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Visas

Created: 2015.01.26 / Updated: 2020.09.01 15:05

Schengen visa:

  1. airport transit visa (A) - a visa valid for transit through the international transit areas of one or more airports of the Schengen Member States (required only for citizens of certain countries);
  2. short-stay visa (C) – a visa valid for transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Schengen Member States of a duration of no more than three months in any six-month period from the date of first entry in the territory of the Schengen Member States.

National visa (D):

  1. national visa for a single entry (D) shall be issued to a person, who has been granted a permit of temporary or permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania by the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior.
  2. national visa for multiple entries (D) shall be issued if alien submits the documents proving that he/she intends to enter the Republic of Lithuania periodically or live there under 1 year,  while his/her main place of residence is in a foreign state and there is no requirement for an alien to get a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania.

Visa applications are only accepted at the Embassy of Lithuania in Georgia and registration via e-mail is necessary before submitting visa applications. Registration is done via e-mail [email protected] Applicant must provide his/her first name, surname, contact phone number, indicate type of the visa and the expected date of travel.

Minors under 12, whose documents for visa are submitted by their parents, must be also registered. Family members of citizens of states of the European Union, European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation may come without pre-registration during working hours of the consular section of the embassy.

The documents in the Embassy are returned on the basis of the receipt issued upon reception of visa applications.

ATTENTION:      

Starting from 1 January 2020, only the bank cards will be accepted as means of payment for the visa application processing fee, cash is no longer accepted.

If there is no possibility to pay with a bank card, it is possible to make a bank transfer in advance (in EUR) to the bank account of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Georgia, LT947300010144468709 (Swedbank). In the purpose of the payment, applicant must indicate the consular service, for which the consular fee is paid. If the transfer is made from a bank not operating in Lithuania, it must be executed in accordance with the terms of the international payment applied by the bank. The consular fee must be received before the consular service is provided, namely, before applicant’s arrival at the embassy, and the proof of the payment must be provided alongside other supporting documents.

All applicable fees imposed by the banks must be covered by the person making the transfer. Embassy does not cover the transfer fees.

The bank transfer must be made no later than one working day before the submission of the documents at the embassy.

 

Wire transfer instructions

Currency: EUR

Receiver: Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia, Krtsanisi 29, Tbilisi GE-0114, GEORGIA

IBAN: LT947300010144468709 (Swedbank)

SWIFT: HABALT22

Purpose of the payment: applicant must indicate the consular service, for which the consular fee is paid, as well as his/her name and surname.

Important: payment receipt must be presented to the embassy.

Lodging an application and supporting documents

Applications shall be lodged no more than six months, and for seafarers in the performance of their duties no more than nine months, before the start of the intended visit, and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit. In justified individual cases of urgency, the visa authority of the Republic of Lithuania or the central authorities may allow the lodging of applications later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit.

On the grounds of a threat to public policy, internal security, international relations or public health, a Schengen Member State may require the central authorities of other Schengen Member States to consult its central authorities during the examination of applications lodged by nationals of specific third countries or specific categories of such nationals. Such consultation shall not apply to applications for airport transit visas. For the attention of third-country nationals residing in Georgia: list of countries whose citizens or specific categories of citizens are subject to consultation procedures. If your country of citizenship is on this list, we recommend that you apply for a visa as early as possible, at least 15 calendar days before your expected trip.

At the time of submission of the first application, the applicant is required to appear in person.

Each applicant shall submit a manually or electronically completed application form in Lithuanian or English. The application form shall be signed. Persons included in the applicant’s travel document shall submit a separate application form. Minors shall submit an application form signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship.

The applicant shall present a valid travel document satisfying the following criteria:

  • its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States. However, in a justified case of emergency, this obligation may be waived;
  • it shall contain at least two blank pages;
  • it shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.

The following biometric identifiers of the applicant shall be collected:

  • a photograph (according to this sample), scanned or taken at the time of application, and
  • 10 fingerprints taken flat and collected digitally.

Where fingerprints as part of an earlier application were collected for the first time less than 59 months before the date of the new application, they shall be copied to the subsequent application. If at the time when the application is lodged, it cannot be immediately confirmed that the fingerprints were collected within the period of 59 months, the applicant may request that they be collected.

