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Since 2004, Lithuania has been a member of the European Union. It signed the Schengen agreement in 2007, and since then, travelers with a Schengen visa have been able to enter Lithuania for stays of up to 90 days within 6-month periods.
If you are an EU/EEA national, you may enter Lithuania with only an identification document/passport. If you are a non-EU/EEA traveler and want to visit Lithuania for up to 90 days, you will need a Lithuanian Schengen Visa.
We advise you to make an applications as soon as possible. This ensures approval for your visa to Lithuania in time for your trip. Please note you will not be allowed on a flight without a valid visa document.
Lithuania Schengen C-Visas
The Schengen area consists of 27 European countries which includes Lithuania. The area acts as a single jurisdiction for international travel with a common visa policy.
If you are third-country national, you will need a visa to enter Lithuania. In fact, you will need a visa to enter any other Schengen country. Short-stay Schengen C-visas permit stays of up to 90 days. While a national D-visa/residence permit is for more extended stays in the country.
There is a criteria for travellers to follow in regards to what documentation is required when trying to obtain a visa to Lithuania. The criteria is listed below.
Completed Lithuania Application Form
Two photos for passports.
Your valid passport.
Copies of all of your prior visas.
Lithuania Travel Insurance Coverage.
Evidence of mode of transportation.
There are different types of Schengen visas for travel to Lithuania depending on the purpose of your visit. Here are some of the most common types:
-Tourist: For visitors going to Lithuania for holidays / vacations
-Business: This option is for business people who need to attend meetings, training, conferences etc..
-Family/Friend Visit: If you have relatives or friends in Lithuania, you can choose this option for your Schengen visa.
The requirements for a Lithuania visa vary depending on your nationality. The application process typically takes several weeks, so it is important to start the process well in advance of your travel date.
Visa appointment wait times can vary from situation to situation. The seasonal volume of work and number of pending applicants also affect the estimated duration of the wait. However, the majority of wait times range between 60 and 120 days.
We can assist you with the appointment booking process to increase your chances of finding a suitable date. Appointments are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed so we advise that you do not pay for any non-refundable flights or accomodation to avoid financial losses.
Processing time for Lithuania visas
In most cases, the Lithuanian Schengen visa processing time is 15 days, but it can take up to 60 days.
Who can travel to Lithuania without a visa?
Citizens of most European Union (EU) countries and some other countries can travel to Lithuania without a visa for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. These countries include:
-EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
-Other countries: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Serbia, Seychelles, South Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City.
Citizens of other countries may need to apply for a visa in advance of their travel to Lithuania.
For detailed information on specific parts of the Lithuanian visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any detailed information, please contact us via email.
|EU Visa News|
|EU Visa Fees|
|Schengen Visa Types|
|How to submit a Visa Application|
The Schengen Area is a zone in which 27 European countries have abolished their internal borders to allow for free and unrestricted movement of people:
What to do if your Lithuania visa is refused?
If your Lithuania visa is refused, you will receive a letter from the Lithuanian embassy or consulate stating the reason for the refusal. The most common reasons for visa refusal are:
-Incomplete application: Your application may have been incomplete or inaccurate.
-Insufficient documentation: You may not have provided all of the required documentation.
-Negative immigration history: You may have a negative immigration history in Lithuania or in another country.
-Security concerns: The Lithuanian authorities may have security concerns about your visit.
If your visa is refused, you have the right to appeal the decision. You can appeal the decision by writing to the Lithuanian embassy or consulate that refused your visa. You will need to provide additional information to support your appeal.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you may be able to apply for a visa again. However, you will need to address the reasons for the original refusal in your new application.
Lithuania has the simplest visa application process in Europe. It has a 98.7 percent acceptance rate and is the simplest Schengen visa to obtain. Approximately 1.3% of Schengen visa applications from Lithuania are denied.
Lithuania is one of the Schengen agreement’s member states. With a Schengen visa, it is possible to travel to Lithuania and the other 26 Schengen states.
Documentation of appropriate financial means (150 EUR each month of intended stay); bank statement for the previous three months.
This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally your first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future Visa Applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.