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Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?
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Hague Convention Information

Lithuania is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention or Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Convention countries must be done in accordance with the requirements of the Hague Adoption Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations; as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Lithuania.

U.S. Immigration Requirements

To bring an adopted child to the United States from Lithuania, you must meet certain suitability and eligibility requirements. USCIS determines who is suitable and eligible to adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States under U.S. immigration law.                     

Additionally, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IH-3 or IH-4 immigrant visa.

Who Can Adopt

In addition to being found suitable and eligible to adopt by USCIS, prospective adoptive parents seeking to adopt a child from Lithuania must meet the following requirements imposed by Lithuania:

  • Minimum Residency: Foreign non-Lithuanian married couples living outside Lithuania may adopt in Lithuania. Married couples living in the United States when one or both spouses are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania may apply for adoption in the same manner as Lithuanian citizens living in Lithuania. See here for guidance on adopting a child as a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania.

  • Age of Adopting Parents: Prospective adoptive parents must be between the age of 18 and 65 years old to adopt from Lithuania. In exceptional cases the court may allow an older person to adopt if it determines that the placement is in the best interests of the child. The court will consider specific circumstances of the case. For example, a child may be adopted by a married couple, if one spouse meets the age requirement and the other exceeds the age requirement but is of a satisfactory physical and mental condition and is capable of bringing up the adoptee. Additionally, there must be a minimum age difference of 18 years between the prospective adoptive parents and the child, except when a person adopts a child of his/her spouse, the age difference may be reduced by the court to fifteen years.

  • Marriage: Only married couples are permitted to adopt from Lithuania. Marriage is defined by Lithuanian law as a voluntary agreement between a man and woman to create legal family relations executed in the procedure provided for by law.

  • Minimum Income: There are no published income requirements, but both U.S. accredited adoption agency and the Lithuanian Central Authority will evaluate prospective adoptive parents’ income to ensure that it is suitable.

  • Other requirements: Persons who have been convicted of the following crimes will not be able to adopt from Lithuania: a deliberate crime against humanity, human life, freedom, freedom of sexual assertion and immunity, child and family, public security, morals, crime, life-threatening and harmful to human life and health, serious ill-treatment, and crimes related to with the disposition of narcotic or psychotropic, poisonous or highly active substance, regardless of whether the conviction has disappeared or revoked in accordance with the law.

Who Can Be Adopted

Because Lithuania is party to the Hague Adoption Convention, children from Lithuania must meet the requirements of the Convention in order to be eligible for intercountry adoption. For example, the adoption may take place only if the competent authorities of Lithuania have determined that placement of the child within Lithuania has been given due consideration and that an intercountry adoption is in the child’s best interests.

In addition to qualifying as a Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law, the child must also meet the following requirements imposed by Lithuania:

  • Eligibility for adoption: Only children meeting certain criteria that the Lithuanian Central Authority refers to as “special needs” are eligible for intercountry adoption from Lithuania. Please see the four cases of “special needs” children that may be placed for intercountry adoption described below.
  1. Children with serious or incurable medical conditions;
  2. Children older than 8 years old;
  3. Children that are part of a sibling group of at least three who are referred for adoption together; or
  4. Children who are part of a sibling group but are not adopted together (e.g. One child has special needs and is categorized separately from siblings or a large sibling group that is split, which requires special consideration to ensure siblings remain in contact). 
  • Age of Adoptive Child: Children between nine months and 18 years old are eligible for intercountry adoption from Lithuania. Please note that for a child to meet the definition of Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law, a Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, must be filed on the child’s behalf while the child is under the age of 16 (or under the age of 18 if the child is the birth sibling of another adopted child who meets the age and other requirements to immigrate based on adoption by the same adoptive parent(s)). Please see the USCIS website for special rules on filing dates for children aged 15-16 or siblings aged 17-18.

