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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Kuris, Egidius

Published: November 2009 - Latest Update: May 2010

Recent Changes on the Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Ruškytė, Ramutė

Published: January 2013 - Latest Update: January 2015

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Zalimas, Dainius

Published: July 2013

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Ruškytė, Ramutė

Published: March 2013

Country expert(s)

Kuris, Egidius

Ruškytė, Ramutė

Zalimas, Dainius

Current citizenship law

XI-1196 The Republic of Lithuania Law on Citizenship LANGUAGE: uk


XI-1196 Lietuvos Respublikos pilietybės įstatymas (Lithuanian version, as amended by Law XII-269 of 05/09/13) LANGUAGE: Lithuania


Please note: the English translation above is of the Act as enacted, and does not include subsequent amendments. For further details please consult the chronology of legislation.

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Lithuania domestic case law
International and European case law Lithuania International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Lithuania Statistics

Citizenship News

Lithuanians by birth to retain a foreign citizenship by birth

Dual citizenship for Lithuanians with ‘special merits’

Lithuanian President supports referendum on dual citizenship

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship