Marrying and Sponsoring a Lithuanian Citizen

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Marriage to a Lithuanian Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Lithuanian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.

If you want to bring your Lithuania spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our eTA article.


Lithuanian Marriage Basic Requirements

Individuals wishing to get married in Lithuania need to fill out the required forms and submit them along with their passport, birth certificate, and required documents (listed below) to the Civil Registry office.

  • If a Canadian citizen has never been married, he or she must have a “free to marry” certificate from Canada.  This document must have an Apostille attached to it.
  • Divorced persons must present a certified copy of their divorce decree
  • Widows and widowers must present a death certificate for the deceased spouse
  • These documents must be translated into Lithuanian, and the signature of the translator must be notarized.
  • At least one of the individuals to be married must be either a Lithuanian citizen, a resident of Lithuania, or have Lithuanian ancestry.
  • Two Canadian citizens with no prior ties to Lithuania will likely not be able to meet the requirements to be married in Lithuania.
  • The minimum age to marry is 18.
  • No medical examination or statement is required.



  • Once the above documents have been certified, they must be submitted, along with passports, to the Civil Registry (Marriage Palace).
  • Applicants complete local forms and pay the fee for the service to the Civil Registry Office.
  • A 30-day waiting period is required, after which the couple returns to the Registry to sign and receive the marriage certificate.
  • The waiting period can be shortened only in exceptional circumstances.


Church Weddings

There is no bar to church weddings, but it is necessary to complete the civil procedure above in order to obtain the official marriage certificate.


Family Members

If your Lithuanian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Lithuanian Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Lithuanian citizen.


List of Lithuanian Consulates in Canada

Embassy of Lithuania in Ottawa


Calling Lithuania from Canada

011 – 370- Area Code – local number, where

  • 011 is the exit code for Canada
  • 370 is the country code for Lithuania

Area Codes of Lithuania (landlines only)

Alytus 315 Kelme 427 Radviliskis 422
Anyksciai 381 Klaipeda 464 Raseiniai 428
Birzai 450 Kretinga 445 Rokiskis 458
Druskininkai 313 Kursenai 41 Siauliai 41
Elektrenai 528 Lentvaris 528 Silute 441
Gargzdai 46 Marijampole 343 Taurage 446
Garliava 37 Mazeikiai 443 Telsiai 444
Ignalina 386 Moletai 383 Ukmerge 340
Jonava 349 Palanga 460 Utena 389
Joniskis 426 Panevezys 45 Varena 310
Jurbarkas 447 Pasvalys 451 Vilkaviskis 342
Kaunas 37 Plunge 448 Vilnius 5
Kedainiai 347 Prienai 319 Visaginas 386


Cellular Phones

In Lithuania, cell numbers begin with “6”.


Calling Canada from Lithuania

Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number, where

  • 00 is the international dialling code for most countries
  • 1 is the country code for North America

List of Canadian Area Codes

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta 403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
BC 236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)

Ontario 226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)

249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)

289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)

343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)

416 / 647 (Toronto)

807 (northwestern Ontario)

Manitoba 204 / 431 PEI 782 / 902
New  Brunswick 506 Quebec 418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902


Time Difference

Lithuanian is on Eastern European Time (GMT+2). Like most of Europe, Lithuania observes Daylight Saving Time over a slightly different time period than we do in Canada: for a week in March and another week in October the time difference is 1 hour less than in the table below. Saskatchewan does not participate in DST so in the summer the time difference is 1 hour greater.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Lithuanian is Ahead
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 10 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 9 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan*) 8 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 7 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 6 hours
Newfoundland 5.5 hours


Emergency Contact Information for Canadians in Lithuania

Embassy of Canada in Vilnius

Business Centre 2000, Jogailos St. 4
7th Floor
Vilnius 01116

Telephone: 370 (5) 249-0950
Fax: 370 (5) 249-7865
Email: [email protected]

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Emergency Numbers in Lithuania

  • *112 – main
  • *01 – fire
  • *02 – police
  • *03 – medical
  • *04 – gas


The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Lithuania

For travel alerts, click here

Sponsoring Your Lithuanian Spouse to Canada

The sponsorship process is lengthy and can be frustrating. To learn more about it, click the button below:

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