If your heritage is Lithuanian , then it may be possible to claim your Lithuanian citizenship and get the associated Lithuanian EU passport. A Lithuanian EU passport can give you, and your family, benefits you may not have even considered that comes with being a citizen of the EU. In Australia, we have many people who are now taking advantage of this unprecendented opportunity.
A European Union passport holder has entitlements that are valuable. Some of the benefits include:
For more details review our EU Passports page.
There are number of steps that you need to go through in order to be eligible to get your Lithuanian EU passport. Without guidance, the process can be time consuming and frustrating. Our structured process allows for a smoother path to approval when compared to random ad hoc applications. We will work with you to determine eligibility, assist with the application and the associated documentation requirements. When the official documents are approved, we will then work with you on the process to the get EU passport.
Eligibility is determined based on a set of criteria and your specific circumstances. Some cases are clear as to your eligibility. Other cases require more research and supporting documentation. By answering our eligibility checklist, we will be able to recommend to you of the next actions to take. Check eligibility here.
In most cases, our clients need additional supporting documentation. We facilitate the process of getting these documents. Our partners based in Europe will conduct the research and extract the necessary documents to help support your application. This is where most people in Australia cannot assist you with your application. Sourcing these documents can be tedious and unless you know where to go and what to ask for, you can often be thrwarted.
When the supporting documents have been sourced then the application can then be submitted. Often, there is some coordination with the Lithuanian officials. You will need to attend an interview in Australia and the formalities of identification will be conducted.
When citizenship is confirmed you will receive the formal documentation and that is required to get your EU Lithuanian Passport.
In the 40's and 50s approximately 10,000 Lithuanian immigrants came to Ausrtralia, however the majority of them left Australia by 1996. However, there are many people who have heritage from Lithuania. They are well integrated into Australian society and many of them want to continue to provide the best opportunities possible for their children. Source: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/4286/1/4286.pdf
This example pertains to Lithuanian Citizenship.
Don’t worry… there are no tax implications if you obtain your dual Lithuania citizenship but don’t work in Lithuania. In other words, there are no tax or filing requirements if you don’t live in Lithuania. Only if you work and live in Lithuania would you have to pay taxes and submit income declarations. You’d still have to do that even without your dual citizenship. Like most EU countries, Lithuania’s tax system is not based on citizenship, but on residency. That means you are only taxed if you are a permanent resident of Lithuania. You owe nothing to Lithuania if you don’t live and work there.
Wife/husband eligibility? (same for PL, LT and LV)
When you receive your dual citizenship, your husband or wife won’t receive Lithuanian citizenship automatically. But, if you relocate to a EU country, your spouse would then be eligible for a work permit and residence so he or she can live together with you. Eventually, your spouse could get permanent residence permit and even get citizenship. Citizenship rules vary from country to country, but since only one of you is required to have Lithuanian citizenship to live life and work in an EU country, you can both work and live there.