Located along the Baltic Sea in central Europe, Lithuania is known for its forests, and medieval architecture in the capital, Vilnius. The small country boasts over 6,000 lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and various religious sites such as the Hill of Crosses and Gate of Dawn to be taken in by locals and travelers alike.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your Lithuanian citizenship through your family lineage.
The government of Lithuania allows prospective citizens to reclaim their family’s Lithuanian citizenship, specifically for those who have ancestors who left before 1990. This means that if you meet the requirements to receive a Lithuanian passport, you would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions.
Many people whose parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in the Czech Republic qualify for Lithuanian citizenship through descent. Below are the personal requirements you must meet, as well as the documentation you must be able to present.
To apply for Lithuanian citizenship, you must have the appropriate documents in order, and of which must be translated into Lithuanian. You must be able to provide translated copies of:
Your own birth certificate
The birth certificate(s) and other relevant documents of your direct Lithuanian ancestor