The following applicants shall be exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints:

  • children under the age of 12;
  • persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If the fingerprinting of fewer than 10 fingers is possible, the maximum number of fingerprints shall be taken. However, should the impossibility be temporary, the applicant shall be required to give the fingerprints at the following application;
  • heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Schengen Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose;
  • sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Schengen Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose.

However, where there is reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant, the visa authority of the Republic of Lithuania shall collect fingerprints within the period of 59 months.

Applicants shall pay a visa fee.

Schengen visas

Citizens of Georgia, who hold biometric passports, do not require a visa for a short-term travel (up to 90 days per 180 days period) to the Schengen area.

The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Georgia represents Slovakia in issuing Schengen visas.

Visa authorities of the Republic of Lithuania are competent for examining and deciding on an application for a uniform visa if:

a) Lithuanian territory constitutes the sole destination of the visit(s);

b) if the visit includes more than one destination, or if several separate visits are to be carried out within a period of two months, Lithuanian territory shall constitute the main destination of the visit(s) in terms of the length of stay, counted in days, or the purpose of stay; or

c) if no main destination can be determined, Lithuanian external border should be first the applicant intends to cross in order to enter the territory of Schengen Member States.

Visa authorities of the Republic of Lithuania are competent for examining and deciding on an application for a uniform visa for the purpose of transit if:

a) in the case of transit through Lithuania only; or

b) in the case of transit through several Schengen Member States, Lithuanian external border should be first the applicant intends to cross to start the transit.

An application shall be examined and decided on by the visa authority of the Republic of Lithuania in whose jurisdiction the applicant legally resides. Citizens of other countries, who require a Schengen visa, can apply to the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Tbilisi if they can justify their long-term legal stay in Georgia (holding a residence permit or other document confirming their long-term stay status). The visa authority of the Republic of Lithuania shall examine and decide on an application lodged by a third-country national legally present but not residing in its jurisdiction, if the applicant has provided justification for lodging the application at that visa authority.

Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee (Russia, Ukraine and other states have concluded visa facilitation agreements with the European Union, their list and information about specific conditions applied to their citizens may be found here) and provide the following necessary documents:

  1. a valid travel document;
  2. electronic application for a Schengen visa, completed, printed and signed (in the field 36 and last page);
  3. one 35 x 45 mm color photograph affixed to the application, appropriate to the age of the person. If a person has to cover his head due to religious reasons, the head cover may not cover the face of the person. The background of the photo should be bright, plain and even;
  4. a valid document confirming possession of a medical insurance with the coverage of 30 thousand euros;
  5. documents indicating the purpose of the journey. A comprehensive list of documents required has been established by the EU Commission Implementing Decision 29.4.2014 C(2014) 2737;
  6. documents indicating the accommodation and/or proof of sufficient means to pay for the accommodation;
  7. documents indicating that a person submitting an application for a visa is in possession of adequate means of subsistence (40 EUR per day) for the intended period of stay as well as for the return to his country of origin or country of residence or for travelling to a third country, to which he would definitely be accepted or may legally receive such means of subsistence. This requirement is not applicable for minors travelling with their adult family members;
  8. when a visa is issued to a person on the basis of an invitation, the amount of funds necessary for an incoming person to stay in the Republic of Lithuania is 20 euros per day, more information on submitting a mediation letter (invitation);
  9. information helping to access whether a person submitting an application for a visa intends to depart from the Schengen area until the expiration date of the visa that (s)he applies to be issued.

The submitted documents must be in Lithuanian or English. The documents in Georgian are also accepted, in case the written translation to Lithuanian or English is provided.

According to the Visa Code of the European Union, the consular officers of the Embassy have a right to invite the applicant for a personal interview and / or to ask him/ her to submit additional documents.

Starting from 2 February 2020, visa application processing fees are changing. Fee for the processing of visa application of children from 6 to 12 years - 40 EUR, of others - 80 EUR.

If a person wishes to enter the Republic of Lithuania for multiple times, (s)he must also submit documents confirming the necessity of multiple entries.

Person, to whom a multiple-entry visa was issued, may enter and stay in the Schengen area during the period of the visa validity, but for no more than 90 days in a 180-days period. If you visit the Schengen area frequently, we recommend using a visa calculator.

