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Court orders passport with w for poet Mickevičius’ descendant

Lithuania’s Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday instructed the migration authorities to issue a Lithuanian passport to Alexia Gorecki- Mickiewicz , great granddaughter of poet Adomas Mickevičius, with the original spelling of her first and last names on the main page of the passport. […]

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PM candidate has proposal on original name-spelling in passports

Saulius Skvernelis, candidate for Lithuania’s prime minister longing for better relations with the neighboring Poland, says he has another idea about original spelling of personal names in documents. […]


Lithuanian parliament to consider citizens’ legislative proposal on name spelling

A group in Lithuania collected 69,000 signatures under a petition which obligates parliament to consider a proposed bill on name spelling in personal identification documents. The initiative, calling itself “Talka – for Lithuania’s State Language”, seeks to pass a law saying that only Lithuanian characters can be used in passports and other official documents. Lithuania’s Polish-speaking community has been voicing demands to allow the use original non-Lithuanian name spelling in passports. […]


Lithuanian woman married to Belgian refused passport with original spelling of last name

The Migration Board of Vilnius County Central Police Commissariat has refused to issue a passport with a letter w in the last name of a Lithuanian woman who married a Belgian and received a marriage certificate with the new last name. […]


Lithuanian ruling coalition backs loosening name spelling rules

The Lithuanian ruling coalition’s political council has backed plans to allow original name spelling in ID documents. The bill is due to be put on the parliament’s agenda later this week. […]