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Lithuanian passport and ID card

Created: 2015.12.11 / Updated: 2018.02.09 09:12

General requirements

The application for Lithuanian passport and ID card may be placed only by Lithuanian citizen in person. The application for a child under 1 may be placed by one of the parents without the participation of the child.

Every applicant has to make an appointment during consular admission hours. Please make plans for the collection of the passport/ID card before the application (information at the bottom).

A child under 16 has to be accompanied by a parent with the valid passport. If parents are divorced, the court order which determines the child’s residency with that particular parent or consent letter of that parent has to be presented. If the application is for the renewal of the Lithuanian passport/ID card, a child over 16 may apply and collect the new passport/ID card alone.

The renewal of the lost/stolen passport/ID card and the issuance of the first passport/ID card will take about 2 months. The renewal of a passport issued after 2003 or any ID card will take up to 1 month.

Lithuanian ID card is accepted in the European Union and several other countries as a valid travel/identity document. ID card is issued with the chip inside and together with the sealed passcode which allow Lithuanians over 14 to connect to Lithuanian E-Government Gateway, using electronic signature, and to obtain constantly expanding government/administrative services online.

Lithuanian passport/ID card is valid 10 years for people over 16, 5 years for children over 5 and under 16 and 2 years for children under 5.

The list of the requirements for the first passport/ID card (the citizenship was reinstated):

  • 2 passport photos.
  • Valid South African passport.
  • In some instances - the original decision of the Migration Department on the reinstatement of Lithuanian citizenship (Usually, within 2-3 weeks after the citizenship was reinstated).
  • Consular fee.

The list of the requirements for the first passport/ID card (for a child born to a Lithuanian citizen)

  • 2 passport photos.
  • Valid South African passport.
  • Valid passport of the parent.
  • If the birth of the child was not registered in Lithuania- the application for the registration of birth. For children, born before 1 April 2011, email the embassy for detailed instructions.
  • Consular fee.

The list of the requirements for the renewal of an old passport/ID card (personal information does not change):

The list of the requirements for the renewal of a lost/stolen passport/ID card (personal information does not change):

The options for new passport/ID card collection

An adult over 16 may collect his/her new passport/ID card and the passcode for the ID card in person. A parent may collect the passport/ID card of the child in person without the participation of the child. The old Lithuanian passport/ID card have to be presented at the pickup (if issued; if not- your valid South African passport).

You may choose a person who will collect your new passport/ID card. During the application, you have to provide his/her full name, birthdate and passport number. His/her valid passport with the previously indicated number has to be presented during the pickup together with your old Lithuanian passport/ID card (if issued; if not- your valid South African passport). The passcode for the ID card will be destroyed.

Through reliable currier as DHL, FedEx, etc. You will have to sign a form during the application. Once we inform you that your passport/ID card arrived, you will have to contact the currier, pay for their services and arrange the pickup during our consular admission hours. The separate pickup in the same fashion will have to be arranged for the passcode for the ID card.

The passport/ID card may be picked up by a person with the power of attorney, certified with Apostille, and his/her valid passport (indicated in detail in the power of attorney). Your old Lithuanian passport/ID card have to be presented at the pickup (if issued; if not- a valid South African passport). The passcode for the ID card will be destroyed.

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