Caution: Prospective adoptive parents should be aware that not all children in orphanages or children’s homes are eligible for adoption. In many countries, birth parents place their child(ren) temporarily in an orphanage or children’s home due to financial or other hardship, intending that the child return home when possible. In such cases, the birth parent(s) have not relinquished their parental rights or consented to the adoption of their child(ren).

How to Adopt

Warning: Do not adopt or obtain legal custody of a child in Lithuania before: 1) USCIS has approved your Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, 2) the Central Authority of Lithuania has determined the child is eligible for intercountry adoption, 3) USCIS has provisionally approved your Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, and 4) a U.S. consular officer has issued an “Article 5/17 Letter” in the case. Read on for more information.

 

Lithuania’s Central Adoption Authority

State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labor

 

The Process

Because Lithuania is party to the Hague Adoption Convention, adoptions from Lithuania must follow a specific process designed to meet the Convention’s requirements. A brief summary of the Convention adoption process is provided below. You must complete these steps in the following order to meet all necessary legal requirements. Adoptions completed out of order may cause significant delays or result in the child not being eligible for an immigrant visa to the United States.

1. Choose a U.S. Accredited or Approved Adoption Service Provider to Act as Your Primary Provider That Has Been Authorized by Lithuania’s Central Authority to operate in Lithuania

2. Apply to USCIS to be Found Suitable and Eligible to Adopt (Form I-800A)

3. Apply to Lithuania’s Authorities to Adopt, and Be Matched with a Child

4. Apply to USCIS for the Child to be Found Provisionally Eligible for Immigration to the United States as a Convention Adoptee (Form I-800) and Receive U.S. Agreement to Proceed with the Adoption (Art. 5/17 letter)

5. Adopt the Child in Lithuania

6. Apply for a U.S. Immigrant Visa for Your Child and Bring Your Child Home

 

1. Choose a U.S. Accredited or Approved Adoption Service Provider to Act as Your Primary Provider That Has Been Authorized by Lithuania’s Central Authority to Operate in Lithuania

The first step in adopting a child from Lithuania is to select an adoption service provider in the United States that has been accredited or approved to provide intercountry adoption services to U.S. citizens and that has been authorized by the Government of Lithuania. A primary provider must be identified in each Convention case and only accredited or approved adoption service providers may act as the primary provider in your case. Unless a public domestic authority is providing all adoption services in your case, a primary provider is required in every intercountry adoption case. Your primary provider is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all six adoption services defined at 22 CFR 96.2 are provided consistent with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Supervising and being responsible for any supervised providers, and otherwise complying with the requirements regarding the provision of adoption services using other providers (see 22 CFR 96.14); and
  • Developing and implementing a service plan in accordance with 22 CFR 96.44.

For more information on primary providers and the UAA, please see Universal Accreditation Act of 2012. Learn more about Agency Accreditation.
 

2. Apply to USCIS to be Found Suitable and Eligible to Adopt

In order to adopt a child from Lithuania, you will need to meet the requirements of the Government of Lithuania and U.S. immigration law.

After you choose an accredited or approved adoption service provider, you must be found suitable and eligible to adopt by USCIS by submitting Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country. You will need to submit a home study, provide biometrics, and cooperate in a background check as part of this application. Read more about Suitability and Eligibility Requirements. Unless an exception applies, the home study must be prepared by a person who is authorized under 22 CFR 96 to prepare home studies and must comply with the requirements in 8 CFR 204.311.
 

3. Apply to Lithuania’s Authorities to Adopt, and be Matched with a Child

Submit Your Dossier to the Central Authority

After USCIS determines that you are suitable and eligible to adopt and approves the Form I-800A application, your adoption service provider will provide your approval notice, home study, and any other required information to the adoption authority in Lithuania as part of your adoption application. Lithuania’s adoption authority will review your application to determine whether you are also suitable and eligible to adopt under Lithuania’s law.

