Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on November 4th, 2010

My plate’s pretty full, so I’ll only give the highlights here. By a vote of 88–8 with 25 abstensions, the Seimas passed the new dual citizenship law today. They hope that a verdict on its constitutionality will be given by the Constitutional Court before the law goes into effect. The law, languishing in negotiation for […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on October 16th, 2010

Yesterday brought an unexpected article from alfa.lt. The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, Audronius Ažubalis, was saying that “any comments he may have made about Jewish issues and the citizenship law have been misrepresented.” The rest of the article only quotes the rest of the press release, which cryptically makes refefrence to Ažubalis’s […]

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I’ve been asked about a few updates to the dual citizenship project that was called about a year ago by outgoing president Valdas Adamkus. The idea was to figure out a way to grant dual citizenship to emigrants, whose foreign born babies would be dual citizens, without going afoul of the Constitutional Court’s decision back […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on July 22nd, 2009

I am responding to no questions on this topic if I consider them already answered below. See Update 2 for the rationale. Update 1 (21.8.2009) on notarized copies, etc. Update 2 (2.2.2010) on grandpa’s original birth certificate or passport and answering questions in general. This morning, I rode my bicycle to the Consulate General of […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on July 8th, 2009

The road is over. I wrote my first “Guide to a Passport” post just under six months ago, and in that time I’ve been in contact with governmental agencies of three nations at varying levels. I’ve read laws, I’ve made ill-prepared phone calls, I’ve scanned in documents. It was a process. But it paid off, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 14th, 2009

The “Guide to a Passport” series is coming to a close, I hope. Despite still not receiving (though they say they mailed it out three weeks ago) my grandfather’s death certificate from the State of Michigan, the upcoming travel season means I need to submit my imperfect application for citizenship in the Republic of Lithuania […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 24th, 2009

Not much has been going on in the “Guide to a Passport” front, as I’m waiting for Michigan to send me a copy of my grandfather’s death certificate. I mentioned in my last post, however, that a professor at my university recommended that I contact the International Tracing Service based in Arolsen, Germany, about documents […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 11th, 2009

[UPDATE 8 July 2009] Having received my letter of citizenship from the government, described here, I can say that, in fact, showing proof of flight from 1940–1990 is still important, but that using ITS‘s services is sufficient. [UPDATE 15 April 2009] Having submitted my application, and having had nearly no attention paid to this part […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 2nd, 2009

Now that I’ve completed the first step on the Roadmap to Citizenship, proving that I’m my grandparents’ grandson, it’s time to move on to the second step, which is proving that my grandparents were citizens of Lithuania before 15 June 1940, which covers this installment of the “Guide to a Passport” series. This step I […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 27th, 2009

This is the second post of the “Guide to a Passport” series. We’re still on step one of Roadmap to Citizenship, which involves proving that I’m my grandparents’ grandson. I’ve already gotten an apostille for my State of Illinios birth certificate, and given the specific instructions to do so. So I’ve proven that I’m my […]

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