- First steps in Lithuania
- Driver's license, issued in an EU member state
- Driver's license, issued in a non-EU country
- Declaration of the place of residence
- Child care after parents have left for foreign countries and minors travelling
When living abroad or preparing to return to Lithuania, the need for children to fly to or from Lithuania might arise. Seeking to protect the interests of the minors, legal acts regulate not only the cases when minors travel on their own but also cases when both parents leave the country.
- Children‘s travelling without parents
- Child care after his parents have departed the country temporarily
When a child’s parents or the only one of the parents leave the Republic of Lithuania, leaving his/her child in the care of the chosen natural person, they are obliged to submit a written application for appointing temporary guardianship (care) for a child during the period of their absence from the country and appointing a natural person a guardian (carer) who is entrusted with the child’s care to the Child’s Rights Protection Department 30 days prior to the departure.
No minimum time period for which parents should establish temporary care upon leaving for a foreign country is clearly defined; however, taking into consideration the fact that when a child is left without a statutory guardian different legal problems might arise (at medical institutions, school, etc.) it is recommended to submit such an application when parents plan to leave for a longer than a three-month period.
- What travelling/identity documents do I need?
Main travel documents of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania that also specify his/her identity are his/her Identity Card and the passport. You do not need to have both documents; you can have either the Identity Card or the passport. It is important to draw attention to the fact that when travelling to the states beyond the borders of the European Union you will need the passport.
Applications to issue identity documents in Lithuania are submitted to territorial police offices. When residing abroad, the law that came into effect as of March 2015 allows applications to issue passports and identity cards to be submitted and documents to be collected at the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Lithuania located in foreign countries. If the documents are managed in Lithuania, identity documents under the general procedure are issued within one month (under the urgent procedure and for an additional fee they are issued sooner), and it takes two months to have the documents prepared through diplomatic missions of the Republic of Lithuania.
More information about the issuance of identity documents (in Lithuanian).
- What to do in case the passport is lost?
- Citizenship issues
- Conscript service in the Lithuanian army
- What you need to know about the obligation to leave the European Union?
- Exemption from customs duties and VAT when coming to Lithuania
- Free psychological assistance to returning people
- Free legal assistance