REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                         ON CITIZENSHIP                                         
                                                                                
                            Chapter 1                                           
                                                                                
                       General Provisions                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1. Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania                           
                                                                                
     The following  persons shall  be citizens of the Republic of               
Lithuania:                                                                      
     (1) persons  who were  citizens of the Republic of Lithuania               
prior to  15 June  1940, and  their  children  and  grandchildren               
provided they have not acquired citizenship of another state;                   
     (2) persons who were permanent residents on the territory of               
the Republic of Lithuania in the period from 9 January 1919 to 15               
June 1940,  as well as their children and grandchildren, provided               
on the  day of  entry into  force of  this  Law  they  have  been               
permanent residents in Lithuania, and are not citizens of another               
state;                                                                          
     (3) persons  who acquired  citizenship of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania or  had it  restored to  them prior  to 4 November 1991               
under the  Law on  Citizenship which had been in force before the               
enactment of this Law;                                                          
     (4) persons who have implemented the right to citizenship of               
the Republic  of Lithuania, or had citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania restored to them under this Law; and    (5)       other               
persons  who   have  acquired  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania under this Law.                                                       
                                                                                
     A citizen  of the  Republic of Lithuania may not at the same               
time be citizen of another state, except in cases provided for in               
this Law.TS                                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 2. Document Confirming Citizenship of the                          
               Republic of Lithuania                                            
                                                                                
     The passport of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
be  the  document  confirming  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
     The procedure  for issuing  the passport of a citizen of the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall  be established  by the  Republic of               
Lithuania Citizen's Passport Regulations.                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 3. Legal Status of Citizens of the Republic of                     
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     Citizens  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  shall  have  all               
socioeconomic, political, and individual rights and freedoms that               
are provided  and guaranteed  by the Constitution of the Republic               
of  Lithuania,   and  international  agreements  binding  to  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Citizens of the Republic shall be entitled to suffrage. This               
right shall  be implemented  in  accordance  with  the  procedure               
established by law.                                                             
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic of Lithuania, permanently residing               
in  Lithuania,   shall  have   the  right   to    be  elected  to               
representative bodies  of state  power and  other elective  state               
bodies   of the  Republic of Lithuania according to the procedure               
established by  law, to  be appointed  to various  offices in the               
bodies of  state power and government, or to be elected judges of               
law courts  of the Republic of Lithuania, as well as to take part               
in referenda.                                                                   
                                                                                
     A citizen  of the  Republic of  Lithuania must  observe  the               
Constitution and  laws of  the Republic of Lithuania, perform the               
duties prescribed  thereby, protect the interests of the Republic               
of Lithuania,  contribute to  the strengthening  of its power and               
prestige, and be loyal to the Republic.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 4. Retaining Citizenship of the Republic of                        
               Lithuania upon Marriage and Divorce                              
                                                                                
     Marriage to  a foreign  national  or  to  a  person  without               
citizenship, contracted by a man or woman who is a citizen of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, as  well as  dissolution of such marriage               
shall not by itself change the citizenship of either spouse.                    
                                                                                
     Article 5. Retaining Citizenship of the Republic of                        
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     Residence by  a citizen  of the  Republic of  Lithuania in a               
foreign  state  shall  not  by  itself  result  in  the  loss  of               
citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania.                                       
                                                                                
     Beyond the borders of the Republic of Lithuania its citizens               
shall be protected and taken care of by the State of Lithuania.                 
                                                                                
     Article 6. Extradition of Citizens of the Republic of                      
               Lithuania is not Permitted                                       
                                                                                
     A citizen of the Republic of Lithuania may not be extradited               
to another state.                                                               
                                                                                
               Chapter 2                                                        
        Acquiring Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania                      
                                                                                
     Article 7. Ways of Acquiring Citizenship of the                            
               Republic of Lithuania                                            
                                                                                
     Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be acquired:                
     (1) by birth;                                                              
     (2) by implementing the right to citizenship of the Republic               
of  Lithuania  or  by  having  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania restored;                                                             
     (3)  by   being  granted  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania (by naturalisation);                                                  
     (4) by voicing one's option or on other grounds, as provided               
by international treaties with the Republic of Lithuania; and                   
     (5) on other grounds provided by this Law.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 8. Citizenship of Children whose Parents are                       
               Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania                            
                                                                                
