Lithuanian passport
The front cover of a contemporary Lithuanian biometric passport
Information page of a current design Lithuanian biometric passport
Issued by Lithuania
First issued1919 (first version)[1]
2 January 2008 (biometric)
22 May 2019 (current version)
EligibilityLithuanian citizens
Expiration10 years after issuance (adults); 5 years (children aged 5-16); 2 years (children under 5)
  • €50 adults
  • €25 children[2]

Lithuanian passport is an official document, issued to Lithuanian citizens to identify themselves as such and/or to facilitate travel outside Lithuania (there are other types of passports which may be issued by Lithuanian authorities to non-citizens; e.g. a "Foreigner's Passport", or "Stateless Person's Passport", or "Refugee's Passport"). Every Lithuanian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The Lithuanian passport, along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

The passport-book contains 32 pages and a polycarbonate personal data page; personal data, a photograph, and signature are laser engraved. The passport is manufactured according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements. All data "brackets" could be read in Lithuanian, English, and French. The passports are issued to Lithuanian citizens upon request, and are valid for up to ten years (for adults) and five years for children (aged between 5–16). For younger children, passports are valid for two years, which can be extended by a separate request for up to five years.

Since 28 August 2006, the Lithuanian passports have become e-passports (i.e. they include electronic biometric data), whereas beginning with 1 January 2008, the Lithuanian passport is issued in a new format (the most notable feature of it is the burgundy colour and the words "European Union" [spelled in Lithuanian] featured on its cover). As with all e-passports, RFID memory chip stores the photograph and other data (such as fingerprint) in electronic form and could be read by border agencies abroad from a distance of a few feet. In 2019 the passport was updated again with new internal features. The new passport is designed to comply with the EU requirements and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendations. The passport contains 32 numbered pages plus a polycarbonate personal identification page with data, photo and signature engraved by laser engravers.

Physical appearance

In conformity with the standard European Union design, Lithuanian passports are burgundy, with the Lithuanian coat of arms embedded in the centre of the front cover. The words "Europos Sąjunga" (English: European Union) and "Lietuvos Respublika" (English: Republic of Lithuania) are inscribed above the coat of arms and the word "Pasas" (English: Passport) is inscribed below the coat of arms. Lithuanian passports have the standard biometric symbol at the bottom.

Identity information page

The Lithuanian passport includes the following data:

  1. Photo of passport holder
  2. Type (P for ordinary passports)
  3. Code of Issuing State (LTU)
  4. Passport No.
  5. Surname
  6. Given Names
  7. Nationality
  8. Date of Birth
  9. Personal No.
  10. Sex
  11. Place of Birth
  12. Date of Issue
  13. Authority
  14. Date of Expiry
  15. Holder's Signatures

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Lithuanian citizens

Countries and territories with visa-free entries or visas on arrival for holders of regular Lithuanian passports
  Freedom of movement
  Visa free
  Visa issued upon arrival
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required prior to arrival

In 2019, Lithuanian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 180 countries and territories, ranking the Lithuanian passport 9th in the world according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[3]


See also


  1. ^ "Pasas Lietuvoje". Universal Lithuanian Encyclopedia (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Valstybės rinkliavų dydžiai". Asmens dokumentų išrašymo centras prie Lietuvos Respublikos vidaus reikalų ministerijos (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2019" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 3 July 2019.