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The Vilnius Regional Administrative court has for the first time ordered that a foreign surname be spelt with a letter that does not exist in the Lithuanian alphabet on the main page of a Lithuanian passport.
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The court has ruled that migration officials have to issue a Lithuanian-French dual citizen with a passport where his surname Jacquet is spelt both in Lithuanian and in the original form on the main page. The ruling is subject to appeal.

"This marks the first time that a court has ordered writing down both versions of a surname, including the original one, on the main page of a passport," Evelina Dobrovolska, assistant lawyer at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), told BNS on Friday.

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