Lithuania Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes No No

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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.


Visas are not required by all nationals listed in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay for up to 90 days without a visa. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Lithuania.

Types and cost

Schengen visa: €60. Reductions are available for some nationals and for children.


Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to

In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visa applicants aged 12 or over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen visas

Lithuania is part of the Schengen area.

Working days

Allow 15 days for visa processing. Some cases may take 30 to 60 days however.

Sufficient funds

Nationals who require a Schengen visa must provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

EU nationals staying longer than 90 days need to apply for a certificate entitling them to residence. Non-EU nationals require residence permits if staying beyond 90 days. See the Migration Department website ( for further details.

Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet from within the EU, you must ensure your animal has a pet passport, microchip and valid rabies vaccination certificate. Animals from outside the EU must have a rabies vaccination and recognised veterinary certificate.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Lithuania
Telephone: 5246 2900. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0830-1645; Fri 0830-1300.
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the UK
Email address: Telephone: (0)20 7592 2840. Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 (consular section); Tues-Thurs 1500-1600 (visa section; appointments necessary).
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the USA
Telephone: (202) 234-5860. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1200 (consular and visa sections).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.