Lithuanian Parliament recently amended the Citizenship Law allowing descendants of Lithuanian citizens that left before 1940 to get dual Lithuanian citizenship. Until now, the Citizenship Law allowed dual citizenship only for those who fled Lithuania during its occupation from 1940 to 1990. Lithuanian citizens (and their descendants) who left Lithuania before 1940, could get only single Lithuanian citizenship and had to renounce their current citizenship. This prevented many people from applying for Lithuanian citizenship.
You can now get a dual Lithuanian citizenship if at least one of your parents, grandparents or great grandparents were Lithuanian citizens and left Lithuania some time from 1918 to 1990. Dual Lithuanian citizenship means that you can get Lithuanian citizenship/passport and keep your current citizenship. Currently, the application procedure requires only having documents that prove your connection to the family member with Lithuanian heritage.
Besides restoring citizenship of the country of your ancestors Lithuanian citizenship can give you and your family members a number of tangible benefits. Having dual passport can also have a positive effect on your personal and economic freedom. Having double or even multiple citizenship – is an important step in internationalizing your life so that no one government can. Hence, if you have Lithuanian ancestors, you may well qualify for dual Lithuanian Citizenship. If this law change is of interest to you and you have any questions, please contact us now.
We are ready to guide you through the application process even if you do not have complete documentation. We have an extensive experience working in different Lithuanian and German archives and we will be able to find missing documents and get Lithuanian citizenship for you even in the most difficult cases. Application procedure requires having documented proof that one of your ancestors had a Lithuanian citizenship and we have an extensive experience working in different Lithuanian and German archives and finding documents needed for citizenship restoration.
We are ready to guide you through the application process. Feel free to get in touch with us even if you do not have complete documentation, but you know your ancestors came from Lithuania. We are able to find missing documents and get Lithuanian citizenship for our clients even in the most difficult cases.