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Lithuania Tourist Visa - Definitive Guide

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. 

What is Lithuania Tourist Visa?

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.  

How to Apply for Lithuania Tourist Visa?

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 - 

  • Visit the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania and open the Lithuania tourist visa application form.
  • Fill in the application form. The form for the Schengen visa application is the same. You will simply have to mention your purpose of visit as ‘tourism’. 
  • Submit the application online and take a print out of the completed application form. 
  • Proceed to book an appointment at one of the embassy appointed Visa Application Centres (VAC) or directly at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania situated in New Delhi. You can do this by using the online services provided by the embassy or the VAC. 
  • Visit the appointment centre with the documents, the completed application form, and the fees in person. You will also have to submit the biometrics here. 

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. 

Eligibility for Lithuania tourist visa

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 - 

  • You must be living in the country you are lodging the application. If you are residing in a residence permit in any foreign nation, you may apply it to the corresponding visa authority in that country.
  • You must possess a valid passport.
  • Your primary purpose of the visit must be to take part in tourism activities.
  • You must possess sufficient funds to cover your expenses during the entire stay in the country.
  • You must apply for the permit only if -
    1. Lithuania is your only destination, or
    2. Lithuania is one of your multiple Schengen destinations, in which case you will be spending the majority of the time here, or, 
    3. Lithuania must be your port of entry into the Schengen region.

Documents Required for Lithuania Tourist Visa

As per the Lithuania tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens, the following are the list of documents you must submit for successful processing. 

  • A valid passport- 
    1. It must consist of at least 2 blank pages.
    2. It should not be older than 10 years.
    3. It should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country.
    4. Old passports, if any, are to be attached.
  • A covering letter - 
    1. This must include the applicant's details.
    2. It should clearly mention the source of funds.
    3. It should clearly state the purpose and duration of the visit.
    4. It should be signed by the applicant and addressed to the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.
  •  A letter of Invitation from the Migration Department of Lithuania permitting you to stay temporarily in Lithuania, or documents confirming the purpose and details of the planned visit such as tour itinerary prepared by a travel agency, hotel bookings, flight bookings, etc.
  • Medical travel insurance coverage up to at least 30000 Euros
  • Proof of occupation - 

Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc

  • Financial documents -

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. 

Photo Specification for Lithuania Tourist Visa

  • Dimensions: 35mm X 45mm
  • Colour: Coloured
  • Head must occupy the central position
  • Must be captured within the last 3 months
  • Background: Solid, plain white or grey
  • 80% face coverage
  • Neutral expression
  • Glasses: Non-thick framed and prescription glasses
  • Headgears - only for religious reasons
  • Facial hair - permitted

Processing Time for Lithuania Tourist Visa

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. 

Lithuania Tourist Visa Fee

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. 

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 7120.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 7120.0

After Submission

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. 

How to Check Visa Status?

While you are awaiting a response about your application, you can perform the Lithuania tourist visa status tracking by visiting and entering your reference number and date of birth. 

When you have this visa

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. 

  • Keep a note of the expiry date, duration of stay, as well as the number of entries mentioned on the visa sticker. You must abide by these factors. 
  • Carry all the travel documents before travelling including a personal ID. 
  • Ensure that you travel to Lithuania within 6 months of the issue date, or as required by the visa authority. After this date, your permit will become invalid. 
  • While you are travelling within the country, carry a copy of your travel documents with you. If you are travelling to other countries within the Schengen, you will have to carry your original travel documents.
  • While you are on a tourist permit, you cannot take part in work-related activities. However, you are allowed to engage in other activities that fall under the conditions, such as visiting friends, take up voluntary charity work, etc.
  • You will not be able to extend the tourist visa in normal conditions
  • You can move freely within the Schengen zone. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Extend My Lithuania Schengen Tourist Visa?

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. 

After Expiring My Lithuanian Tourist permit, How Long Can I Stay?

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. 

What is the Medical Test for Lithuania Schengen Tourist Visa?

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. 

Can I Convert My Lithuania Schengen Tourist Visa into a Work permit?

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. 

Can I Travel other Schengen and European countries on a Lithuanian Tourist Visa?

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.


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