Lithuanian embassies and consulates
Lithuania has around 40 embassies and 17 consulates spread all over the world - meaning it does not have formal missions in every country. If there is not one where you live, then officials from another Schengen nation, or a visa applications partner, such as VFS Global, will act on the country’s behalf.
Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa at a Lithuanian embassy or consulate?
If you are traveling to Lithuania from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, of which Lithuania is a member, you will need a short-stay Schengen Visa for trips lasting up to 90 days, and a residence permit and work or study visa if you plan to stay longer. You will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence - or at a visa center acting on the nation’s behalf.
What services do Lithuania’s embassies and consulates provide?
Officials at Lithuanian embassies and consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration and asylum issues - such as issuing Lithuania Schengen Visas. They may also encourage tourism to the country by providing information to potential tourists or business visitors.
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below you will find a list of the cities where the Lithuanian embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Lithuanian mission on the foreign ministry website. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Lithuanian foreign ministry website : uk.mfa.lt/uk/en/
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in the U.S.
Lithuania has an embassy in Washington, D.C., and consular missions in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in the U.K.
Lithuania has an embassy in London.
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in China
Lithuania has an embassy in Beijing.
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in India
Lithuania has an embassy in New Delhi and visa application centers in Mumbai and Bangalore.
Lithuanian embassy and consulates in Indonesia
Lithuania does not have an embassy in Indonesia - its mission is based at its Japanese embassy.
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in Brazil
Lithuania has a consulate in Sao Paulo.
Lithuanian embassies and consulates in Mexico
Lithuania does not have an embassy in Mexico. The nation has a joint mission based in the U.S. in Washington, D.C.
Do I have to apply for a Lithuanian Schengen Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Lithuania’s embassy or consulate officials do not process initial applications or conduct visa application interviews, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Lithuania is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation. They will have application centers in many more cities than where Lithuania has an embassy or consulate. For example, in China, there are application centers in major cities including X’ian, Chengdu, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenyang, Kunming, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha.
Employees at VFS can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. The company’s website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
What if Lithuania does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
Lithuania does not have an embassy or consulate in every state, so if there isn’t one in your country, then officials from another Schengen country, or a visa applications partner, such as VFS Global, will act on the nation’s behalf.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Lithuania you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Lithuania, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Lithuanian embassies/consulates and Schengen Visas
How long will it take the Lithuanian embassy or consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
Processing your Lithuanian Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation, but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
If the Lithuanian embassy refuses my Schengen Visa, can I appeal?
Yes. You can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons - but your appeal may not be successful.
Will I have to turn up in person to be interviewed when obtaining my Lithuanian Schengen Visa?
Yes. You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents submitted alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data.