ATTENTION:       

There are no guarantees given beforehand that the visa will be issued.

The mere fact of obtaining a uniform visa or a visa with limited territorial validity does not automatically confer an entry right. Visa holders at the border checkpoint are required to provide evidence that they fulfill the conditions for entry.

National visas

National visas are issued for a maximum period of 1 year;

In order to obtain a multiple entry national visa, an alien must pay a non-refundable application fee of 120 EUR and submit the following documents:

  • a valid travel document;
  • a completed and signed (in the field 36 and on the last page) application form for national D visa;
  • one 35 x 45 colour photo corresponding the person’s age, affixed to the application form;
  • a document confirming possession of a health insurance valid during the whole period of his/her stay in Lithuania. Insurance must be valid in all Schengen countries. Proof of the health insurance shall be provided upon request of the visa issuing authority. Health insurance must cover the costs of emergency medical care as defined in the Law on the Healthcare System of the Republic of Lithuania and all the costs related to returning an alien to a foreign country for health reasons (transportation, including an escort of a health care professional (s)). The coverage must not be less than 30,000 EUR.
  • a document certifying that (s)he is in possession of adequate means of subsistence and/or receive regular income to survive in the Republic of Lithuania and has enough resources to return to the country of origin or foreign country to which he has a right to travel;
  • documents proving one of the grounds of issuance of national visa, as is stated in Visa description; for more information regarding necessary documents please refer to the website of Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania;

In order to obtain a single entry national visa, an alien must submit the following documents:

  • a valid travel document, whose period of validity must be at least three months longer than the period of validity of a Schengen visa requested to be issued. It must contain at least two empty pages and must be issued within the past ten years;
  • a completed and signed (in the field 36 and on the last page) application form for national D visa;
  • one 35 x 45 colour photo corresponding the person’s age, affixed to the application form;
  • a document confirming possession of a health insurance valid during the whole period of his/her stay in Lithuania. Insurance must be valid in all Schengen States. Proof of the health insurance shall be provided upon request of the visa issuing authority. Health insurance must cover the costs of emergency medical care as defined in the Law on the Healthcare System of the Republic of Lithuania and all the costs related to returning an alien to a foreign country for health reasons (transportation, including escort of a personal health care professional (s)). The coverage must not be less than 30,000 EUR;
  • notification issued by the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania of the decision to grant an alien a temporary or permanent residence permit, or notification issued by the Migration Department of the decision to replace the alien's temporary or permanent residence permit, or notice of a loss of a temporary or permanent residence permit abroad.

You can find more information in the following link.

The submitted documents must be in Lithuanian or English. The documents in Georgian are also accepted, in case the written translation to Lithuanian or English is provided.

According to the Visa Code of the European Union, the consular officers of the Embassy have a right to invite the applicant for a personal interview and/or to ask him/her to submit additional documents.

An alien who intends to live (for the second year) in the Republic of Lithuania, shall submit the application and the documents for the issuance of permission to temporarily reside in the Republic of Lithuania not later than six months before the expiration date of a current multiple entry national visa (D), to a Migration Service of a territorial police office, based on place of residence.

For the period of the validity of the visa issued, the inviting establishment of the Republic of Lithuania remains obligated to cover the expenses of alien’s return to a country, to which (s)he has a right to travel.

When an application is admissible, the competent consulate shall stamp the applicant’s travel document. This stamp has no legal implications.

Decision on the application

Applications shall be decided on within 7-15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.

Applicants who have been refused a visa receives are notified by means of the standard form on the refusal, annulment or revocation of the visa, stating the reasons for the decision. Applicants have the right to appeal against the decisions to the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Žygimantų St. 2, LT-01102 Vilnius, tel .: +370 5 264 8703) within 14 days from the date of the delivery of the decision. In accordance with the procedure established by the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Legal Status of Aliens and the Law on Administrative Proceedings of the Republic of Lithuania, an appeal must be lodged in Lithuanian, and documents written in other languages must be translated into Lithuanian and approved in accordance with the established procedure. A stamp duty of EUR 30 must be paid for the appeal (if the appeal is lodged to a court only by electronic means, 75 % of the amount of the stamp duty must be paid).

