some important questions to answer for yourself. For example, which are the best cities in Lithuania to live in? What’s the culture of Lithuania like?
      Keep reading to find out how is to live in Lithuania and what are your best options to start your new European life.

      We’ll explore the pros and cons, and useful facts about Lithuania for those who want to move. So you can make an informed decision.

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      On January 28, 2022, a new amendment of the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania came into force. It clarifies eligibility for Lithuanian citizenship, allowing applicants with ancestors naturalized in another country before 1940 to get dual Lithuanian citizenship. Until recently, the Migration Department was often blocking Lithuanian citizenship restoration claiming that naturalization in another country before 1940 meant an automatic loss of Lithuanian citizenship. After the new amendment came into force, applicants with ancestors naturalized before 1940, will be able to apply for dual Lithuanian citizenship.

      The previous interpretation of the citizenship law requires applicants to provide evidence that their Lithuanian ancestors pursued to maintain Lithuanian citizenship in their new country of residence until 15 June 1940. Lithuanian citizenship was denied if their Lithuanian ancestors were naturalized before 15 June 1940.

      According to the new regulation, an individual who was a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania at any time before 15 June 1940 (or their descendants) will be eligible for reinstatement of their citizenship. Earlier formulation stated that a person can restore Lithuanian citizenship only if they (or their ancestor) had Lithuanian citizenship on 15 June 1940. The Migration Department’s view is that anyone that acquired citizenship of another country before 1940, automatically lost their Lithuanian citizenship.

      Those persons, whose ancestors had their citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania revoked by a decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Lithuania, were and are unable to apply for the reinstitution of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania. However, such cases are extremely rare and, in our experience, they affect less than one percent of potential applicants.

      There is a possibility that this new amendment will be challenged at the Constitutional court. However, the process might take at least 1-2 years and this time usually is sufficient to prepare the application and get Lithuanian citizenship. Since the amendment already came into power, it opens an opportunity to get Lithuanian citizenship for more descendants of Lithuanian citizens. Even if the amendment were reversed, citizenship that was already granted would not be affected.

      If you have Lithuanian ancestors and would like to acquire a Lithuanian dual passport, reach out to us via email at [email protected]. We offer assistance in document acquisition, application preparation, translation services, and guidance throughout the process until citizenship is granted.

      Apply now, before rules change again! Email us today so we can assess your eligibility for a Lithuanian passport by descent.

       

      По словам иммиграционных адвокатов, в Южной Африке произошел недавний всплеск заявлений о литовском гражданстве со стороны южноафриканских литваков. Такая заинтересованность проявилась после внесения поправок в закон о гражданстве. Они устраняют препятствия для литовцев, которые покинули страну между двумя мировыми войнами, и их потомками, восстановить свое гражданство.

      Южная Африка имеет одну из крупнейших литовских диаспор в мире; 90 процентов своей еврейской общины, насчитывающей 80 000 человек, которые возвращаются к своим литовским корням…

      Ключевое отличие заключается в том, что вместо того, чтобы доказать, что их семьи «бежали» из Литвы в период между 1919 и 1940 годами, заявители теперь должны доказать только то, что они «ее покинули». Предыдущее требование было в некоторых случаях очень сложным пунктом для выполнения , названным «нелогичным» бывшим послом Литвы в Израиле и Южной Африке Дариусом Дегутисом.

      Около 95 процентов литовского еврейства были убиты в холокосте. Критики предыдущей политики в отношении гражданства утверждали, что те, кто покинул страну за десятилетия до Второй мировой войны, бежали из опасной среды.
      Более того, обращение паспорта Европейского союза также является основным фактором получения литваком литовского паспорта. По некоторому мнению многих людей не устраивает южноафриканское правительство, и люди хотят безопасности второго паспорта. Они в буквальном смысле берут паспорта бабушки и дедушки из ящика, так как это подходящее время для его применения.

      The Lithuanians have a bright, busy culture which has seen many influences over the centuries.  When you claim a Lithuanian citizenship by descent, it might be interesting for you to glance at the wedding traditions of Lithuania… As such, Lithuanian weddings – as well as – costumed celebrations always portray a vibrant mix of all together: own traditional folk-lore customs, religious rites and borrowed customs from other cultures – yes, Lithuania truly has a gift for everyone