You don‘t risk anything in starting your ancestral citizenship reinstatement process with us at IN JURE as we work on 100% success fee, in other words, no result, no payment.
We work on the All Inclusive Success Fee basis, i.e. you pay only if and after your application is approved. Absolutely no upfront payment is required.
NOTE: In case the application is not approved and rejected, there will be NO PAYMENT. All expenses on Lithuanian side such as archival investigatory, application governmental fees, documents translations, are all covered by the IN JURE Law Firm with no obligation to compensate.
Eligibility for Lithuanian citizenship by descent
To be eligible for restoring Lithuanian citizenship by descent, certain criteria must be met. Firstly, you must have a direct lineage connection: at least one of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents should have been a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania as it existed between 1918 and 1940. Additionally, your ancestor must have emigrated from Lithuania before the country restored its independence on March 11, 1990. Importantly, the emigration should have been to a country outside the former Soviet Union. However, if your ancestor did emigrate to a Soviet Union country, you might still be eligible for single or dual Lithuanian citizenship, depending on the specific time and circumstances of their departure.
You can check your eligibility for restoring Lithuanian citizenship by descent via a short test – go back to the top of the page and choose ELIGIBILITY.
What documents are needed for restoring Lithuanian citizenship by descent?
For restoring Lithuanian citizenship by descent, the following documents and information are typically required:
1. Description of Relationship with Lithuanian Ancestor: Detail your relationship with your Lithuanian ancestor (e.g., parent, grandparent, great-grandparent).
2. Ancestor’s Information: Full name in your country and in Lithuania, if known. Date of birth. Place of residence in Lithuania. Information about the ancestor’s parents and siblings, if known.
3. Family Members Interested in Citizenship Reinstatement: List of family members wishing to reinstate Lithuanian citizenship. Scanned copies of their passports. Postal addresses. Contact cell phone numbers.
Note: While having original Lithuanian documents is helpful, it is not necessary for the application process. The availability of such supporting documents might be beneficial but is not a requirement.
Will I lose my existing citizenship when restoring ancestral Lithuanian citizenship by descent?
When restoring ancestral Lithuanian citizenship by descent, you will not necessarily lose your existing citizenship. The Republic of Lithuania allows for dual citizenship under exceptional circumstances, and ancestral Lithuanian citizenship falls into this category. This means that individuals who are reinstating their Lithuanian citizenship based on their descent can retain their current citizenship status. This provision is particularly important for those who wish to reconnect with their Lithuanian heritage without having to renounce their citizenship in another country.