A decision on a refusal to issue a visa is not a subject of administrative appeal.

Mere possession of a uniform visa or a visa with limited territorial validity shall not confer an automatic right of entry. Visa holders at the external border are required to provide evidence that they fulfil the entry conditions as they set in Article 6 of the Schengen Borders Code.

Complaints procedure

Applicants may lodge complaints about the conduct of staff at visa authorities of the Republic of Lithuania and, where applicable, of the external service providers or the application process. In accordance with the Article 2 p. 5 of the 1999 June 17 Law on Public Administration of the Republic of Lithuania No. VIII-1234, a complaint is a written application of a person to a public administration entity, stating that his or her rights or legitimate interests have been violated and asking to defend them. Pursuant to Article 3 p. 8, the complaint shall be lodged to the visa authority of the Republic of Lithuania concerned or directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Complaints are examined in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 14 and Section 3 of the Law, decisions on appeals shall be taken within 20 working days. Where, for objective reasons, the complaint cannot be dealt with within that period, the period may be extended, but for no longer than 10 working days. The person shall be notified in writing of the extension within 2 working days and the reasons for the extension shall be indicated.

Visa application processing fees

  • Schengen visa – 80 EUR;
  • national visa – 120 EUR.

In accordance with the Law on Consular Fees of the Republic of Lithuania, no consular fee shall be charged for:

  • processing of visa applications of family members of citizens of the European Union or a member state of the European Free Trade Association, who are third-country nationals, as well as family members of citizens of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • processing of visa applications of children under the age of 6;
  • processing of visa applications of pupils, students and accompanying teachers or lecturers, who are traveling for educational purposes and have submitted supporting documents;
  • processing of visa applications of researchers who are traveling in the European Union and in the member states of the European Free Trade Association for the purpose of carrying out research and have submitted supporting documents;
  • processing of visa applications of national visas for foreigners holding diplomatic or service passports or equivalent travel documents and their entry to the Republic of Lithuania is related to the promotion of cultural, foreign policy, development cooperation policy or other areas of public interest;
  • processing of visa applications of foreigners traveling to the Republic of Lithuania to attend official meetings organized by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the Seimas, the Government or ministries;
  • processing of visa applications of foreigners, who are going to visit a seriously ill close relative or a family member, or are going to the funeral of a close relative or a family member, or of foreigners visiting a grave of a close relative or a family member located in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania twice a year, who have submitted supporting documents;
  • processing of visa applications of foreigners of Lithuanian origin, who have submitted supporting documents or a certificate of Lithuanian origin issued by a consular post in accordance with the procedure approved by the Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • processing of visa applications of foreigners, who have retained the right to citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania and foreigners, who have the right to restore the citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania and have submitted supporting documents;
  • in exceptional cases, other than those provided above, based on the decision of the official who heads a consulate acting as a consular officer, processing of visa applications of foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania for cultural, foreign policy, development cooperation or other purposes or for humanitarian reasons;
  • processing of visa applications of national singe entry visas at consular posts of foreigners, to whom a residence permit of the Republic of Lithuania has been granted;
  • representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.

Family members of an EU citizen or a citizen of an EFTA Member State

According to the Article 21 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, every citizen of the Union shall have the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States, subject to the limitations and conditions laid down in the Treaties and by the measures adopted to give them effect. These restrictions and conditions are, among others, set out in Directive 2004/38 / EC13 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States. If applicants meet the status of a family member of an EU citizen as laid down in the Directive, the visa authority of the Republic of Lithuania will give them every opportunity to obtain the required visa and provide them with the best conditions to obtain it*, including:

  • no visa fee;
  • visas are issued as soon as possible (the processing of a visa application for more than 15 days can only be exceptional and duly justified), and an appointment should be made on more favourable conditions than for other third-country nationals;
  • a limited list of supporting documents (a proof that there is an EU citizen, from whom certain rights are derived, that the visa applicant is a member of the family of such an EU citizen and that the person applying for a visa accompanies the EU citizen in the host Schengen Member State, or joins him or her there).

* The same conditions also apply to family members of a national of an EFTA (European Free Trade Association) Member State.

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