U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Lithuania

Lithuania
Republic of Lithuania

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 None Multiple 12 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 12 Months
F-1 None Multiple 24 Months
F-2 None Multiple 24 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 24 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 24 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 24 Months 3
H-2B None N/A N/A
H-2R None Multiple 24 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 24 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 24 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 24 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 24 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 24 Months
L-2 None Multiple 24 Months
M-1 None Multiple 24 Months
M-2 None Multiple 24 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO-7 1 None Multiple 24 Months
O-1 None Multiple 24 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 24 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 24 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 24 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 24 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 24 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 24 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 24 Months
R-2 None Multiple 24 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 2.90 euro per one copy.

Document Name: GIMIMO LIUDIJIMAS OR GIMIMO ĮRAŠĄ LIUDIJANTIS IŠRAŠAS.

IMPORTANT:  After January 1st, 2017, the Civil Registrar offices issue only Extracts of Birth Record (Gimimo įrašą liudijantis išrašas).

The birth certificates issued before January 1st, 2017, are valid and legitimate as they were before. It is not required to apply for an Extract of Birth Record if an applicant has an old certificate of birth. An Extract of Birth Record is required only if an applicant was born after January 1st, 2017, or the old certificate was lost.

Issuing Authority: GYVENTOJŲ REGISTRO TARNYBA PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Old birth certificates are printed on two sides, 18 cm/16 cm in size, on light green color stationery. The Extracts are printed on A4 size paper. Both types of documents are signed by the head or the deputy head of the local Civil Registrar office and sealed with a local office stamp.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Head or the deputy head of Civil Registrar Office.

Registration Criteria: may be found here. This link is for the main website of the Lithuanian Government’s civil registrar’s office where one can find information concerning birth registrations, filing procedures, cost and applicable regulations.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant may submit an application in person at the nearest local Civil Registrar office or electronically the list of Civil Registrar Offices may be found here.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: The copy is issued in 1 business day. The Civil Registrar offices can make data amendments and changes. The main Civil Registrar site is https://mepis.registrucentras.lt/web/mepis/index

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: 2.90 euro per one copy.

Document Name: MIRTIES LIUDIJIMAS OR MIRTIES ĮRAŠĄ LIUDIJANTIS IŠRAŠAS.

IMPORTANT: After January 1st, 2017, the Civil Registrar offices issue only Extracts of Death Record (Mirties įrašą liudijantis išrašas).

The death certificates issued before January 1st, 2017, are valid and legitimate as they were before. It is not required to apply for an Extract of Death Record if an applicant has an old certificate of death. An Extract of Death Record is required only if an applicant passed away after January 1st, 2017, or the old certificate was lost.

Issuing Authority: GYVENTOJŲ REGISTRO TARNYBA PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Old death certificates are printed on one side, 14 cm/21 cm in size, and on light gray colour stationery. The Extracts are printed on A4 size paper. Both types of documents are signed by the head or the deputy head of the local Civil Registrar office and sealed with a local office stamp.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Head or the deputy head of Civil Registrar Office.

Registration Criteria: may be found here.   This link is for the main website of the Lithuanian Government’s civil registrar’s office where one can find information concerning death registrations, filing procedures, cost and applicable regulations.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant may submit an application in person at the nearest local Civil Registrar office or electronically. The list of Civil Registrar Offices may be found here.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: The copy is issued in 1 business day. The Civil Registrar offices can make data amendments and changes. The main Civil Registrar site is https://mepis.registrucentras.lt/web/mepis/index

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: 2.90 euro per one copy. Marriage registration in Civil Registrar Office – 20 euros; in the place of an applicant’s choosing – 60 euros.

Document Name: SANTUOKOS LIUDIJIMAS OR SANTUOKOS SUDARYMO ĮRAŠĄ LIUDIJANTIS IŠRAŠAS

IMPORTANT: After January 1st, 2017, the Civil Registrar offices issue only Extracts of Marriage Record (Santuokos sudarymo įrašą liudijantis išrašas).

The marriage certificates issued before January 1st, 2017, are valid and legitimate as they were before. It is not required to apply for an Extract of Marriage Record if an applicant has an old certificate of marriage. An Extract of Marriage Record is required only if an applicant got married after January 1st, 2017, or the old certificate was lost.

Issuing Authority: GYVENTOJŲ REGISTRO TARNYBA PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Old marriage certificates are printed on two sided, 18 cm/16 cm size, light pink colour stationery. The Extracts are printed on A4 size paper.

