Which authority will help me send a claim to another EU country?
The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos teisingumo ministerija),
Gedimino pr. 30,
What is the role of the assisting authority?
The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is authorised to submit to the competent authorities of other European Union Member States applications by citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and other persons who are lawfully and ordinarily resident in the Republic of Lithuania for compensation for damage incurred due to a violent crime committed in the territory of another European Union Member State. In addition, the Ministry of Justice provides people with information on the conditions and procedures for compensating damage incurred due to violent crimes as laid down by the competent authorities of other European Union Member States.
Will this authority translate the supporting documents, if the outgoing claim needs this? If so, who pays for this?
Yes, if necessary, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania will assist in translating the documents to be submitted. The victim of the crime is not obliged to bear the translation costs.
Are there administrative or other charges to be paid when the claim is sent abroad?
No, there are no charges to be paid.
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