Receive a Referral for a Child from the Central Authority

If both the United States and Lithuania determine that you are suitable and eligible to adopt, and Lithuania’s Central Authority for Convention adoptions has determined that a child is eligible for adoption and that intercountry adoption is in that child’s best interests, the Central Authority for Convention adoptions in Lithuania may provide you with a referral. The referral is a proposed match between you and a specific child based on a review of your dossier and the needs of the child. The adoption authority in Lithuania will provide a background study and other information, if available, about the child to help you decide whether to accept the referral. We encourage families to consider consulting with a medical professional and their adoption service provider to understand the needs of the specific child but you must decide for yourself whether you will be able to meet the needs of, and provide a permanent home for a specific child. You must also adhere to the recommendations in the home study submitted to USCIS with respect to the number of children and capacity to deal with any special needs of an adoptive child. Learn more about Health Considerations. If you accept the referral, the adoption service provider communicates that to the Central Authority in Lithuania. Learn more about this critical decision.
 

4. Apply to USCIS for the Child to be Found Provisionally Eligible for Immigration to the United States as a Convention Adoptee and Receive U.S. Agreement to Proceed with the Adoption

Submit a Petition for a Determination on the Child’s Immigration Eligibility

After you accept being matched with a particular child, you will apply to USCIS for provisional approval for the child to immigrate to the United States by filing the Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative. USCIS will make a provisional determination as to whether the child appears to meet the definition of a Convention adoptee and will likely be eligible to be admitted to the United States.

Submit an Immigrant Visa Application

After provisional approval of Form I-800 petition, you or your adoption service provider will submit a visa application to the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius responsible for issuing immigrant visas to children from Lithuania.

You should receive a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) confirming receipt of the provisionally approved Form I-800 petition and assigning a case number and an invoice ID number. Use this information to log into the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) to file the Electronic Immigrant Visa Application (DS-260) for your child. An adoptive parent should fill out these forms in your child's name. Answer every item on the form. If information is not applicable, please write “N/A” in the block. Please review the DS-260 FAQs, our Online Immigrant Visa Forms page, or contact the NVC at NVCAdoptions@state.gov or +1-603-334-0700 if you have questions about completing the online DS-260 form. A consular officer will review the provisionally approved Form I-800 petition and the visa application and, if applicable, advises you of options for the waiver of any ineligibilities related to the visa application.

The consular officer will send a letter (referred to as an “Article 5/17 Letter”) to Lithuania’s Central Authority in any intercountry adoption involving U.S. citizen parents and a child from Lithuania if all Convention requirements are met and the child appears eligible to immigrate to the United States. This letter will inform the Lithuania’s Central Authority that the parents are suitable and eligible to adopt, that the child appears eligible to enter and reside permanently in the United States, and that the U.S. Central Authority agrees that the adoption may proceed.

Warning: Do not attempt to adopt a child in Lithuania before you receive provisional approval of your Form I-800 petition AND a U.S. consular officer issues the “Article 5/17 Letter” for your adoption case.

Remember: The consular officer will make a final decision about a child’s eligibility for an immigrant visa later in the adoption process.
 

5. Adopt the Child in Lithuania

Remember: Before you adopt a child in Lithuania, you must have completed the above four steps. Only after completing these steps can you proceed to finalize the adoption.

The process for finalizing the adoption in Lithuania generally includes the following:

  • Role of Adoption Authority: The Lithuanian Central Authority provides information and evaluates accredited adoption agencies and prospective adoption parents.

  • Role of the Court: The only court that handles intercountry adoption cases is the Vilnius District Court. During the hearing, the court shall verify whether the pre-trial adoption procedure was properly performed, whether prospective adoptive parents meet the requirements and are prepared to raise the child, and whether the adoption is in the best interests of the child. After the judge approves the adoption, there is a 30-day waiting period before the adoption is final. Therefore, the court’s judgment regarding adoption shall become effective after 30 days, unless it is appealed.

  • Role of Accredited or Approved Adoption Service Providers: The primary functions of the accredited adoption agencies are providing information and support to the prospective adoptive parents, gathering the necessary legal documents, facilitating the adoption process with the Lithuanian adoption authorities, and assisting prospective adoptive parents during their stay in Lithuania.

