How to apply for Lithuanian citizenship by descent?
by In Jure
on 21 November 2023
Applying for Lithuanian citizenship by descent can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and services, it can be managed efficiently. IN JURE Law Firm offers specialized assistance in this area and operates on a 100% success fee basis, meaning the clients pay only if and after their application is approved, with no upfront payments required.
Lithuanian citizenship by descent is a pathway for individuals whose ancestors were citizens of Lithuania to reclaim their citizenship on a dual citizenship basis. This process is rooted in the principle of “right of blood,” which recognizes the heritage and ancestral ties of individuals to Lithuania. Applicants typically need to provide documentary evidence proving their Lithuanian lineage, demonstrating that their ancestors were indeed citizens of Lithuania at a specific time. This process not only reconnects individuals with their familial and cultural roots but also grants them the benefits and rights of being a Lithuanian citizen, including the ability to live, work, and travel freely within the European Union.
Here are the steps involved in applying for Lithuanian citizenship by descent through IN JURE:
1. Preparation for Application (Stage One)
Document Collection: The first stage involves collecting all legal documents necessary to justify the application. This includes evidence confirming that the applicant’s ancestor was actually a citizen of Lithuania. It’s important to prove not only that the ancestor emigrated from Lithuania but also had citizen status.
Professional Assistance: Gathering this evidence often requires consulting archives and may involve legal procedures such as court applications. Without professional help, this stage could take several years, but with assistance from a firm like IN JURE, it typically takes six to eight weeks.
2. Examination of the Application (Stage Two)
Review by Migration Department: The application is then examined by the Migration Department of the Republic of Lithuania. This is usually the longest stage, taking on average 12 months, though the department is legally required to examine applications within six months.
3. Collection of Additional Evidence (Stage Three)
Supplementary Documentation: If the Migration Department finds a lack of documents, this stage involves collecting additional evidence.
No Payment for Rejection: If the application is not approved, the client does not pay. IN JURE covers all expenses on the Lithuanian side, such as archive investigation, governmental fees, and document translations.
4. 100% Success Fee
No Risk Factor: Clients don’t risk anything in starting their ancestral citizenship reinstatement process with IN JURE due to our 100% success fee policy.
Payment Upon Approval: Payment is only required if and after the application is approved. In the event of rejection, no payment is necessary, and IN JURE covers all related expenses.
5. Total Duration
The whole procedure normally takes from 10 to 14 months, though more complicated cases may take longer.
6. Contacting IN JURE
Potential clients can learn more about the application process, timelines, and costs by contacting IN JURE directly, either via WhatsApp or by requesting a free consultation on our website.
Seeking Lithuanian citizenship by descent can be a complex and daunting process, but with the expertise of IN JURE Law Firm, it becomes significantly more manageable. IN JURE’s specialized knowledge in Lithuanian citizenship laws, coupled with the commitment to a 100% success fee, ensures that clients can embark on this journey with confidence. Our professional assistance in navigating legal requirements, document collection, and application procedures greatly simplifies the process, making it more efficient and less time-consuming. With IN JURE’s guidance, reclaiming your Lithuanian heritage and gaining citizenship becomes a smoother and more accessible process.
By contacting us now, you can start your journey towards Lithuanian citizenship with the support of IN JURE.