The pine forests, stunning coastlines lined with sand dunes, washed up amber, the medieval and Gothic architecture in the capital city of Vilnius are just a few of the visual treats Lithuania offers to its tourists. Thanks to the Lithuania tourist visa, this Schengen nation has opened its arms to foreign tourists for quite some time now.
Sometimes known as the Lithuania Schengen tourist visa, this category of the Schengen C type is issued for tourists visiting Lithuania for the sole purpose of tourism. It is issued for a maximum stay duration of 90 days in a 180-day period and can be obtained with a single-entry, double-entry, or even multiple entry options. Being a Schengen, this permit can also be used to enter other Schengen countries provided that you meet the conditions.
The process of applying for the Lithuania tourist visa from India is done mainly online. However, the document and application submission has to be done offline at the embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, or one of the VACs located across India. However, before starting the application, it is extremely important to determine if you are eligible to travel to the country as a tourist. After this, you obtain all the documents necessary for the process. You may then proceed to make the application as follows -
Please note that if you have already submitted your biometrics for a Schengen visa in the past 5 years, your data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) and can be copied and used. In this case, you do not have to provide your biometrics again. Also, note that you submit genuine documents and correct information. Providing false information and fake documents are grounds for automatic Schengen visa rejection.
To be able to successfully obtain the tourist permit, you must meet the conditions pertaining to it. The following are the eligibility criteria for the same -
As per the Lithuania tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens, the following are the list of documents you must submit for successful processing.
Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc
Financial documents such as bank statements of the past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.
Please note that you must carry all the original copies of the documents. However, you may only have to submit photocopies for a few of these types as you will not receive them back.
The time taken to process a Lithuanian permit depends on a few factors such as the volume of applications at the embassy, the entry type, the validity of the period, as well as on your previous travel history. If you have a clean travel history, and if you have been issued visas for the Schengen, US, UK, Canada, or Australia in the past, your application may be processed faster. Normally, it is processed in about 15 working days. However, since this may increase significantly, it is suggested that you apply well in advance.
The total fee for the visa depends on factors such as the number of entries, biometric charges, as well as any service charges levied by the VAC. It can also vary depending upon the currency exchange rates. As a result, you must check the exact amount before making the application.
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Once you have successfully submitted the application, your application will be processed according to the above-mentioned factors. Please note that even if you have made your application at a VAC, the processing is done solely by the embassy. The VAC has no say in the processing. If approved, you can pick up your visa from the VAC directly, or you can have them delivered to you for an additional charge.
While you are awaiting a response about your application, you can perform the Lithuania tourist visa status tracking by visiting https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/Global-Passporttracking/Track and entering your reference number and date of birth.
Once you are in possession of this permit, it does not mean direct entry. You will still have to follow certain conditions to have a smooth entry into the country as well as stay in Lithuania.
Being a sub-category of the Lithuanian Schengen visa, these cannot be extended in normal conditions. However, in certain cases such as a Force Majeure, or in cases of other humanitarian reasons for stay, you may be granted an extension. In all other cases, you must leave the country.
Once you have expired the tourist permit, you cannot stay back in the country any longer. You must leave the country immediately. As per the regulations, you are supposed to exit the country before the date of expiry. Staying back after this is considered as an offence and can get you deported, and in certain cases, be banned from entering the Schengen region again.
As the tourist category falls under the short term permits, it is issued for a maximum of 90 days stay. As a result, there are no mandatory medical test requirements. However, you will still need medical travel insurance. In either case, it is suggested that you get a medical test done before travelling to a foreign country.
No, similar to all other Schengen short term categories, you cannot convert a tourist permit into other categories. You are also prevented from working or taking up paid positions while you are in the country. If you want to get a work permit, you must apply for it once you are back in your home country.
Yes, you are permitted to visit other Schengen countries with the Lithuanian tourist permit. Being a Schengen country themselves, Lithuania takes part in the visa-free arrangement. As a result, you can enter other Schengen countries as long as you meet their entry requirements. However, you cannot visit all the European nations. You can only visit the European countries that are a part of the Schengen. Apart from this, you may visit certain countries that permit you entry with a Schengen visa. Eg: - Croatia.