     A child,  both of  whose parents at the moment of his or her               
birth were  citizens of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  shall be  a               
citizen of  the Republic of Lithuania regardless of whether he or               
she   was born  on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, or               
beyond its borders.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 9. Citizenship of Children One of Whose Parents                    
               is a Citizen of the Republic of Lithuania                        
                                                                                
      A  child, one  of whose parents at the moment of his or her               
birth was  a citizen  of the  Republic of  Lithuania, shall  be a               
citizen of the Republic of Lithuania, if                                        
     (1) he  or she  was born on the territory of the Republic of               
Lithuania; or                                                                   
     (2) he or she was born beyond the borders of the Republic of               
Lithuania, but  at the  moment of  his or  her birth  both or one               
parent had a permanent place of residence on the territory of the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     If at  the moment  of the  child's birth  one parent  was  a               
citizen of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  and both  parents had  a               
permanent place  of residence  beyond the borders of the Republic               
of Lithuania, the citizenship of the child, until he or she is 18               
years of age, shall be established by the parents' agreement.                   
                                                                                
     A child,  one of  whose parents  at the moment of his or her               
birth was  a citizen  of the Republic of Lithuania, and the other               
parent was  either a person without citizenship or unknown, shall               
be a  citizen of  the Republic  of Lithuania regardless of his or               
her place of birth.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 10. Acquiring Citizenship of the Republic of                       
               Lithuania by Children Whose Parents are                          
                Persons without Citizenship                                     
                                                                                
     A child,  whose parents  are persons without citizenship and               
permanent residents  in Lithuania,  shall acquire  citizenship of               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 11. Citizenship of Children Whose Parents are                      
               Unknown                                                          
                                                                                
     A child found on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania,               
both of  whose parents  are unknown,  shall be considered born in               
Lithuania and  shall be  a citizen  of the Republic of Lithuania,               
unless there  are grounds  for him  or her to acquire a different               
status.                                                                         
                                                                                
    Article 12. Conditions for Granting Citizenship of the                      
               Republic of Lithuania                                            
                                                                                
     A  person,   upon  his   or  her  request,  may  be  granted               
citizenship of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  provided he  or  she               
agrees to  take the  oath to the Republic and meets the following               
conditions of citizenship:                                                      
     (1) has  passed the  examination in  the Lithuanian language               
(can speak and read  Lithuanian);                                               
     (2) for  the last  ten years  has had  a permanent  place of               
residence on  the territory of the Republic of Lithuania;     (3)               
has a permanent place of employment or a constant legal source of               
support on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania;                          
     (4) has  passed the  examination in  the basic provisions of               
the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania; and                              
     (5) is  a person  without citizenship,  or is a citizen of a               
state under  the laws  of which  he or she loses   citizenship of               
said  state   upon  acquiring  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, or  if the  person notifies  in writing  of his or her               
decision to  refuse  citizenship  of  another  state  upon  being               
granted  citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania.                              
                                                                                
     Persons meeting  the conditions  specified in  this  Article               
shall be  granted citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania taking               
into consideration the interests of the Republic of Lithuania.                  
                                                                                
     Article 13. Reasons Precluding the Granting of                             
                Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania                        
                                                                                
     Citizenship of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  shall  not  be               
granted (including the voicing of one's option) to :                            
                                                                                
     (1) persons  who have  committed crimes  against humanity or               
acts of genocide;                                                               
     (2) persons who took part in criminal activities against the               
Republic of Lithuania;                                                          
     (3) persons  who, before  coming  to  Lithuania,  have  been               
sentenced in another state to imprisonment for a deliberate crime               
for which  criminal liability  is imposed  by  the  laws  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania, or have been sentenced in Lithuania for a               
deliberate crime punishable by imprisonment;                                    
     (4) persons who are chronic alcoholics or drug addicts; and                
     (5) persons who are ill with especially dangerous infectious               
diseases.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 14. Granting Citizenship of the Republic of                        
               Lithuania to a Person who has Contracted                         
               Marriage with a Citizen of the Republic of                       
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     A person,  who has contracted marriage with a citizen of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, and  has maintained  one's marital status               
during the  last 3  years while  residing in  Lithuania, shall be               
granted citizenship  of the Republic of Lithuania, provided he or               
she meets  the conditions  specified by paragraphs 1, 4, and 5 of               
part 1 of Article 12 of this Law.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 15. Oath to the Republic                                           
                                                                                