Both types of documents are signed by the head or the deputy head of the local Civil Registrar office and sealed with a local office stamp.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Head or the deputy head of Civil Registrar Office

Registration Criteria: may be found here. This link is for the main website of the Lithuanian Government’s civil registrar’s office where one can find information concerning marriage registrations, filing procedures, cost and applicable regulations.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant may submit an application in person at the nearest local Civil Registrar office or electronically. The list of Civil Registrar Offices may be found here.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: The document is issued in 1 business day. The Civil Registrar offices can make data amendments and changes.

The main Civil Registrar site is https://mepis.registrucentras.lt/web/mepis/index

 

Divorce Certificates

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: 2.90 euro per one copy.

Document Name: IŠTUOKOS LIUDIJIMAS OR SANTUOKOS NUTRAUKIMO ĮRAŠĄ LIUDIJANTIS IŠRAŠAS

IMPORTANT: After January 1st, 2017, the Civil Registrar offices issue only Extracts of Divorce Record (Santuokos nutraukimo įrašą liudijantis išrašas).

The divorce certificates issued before January 1st, 2017, are valid and legitimate as they were before. It is not required to apply for an Extract of Divorce Record if an applicant has an old certificate of divorce. An Extract of Divorce Record is required only if an applicant got divorced after January 1st, 2017, or the old certificate was lost.

Issuing Authority: GYVENTOJŲ REGISTRO TARNYBA PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Old divorce certificates are printed on one side, 14 cm/21 cm in size, on light blue and pink colour stationery. The Extracts are printed on A4 size paper.

Both types of documents are signed by the head or the deputy head of the local Civil Registrar office and sealed with a local office stamp.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Head or the deputy head of Civil Registrar Office

Registration Criteria: may be found here. This link is for the main website of the Lithuanian Government’s civil registrar’s office where one can find information concerning divorce registrations, filing procedures, cost and applicable regulations.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant may submit an application in person at the nearest local Civil Registrar office or electronically. The list of Civil Registrar Offices may be found here.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: The document is issued in 1 business day. The Civil Registrar offices can make data amendments and changes. The main Civil Registrar site is https://mepis.registrucentras.lt/web/mepis/index.

Adoption Certificates

Adoption Certificates
 

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: No fee for one original document.

Document Name:  (City name) APYGARDOS TEISMAS. SPRENDIMAS. LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VARDU

Issuing Authority: Courts of the Republic of Lithuania

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on A4 size white paper. The court seal and signature on the last page of the document.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Judge

Registration Criteria: N/A

Procedure for Obtaining: The document is obtained after the whole adoption process is completed.

Certified Copies Available: Yes, for additional fee which may vary depending on local court policy.

Alternate Documents: None

Exceptions: None

Comments: The child's birth records are amended to reflect the new maternity and paternity information after a court has approved adoption of a child.

 

Identity Card

National ID Cards
 

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: 4.30 to 31.60 euros depending on applicant’s age and time of issuance

Document Name: ASMENS TAPATYBĖS KORTELĖ

Issuing Authority: ASMENS DOKUMENTŲ IŠRAŠYMO CENTRAS PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: ID card is made of polycarbonate with embedded contact and contactless chips. All data on the polycarbonate is laser-engraved.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: N/A

Registration Criteria: N/A

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant must submit an application in the nearest local migration office. The list of migration offices may be found here.  Applicants residing outside Lithuania may apply at Lithuanian embassies or consulates.

All information how to apply and obtain the document may be found on www.dokumentai.lt .

Certified Copies Available: N/A

Alternate Documents: Passport

Exceptions: None

Comments: Identity Card (ID card) is the main document to prove identity and nationality, mandatory for every citizen of the Republic of Lithuania at the age of 16 who is not in possession of a Citizen’s Passport issued prior to 1 January 2003. ID card can be issued to a person who is not 16 years old yet, if necessary. ID card is mandatory inside the country and can be used to travel abroad to countries with which appropriate treaties and agreements have been concluded.

ID card issued to a person at the age of 16 or older is valid for 10 years.

ID card issued to a person who is not 16 yet is valid no longer than 5 years.

For travel to the U.S. the National ID Cards cannot be used, the passports are required.

 

Police, Court, Prison Records

Court/Prison Records
 

Available/Unavailable:  Available

Fees: may be applicable depending on the issuing office.

