REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                          ON EMIGRATION                                         
                                                                                
                     1. General Regulations                                     
                                                                                
     Article 1. The Right to Emigrate                                           
                                                                                
     Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania  shall have the rights               
to emigrate  in accordance with the procedure established by this               
Law, i.e.  to depart for permanent residence in another state. No               
other restrictions  except those prescribed herein may be imposed               
on this right.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 2. The Agency Preparing Emigration Documents                       
                                                                                
     Emigration documents  shall be  prepared by  the Ministry of               
Internal Affairs  according to  the procedure  established by the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 3. Legal Status of a Citizen of the Republic of                    
               Lithuania who has been issued Emigration Documents               
                                                                                
     Until his  departure  from  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  a               
citizen  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  who  has  been  issued               
emigration documents  shall enjoy  all political,  economic,  and               
social rights  and freedoms  provided by the laws of the Republic               
of Lithuania;  also he  or she  must abide  by the  laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 4. The Right to Take Abroad Property belonging to a                
               Person by Ownership Right                                        
                                                                                
     A citizen  of the  Republic of Lithuania who has been issued               
emigration documents  shall have  the rights to take to a foreign               
state property  belonging to  him or her by ownership right (with               
the exception  of items of national value), the export whereof is               
regulated by the laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                             
                                                                                
             2. Preparation of Emigration Documents                             
                                                                                
     Article 5. Application for Emigration                                      
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic  of Lithuania  who are  18 age and               
over shall  have the  right to  file applications for emigration.               
The application  for emigration  shall be  filed in  written form               
with  the   Ministry  of   Internal  Affairs.   Attached  to  the               
applications  shall  be  the  following  notarised  documents  or               
documents certified in any other'equal manner:                                  
     1) a copy of birth certificate;                                            
     2) written consent of children from 14 to 18 years of age to               
emigrate together with their parents (foster parents);                          
     3) written  consent of  one of  the parents (foster parents)               
staying  in   the  Republic   of  Lithuania   or  of   a   lawful               
representative concerning  emigration of  children under 18 years               
af age; and                                                                     
     4) written  consent of the spouse staying in the Republic of               
Lithuania testifying  to his  or  her  consent  to  the  person's               
emigration, or a court decision on the issue.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 6. Emigration of Minors                                            
                                                                                
     Children who  are under  18  years  of  age  shall  emigrate               
together with  their parents (foster parents) or by themselves if               
they are  going for the reunion with their parents or with one of               
their parents,  provided they  have the  consent of  one  of  the               
parents who  stays in the Republic of Lithuania, or of the lawful               
representative,                                                                 
     If only  one of  the parents (foster parents) is emigrating,               
and if  the parents (foster parents) cannot reach an agreement on               
the emigration  of their  children who  are under  age, the issue               
shall be resolved by court.                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 7. Reasons Precluding the Issuance of Emigration                   
     Documents                                                                  
                                                                                
     A citizen  of the  Republic of Lithuania shall not be issued               
emigration documents if:                                                        
     1) legal proceeding have been instituted against the person;               
     2) the person has not served his or her court sentence;                    
     3)  the  person  has  unfulfilled  property  obligations  to               
natural  or   legal  persons  and  there  are  no  guarantees  of               
fulfillment thereof,  and if  he  or  she  does  not  present  [a               
document testifying  to] the  consent of  the  natural  or  legal               
persons to his or her emigration;                                               
     4) the  person is  of call-up  age  and  has  not  performed               
compulsory national  defence  service  of  other  equaled  to  it               
service, and  is not  exempt from  it in  accordance with  to the               
order established by law; and                                                   
     5) the  person has  been exposed  to state  secrets and  the               
required period  established by  law not yet expired from the day               
since he  or she  is no  longer employed  in office related state               
secrets.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 8. State Duty for the Preparation of Emigration                    
     Documents                                                                  
                                                                                
     The application  for emigration  shall be accepted only upon               
the payment  of state  duty for  the  preparation  of  emigration               
documents. The  amount and  order of  payment  thereof  shall  be               
determined by the Government of Lithuania.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 9. Time Limit for Considering Applications for                     
               Emigration                                                       
                                                                                
     The application  for emigration must be considered not later               
than within 3 months from the day of filing thereof.                            
     If the  issuance of emigration documents has been refused on               
the grounds  specified in  Article 7  of this Law, the citizen of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  shall be  notified thereof and of the               
concrete reasons  for refusal  not later than within 10 days from               
the date of the adoption of such decision.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 10. The Validity of Emigration Documents                           
                                                                                
     The emigration  documents shall  be valid  for one year from               
the date  of their  issue. If  a person  fails to  depart  abroad               
within said  period, the emigration documents shall lose validity               
and shall  have to  be prepared  anew according  to the procedure               
established by this Law.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 11. Information Presented by State Institutions                    
                                                                                
     The  Ministry   of  Internal   Affairs  must  address  State               
institutions in  relation to applications for emigration filed by               
citizens of  the Republic  of Lithuania  and request they present               
information in  the order  established by  the Government  of the               
Republic of  Lithuania stating the presence or absence of reasons               
precluding the  issuance of  emigration documents as specified in               
Article 7 of this Law.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 12. Repeated Consideration of Applications for                     
               Emigration                                                       
                                                                                
     A citizen  of the  Republic of  Lithuania who was not issued               
emigration documents  shall have  the right to repeatedly file an               
application only after the elimination of reasons for which he or               
she had been refused issuance of emigration documents.                          
                                                                                
     Article 13. Appeal against the Decision to Refuse Issuance                 
               of Emigration Documents                                          
                                                                                
     A citizen of the Republic of Lithuania shall have the rights               
to appeal  to court  against the  decision  of  the  Ministry  of               
Internal Affairs  to refuse  the issuance of emigration documents               
within 30  days from  the receipt of the notification thereof. If               
the court  declares the  decision of  the  Ministry  of  Internal               
Affairs unlawful,  the Ministry  of Internal  Affairs must,  upon               
coming into  force of  the decision,  issue the  citizen  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania emigration documents not later than within               
7 days.                                                                         
                                                                                
                    3. Concluding Provisions                                    
                                                                                
     Article 14. International Agreements                                       
                                                                                
     If an  international agreement  binding to  the Republic  of               
Lithuania provides  for regulations other than those set forth in               
this  Law,   the  regulations  prescribed  by  the  international               
agreement shall be abided by.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 15. Agitation to Emigrate                                          
                                                                                
     Systematic agitation  to emigrate  shall be punishable under               
laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                             VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS               
                                                        President               
                                                  Supreme Council               
                                            Republic of Lithuania               
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
3 November 1991                                                                 
No. I-1946