     Persons, who  are granted  citizenship of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania by way of naturalisation or by voicing their option, as               
well as  under Article  16 of  this Law, shall take the following               
oath:                                                                           
     "I (full  name), accepting  citizenship of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania, pledge  to be  loyal to  the Republic of Lithuania, to               
observe the  Constitution and laws of the Republic, to defend the               
independence of  Lithuania, to  protect the territorial integrity               
of  the  state.  I  pledge  to  respect  the  state  language  of               
Lithuania,  its  culture  and  customs,  and  to  strengthen  the               
democratic Lithuanian state."                                                   
                                                                                
     The oath to the Republic shall be administered in public, in               
a solemn  atmosphere.  A  person  accepting  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall  read aloud  the text of the oath in               
the Lithuanian language and sign it.                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 16. Granting Citizenship of the Republic of                        
                Lithuania to Persons who have been of Merit                     
                to the State of Lithuania                                       
                                                                                
      Citizenship  of the Republic of Lithuania may be granted to               
foreign nationals  who have  been of  merit to  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania  without   applying  to  them  conditions  of  granting               
citizenship specified in Article 12 of this Law.                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 3                                           
                                                                                
    Retention of the Right to Citizenship of the Republic of                    
    Lithuania. Restoration of Citizenship of the Republic of                    
 Lithuania. Loss of Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania and                
       Returning Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania                       
                                                                                
     Article 17. Retention of the Right to Citizenship of                       
               the Republic of Lithuania                                        
                                                                                
     The right  to citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
be retained for an indefinite period for:                                       
     (1) persons who had citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania               
until 15  June 1940 and are at the present time residing in other               
states, provided they have not repatriated from Lithuania;                      
     (2) children  of persons who had citizenship of the Republic               
of Lithuania until 15 June 1940, who were born in Lithuania or in               
refugee camps  but are  at the  present time  residing  in  other               
states; and                                                                     
     (3) other  persons of  Lithuanian origin who are residing in               
foreign states or on the territories governed by said states.                   
                                                                                
     Persons for whom the right to citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania  is   retained  shall,  at  their  request,  be  issued               
documents confirming the right.                                                 
                                                                                
     Said persons  together with  members of  their families  may               
enter the  Republic of  Lithuania without  visas  and  reside  in               
Lithuania  without   having  the   requirements  of  the  Law  on               
Immigration applied  to them,  as well  as depart from Lithuania.               
Laws may also provide for other rights of said persons.                         
                                                                                
     Persons specified  in this  Law shall implement the right to               
citizenship of  the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with this               
Law.                                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 18. Conditions of Implementing the Right to                        
               Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania or                      
               Restoring Citizenship of the Republic of                         
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     Persons specified  in paragraph 1 of part 1 of Article 17 of               
this Law  shall implement  their  right  to  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania upon refusing citizenship of another state.               
                                                                                
     Persons specified in paragraphs 2 and 3 of part 1 of Article               
17 of  this Law shall implement their right to citizenship of the               
Republic of Lithuania upon refusing citizenship of another state,               
and moving to Lithuania for permanent residence as well as taking               
the oath to the Republic of Lithuania.                                          
                                                                                
     Persons of  Lithuanian origin  who had  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania, and  who departed  from Lithuania  in the               
period from 15 June 1940 to 11 March 1990, and are at the present               
time residing in other states, as well as their children who have               
not acquired  citizenship of  another state  by birth, shall have               
their citizenship  of the  Republic of  Lithuania  restored  upon               
presenting a  written notice  to the Ministry of Internal Affairs               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania or  to diplomatic  missions of the               
Republic of  Lithuania abroad  stating that  they are citizens of               
the  Republic   of  Lithuania   and  supplemented  with  evidence               
confirming same.                                                                
                                                                                
