Applying for Schengen Visa to Lithuania
Visiting Lithuania on a Schengen Visa
Lithuania, one of the Baltic states, is something of an undiscovered gem in Europe. Despite its beautiful spa towns and seaside resorts, it’s not as frequently visited as some of the continent’s more famous countries.
When traveling to Lithuania for a visit lasting fewer than 90 days, you will need a Lithuania Schengen Visa, as it is part of the Schengen Area of European countries that have abolished border controls between each other.
If you are planning to go on a visit, study, work or reside in Lithuania for a longer period, you will have to apply for a different Lithuania Schengen Visa.
Who needs a Schengen Visa to enter Lithuania?
If you are traveling to Lithuania, you will need a Schengen Visa if you are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with the area, or if you have been refused visa-free travel. In general, Lithuania is the easiest country to obtain a Schengen Visa from, with officials granting 98.7 percent of applications.
The standard fee for processing your Schengen Visa application is €80 for adults and €40 for minors.
How do I apply for a Schengen Visa to Lithuania?
You will need to fill in a Schengen Visa application form for Lithuania, and obtain supporting documents including - two recently taken passport-style photos, a passport or other travel documents that are less than 10 years old and valid for at least three months after your departure date from the Schengen Area. You will also need travel and medical insurance covering you up to costs of €30,000, a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation during your stay, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence during your stay. When applying for Lithuania, you must show embassy staff you have at least €40 per day of your stay. Those planning to work or study for longer periods will need additional documents.
Requirements for a work, business or student visa
If you’re applying for a work visa to Lithuania, you will need to provide the embassy/consulate with documents that prove you meet the Lithuania Schengen Visa requirements based on your employment status.
A foreigner coming to Lithuania to work must have at least one year of work experience within the last two years in a field appropriate to their area of work, and documents proving this.
If employed, you need an employment contract, a current bank statement, a no objection letter from your employer giving you leave to travel, and an income tax return. If self-employed, you will need a copy of your business license, company bank statements, and income tax returns. You will also need an invitation letter regardless of whether you are applying for a longer work visa or a short-stay Schengen Visa for business.
Student visas require proof of enrolment at a Lithuania institution, a no objection letter from your place of study in your homeland, and an invitation letter.
Where do I apply for a Lithuanian Visa?
You will need to apply to the Lithuanian embassy or consulate in your country of residence, or a visa application center acting on their behalf. The official visa partner of Lithuania is VFS Global - so they may act on Lithuania’s behalf in your country.
Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?
Those traveling to the Schengen Area, including Lithuania, need travel cover, and 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.
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- What is the Schengen Agreement ?
- All you need to know about border control in the Schengen Area
- What does Schengen mean ?
- What is the Schengen acquis ?
Frequently asked questions about getting a Lithuanian Schengen Visa
The processing time for a 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.
Yes you can extend your Lithuania short-stay visa but only in exceptional cases or emergencies.
Yes your visa could be revoked if you no longer meet the criteria your visa was issued under.