    Unless a public domestic authority is providing all adoption services in your case, there must be a U.S. accredited or approved adoption service provider acting as the primary provider in every case. Also, any agency or person providing an adoption service on behalf of prospective adoptive parents in any Convention or non-Convention intercountry adoption case must be accredited or approved, or be a supervised or exempted provider. Adoption service means any one of the following six services:
    • Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption;
    • Securing the necessary consent to termination of parental rights and to adoption;
    • Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent(s), and reporting on such a study;
    • Making non-judicial determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of an adoptive placement for the child;
    • Monitoring a case after a child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption; or
    • When necessary because of a disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing (including facilitating the provision of) child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement. 22 CFR 96.2 Definitions.
       
  • Adoption Application: Although there is no adoption application, the U.S. adoption service provider is required to prepare a letter for the Lithuanian Central Authority which includes general information about the prospective adoptive family. Additionally, prospective adoptive parents should be prepared to explain how they are going to manage raising a child with special needs and why they are suitable to do so.

  • Time Frame: Intercountry adoptions in Lithuania may take approximately six to eight months once the documents are submitted to the Lithuanian Central Authority for a specific child. This includes the three months for the case to be finalized in court.

  • Adoption Fees: There are court fees to complete the adoption procedure; however, these fees are included in a package of fees that the adoptive service providers charge. The list of in-country fees are listed below:
    • Adoption agency representative fee, which includes a fee for obtaining a birth certificate, new passport, court fees, in-country transportation, and documentation preparation – 3,500 Euros
    • Lawyer services – 1,500 Euros
    • Basic expenses, including translations and notarial services – 1,915 Euros
    • Medical exam – 150 Euros
    • Visa application – 325 USD
    • Adoptive family stay in Vilnius – 600 Euros; or outside of Vilnius – 1,600-3,200 Euros

We encourage prospective adoptive parents to obtain detailed receipts for all fees and donations paid, either by them directly or through your U.S. adoption service provider, and to raise any concerns regarding any payment that you believe may be contrary to the Convention, U.S. law, or the law of Lithuania, with your adoption service provider, and, when appropriate, through the Complaint Registry. Improper payments violate applicable law or create the appearance of buying a child, and could put all future adoptions in Lithuania at risk. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, for instance, makes it unlawful to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Further, the IAA makes certain actions relating to intercountry adoptions unlawful, and subject to civil and criminal penalties. These include offering, giving, soliciting, or accepting inducement by way of compensation intended to influence or affect the relinquishment of parental rights, parental consent relating to adoption of a child, or a decision by an entity performing functions as a competent central authority, or to engage another person as an agent to take any such action.

In the adoption services contract that you sign at the beginning of the adoption process, your adoption service provider will itemize the fees and estimated expenses related to your adoption process.

  • Documents Required:
    • Prospective adoptive parents’ initial letter requesting to adopt
    • Informational letter about the prospective adoptive parents prepared by the adoption service provider
    • Home study
    • Form I-800A approval and Form I-800 provisional approval notice
    • Article 5 letter
    • Photocopy of prospective adoptive parents’ passports
    • Birth certificates of all household members
    • Photocopy of prospective adoptive parents’ marriage certificate
    • Health reports from all household members
    • Income information
    • Police records of prospective adoptive parents
    • Prospective adoptive parents’ power of attorney to the authorized adoption service provider

Note: Additional documents may be requested.

  • Authentication of Documents: The United States and Lithuania are parties to the Hague Apostille Convention. U.S. public documents may be authenticated with Apostilles by the appropriate U.S. Competent Authority.
     

6. Apply for a U.S. Immigrant Visa for Your Child and Bring Your Child Home

Once your adoption is complete, there are a few more steps to take before your child can head home. Specifically, you need to apply for three documents before your child can travel to the United States:

Birth Certificate

You will need to obtain a birth certificate for your child.

