REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                   ON THE POPULATION REGISTER                                   
                                                                                
     Article 1. Objectives of the Law                                           
                                                                                
     This Law  shall regulate:  the establishment of a Population               
Register of  the Republic  of  Lithuania,  the  registration  and               
liquidation of the Register, the background information presented               
for registration  and the  procedures for  their utilization, and               
the rights  and liabilities  of persons  who provide  and use the               
information.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 2. Population Register of the Republic of                          
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     The Population  Register shall  consist  of  the  individual               
records of  all Lithuanian citizens, and of foreign nationals and               
stateless  persons   permanently  residing  in  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania. These  records shall  be kept  in  the  data  bank  in               
accordance with a uniform system of indices.                                    
                                                                                
     The purpose   of  the Population  Register is to collect and               
compile information  concerning the  distribution and composition               
of the  population, the  scope and  direction of migration, labor               
resources, their  utilization, and  other social  information, as               
well as  to constantly  update,  process, and provide this to the               
institutions of State authority and government of the Republic of               
Lithuania, and  to other  legal and natural persons in the manner               
prescribed by law.                                                              
                                                                                
     The Population  Register of  the Republic of Lithuania shall               
be  comprised  of  the  central  population  register  and  local               
population registers.  The latter  shall be  subdivisions of  the               
central  population   register.  The  Population  Register  shall               
provide the  opportunity to  obtain   information concerning  the               
population according  to every  numerical equivalent  of personal               
data and combinations thereof.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 3.  The Founding  and Supervision  of the Population               
Register                                                                        
                                                                                
     The Government  of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall  be the               
founder of  the  Population  Register.  The  regulations  of  the               
Population Register  shall be  approved by  the Government of the               
Republic of Lithuania in pursuance of this Law.                                 
                                                                                
     The  Population   Register  shall   be  supervised   by  the               
Department of  Statistics under the Government of the Republic of               
Lithuania.   The Department shall methodize the regulation of the               
Register in  the Republic  of Lithuania and in its administrative               
territorial divisions,  as well as the collection of data for the               
Register.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 4. Data Compiled in the Population Register                        
                                                                                
     Each resident  (person) must  register the following data in               
the register:                                                                   
                                                                                
     1. Personal Identification Number:                                         
          1) identification number;                                             
          2) name;                                                              
          3) surname;                                                           
          4) personal identification number of his or her father;               
          5) personal identification number of his or her mother;               
          6) personal identification number of his or her spouse;               
          7) personal  identification number(s)  of  his  or  her               
child (children);                                                               
          8) family size;                                                       
                                                                                
     place of Residence:                                                        
          1) former place(s) of residence;                                      
          2) current place of residence;                                        
          3) city,  city district  office, street,  house number,               
flat number;                                                                    
          4) district;                                                          
          5) rural district;                                                    
          6) village;                                                           
          7) date of arrival;                                                   
          8) date of departure;                                                 
          9) place of departure;                                                
                                                                                
     3. Citizenship, Native Language, Passport, Military Service:               
          1) citizenship;                                                       
          2) date of granting (or loss) of citizenship;                         
          3) native language;                                                   
          4) passport series and number;                                        
          5) place of issue;                                                    
          6) date of issue;                                                     
          7) conscript;                                                         
                                                                                
     4. Demographic Data:                                                       
          1) sex;                                                               
          2) place of birth;                                                    
          3) date of birth;                                                     
          4) marital status;                                                    
          5) date of death;                                                     
          6) cause of death;                                                    
                                                                                
     5. Occupation:                                                             
          1) employment (trade);                                                
          2) profession or post;                                                
          3) date of employment;                                                
          4) date  of discharge from work (registration at labour               
exchange);                                                                      
                                                                                
     6. Education:                                                              
          1) educational institution;                                           
          2) date of entry;                                                     
          3) date of graduation;                                                
                                                                                
     7. Training, Profession:                                                   
          1) training;                                                          
          2) profession;                                                        
                                                                                
     8. Information Concerning Pension:                                         
          1) type of pension;                                                   
          2) date of assignment  (or loss) of pension.                          
                                                                                
     Information which is not specified in part 1 of this article               
shall not be recorded in the Register.                                          
     The data bank of the Population Register may be used without               
charge by  other state  data banks concerning: education, health,               
employment, social  security, passports,  municipal economy,  and               
taxes.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 5. Data Required in the Population Register                        
                                                                                
     Individual data shall be recorded in the Population Register               
only on the basis of the documents presented.                                   
                                                                                
     Data for the Population Register shall be presented by:                    
                                                                                
     1) passport  agencies of  the Ministry of Internal Affairs -               
if the data concerns personal identity, citizenship, passport, or               
place of residence;                                                             
                                                                                
     2) the  Ministry of  National Defence - if the data concerns               
military conscription;                                                          
                                                                                
     3) civil  registration agencies  -   if  the  data  concerns               
birth, death, marriage, or divorce;                                             
                                                                                
     4) employers,  state  data  banks,  and  other  institutions               
supervising the  registration of  the population  - if  the  data               
concerns employment, education, or profession;                                  
                                                                                
