Lithuania Visa Policy

Learn about the visa policy of Lithuania and whether or not you need a visa to travel to the country.

Visa Policy for Lithuania

The Lithuanian visa policy establishes if a foreign citizen needs a visa or not to enter the country. The visa requirements vary depending on nationality, as well as the purpose of the travel and the expected period of stay.

As Lithuania has signed the Schengen Agreement for passport-free travel alongside 25 other European countries, it shares the common Schengen visa policy.

More than 90 nationalities are currently able to gain entry to Lithuania and the other Schengen Area countries without a visa for varying periods of stay depending on their nationality.

Citizens of any Schengen country are able to enjoy freedom of movement to Lithuania and don’t need to obtain a visa. They are only required to present a National ID card at border control.

All other visa-exempt travelers are able to present a valid passport upon arrival to gain entry to Lithuania for a stay up to 90 days and for one of the permitted purposes for visa-free travel.

However, a new requirement for visa-exempt visitors from outside the Schengen zone will come into effect from 2024. This new regulation will require visa-free third nationals to pre-register for an electronic authorization (ETIAS) before traveling to Lithuania and any other Schengen country.

This online visa waiver for Lithuania is being implemented to strengthen external European borders. An approved ETIAS authorization will allow the holder to travel to all countries in the Schengen Area for multiple short stays during its validity, for tourism, business, medical or transit purposes.

All foreign citizens who are not visa-exempt for Lithuania will be required to apply for an embassy visa from a Lithuanian diplomatic government office in advance, no matter the duration and purpose of the stay.

Below you can find a complete list of visa requirements to travel to Lithuania from your country.

Tourist Visa Policy for Lithuania

Some foreign citizens who wish to travel to Lithuania for tourist reasons can travel visa-free, while citizens of other countries must obtain a visa in advance.

According to the Lithuanian visa policy, there are currently about 90 countries that can travel to Lithuania without a visa for tourism, and many of them also belong to the Schengen Area.

However, from 2024, all visa-free citizens from outside the Schengen zone will need to pre-register for ETIAS online to visit Lithuania for a short stay for tourism.

This online visa waiver is a multiple entry travel authorization that is being implemented to enhance the security of the borders of the Schengen Area. It will allow multiple short stays in Lithuania during its validity, for a maximum stay of 90 days with each entry.

The Lithuanian visa policy also states that citizens of 150 other countries must obtain a tourist visa at an embassy or consulate in advance.

This involves making a consular appointment at an overseas diplomatic mission of Lithuania, at least a few weeks before the trip to allow sufficient processing time.

Please see below for more information on tourist visa requirements for your nationality.

ETIAS for Lithuania

The ETIAS travel authorization for Lithuania will be implemented in 2024 and will become a mandatory requirement for all visa-free citizens to visit the country for a short stay.

ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. By pre-screening all applicants in the EU-LISA-managed security database, this electronic visa waiver system will allow authorities to further enhance border protection in the Schengen Area.

An approved ETIAS is a multi-entry travel authorization that will grant the holder entry to all European states in the Schengen Area during its period of validity.

ETIAS permits a total stay of 90 days with each entry and can be used for tourist travel, transit, business, or medical treatment. The authorization is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance or until the associated passport expires.

To obtain an ETIAS visa waiver, eligible citizens will need to complete a simple online application with basic biographical, passport, and travel details. It is also necessary to answer some security questions and pay an ETIAS application fee before submitting the form.

Once approved, an ETIAS authorization is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport, which must be valid for at least 3 months from the expected arrival date in the Schengen Area.

Browse the list below to see all the countries that will require an ETIAS online visa waiver to travel to Lithuania once it is implemented.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Lithuania’s visa policy states that citizens of more than 150 territories must obtain a Lithuanian Schengen visa (also known as an embassy visa) in advance of travel, regardless of the purpose and duration of the trip.

To apply for a Schengen visa for Lithuania, it is necessary to make an appointment at the nearest Lithuanian embassy or consulate to submit mandatory supporting documents.

Lithuanian embassy visa requirements state that the applicant must fill out a form with personal and passport data to bring along to the consular interview and indicate the visa type they need for the trip. This may be a tourist visa, business visa, work visa, study visa, or other visa option.

It is also necessary to provide a range of supporting documents, which will vary depending on nationality and purpose of travel. These may include evidence of travel insurance and proof of sufficient financial resources to cover the stay in Lithuania.

Applicants must also ensure that the passport used to apply for an embassy visa has a validity period of at least 6 months from the date of intended entry.

All embassy visa applications must be submitted at least 2 to 3 weeks before the planned travel dates to Lithuania, to ensure sufficient processing time.

Browse the list below to see if your nationality requires a Lithuanian embassy visa to travel to the country.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa Not Required

The Lithuanian visa policy states that there are currently more than 90 countries that can enter Lithuania without a visa.

All citizens of the member states of the Schengen area only need to present a valid identity card at an immigration checkpoint to enter Lithuania without a passport indefinitely for any purpose.

Passengers from all other countries that have a visa-free agreement with Lithuania must have a passport valid for at least 3 months from the scheduled arrival date to cross its borders for a maximum stay of up to 90 days.

However, from 2024, these passport holders must obtain an approved ETIAS travel authorization to visit Lithuania for the same period of time.

ETIAS will be available through a simple electronic application which will only take a few minutes to fill in and submit.

Once approved, an ETIAS for Lithuania is digitally linked to the traveler’s passport and valid for 3 years or until the same passport expires. It allows multiple entries of 90 days each during its validity and permits travel for purposes of tourism, business, medical treatment, or transit.

In order to visit Lithuania for other purposes or longer periods of stay, ETIAS-eligible citizens are required to apply for a Schengen visa at the nearest Lithuanian overseas government office.

Find the complete list of countries that can travel to Lithuania visa-free below.

Visa Not Required: Country list

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

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