     Restoration of  citizenship of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania               
under this Law shall not by itself bring about legal consequences               
with regard  to the  members of  family of the person who has had               
his citizenship  restored.                                                      
                                                                                
     A person  shall be considered to have had his citizenship of               
the Republic of Lithuania restored upon being issued the passport               
of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 19. Loss of Citizenship of the Republic of                         
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be lost if:                 
     (1) a person renounces citizenship of the Republic of                      
Lithuania ;                                                                     
     (2) a person acquires citizenship of another state;                        
     (3) a  person severs  the actual  links with  the  State  of               
Lithuania; and                                                                  
     (4)  there  are  other  reasons  therefor,  as  provided  by               
international agreements with the Republic of Lithuania.                        
                                                                                
     Article 20. The Right of a Citizen of the Republic of                      
               Lithuania to Renounce Citizenship                                
                                                                                
     The right  of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania may not               
be abridged, except in cases specified in this Law.                             
                                                                                
     A   person's    application   concerning   renunciation   of               
citizenship of  the Republic  of Lithuania  shall be refused if a               
criminal action  has been  brought against  him or  if  there  is               
executive judgment of the court concerning the person.                          
                                                                                
     Article 21. Loss of Citizenship of the Republic of                         
               Lithuania upon Severing the Actual Links with                    
               the State of Lithuania                                           
                                                                                
     A person may be recognised as having lost citizenship of the               
Republic of  Lithuania if  he or she severs the actual links with               
the State of Lithuania by:                                                      
                                                                                
     (1)  having   lived  abroad   for  an  uninterrupted  period               
exceeding 3  years with  an invalid  passport of a citizen of the               
Republic of Lithuania or without said passport; and                             
     (2) joining  the military service of another state or taking               
employment   as a  state official  in another  state without  the               
permission of the competent bodies of the Republic of Lithuania.                
                                                                                
     Article 22. Returning of Citizenship of the Republic of                    
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     A  person   deprived  of  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania under  paragraphs 1, 3, and 4 of Article 19 of this Law               
may be  returned citizenship  of the Republic of Lithuania on his               
or  her  application,  provided  at  the  moment  of  filing  the               
application the  person is  a permanent resident on the territory               
of the  Republic of Lithuania, and meets the conditions specified               
in paragraphs 2, 3, and 5 of part 1 of Article 12 of this Law.                  
                                                                                
     Article 23. Declaring the Act on the Granting of                           
               Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania                         
          Invalid                                                               
                                                                                
     The Act  on the  Granting of  Citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania shall  be declared invalid if a naturalised person or a               
person who   voiced  his or  her  option  [of  nationality],  has               
acquired citizenship  of the  Republic of Lithuania by presenting               
forged documents  or by  any other  fraud, or  has not  renounced               
citizenship of another state, or if the court determines that the               
person, prior  or after  the granting  of citizenship,  committed               
crimes against  humanity under  international  law,  or  acts  of               
genocide, or committed crimes against the Republic of Lithuania.                
                                                                                
     The Act  on the  Granting of  Citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania may  also be  declared invalid  if the court determines               
that in  the period  after 15  June 1940 the  person organised or               
carried out  deportation or  extermination of  the residents  [of               
Lithuania], suppressed  the resistance movement in Lithuania, or,               
after 11 March 1990, took part in the activities directed against               
the independence  and territorial  integrity of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 4                                           
                                                                                
 Citizenship of Children upon the Change of Parents' Citizenship                
                                                                                
                                                                                
          Article 24. Change of Children's Citizenship when                     
                    both Parents Change their Citizenship                       
                                                                                
     If both  parents acquire  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, or  if both  parents lose  it, citizenship of children               
under 14 years of age shall change accordingly.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 25.  Acquisition of Citizenship of the Republic                    
               of Lithuania by Children in the Event of                         
               Acquisition of Citizenship of the Republic of                    
               Lithuania by One of the Parents                                  
                                                                                