     5)  institutions   of  secondary,  professional  and  higher               
education -  if the  data concerns   education,  training, or the               
acquired profession;                                                            
                                                                                
        6)   social   welfare   institutions,   social   security               
institutions,     and  other  institutions  responsible  for  the               
granting of pensions - if the data concerns pensions.                           
     Emigration and  immigration agencies  shall furnish  all the               
data concerning emigrants and immigrants.                                       
                                                                                
     The data  specified above  shall be  furnished in accordance               
with the  regulations of  the Population  Register. Officials who               
present erroneous  data, who  do not present the required data on               
time, or  who fail  to present the required data at all, shall be               
held responsible  in accordance with the procedure established by               
the laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 6. Personal Identification Number                                  
                                                                                
     The personal  identification number  shall be  an individual               
sequence of decimal numbers assigned to a person by the agency of               
Population Registration. The personal identification number shall               
be  used   for  personal  identification,  and  for  establishing               
interrelations between separate data banks.                                     
                                                                                
     The structure of the personal identification number shall be               
as follows:                                                                     
     the first  number  shall  represent  the  person's  sex  and               
century of birth,                                                               
     the second  and the  third numbers  shall represent the last               
two  numbers of the year of birth,                                              
     the fourth  and the  fifth numbers shall represent the month               
of birth,                                                                       
     the sixth and the seventh numbers shall represent the day of               
birth,                                                                          
       the  eighth,  the  ninth,  and  the  tenth  numbers  shall               
represent the  sequence of  registration   of persons born on the               
same day,                                                                       
     the eleventh  number shall  represent the  control number of               
the ten preceding  numbers.                                                     
                                                                                
     The personal  identification number shall be recorded in the               
passport, birth  certificate, state  social security certificate,               
driver's licence, and other personal documents.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 7. Utilization of the Data Recorded in the                         
               Population Register                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     A council  shall be  formed to  manage issues concerning the               
preparation of  data to  be recorded  in the Population Register,               
its  utilization,  and  its  protection.  The  formation  of  the               
council, as  well as   its  regulations, shall be approved by the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
     The utilization  of data recorded in the Population Register               
shall be as follows:                                                            
                                                                                
     1) data  presented in  summary reports  may be  used by  all               
legal and natural persons of the Republic of Lithuania;                         
                                                                                
     2) data  collected in  the lists  of voters,  preschool  and               
school  children,  military  conscripts  or  alternative  service               
conscripts, specialists,  and unemployed  persons may be used  by               
State government  institutions and local government  institutions               
(if the data concerns residents of their respective territories);               
                                                                                
     3) upon  purposive requisition,  lists shall be presented in               
accordance with  the  type  of  activities  of  the  agencies  in               
question, and  shall only be provided upon written decision of an               
appropriate body of power;                                                      
                                                                                
     4) each resident of the Republic of Lithuania shall have the               
right to utilize personal data which concerns him or her.                       
                                                                                
     Article 8. The Powers of the Supervisors of the                            
               Population Register                                              
                                                                                
     If erroneous  data was  recorded in the Population Register,               
the Department  of Statistics must correct the entry on the basis               
of the applicant's documents.                                                   
                                                                                
     The  Department  of  Statistics  shall  be  prohibited  from               
correcting   entries (data) in  the presented documents, and from               
requiring the bearer to do the same.                                            
                                                                                
     Employees of   the  Population Register  agency must  sign a               
pledge promising  not to violate the requirements under this Law.               
Employees of  the Population  Register  agency  who  violate  the               
requirements shall  be held  responsible under  the laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 9. The Rights of Residents of the Republic of                      
               Lithuania in the Utilization of Population                       
               Register Data                                                    
                                                                                
     Residents of  the Republic of Lithuania shall have the right               
to obtain  a certificate  containing  their  personal  data.  The               
certificate shall be legally valid.                                             
                                                                                
     Upon presention of identification documents, citizens of the               
Republic  of  Lithuania,  as  well  as    foreign  nationals  and               
stateless persons who are permanently residing in the Republic of               
Lithuania, shall  have the  right to check their personal data in               
the Population  Register, and,  upon finding  errors, to  request               
their correction.                                                               
                                                                                
     Disputes concerning the canceling or altering of the data of               
the Population Register shall be resolved in court.                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 10. Publication of Data in the Population                          
               Register                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Population data   recorded  in the Register may be published               
only in summary reports.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 11. Financing of the Population Register                           
                                                                                
     Resources from  the State  budget of Lithuania shall be used               
for the founding and supervision of the Register. The  Department               
of Statistics,  which is  responsible for  the supervision of the               
Population Register,  may accumulate  resources by providing data               
for a set cost in the manner established by this Law.                           
                                                                                
     Article 12. Liquidation of the Register                                    
                                                                                
     The Population  Register shall  be liquidated  in accordance               
with the  resolution of  the Supreme  Council of  the Republic of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Bronislovas Kuzmickas                                                           
Vice President                                                                  
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
Vilnius                                                                         
January 23, 1992                                                                
No. I-2237