Citizenship of Lithuania can be acquired by naturalisation after ten years of continuous residence in the Lithuania with a valid residence permit. Applicants must pass an examination that includes a test of Lithuanian language proficiency. Investors can apply for residence permits if they make an appropriate business investment and meet certain conditions.
- Lithuania is a member of the European Union. Citizens are free to live, work, study and do business in any EU member state and in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland.
- Lithuanian passport holders can enjoy visa-free entry to 149 countries and territories, visa-free.
- Descendants of the applicant will retain citizenship. Spouses can apply for citizenship after the applicant is naturalised.
- Donations to the government of Lithuania are not required.