     If one  of the  parents acquires citizenship of the Republic               
of Lithuania,  whereas the  other parent  retains citizenship  of               
another state,  the child of such parents may acquire citizenship               
of the Republic of Lithuania on the application of both parents.                
     If one  of the  parents acquires citizenship of the Republic               
of Lithuania,  whereas the  other parent remains a person without               
citizenship, the  child  of  such  parents  residing  beyond  the               
borders of  the Republic  of Lithuania may acquire citizenship of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  on the  application of the parent who               
has acquired citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania.                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 26. Retention of Citizenship of the Republic of                    
               Lithuania by Children if One of the Parents                      
               Loses Citizenship of the Republic of                             
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     If one  of the  parents loses citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania, whereas  the other parent is a citizen of the Republic               
of Lithuania,  the child of such parents shall retain citizenship               
of the Republic of Lithuania until he or she is 14 years of age.                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 27. Consent of Children Is Necessary for                           
               Changing Their Citizenship                                       
                                                                                
     If the  parents change  their  citizenship,  citizenship  of               
their children  who are 14 to 18 years of age may be changed only               
upon the children's written consent.                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 5                                           
                                                                                
Procedure for Resolving Issues Concerning Citizenship                           
                     of the Republic of Lithuania                               
                                                                                
     Article 28. Filing Applications and Motions on Issues                      
               Concerning Citizenship of the Republic of                        
               Lithuania                                                        
     Issues  concerning   the  granting  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania, implementation of the right to citizenship               
of the  Republic of Lithuania, renunciation of citizenship of the               
Republic of  Lithuania,  and  returning  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic  of   Lithuania  shall  be  considered  upon  a  written               
application filed by the person concerned.                                      
                                                                                
     The following  documents must be appended to the application               
for the granting of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania: a                 
document confirming  the person's  identity, the  person's  birth               
certificate, and certifications regarding that person's permanent               
place of residence and employment (occupation) or any other legal               
source of  support,  and  documents  confirming  the  absence  of               
reasons specified  in paragraphs  4 and  5 of  Article 13 of this               
Law.                                                                            
                                                                                
     The following documents  must be appended to the application               
concerning the  implementation of the right to citizenship of the               
Republic of  Lithuania  or  restoration  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic  of   Lithuania:  a  document  confirming  the  person's               
identity,  a   document  confirming   the  person's  nationality,               
documents confirming citizenship of another state or renunciation               
of  that   citizenship,  and  documents  regarding  the  person's               
permanent place of residence. (Amended 11 February 1992)                        
                                                                                
     The following  documents must be appended to the application               
concerning  renunciation   of  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania: a  document  confirming  the  person's  identity,  the               
person's birth  certificate, and documents regarding the person's               
permanent place of residence and employment (occupation).                       
     Applications concerning renunciation of citizenship shall be               
accepted upon  the payment  of state  duty in the amount fixed by               
the Government.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The following documents shall be appended to the application               
concerning the  returning  of  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania: a  document  confirming  the  person's  identity,  the               
person's birth  certificate, a document regarding the grounds for               
the loss  of citizenship  of the Republic of Lithuania, documents               
regarding  the   person's  permanent   place  of   residence  and               
employment (occupation) or any other legal source of support.                   
                                                                                
     Applications of  persons who  are  under  18  years  of  age               
concerning  the  granting  of  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania,    restoration  of  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, implementation  of the  right to  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania, renunciation  or returning of citizenship               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall  be filed  by such  persons'               
legal representatives.                                                          
                                                                                
     The Ministries  of Internal Affairs, and Foreign Affairs  of               
the Republic  of Lithuania shall have the right to submit motions               
to recognize  a person as having lost citizenship of the Republic               
of Lithuania under Article 21 of this Law.                                      
                                                                                