If you have finalized the adoption in Lithuania, you will first need to apply for a new birth certificate for your child. Your name will be added to the new birth certificate.

Once the adoption is finalized, you may work with your adoption service provider who will contact the Civil Registry Department that registered the birth of the child regarding the issuance of a new birth certificate. The following documents must be submitted to the Civil Registry Department:

  1. Copies of passports of the adoptive parents (translated into Lithuanian and legalized);
  2. A copy of the marriage certificate of the adoptive parents (translated into Lithuanian and legalized);
  3. The original copy of the judgment of Vilnius District Court regarding adoption; and
  4. The original copy of the birth certificate of the child.

Lithuanian Passport

Your child is not yet a U.S. citizen, so he/she will need a travel document or passport from Lithuania.

A Lithuanian passport may be obtained from any migration office. The following documents must be submitted to the migration authority:

  1. Original copy of the judgment of Vilnius District Court;
  2. Passports of the adoptive parents;
  3. A copy of the new birth certificate of the child; and
  4. Two passport sized photos of the child.

The fee for regular passport processing is included in the adoption service provider’s representative fee.

U.S. Immigrant Visa

After you obtain the new birth certificate and passport for your child you need to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa for your child from the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius. After the adoption is granted, visit the U.S Embassy for a final review of the case, and if applicable, the issuance of a U.S. Hague Adoption Certificate or Hague Custody Certificate, the final approval of the Form I-800 petition, and to obtain your child’s immigrant visa. This immigrant visa allows your child to travel home with you and be admitted to the United States as your child. Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius by email at consec@state.gov to schedule your child’s immigrant visa appointment. As part of this process, you must provide the consular officer with the Panel Physician’s medical report on the child if you did not provide it during the Form I-800 provisional approval stage. Read more about the Medical Examination.

Before coming for your child’s immigrant visa interview, please complete an Electronic Immigrant Visa Application (DS-260) online at the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). You should receive a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) confirming receipt of the provisionally approved Form I-800 petition and assignment of a case number and an invoice ID number. You will need this information to log into CEAC to file the DS-260 for your child. You should fill out these forms in your child's name. Answer every item on the form. If information is not applicable, please write “N/A” in the block. Print and bring the DS-260 confirmation page to the visa interview. Review the DS-260 FAQs, our Online Immigrant Visa Forms page, or contact NVC at NVCAdoptions@state.gov or +1-603-334-0700 if you have questions about completing the online DS-260 form.

Upon receipt of the case at post, the Consular Section generally notifies the petitioner. Visa issuance after the final interview generally takes 24 hours. It is not usually possible to provide the visa to adoptive parents on the same day as the immigrant visa interview. You should verify current processing times with the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius before making final travel arrangements. Additional information on immigrant visa processing can be found on our website.

Child Citizenship Act

For adoptions finalized abroad prior to the child’s admission into the United States: An adopted child residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence generally will acquire U.S. citizenship automatically upon admission into the United States if the child otherwise meets the requirements of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, including that the child is under the age of eighteen.

For adoptions finalized after the child’s admission into the United States: You will need to complete an adoption following your child’s admission into the United States and before the child turns eighteen for the child (if he or she otherwise meets the requirements of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000) to automatically acquire U.S. citizenship.

Read more about the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.

Traveling Abroad

Applying for Your U.S. Passport

U.S. citizens are required to enter and depart the United States on a valid U.S. passport. Once your child acquires U.S. citizenship, s/he will need a U.S. passport for international travel. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue, or verify U.S. passports.

Getting or renewing a passport is easy. The Department of State’s Passport Application Wizard will help you determine which passport form you need, help you to complete the form online, estimate your payment, and generate the form for you to print—all in one place.

Obtaining a Visa to Travel to Lithuania

In addition to a U.S. passport, you may also need to obtain a visa. Where required, visas are affixed to your passport and allow you to enter a foreign nation. To find information about obtaining a visa for Lithuania, see the Department of State’s country pages.

