Family reunification in Lithuania

There is the right for wife/ husband and children (under 18 years) of refugees to move to Lithuania, but it is limited with some conditions: family members of the refugee have the right to move to Lithuania only after two years his/her legal stay in the country, the age of the marriage should be above 21 years and family members submitting application for permanent residence permit should pass language and constitution tests. 

Family reunification is possible only for those who has granted permanent residence permit and it is not possible for temporary residents. Bureaucratic procedure is quite complicated and long, in many situations would be easier to enter the country as a tourist and apply for asylum instead of submitting family reunification application.

Family reunification is not possible for the same sex families as couples of the same sex can not get married in Lithuania.

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