New electronic service for citizens has been created
Information Technology and Communications Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania has implemented the project „Integration of electronic multilingual standard form for absence of a criminal record into national Lithuanian systems“), in order to implement the requirements of 6 July 2016 Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the European Union and amending regulation (EU) No. 1024/2012. The Project was funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) under the Grant Agreement of the Executive Agency for Innovation and Network Programs (INEA). The total value of the project is 172 257 Eur. 75% of this value came from the Connecting Europe Facility and 25% came from the State budget.
During the Project, an electronic service was created for citizens of the Republic of Lithuania in Lithuania and abroad, together with a certificate from the Register of Suspects, Accused and Convicts, to order a multilingual standard form, confirming the absence of the criminal record. The Regulation stipulates that relevant public documents, including non-conviction certificates or certified copies thereof, are not subject to any form of legalization (apostilisation) and similar formalities if they are accompanied by a standard multilingual standard form. Multilingual standard forms are issued in any of the official languages of the Member States of the European Union. For this reason translation into a foreign language is not required.
Information Technology and Communications Department, implementing the Regulation, by the Resolution of Government of the Republic of Lithuania No. 835 as of 22 August 2018 “On the Designation of Institutions, Responsible for Fulfilling the Functions, Established by Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council” together with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, was designated the Central Authority of the Republic of Lithuania for issuing a multilingual standard form together with a certificate from the Register of Suspects, Accused and Convicts, as well as provide assistance and information on the authentication of the issued Register’s certificates.
Until now, citizens of the Republic of Lithuania have not been able to order a multilingual standard form electronically. Such requests were accepted by e-mail or telephone. In order to reduce the administrative burden and improve public electronic services for the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, Information Technology and Communications Department has automated the procedures for ordering, preparing and issuing a multilingual standard form.
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