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Lithuania - Register a Foreign Birth

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  1. You should do this at the civil registry office for the area where you are a resident or the place where the childs parent reside in Lithuania.
  2. Please check offices and location section below to find civil registry offices in your region. Contact the offices for more information on how to register a foreign birth.
  3. If you are registering from outside Lithuania, you should contact the nearest Lithuanian embassy or consulate.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Personal identification document;
  • Foreign government-issued birth certificate. This document must be legalized or attested (Apostille), when the Republic of Lithuania, international treaties and EU law provides otherwise, and translated into the Lithuanian language.
  • A payment order or receipt confirming payment of the state fee. These documents are not required if the application has been submitted online and paid through the e-government goal.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

Kaunas city civil registry office
Address: A town hall. 15, 44279 Kaunas
Tel: (8 37) 42 27 66
E-mail: @ civilines.metrikacijos.skyrius

List of Civil Registry Offices

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Births of citizens of Lithuania that did not take place in Lithuania


The fee for this service is 21 Lt If the application is submitted online, the online registry service information system MEPIS is a state fee we recommend to pay only upon approval of the performance of the service and correctly formatted payment instruction. Confirmation of the performance of the service, you can receive e-mail or SMS text message. This avoids potentially incorrect payments.

Misinterpretation of payment reasons:

  • Improper Payment code. When paying a state fee payment order shall be payment code of the municipality, which carries out the request. There are cases when it is submitted in one municipality and another place.
  • For an application does not need to pay for the service can be denied.
  • Paid the wrong amount. There may be cases where the request is not the same, and then paid the wrong amount.

Payment must indicate details of the person on whose behalf the request is not a relative or other personal data.


Birth registration does not have an expiry period

Documents to Use[edit]

Application form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The processing period for registering a birth is one day.

Related Videos[edit]

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 "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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You must register your childs birth according to the regulations of Lithuania.

Required Information[edit]

  • Civil registry office title
  • Name
  • Surname
  • Personal code
  • Date of birth
  • Ethnicity
  • Citizenship
  • Where and when registered marriage
  • Identity
  • Signature
  • Residence
  • Gender

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Need for the Document[edit]

Births of citizens of Lithuania that occurred abroad should be registered at the civil registry offices in Lithuania. It is required to do this so as to have the birth entered in birth records of Lithuania. This also facilitates the application of Lithuanian birth certificate.

Information which might help[edit]


Information about child rights protection and adoption and other related questions

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Registering a foreign birth helps in obtaining a birth certificate in Lithuania.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.