Today (June 23, 2016) Lithuanian parliament adopted amendments to the citizenship law, which allows Litvaks to get dual Lithuanian citizenship. Until about 2014, Lithuanian Jews (Litvaks) who left before 1940 and their ancestors could apply for Lithuanian dual citizenship. However, interpretation of the law changed from 2014 and Migration Department started requiring documented proof of persecution, if applicants’ ancestors left before 1940 and the applicant wanted to apply for dual Lithuanian citizenship. In an overwhelming majority of the cases such documented evidence was impossible to obtain, therefore dual citizenships for Litvaks were not granted. This amendment will change the application process and Litvak applicants will not be required to provide documented evidence that their ancestors left because of persecution or perceived an imminent threat.