Document Name: TEISMO SPRENDIMAS or NUOSPRENDIS or NUTARTIS

Issuing Authority: Courts of the Republic of Lithuania.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on A4 size white paper. The court seal, total number of pages, and signature of the judge is on the last page of the document. Every page stamped with COPY or TRUE COPY seal and signed.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Judge or the archives official

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant must apply in the city where the trial took place and the final court decision was made. The records are retrieved from the court’s archives and the applicant obtains a certified copy of the final court decision.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: None

Exceptions: None

Comments: The court records must be translated into English by a sworn translator.

 

Police Certificates
 

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: No fee if requested once per year. If requested more than once per year, 4 to 8 euros depending on the time and type of the requested issuance.

Document Name: ĮTARIAMŲJŲ, KALTINAMŲJŲ IR NUTEISTŲJŲ REGISTRO IŠRAŠAS APIE FIZINĮ ASMENĮ

Issuing Authority: INFORMATIKOS IR RYŠIŲ DEPARTAMENTAS PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A-4 format, printed on regular white paper. Name of the issuing authority and name of the document are in capital letters. The Lithuanian Coat of Arms is at the top of the page. The document is signed by the Head (or Deputy Head) of the Criminal Information Department but not necessarily sealed.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Head (or Deputy Head) of the Criminal Information Department.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant should follow the instructions how to obtain the document at www.ird.lt and submit the request in person or electronically. When applying in person, the contact information is: Šventaragio g. 2, LT-01510 Vilnius, ph. +370 5 2718473.

Certified Copies Available: N/A

Alternate Documents: N/A

Exceptions: N/A

Comments: IT and Communications Department issues a similar police certificate called PAŽYMA DĖL ĮTARIAMŲJŲ, KLATINAMŲJŲ IR NUTEISTŲJŲ REGISTRO DUOMENŲ APIE FIZINĮ ASMENĮ. This document cannot serve as a replacement of or an alternative to the required document and will not be accepted for the immigrant visa interview.

Military Records

Military Records
 

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: No fee

Document Name: may vary depending on the issuing office.

Issuing Authority: The Military Conscription and Recruitment Department (Karo prievolės komplektavimo tarnyba – KPKT).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: may vary depending on the issuing office.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: may vary depending on the issuing office.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant has to submit a request to the division where he was registered at the time of being drafted. The list of divisions and contact information may be found here.

Certified Copies Available: N/A

Alternate Documents: Often people have a military book (voyenniy bilet) where their military service in the Soviet Army is recorded. The book contains information about the length of service and circumstances of discharge. Some applicants may still have these books in their possession.

Exceptions: N/A

Comments: The telephone number for general inquiries is:  +370 800 12340 (toll free) or +370 5 2336469 (paid).

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Passports
 

Available/Unavailable: Available

Fees: 21.50 to 71 euros depending on applicant’s age and time of issuance

Document Name: LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS PASAS

Issuing Authority: ASMENS DOKUMENTŲ IŠRAŠYMO CENTRAS PRIE LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VIDAUS REIKALŲ MINISTERIJOS

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The main distinctive feature of the new passport – the burgundy red colour of its cover (all former generations had the green cover). The Lithuanian Coat of Arms is in the center of the cover. Visa pages of the passport depict national and ethnic heritage of Lithuania. The passport contains 32 numbered pages plus a polycarbonate data page with laser engraved personal data, face image and signature. The Lithuanian passport incorporate a number of modern security features against counterfeit, forgery, and measures to speed up the process of verification.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: N/A

Registration Criteria: N/A

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant must submit an application in the nearest local migration office. The list of migration offices may be found here. Applicants residing outside Lithuania may apply at Lithuanian embassies or consulates.

All information how to apply and obtain the document may be found on www.dokumentai.lt .

Certified Copies Available: None

Alternate Documents: National ID Card.  For travel to the U.S. the National ID Cards cannot be used, the passports are required.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Passport is a document issued to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, confirming personal identity and is intended for going abroad. Passports of the Republic of Lithuania are valid from the date of issue for 10 years for adult citizens and persons over 16 years, 5 years for persons between 5 and 16 years of age, 2 years for persons below the age of 5 years.  12 months for persons in cases where fingerprints could not be taken due to a non-permanent injury.

Passports issued before 2 January 2008 will remain valid until their expiration date.

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Contact Information
 

Post Title: Vilnius, Lithuania (Embassy)

Address:   Akmenų 6, LT-03106

                 Vilnius, Lithuania

Phone Number: +370 5 2665600

                         +370 5 2665601

E-mail:  ConSec@state.gov

Visa Services: Immigrant and Non-immigrant Visas

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Lithuania.