List of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter the Republic of Lithuania.
There are three kinds of visas that are issued at the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York:
- airport transit Schengen visa (A) - a visa valid for transit through the international transit areas of one or more airports of the Schengen Member States;
- short-stay Schengen 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) – a visa allowing to enter the Republic of Lithuania and stay in it for a period longer than three months. A single entry national visa shall be issued to an alien who has been granted a temporary or permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania. A multiple entry national visa shall be issued to an alien whose purpose of entry into the Republic of Lithuania is long term stay in the Republic of Lithuania.
If the alien intends to visit several Schengen states, she must apply either at the consulate of the member country which is her main destination, or if she plans to stay in all countries similar amount of days, at the consulate of the member country where the first entry to Schengen area is going to be made. The misuse of this rule most likely will prevent you from entering Schengen area in the future.
There is never a guarantee that you will be isued the visa.
The visa does not guarantee that you will be allowed to enter Schengen area.
The applicant has to be legal permanent resident of the country of residence.
The applicant may not apply more than 90 days before departure.
The applicant's passport must contain at least two blank pages.
The applicant's passport has to be issued less than 10 years before the date of application.
The applicant's passport has to be valid for more than 3 months after the intended departure from Lithuania/Schengen area.
It takes up to 10 business days to issue the visa. In some instances it may take up to 30 days to issue the visa. There is no express service.
The application must be submited in person. In exceptional cases the Consulate may waive this requirement when the applicant is known for his integrity and reliability.
The applicant may request to mail the passport back after the application for visa is examined. The request form (MS Word and PDF) and $20 fee is required to cover mailing expenses.
Information on the photographic specifications for the photograph to be submitted by applicants is here.
All documents mailed, faxed or emailed without the consent of the Consulate General will not be considered.
The consular fee for visa application is non-refundable.