Lithuanian passport. Order of issuing and deadlines.

Lithuanian passport is a personal document attesting Lithuanian citizenship of a person. Lithuanian passport and identity card are the principle documents identifying personal data, such as first name, surname, date of birth, sex, personal number and citizenship. Each personal document has a unique number which allows identifying that the document was not counterfeit and is issued by a relevant institution. All inscriptions in a Lithuanian passport are provided in Lithuanian, English and French. 

Each person having 16 years of age and living in Lithuania must address for issuing of a Lithuanian passport or an identity card. At a request of a person, a Lithuanian passport or an identity card might be issued to a person under 16 years of age. In such a case, a request to issue the document shall be submitted by one of the parents (adoptive parents), guardians (carers) of the minor person. The person in whose name the request is submitted, if he is over 1 years old, must also participate in submission of the request to obtain the identity document. A document attesting person’s identity is issued to persons under 5 years of age for no longer than 2 years. A document attesting person’s identity is issued to persons from 5 to 16 years of age for no longer than 5 years. The document is issued to persons from 16 to 75 years of age for 10 years and for persons from 75 years of age the identity document is issued for 20 years. A Lithuanian citizen who wishes to obtain a Lithuanian passport or an identity card shall address to a chosen migration service, irrespective of where the person has declared his or hers residence.

Persons, Lithuanian citizens living in other foreign states shall address to a Lithuanian diplomatic representation or a consular institution in order to obtain documents attesting person’s identity. In other case, they should come to Lithuania and address to the migration service in order to obtain documents attesting person’s identity.

A Lithuanian citizen who wishes to replace the document attesting person’s identity shall submit a replaced document in the migration service. After this procedure, the old passport or the identity card are returned to the person wishing to replace the document.

Having lost a document attesting person’s identity, a Lithuanian citizen shall immediately inform about it by filling in a notification in the established form and submitting it to the police, the migration service or a Lithuanian diplomatic representation or a consular institution in a foreign state or by connecting to the Information System of Public Services related with issuance, consultation, provision of personal and other documents to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and foreign states. Having received a notification in the established form regarding the loss of a document attesting a person’s identity, a competent institution shall declare this document null and void.

A charge established by the state shall be paid for issuing of a Lithuanian passport or an identity card. The charge depends in the deadline before which the document attesting a person’s identity shall be made. In a general manner, the document is issued in 1 month. As a matter of urgency, the document is issued in 5 business days. It is also issued as a matter of urgency in 24 hours. The charge of issuing of a Lithuanian passport is from 43 to 71 Euro and of an identity card it is from 8, 60 to 31, 60 Euro.

 

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