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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.
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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. 

There are currently two ways to apply for Lithuanian citizenship using your family lineage.

If you know that you have an ancestor from Lithuania, we would be happy to discuss whether you can apply for citizenship. Below you will find a brief summary of what is required in order to apply.


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.

Lineage Requirements

To meet the requirements for Lithuanian citizenship, you must have at least one direct ancestor who:
  • Who was deported from occupied Lithuania before to March 11, 1990.
  • Who left occupied Lithuania before March 11, 1990.

Paperwork Requirements

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

Are you required to travel?

Some countries require you to travel in order to receive your citizenship once you have proven to be related to a citizen, however, this is not required by the Lithuanian government! You can receive your Lithuanian citizenship without ever leaving your home country.

Find out if you are eligible to regain your family’s Lithuanian citizenship.

Fill out our contact form to the best of your ability to speak with one of our experienced associates about how we can help to guide you through the citizenship process!