Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 4th, 2009

Other than the Lithuanian President’s decision last month not to grant citizenship to ice dancer Katherine Copely, things have been rather quiet on the citizenship front. However, this week, there is some news. The current citizenship law in Lithuania adopted in mid-2008, which has been the basis of my popular “Guide to a Passport” series, […]

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

[UPDATE 16 January 2010] IMPORTANT!!! This post continues to be an entry point for people with questions about dual citizenship. (This is the post you should be reading) It is too detailed for that. If you want an overview of who is eligible for dual citizenship in Lithuania via the 1940–1990 loophole or if you […]

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