Lithuania is a member of the European Union and the Schengen area. Visitors from the EU as well as from 30 or so other countries including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States don’t require a visa to stay for up to 90 days within a six month period. A visa issued for any Schengen country is also valid in Lithuania.
Citizens of other states should apply to Lithuanian diplomatic missions or consular offices for a Schengen or national visa. Consular fees are charged for examining visa applications.
If you require a letter of invitation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Passport or ID card
Your passport/ID should be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay. You need sufficient funds and a return airline ticket. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. For this reason, we recommend that your passport/ID have at least six months’ validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.
Currency and payments
Euro – official currency of Lithuania. On 1 January 2015, Lithuania became the 19th full-fledged member of the Eurozone, which uses the euro as the single currency of the European Union.
Foreign currencies can be easily exchanged in banks. ATMs can be found in all parts of the city. Cash withdrawals may be made using your credit card. The logos of accepted cards are shown besides the machine. Most internationally recognized bank credit cards are accepted and widely used in all hotels, restaurants and shopping malls where such methods of payment are indicated by the entrance.
More information on the local currency can be found on the Bank of Lithuania website.
Currency Exchange– The most banks are open on weekdays until 17:00 or 18:00 only. However, banks located in large shopping centers are open at weekends.
OPEN ROUND THE CLOCK: Currency Exchange Office near the Railway station: Geležinkelio str. 6, tel. +370 5 213 5454.
The voltage in Lithuania is 220V AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are of the European two–pin variety.
Smoking is restricted in restaurants, bars, places where food is served, clubs (except for special cigar and pipe clubs), and nightclubs. Smoking on public transportation, workplaces inside a building is forbidden.
Emergency Telephone – in case of emergency call 112. No prefix necessary.
Information Hotline – for information about anything in Lithuania at any time of day or night dial +370 700 55118.
City Codes in Lithuania – to make a long-distance call within the country, dial +370 or 00370, the city code and the number you wish to reach.