An applicant can be any child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a person who was a Lithuanian citizen, however this does not extend to the spouse of a potential eligible candidate.

The Lithuanian citizen needed to leave Lithuania after February 1919*.

* Lithuania became an independent country after WW1, and thus the law of Citizenship was introduced from February 1919 onward.


Should you not be in possession of any documentation, AccessEU has established relationships with a number of archives located both in South Africa and Lithuania. Provided you are able to supply important details relating to the ancestor, a full archive search can be conducted in order to obtain the necessary records.


Information needed to check for eligibility:

1) Your Lithuanian ancestor's name and surname at birth
2) Place of birth in Lithuania
3) Date of birth
4) His/ her father's name and surname 
5) His/ her mother's name and maiden surname
6) Names of siblings in the family (if known and please also indicate if they are brother or sister)
7) Any other relevant information such as date that the family left, last known place where they lived in Lithuania.
8) Did the family leave Lithuania after 1919?
9) Did your Lithuanian ancestor become a citizen of another country?