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Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Pretoria in cooperation with the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre and Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History presented the temporary exhibition “Vilna Ghetto posters” in an event held on 18 September 2022 in Johannesburg to commemorate the Day of Remembrance for Jewish Victims of Genocide in Lithuania.

Consular Announcement Added2022.09.19

Due to an annual leave of the Consul, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Pretoria will limit the scope of the consular services from 22 September till 11 October 2022. We will not accept visa applications, perform notary services and civil status registration and issue consular certificates during this period. We will continue to accept applications for the Lithuanian passports. Apologies for any inconvenience that may cause.

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On 8 September 2022, Lithuanian Embassy in South Africa signed Contribution Agreement with Project CodeX Foundation for the implementation of the development cooperation project “From unemployed youth to skilled coders, building the tech industry in South Africa” to contribute 10 000 euros towards it. The goal of the project is to find candidates with high potential to succeed in a coding career, reaching out to young people from communities that are not exposed to tech and tech careers, Embassy of Lithuania

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On September 6, 2022 South African Jewish Museum hosted a preview of the Kaunas Kantata, set to premiere at the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 celebrations in Lithuania on September 30 - October 1.

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The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of South Africa Mr Ivor Geoffrey Feinberg passed away on 4 June 2022, in Johannesburg. Mr Feinberg has served as the Honorary Consul of Lithuania since 22 July 2005, for nearly seventeen years.

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On 11 March, on the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, the Embassy in Pretoria hosted a reception for representatives of the South African government, organizations and businesses, as well as members of the Lithuanian and diplomatic community.

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The Lithuanian Education Exchanges Support Foundation has announced calls for applications for Lithuanian State Scholarships for the year 2022 in Lithuanian universities.

As of Tuesday, 15 February 2022, travel restrictions on arrivals to Lithuania from the countries of the European Economic Area has been eased – a negative test result for COVID-19 is not required even for the unvaccinated and non-recovered travellers.

The ban on all other third-country nationals and legal residents to enter Lithuania is  in force, however, exemptions will continue to apply to persons vaccinated with vaccines recognized in Lithuania (the person must be vaccinated with a booster dose 270 days after the full vaccination), representatives of professions approved by the Government Resolution, and other persons specified in the Resolution. Travelers who do not meet the vaccination or recovery criteria will be required to get a PCR test prior to travel (those arriving in a private vehicle will be required to get a PCR test before the trip or to register for a chargeable PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of their arrival in Lithuania).

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Read the Cape Jewish Chronicle's article on Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022 

Evoking Jewish memory of the city

Kaunas, Lithuania was named European Capital of Culture 2022 by the European Commission jury in 2017.

It is one of the European Union’s most successful cultural projects, funded by city municipalities and national governments. It is an opportunity to explore the city’s identity through art and cultural projects, and to speak out on issues relevant to today’s world.

The city’s multi-ethnic history and Jewish memory are some of the main themes of Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022. Kaunas 2022 Memory Office programme is dedicated to bringing the city’s history up to date and awakening its memory. Most of the Memory Office programme in 2022 will be dedicated to art and cultural projects that speak about the city’s Jewish memory.

Dear Visitor,

The quality of the services provided by the embassy is extremely important to me. Unfortunately, I recently learned of several instances where our visitors have encountered low standards of service. I apologize to those who have been mistreated in the consular section of the embassy. From now on, the embassy is implementing much stricter quality control measures and I hope that this will significantly improve the quality of our services.

Always leave your feedback on the quality of service after the visit. It is very important to us.

Thank you!

Your ambassador Dainius Junevičius

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We are happy to present the final concert of the Lithuanian classical music series 2021 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Lithuania and South Africa.

We do hope that these concerts brought more joy into your homes in the pandemic time. As we thank you for allowing us present to you wide and exciting range of Lithuanian classical music and being such a wonderful audience, we will be grateful for any feedback you can share with us.

In this concert the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Modestas Pitrėnas collaborate with pianist Lukas Geniušas to perform SERGEI RACHMANINOV Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 and LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major Pastoral, Op. 68.

The link to the concert will be opened on Sunday, 12 December, 2021 at 5:00 PM South African Standard Time and will be available for viewing until 19 December, 2021.

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On 30 November, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of South Africa, the Lithuanian Embassy in Pretoria hosted a reception inviting representatives of the South African government, organizations and businesses, as well as members of the Lithuanian and diplomatic community.

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An article by professor Kathy Munro in the Heritage Portal

Kathy Munro is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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What you need to know when booking your appointment for a Lithuanian passport or Identity card?

The self-registration for the appointment is based on “first come-first served” principle, until the calendar is fully booked.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BOOK A VISIT UPON ONES PRIVATE REQUEST.

To complete a mandatory self-registration process, please log on to the online registration website  https://keliauk.urm.lt/en/user/register in advance.

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CONSULAR MISSION TO CAPE TOWN IS FULLY BOOKED and by appointments ONLY!

If you have an existing reservation at the Embassy in Pretoria, please cancel it, or we will cancel both.

Consular mission will take place in the premises of the Bagraims Law Offices at 5 De Lorentz Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001.

Please note that the consular fee rate for consular services during consular missions is 50% higher, payable by credit or debit card only (no AMEX). Please be ready to make a transfer if your card is not working.

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