Lithuania - Obtain a Death Certificate
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
A next-of-kin wishing to obtain an original Lithuanian death certificate for their relative must complete all required forms and submit them along with the hospital record of death or proof of death from a doctor if the relative died outside a hospital, and the relative's passport to the Civil Registrar's Office (Marriage Palace).
- Your personal and contact details
- A completed Application for a Death Certificate form (online, in person or by mail)
- The details of the death that the certificate is required for
- Your personal identity documents as specified on the form
- The deceased person's identity document
- The medical certificate of death
Office Locations & Contacts
The city of Vilnius Civil Registry Division
Address: Kalinausko g. 21, 03107 Vilnius
Tel: (8 5) 233 47 20
Alytus district municipality administration,
Civil registration department
Address: Flock g. 21, 62135, Alytus
Tel: (8 315) 55 512
E-mail: @ v.silvanaviciene arsa.lt
Kaunas city civil registry office
Address: A town hall. 15, 44279 Kaunas
Tel: (8 37) 42 27 66
E-mail: @ civilines.metrikacijos.skyrius kaunas.lt
Only certain people can request a death certificate. You must be:
- Legal representative of decedent's estate
- Immediate family member
- Extended family member who indicates a direct relationship to the decedent
- Power of Attorney (Please note that a Power of Attorney document is no longer valid upon the death of the individual)
Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.
Death certificates have no expiry
Documents to Use
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Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation. Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed. e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".
While registering death, the register office shall make a death record and issue a death certificate.
- Person's full name and maiden name if applicable
- Date and place of birth
- Name, date of birth and occupation of the civil partner or surviving spouse
- Information on any pensions or benefits that the deceased was receiving
Need for the Document
A death certificate is an official document that records the date and circumstances of a person's death.
Upon registration of the death, the person reporting the death receives a Certificate for Burial or Cremation (green form) and a Certificate of Registration of Death (form BD8), to be used if the deceased received any pensions or benefits.
Information which might help
To order certified photocopies of registration documents or genealogy documents, application must be made in person or by mail as often additional supporting documentation is required.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Death certificates are issued and acceptable for various uses;
- Settle Estate
- Property Transfer
- Social Security
Only an immediate family member can apply for a genealogy certificate upon proof of death and proof of relationship to the deceased person. This includes individuals such as a spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, grandchildren and grandmother.