VILNIUS – People in Lithuania will be able to submit marriage registration applications remotely by sending them by mail or via a courier, the Justice Ministry says, having drafted changes to the existing rules.
"Caused by the pandemic, the existing situation is encouraging us to implement more convenient and safer ways of providing services so that people don’t need to visit institutions. It will allow solving many problems as people use to need visit civil registries," Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius said in a statement.
In his words, Lithuanian and foreign citizens who want to get married in Lithuania will be able o send applications to civil registries through registered mail or via a courier.
Lithuanian citizens will also be able to submit marriage registration applications via the civil registry information system (mepis.lt) and also send them by registered mail or via a courier. Foreigners who will want to register marriage in Lithuania will be able to do that in their own countrt by registered mail or via a courier.
Now in Lithuania, to submit a marriage registration application, couples need to visit civil registries in their local municipalities.