How to acquire, restore and loss of Lithuanian citizenship shall be regulated by Law of the Republic of Lithuania on citizenship, which was introduced on 1 January 2003. According to this document, the citizenship of Lithuania can be purchased either by birth or through naturalization.
To obtain citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania by birth for children born to citizens of Lithuania, regardless of the place of birth of the child. If only one parent of the child has a Lithuanian citizenship, he acquires citizenship in that case, if you were born on the territory of Lithuania. Stateless child born in the territory of Lithuania and permanently residing in the country, also has the right to become a full citizen of the country regardless of the citizenship of the parents.
To obtain citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania through naturalisation may be a person who meets certain conditions. First of all, you have to prove residence in the country for 10 years or more. In addition, you must provide proof of stable and legal source of income in the country. To obtain citizenship of Lithuania you need to prove that you do not have another citizenship or renounced a previous nationality/citizenship.
It is also worth remembering that candidate to obtain Lithuanian citizenship must pass an examination on the Lithuanian language and the fundamentals of the Constitution. The order of tests, established by the government of Lithuania. From the examination of the test for individuals over 65, people with disabilities and people with mental disabilities.
Persons married to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, can become full citizens after 5 years of permanent residence in the territory of Lithuania legally married. In this case, the procedure for obtaining citizenship also involves a language examination and a test for knowledge of the Constitution of the country.