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Functions of consular officer

Created: 2014.09.26 / Updated: 2014.10.02 09:47

Consular officer can:

  • Issue repatriation certificates;
  • Issue consular certificates for the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who lost their driving license abroad or vehicles register certificates for the purpose of returning to Lithuania;
  • Accept applications for the citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • Process applications for the issuance / replacement of passports of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • Process declarations of the place of residence from the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who are living abroad for more than 6 months;
  • Accept requests to register acts of civil status such as marriage, birth, divorce etc. of citizens of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • Accept requests to receive archival certificates from the Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania;
  • Accept requests for the issuance of the certificates on conviction (non – conviction);
  • Issue consular certificates;
  • Perform notarial acts;
  • Perform consular legalisation of the documents;
  • Provide information and issue permits to transport human remains in a coffin to Lithuania;
  • Provide information about procedures how relatives in Lithuania can transfer money to the individual residing abroad;
  • If necessary, visit citizens of the Republic of Lithuania in prisons;
  • Request that the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who are arrested or convicted abroad are treated according to local and international law and have the same treatment as local citizens;
  • Issue Schengen visas;
  • Accept applications of foreign nationals for the temporary permission to live in Lithuania;
  • Exercise other consular functions that are specified in the Consular Statute of the Republic of Lithuania, the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, consular conventions of the Republic of Lithuania and other agreements with the receiving State.

Consular officer cannot:

  • Act as a travel agent or interpreter;
  • Act as a lawyer, investigator or law enforcement officer;
  • Provide services of funeral companies;
  • Provide bank or post office services;
  • Act as intermediary for the issuance of visas, employment or permission to live or work in a foreign country;
  • Provide accommodation or hotel services;
  • Ensure or request improved treatment for the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who are arrested or convicted abroad;
  • Lend or otherwise give money, hire a lawyer or pay any bills.

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