     Applications concerning  the granting  of citizenship of the               
Republic  of   Lithuania,  renunciation  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic  of  Lithuania,  or  returning  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall be addressed to the Presidium of the               
Supreme Council  of the  Republic of Lithuania and filed with the               
appropriate regional (rural district) or city Board.                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Persons specified  in paragraph 1 of part 1 of Article 17 of               
this Law shall file applications concerning the implementation of               
the right  to citizenship  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  with               
agencies of  the Ministry  of Internal Affairs of the Republic of               
Lithuania or  with diplomatic (consular) agencies of the Republic               
of Lithuania abroad.                                                            
                                                                                
     Persons specified in paragraphs 2 and 3 of part 1 of Article               
17 of  this  Law  shall  addressee  applications  concerning  the               
implementation of  the right  to citizenship  of the  Republic of               
Lithuania to  the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of               
Lithuania  and   file  said  applications  with  the  appropriate               
regional (rural district) or city Board.                                        
     Applications concerning  restoration of  citizenship of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall  be filed directly with the Ministry               
of Internal  Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania or addressed to               
the Ministry  and filed  with diplomatic agencies of the Republic               
of Lithuania abroad.                                                            
                                                                                
     Upon meeting  the requirements set forth in part 1 or part 2               
of Article  18 of  this Law,  persons implementing  the right  to               
citizenship  of   the  Republic  of  Lithuania  shall  be  issued               
passports of  a citizen  of the  Republic  of  Lithuania  by  the               
Ministry of Internal Affairs.                                                   
     Upon meeting the requirements set forth in part 3 of Article               
18 of  this Law,  persons, to whom citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania is  restored, shall be issued passports of a citizen of               
the Republic  of Lithuania by the Ministry of Internal Affairs or               
by diplomatic agencies of the Republic of Lithuania abroad.                     
(Amended 11 February 1992)                                                      
                                                                                
     Applications concerning  the granting  of citizenship of the               
Republic of Lithuania under Article 16 of this Law shall be filed               
directly with  the Presidium  of the  Supreme Council.  Documents               
confirming the  person's identity, and other [required] documents               
shall be  appended to  the application.  The application shall be               
submitted to the committee of deputies of the Supreme Council for               
consideration.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 29. Citizenship Committee                                          
                                                                                
     The Presidium  of the  Supreme Council  of the  Republic  of               
Lithuania  shall   form  the   Citizenship  Committee   for   the               
consideration  of  issues  of  citizenship  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
     The Citizenship  Committee shall have the right to invite to               
its meetings the person whose citizenship is being considered, as               
well as  to instruct  state agencies  to express, within the time               
period prescribed  by the  Committee,   their opinion and present               
all necessary  documents on  the application  or motion  that  is               
being considered by the Committee.                                              
                                                                                
     A meeting  of the  Committee shall  be operative if not less               
than two  thirds of  the members  take part therein. Decisions of               
the Committee shall be adopted by majority vote and registered in               
a protocol which shall be signed by all the members participating               
in the meeting.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The Citizenship  Committee shall  submit to the Presidium of               
the Supreme  Council specific  recommendations to comply with the               
applicants' requests  concerning citizenship  of the  Republic of               
Lithuania; in  cases where the Committee refuses to recommend the               
granting of citizenship, it shall notify the applicant thereof in               
writing, setting forth the reasons for refusal.                                 
                                                                                
         Article 30. Committee of Deputies of the Supreme                       
Council                                                                         
                                                                                
     Applications concerning  the granting  of citizenship of the               
Republic of  Lithuania under  Article 16  of this  Law  shall  be               
                                                                                
considered by  the committee of deputies which shall be formed by               
the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania.                               
                                                                                
     Decisions of the committee shall be adopted by majority vote               
of all  its members  and registered  in a protocol which shall be               
signed by  all the  members of the committee participating in the               
meeting.                                                                        
                                                                                
     The Presidium  of the  Supreme Council  of the  Republic  of               
Lithuania shall  consider applications concerning the granting of               
citizenship under  Article 16  of  this  Law  upon  receiving  an               
appropriate recommendation of the committee of deputies.                        
                                                                                
     Article 31.  Adopting Decisions  on Applications and Motions               
Concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania                             
                                                                                
