The notaries of the Klaipeda First Notary’s Office perform the following notarial acts:

Acceptance of wills treated as official wills and of private wills for storage

A will is a personal arrangement by a person whose succession is involved with respect to assets and personal non-property rights and duties in case of death drawn up in a form and under the procedure provided for in the laws. Wills may be official and private. The following are treated as official wills:

  • wills of the persons undergoing treatment in hospitals or any other institutions of medical care and disease prevention or in sanatoriums, as well as the wills of persons living in social care homes for old or disabled people attested by the chief doctors, their deputies for medical matters or doctors on duty of these hospitals, institutions of medical care or sanatoriums, likewise by the directors or chief doctors of such social care homes for old or disabled people;
  • wills of persons sailing in seagoing vessels or ships of internal waters flying the flag of the Republic of Lithuania, attested by the masters of those ships;
  • wills of persons participating in surveyor, research, sport or any other expeditions attested by the heads of those expeditions;
  • wills of soldiers attested by the commanders of those units, formations or institutions and military schools;
  • wills of inmates of the places of imprisonment attested by the heads of these institutions;
  • wills attested by the heads of eldership of the place of residence of the testator.

The notary shall accept wills treated as official wills and private wills for storage. By accepting a will treated as an official will, the notary must determine the identity of a person transferring the will, verify whether the will contains the following data: place and time of drawing up the will, name and surname of a testator or testators, where a joint will of spouses were drawn up, personal number granted by state register registering natural persons in the Republic of Lithuania, in case of absence of personal number – date of birth, place of residence, signature of the testator, name, surname, position and signature of a person, which confirmed the will, date and number of registration of the will, stamp or seal.

A private will, which was drawn up by the testator in his/her handwriting, must be transferred by the testator himself/herself. A private will must be transferred in a sealed envelope. Act about the fact of acceptance of a private will for storage must be drawn up. A copy of such act is issued to the testator.