Lithuanian passports to include entry on ethnicity

The Parliament of Lithuania adopted amendments to the Law on Passport on Thursday, allowing an entry about ethnicity in a passport, if the holder submits a written application.

Fifty-six members of Parliament voted for the amendments, 11 voted against, 24 abstained.

Changes to the law initiated by MP Mečislovas Zasčiurinskas will take effect on 1 January 2015. Passports issued before this date will not be subject to this regulation.

Source: Elta EN
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