Lithuania Entry Requirements

Lithuania Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes 2 no
Other EU countries 1 no no
Switzerland no no no
Austria no no no
Germany no no no

ID cards/identity cards

i.a. Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can enter the country with a valid ID/ID card: EU countries and Switzerland.

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa if the traveler is not an EU citizen. In addition, the passports of non-EU citizens must not be more than ten years old. Passports of EU citizens must be valid during the stay.

Note on the passport

Lithuania is a signatory and user of EU legal acts (Schengen Agreement). Within the Schengen area, there are no longer any identity checks for travelers at the border. However, travelers must be able to identify themselves at all times (passport/identity card), especially in the border area with Belarus.

Note on the endorsement in the passport

Important: Persons requiring a visa must carry a passport or another recognized travel document and the Schengen visa with them during their stay in the Schengen area.

Visa information

Generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days: (a) EU countries and Switzerland. (b) [1] Turkish nationals holding a residence permit for a Schengen country or Monaco.

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Inquiries to the consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: Airport transit visa: €80.00 Short stay visa, less than 90 days: €80.00 Children over six and under twelve years of age: €40.00 Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia: €35.00

Visa types and costs

Transit, entry visa and group visa.


Transit visa: 5 days. Short-term visa: up to 90 days. Long-term visa: over 90 days. In person at the competent consular representation in the applicant’s country of residence (see contact addresses).

Application required

Varies depending on nationality, reason and length of stay. The responsible consular representations provide further information. (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: (a) Travel document (e.g. passport) valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa expiry date and copies of the first four pages of the passport. The passport must contain at least two blank pages. The passport must have been issued less than ten years ago. (b) Where applicable, all original documents justifying the purpose (e.g. invitation of private persons or companies, medical certificate and appointment with the attending physician or in a hospital) and the conditions of the planned stay (e.g. hotel reservation).. (c) Documents proving that the foreigner (invited) has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the stay and return journey and any costs for his medical care, if necessary in the form of an obligation to assume the costs. (d) Document proving that the alien is the holder, on an individual or collective basis, of valid international travel health insurance covering the cost of repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical treatment and/or hospital care. In principle, the applicant must take out insurance in the country of residence. If the host takes out insurance for the applicant, they must do so in their own country of residence. The insurance taken out must be valid for the entire territory of the Schengen countries and for the entire duration of the stay. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000. (e) Visa Fee. (f) 2 recent biometric passport photos. (g) 1 completed application form.

Schengen visas

Before entering the Schengen area, nationals of visa-required countries must apply for a Schengen visa for the country they enter first when transiting through the Schengen area. This is only issued by the competent consular representation of the country in which the person has their permanent residence.

Temporary Residence

EU citizens and Swiss nationals who are already in Lithuania and want to stay there for more than 3 months must have their right of residence certified by the competent Lithuanian administrative authority. A passport may be required for this.

Processing time

Short-term stay: Usually within 15 working days, in individual cases also 30 – 60 working days. Long-term stay: Several months.

Proof of sufficient funds

Proof of sufficient funds is required for entry; Exceptions include EU citizens and Swiss citizens.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return or onward travel tickets and documents. (b) Sufficient funds for the stay (Except from (a) and (b) are nationals of EU countries, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland). (c) Generally strongly recommended for EU citizens and Swiss citizens: European health insurance card (EHIC) and private health insurance for travel abroad, which includes travel return insurance.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or passport or identity card. Austrians: identity card or passport. Swiss: identity card or passport. Turks: passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and non-rabies-free third countries require an EU pet passport (pet pass) or a national pet passport, which can only be issued by authorized veterinarians, and must have an implanted microchip on their neck as an identifier. The pet passport must show that the animal has had a valid rabies vaccination and, if necessary, a valid booster vaccination against rabies. An inactivated vaccine with a potency of at least one international antigen unit according to the WHO standard must have been used. The import is limited to 5 animals. Pets under 4 months of age are exempt from the compulsory vaccination against rabies. For dogs, The following additional regulation applies to cats and ferrets as well as to birds and small animals from non-rabies-free third countries: A health certificate is required for each animal. For entry into the EU area, a test for the presence of vaccinal antibodies must be carried out on pets 3 months before entry. Exception: The 3-month period does not apply to pets whose EU pet passport shows that the blood was taken before this animal left the territory of the Community and that the blood analysis showed sufficient antibodies to rabies.

Lithuania Entry Requirements