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Visas

Created: 2015.01.26 / Updated: 2020.02.13 09:53

Schengen visa (C):

  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.

It usually takes 7-15 calendar days to process visa application. 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.

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

FOR YOUR 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.

FOR YOUR ATTENTION:

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.

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.

Starting from 2 February 2020, applications shall be lodged no more than six months and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended travel. In justified individual cases of urgency, the Embassy may allow the lodging of applications later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit.

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). In this case, citizens 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:

  • a valid travel document, the validity of which must be at least three months longer than the period of validity of the visa applied for. It must have at least two blank pages and be issued in the last ten years;
  • electronic application for a Schengen visa, completed, printed and signed (in the field 36 and last page);
  • 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;
  • a valid document confirming possession of a medical insurance with the coverage of 30 thousand euros;
  • 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;
  • documents indicating the accommodation and/or proof of sufficient means to pay for the accommodation;
  • 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;
  • 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);
  • 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.

When an applicant is applying for a Schengen visa, his/her fingerprints must be scanned. Children younger than 12 years old are not required to submit their fingerprints. The fingerprints are stored in the database of the Visa information system for 5 years. Within this period, there is no need to resubmit the fingerprints for scanning when applying for new Schengen visas at any consular post of states belonging to the Schengen area.

In accordance with the Law on Legal Status of Aliens of the Republic of Lithuania and the Law on Administrative Proceedings of the Republic of Lithuania, decision to refuse/annul/revoke a visa might be appealed to the Vilnius District Administrative Court within 14 days from a day of service of a decision.

FOR YOUR 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, whose period of validity must be at least three months longer than the period of validity of a national 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 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.

When an applicant is applying for a national visa, his/her fingerprints must be scanned. Children younger than 12 years old are not required to submit their fingerprints. The fingerprints are stored in the database of the Visa information system for 5 years.

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.

Decision regarding the visa application is taken within 15 calendar days from the date of the submission of the application. This period may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further examination of the application is needed. Applicants who have been refused a visa shall receive a standard form of the notification indicating the grounds for refusal, annulment or revocation of the visa. Applicants have the right to appeal against such decisions to the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court within 14 days of the date of service of the decision (Žygimantai str. 2, LT-01102 Vilnius, +370 5 264 8703). In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Legal Status of Aliens and the Law on Administrative Proceedings of the Republic of Lithuania, the complaint must be submitted in writing in Lithuanian language and documents drawn up in other languages ​​must be translated into Lithuanian and validated in accordance with the established procedure. There is a fee of EUR 30 for an appeal (75% of the fee is payable if appeal is submitted by electronic means only).

The decision to refuse a visa shall not be subject to administrative appeal.

Having a visa does not automatically entitle you to entry. Visa holders at the external border are required to provide proof that they fulfill the conditions for entry as stated in the Article 6 of the Schengen Borders Code.

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.

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