      The Presidium  of the  Supreme Council  of the  Republic of               
Lithuania  shall   resolve  issues  concerning  the  granting  of               
citizenship  of   the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  renunciation  of               
citizenship  of   the  Republic   of  Lithuania,   returning   of               
citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania, and loss of citizenship               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania, as well as on recognising the Act               
on the Granting of Citizenship invalid.                                         
                                                                                
     The Presidium  of the  Supreme Council  of the  Republic  of               
Lithuania shall  issue directives  on granting citizenship of the               
Republic  of  Lithuania,  renunciation,  returning,  or  loss  of               
citizenship  of   the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  as  well  as  on               
recognising the  Act on  the Granting  of Citizenship invalid. In               
cases where  the application or motion is rejected, the Presidium               
of the  Supreme Council  of the Republic of Lithuania shall adopt               
an appropriate resolution.                                                      
                                                                                
     Decisions concerning   restoration  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania  shall  be  adopted  by  the  Minister  of               
Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania or by the head of a               
diplomatic agency  of the Republic of Lithuania abroad. Decisions               
concerning implementation  of the  right to  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania  shall  be  adopted  by  the  Minister  of               
internal Affairs  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania.  (Amended  11               
February 1992)                                                                  
                                                                                
     Directives on the granting of citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania, and  decisions of  the Minister of Internal Affairs on               
the implementation of the right to citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania under part 2 of Article 18 of this Law shall enter into               
force only after the person has taken the oath to the Republic of               
Lithuania  at   the  regional  (rural  district)  or  city  local               
governments  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  or  at  diplomatic               
agencies of the Republic of Lithuania abroad.                                   
                                                                                
     Persons, who,  upon acquiring citizenship of the Republic of               
Lithuania, lose citizenship of another state, shall take the oath               
to the  Republic of  Lithuania only  after  they  have  presented               
documents proving the loss of citizenship of another state.                     
                                                                                
     Within 7 days from administering the oath to the Republic of               
Lithuania, regional  (rural district) and city local governments,               
and diplomatic agencies of the Republic of Lithuania abroad shall               
notify thereof  the Presidium  of  the  Supreme  Council  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article  32.   Adoption  of   Decisions  on  the  Change  of               
Citizenship of Children                                                         
     In cases  specified in  Articles  25-27  of  this  Law,  the               
Ministry of  Internal Affairs  of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
consider issues  concerning the  change of children's citizenship               
and prepare the necessary documents.                                            
                                                                                
             Article 33. Publication of Legal Acts on Citizenship               
of the Republic of Lithuania                                                    
                                                                                
     Upon entering into force, directives of the Presidium of the               
Supreme Council  of the  Republic of  Lithuania on  the granting,               
returning, and  loss of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania,               
as well  as directives  declaring the  Act  on  the  Granting  of               
Citizenship  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  invalid  shall  be               
published in  the "Official  Reports of  the Supreme  Council and               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania."                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
    Article 34. Renewed Consideration of Applications and Motions               
Concerning Issues of Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania                   
                                                                                
     Renewed application  concerning the  granting of citizenship               
of the  Republic of Lithuania, renunciation of citizenship of the               
Republic  of  Lithuania,  or  returning  of  citizenship  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania shall be considered no sooner than one year               
after the adoption of the previous decision.                                    
                                                                                
     Article 35.  Preparation of Documents Concerning Citizenship               
of the Republic of Lithuania                                                    
                                                                                
     Documents  concerning   citizenship  of   persons  who   are               
permanent  residents  in  Lithuania  shall  be  prepared  by  the               
Ministry of  Internal  Affairs  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania;               
documents of  persons permanently  residing in other states shall               
be prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of               
Lithuania in conjunction with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 6                                           
                                                                                
                     International Agreements                                   
                                                                                
     Article  36.  Application  of  International  Agreements  on               
Questions of Citizenship                                                        
                                                                                
     If an international agreement to which the Republic of                     
Lithuania  is   a  party   prescribes  rules   other  than  those               
established by  this Law,  the provisions  of  the  international               
agreement shall prevail.                                                        
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
Vilnius                                                                         
5 December 1991                                                                 
No. I-2072