Staying Safe on Your Trip

Before you travel, it is always a good practice to investigate the local conditions, laws, political landscape, and culture of the country. The Department of State provides Country-Specific Information for every country in the world about various issues, including health conditions, crime, currency or entry requirements, and any areas of instability.

Staying in Touch on Your Trip

When traveling abroad during the adoption process, we encourage you to enroll with the Department of State through our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country. Enrollment makes it possible for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Lithuania, to contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency. Whether there is a family emergency in the United States or a crisis in Lithuania, enrollment assists the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in reaching you.

Enrollment is free and can be done online via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

After Adoption

Post-Adoption/Post-Placement Reporting Requirements

We urge you to comply with Lithuania’s post-adoption/post-placement requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption service provider may be able to help you with this process. Your cooperation will contribute to Lithuania’s positive experiences with U.S. citizen adoptive parents.

Following the adoption, the accredited adoption service provider that represents the adoptive parents must provide post-adoption reports to the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labor containing information regarding the integration of the adopted child into the family, living conditions, development, and health. Pictures and videos of the children should also be included. The post-adoption reports shall be provided as follows:

  1. Twice a year during the first two years following the adoption;
  2. Once a year for the following two years; and
  3. At the request of the service after four years following the adoption.

Information must be factual and detailed.
 

Post-Adoption Resources

Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. There are many public and private nonprofit post-adoption services available for children and their families. There are also numerous adoptive family support groups and adoptee organizations active in the United States that provide a network of options for adoptees who seek out other adoptees from the same country of origin. You may wish to take advantage of all the resources available to your family, whether it is another adoptive family, a support group, an advocacy organization, or your religious or community services. Your primary provider can provide or point you to post- placement/post-adoption services to help your adopted child and your family transition smoothly and deal effectively with the many adjustments required in an intercountry adoption.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a website, the Child Welfare Information Gateway, which can be a useful resource to get you started on your support group search.

COMPLAINTS

If you have concerns about your intercountry adoption process, we ask that you share this information with the Embassy in Vilnius, particularly if it involves possible fraud or misconduct specific to your child’s case. The Department of State takes all allegations of fraud or misconduct seriously. Our Adoption Comment Page provides several points of contact for adoptive families to comment on their adoption service provider, their experience applying for their child’s visa, or about the Form I-800/A petition process.

The Complaint Registry is an internet based registry for filing complaints about the compliance of U.S. accredited or approved adoption service providers with U.S. accreditation standards. If you think your provider's conduct may not have been in compliance with accreditation standards, first submit your complaint in writing directly to your provider. If the complaint is not resolved through the provider's complaint process, you may file the complaint through the Complaint Registry.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Lithuania
Address: Akmenų 6, LT-03106 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: 370 5 2665600
Fax: 370 5 2665590
Email:ConSec@state.gov
Internet: lt.usembassy.gov

Lithuania’s Adoption Authority
State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service
Ministry of Social Security and Labor
Address: A.Vivulskio Str. 13
LT-03211 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: 370 5 2310928
Fax: 370 5 2310927
Email: info@vaikoteises.lt
Internet: www.vaikoteises.lt

Embassy of Lithuania
Address: 2622 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-234-5860
Fax: 202-328-0466
Email: amb.us@urm.lt; info@ltembassyus.org
Internet: usa.mfa.lt/usa/en

Lithuania also has consulates in: Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

Office of Children’s Issues
U.S. Department of State
CA/OCS/CI
SA-17, 9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20522-1709
Tel: 1-888-407-4747
Email: Adoption@state.gov
Internet: adoption.state.gov

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

For questions about filing a Form I-800A application or a Form I-800 petition:

USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC):
Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-913-275-5480 (local); Fax: 1-913-214-5808
Email: NBC.Adoptions@uscis.dhs.gov

For general questions about immigration procedures:

USCIS Contact Center
Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
Internet: uscis.gov

Last Updated: May 3, 2019

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

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