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.
Is Lithuania in the European Union?
Lithuania is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area - meaning it is a member of the borderless travel area in Europe that covers much of the EU as well as other states who have signed the Schengen Agreement.
Is Lithuania a rich country?
Lithuania is considered a high-income country globally by the World Bank. Its GNI per capita, total income claimed by residents divided by the population, is about $15,000 per year, making it one of the less wealthy countries in the EU.
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.
Regular travelers may be able to obtain a multiple entry visa that is valid for a longer period but only allows you to stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a rolling period of 180 days. This is known as the 90/180 days rule.
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.
Is it easy to get a visa to Lithuania?
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 €22 ($24) per week 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 €328 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
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Frequently asked questions about getting a Lithuanian Schengen Visa
How long does it take to get a Lithuanian Visa?
The average visa processing time is two weeks - but you can begin the application process up to six months before you travel. It is best to apply at least a month before your trip to ensure it arrives on time.
Can I get a five-year Schengen Visa?
You can get a five-year multiple entry visa to Lithuania. It is granted to people that have obtained and lawfully used a previous multiple-entry visa valid for at least two years within the previous three years. Using this visa means you still cannot violate the 90/180 days rule.
What is a Type D visa in Lithuania?
A type D national visa is a visa that allows a non-EU citizen to enter the Republic of Lithuania and stay in it for a period longer than 90 days.