SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                          
                                                                                
                           RESOLUTION                                           
                                                                                
   ON THE PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                  
                       LAW ON CITIZENSHIP                                       
                                                                                
     The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania resolves:                 
                                                                                
     1. The  Republic of Lithuania Law on Citizenship shall enter               
into force on 11 December 1991.                                                 
                                                                                
     2. To establish that documents confirming citizenship of the               
Republic of  Lithuania which persons had until 15 June 1940 shall               
be their  domestic  or  foreign  passports  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania retained  by them, their birth certificates, as well as               
archival or other documents confirming the fact.                                
                                                                                
     3. To  establish that  under this  Law, a  person  shall  be               
considered as permanently residing in Lithuania if he or she:                   
     - has been registered in the register of permanent residents               
of the Republic of Lithuania;                                                   
     - and has acquired living quarters in Lithuania by the right               
of ownership  or leased  same for an indefinite period, or is the               
owner's or tenant's  family member;                                             
     - and  is employed in Lithuania under employment contract or               
has another paid occupation in Lithuania, is somebody's dependent               
or is paid a pension legally due to him or her in Lithuania;                    
     - and  pays on  the territory  of Lithuania  income tax, and               
other taxes established by the laws of the Republic of Lithuania,               
or is exempt therefrom in the manner established by law.                        
                                                                                
     4. To  establish  that  persons  who  are  citizens  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania under  this Law  and serve  in the army of               
another state  (except persons  conscripted  by  force),  or  are               
employed as  officers of state power or state governing bodies of               
another state,  must terminate  said service within the period up               
to 1  March 1992  or may apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs               
of the  Republic  of  Lithuania  for  permission  to  temporarily               
continue their service.                                                         
     After the  expiration of  the term,  or upon  being  refused               
permission, the  person shall  be recognised  as  having  severed               
actual links  with the  Republic of  Lithuania,  and  shall  lose               
citizenship  of   the  Republic   of  Lithuania   in  the  manner               
established by this Law.                                                        
     5. To  state that  persons  serving  in  the  armed  forces,               
internal troops  and  state security structures, as well as other               
law enforcement  and repressive  structures of  the Soviet  Union               
which have  been unlawfully  stationed and operating in Lithuania               
since 15 June 1940, may not be considered as permanently residing               
or employed in Lithuania.                                                       
                                                                                
     6. To  establish that the registration of foreigners who are               
legally permanently residing in Lithuania, and who have passports               
of the  USSR, shall  be performed  by the  Ministry  of  Internal               
Affairs of  the Republic  of Lithuania.  Said persons must apply,               
not later  than by  1 July  1992, to  agencies of the Ministry of               
Internal Affairs  of the  Republic of  Lithuania for  permits  to               
reside permanently  in Lithuania.  The  permits  must  be  issued               
within one month from the day of application.                                   
     Said persons  must have their internal passports of the USSR               
changed for  foreign passports  of their [respective] states by 1               
July 1992.                                                                      
                                                                                
     7. To  state that  with  respect  to  persons  specified  in               
Article 1  of the  Republic  of  Lithuania  Law  on  Citizenship,               
citizenship of the Soviet Union shall be invalid.                               
                                                                                
     8. Upon issuing the passport of a citizen of the Republic of               
Lithuania, passport  agencies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs               
must check  whether the  person has  been issued a Citizen of the               
Republic of  Lithuania  Certification  Card  or  a  Certification               
Testifying to  the [Person's]  Decision to Acquire Citizenship of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  on valid and lawful grounds. A person               
who has  been issued  Republic of Lithuania citizenship documents               
on invalid  or unlawful grounds may not be issued the passport of               
a citizen  of the Republic of Lithuania until the issue of his or               
her citizenship is resolved in pursuance of this Law.                           
                                                                                
     9. Persons  specified in  paragraphs 1  and 2  of part  1 of               
Article 1 of this Law, who have not signed the Pledge which is to               
be signed  upon  being  issued  a  Citizen  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania Certification Card or a Certification Testifying to the               
[Person's] Decision  to Acquire  Citizenship of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania shall  be issued passports of a citizen of the Republic               
of Lithuania  or any  other citizenship  document only after said               
persons have signed the Pledge.                                                 
     Upon  issuing   said  persons  with  citizenship  documents,               
passport agencies  of  the  Ministry  of  Internal  Affairs  must               
require [the  persons present]  and check  documents proving that               
the persons meet the requirements set forth in paragraphs 1 and 2               
of part 1 of Article 1 of this Law.                                             
                                                                                
     10. From  the day  of entry  into force  of the  Republic of               
Lithuania Law  on Citizenship,  passport agencies of the Ministry               
of Internal  Affairs of  the Republic of Lithuania must cease the               
issuance of internal passports of the USSR.                                     
     To establish  that during  the period until the passports of               
the Republic of Lithuania are issued, citizens of the Republic of               
Lithuania shall  use a  Citizen  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania               
Certification  Card   or  a   Certification  Testifying   to  the               
[Person's] Decision  to Acquire  Citizenship of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania, and their current passports.                                         
                                                                                
     11.  To   commission  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania to  determine the  documents confirming  the  right  to               
citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania by 1 March 1992.                       
                                                                                
     12. Priority  in issuing  passports  of  a  citizen  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall be given to persons who are 16 years               
of age  and receive  a passport for the first time,  to political               
prisoners,  deportees,   and  participants   in  the   resistance               
movement,   as well  as to  persons who  by 17 September 1991 had               
returned their  passports of the USSR to passport agencies of the               
Ministry of Internal Affairs or submitted applications concerning               
their refusal of the passports of the USSR.                                     
                                                                                
     13. This  Resolution shall  enter into  force on 11 December               
1991.                                                                           
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
Vilnius                                                                         
10 December 1991                                                                
No. I-2080