Lithuania Visa from India – A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for a Lithuanian Schengen Visa

Are you ready to embark on an incredible journey through the Schengen Area? Get ready to explore 26 thrilling destinations, and one of the gems you can't miss is Lithuania! Picture yourself strolling through the enchanting streets of Vilnius, taking in the beauty of its lovely old town. But if you're visiting during the summer, why not treat yourself to a seaside getaway in the vibrant resort of Palanga? And nature lovers, rejoice! Lithuania has a plethora of national parks, lakes, and forests just waiting to be discovered.

Now, let's dive into the nitty-gritty details of applying for a Lithuania Schengen visa from India. But don't worry, we'll make it fun and informative! In 2021, embassies around the world received a whopping 24,764 Lithuania Schengen visa applications. Out of those, only 683 (2.8%) were rejected. The Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi alone processed 174 applications, with 23 (13.4%) unfortunate rejections. So, let's make sure you're well-prepared to increase your chances of success!

If Lithuania is calling your name, you'll need a visa to enter. Applying from India is a breeze if you're an Indian citizen or a permanent resident with a valid resident's permit. The Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi holds the power to grant visas, but you'll submit your visa application to the reliable hands of VFS Global.

Here's the lowdown on processing times: visa applications are typically processed within 15 days. However, it's always wise to plan ahead and apply at least 15 days before your intended trip. In fact, you can even apply up to 6 months in advance, so don't procrastinate and leave it too late!

Now, let's explore the different types of Schengen visas offered at the Embassy of Lithuania in India. Depending on your purpose of travel, you'll have a few options to choose from. For shorter stays of up to three months (90 days) for tourism or visiting family and friends, the Schengen visa/short-stay visa (C) is your go-to option. On the other hand, if you're planning a lengthier visit or have been granted a temporary or permanent residence permit in Lithuania, the national visa (D) is what you'll need. This visa is typically issued for family reunions, study programs, or employment opportunities. And if you're just passing through Lithuania's airport en route to another destination, you might require an Airport Transit visa (short-stay).

Now, let's get down to business and walk you through the visa application process. Here are the six steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Identify the visa type that suits your purpose of travel. Start by visiting VFS Global's website, where you'll find a captivating "Start now" button waiting for you. Click on it and navigate to "step 1 - identify visa type." You'll be presented with a link to click, so go ahead and embrace the adventure!

Step 2: Time to gather your documents and get prepared. Click on "step 2" and access the online application form. You'll be redirected to EPM, the online application system for the Embassy of Lithuania. Look for the inviting "new application" button and click away. Complete all the relevant information with enthusiasm and care. Once you're done, submit the application, print it off, and don't forget to sign it. This printed copy will be your trusted companion when you head to VFS Global to submit your application.

Step 3: It's appointment time! Book your appointment with VFS Global, and get ready to take the next exciting step in your visa journey.

Step 4: Visit a Visa Application Center. Show up at the designated Visa Application Center with all your documents in hand, radiating confidence and excitement. This is where you'll submit your application and let the magic happen.

Step 5: Keep tabs on your application's progress by tracking it through the designated channels. Stay engaged and informed as you eagerly await the outcome.

Step 6: The moment of truth has arrived! Once your visa has been processed and approved, it's time to collect your precious passport. Celebrate this milestone and get ready to embark on your Lithuanian adventure!

So, there you have it—the thrilling journey of applying for a Lithuania Schengen visa from India. Now, it's time to gather your documents, embrace the process, and set your sights on the wonders that await you in Lithuania. Bon voyage!


Documents Required

Please ensure that you have all the necessary documents as outlined in the checklist. You can download the document checklist from VFS Global's website. Remember to include photocopies of the original documents along with the originals.

The required documents are as follows:

  1. Completed and signed Schengen visa application form.
  2. One recent passport photo (35×45) in color, taken against a white background (refer to full photograph specifications).
  3. A valid travel document (passport) with at least 2 blank pages, issued within the past 10 years, and valid for at least three months after your return to India.
  4. Non-Indian nationals residing in India should provide their temporary or permanent residence permit.
  5. Valid health insurance covering the duration of your stay in the Schengen area, with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000.
  6. An invitation letter submitted electronically through MIGRIS ( ↗) for temporary stays in the Republic of Lithuania, or documents confirming the purpose of your visit (such as hotel bookings or tour itineraries).
  7. Proof of means of transport, such as flight reservations for return tickets. If you plan to travel to multiple Schengen states, provide proof of intra-Schengen flight reservations, train itineraries, or car rental arrangements.
  8. Proof of accommodation, including hotel reservations, rental agreements for holiday homes, or campus residence reservations. If you intend to stay with a family member or friend, provide proof of sponsorship and/or a letter of private accommodation from the host.
  9. Proof of financial means, which can be demonstrated through an original private bank statement showing transactions from the last three months, duly stamped and signed by the bank, or Indian income tax return acknowledgments for the past two assessment years.
  10. Certificate of travel agency confirming the booking of an organized trip, indicating your travel plans.
  11. Marriage certificate (if applicable).
  12. If you are employed, provide payslips for the last three months, employment contracts, and an employer's statement approving your holidays.
  13. If you are a company owner or self-employed, provide a certificate of registration for the company.
  14. If you are retired, provide pension statements for the last three months, as well as proof of regular income generated from property ownership or business activities.
  15. If the applicant is a minor, provide written consent certified by a public notary and copies of the parents' passports. If not applicable, provide the applicant's birth certificate and copies of the parents' ID cards.
  16. Schengen Travel Health Insurance.

If you want to obtain a flight reservation for your visa without paying for the ticket, you can follow these three simple steps:

  1. Visit the Visa Reservation website and select the appropriate package.
  2. Submit your travel details and make the payment online.
  3. Receive your flight itinerary via email.

For booking a visa appointment, you can either make the appointment yourself or use a service that can assist you. If you choose to make the appointment yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Go to VFS Global's website and click on "start now."
  2. Proceed to "step 3" and click on the link to schedule an appointment at the VFS Visa Application Center.
  3. Click on the "book now" link.
  4. Create an account or log in if you already have one.
  5. Make your appointment.
  6. You will receive an email confirming your appointment, along with a confirmation letter attached.

On the day of your appointment at the visa application center, make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Bring printed copies of your visa application, 2D barcoded sheets, passport bio page, and all supporting documents (originals and copies). If you haven't paid the visa fee online, you can pay it at the center. You will also need to provide biometric information, including fingerprints and a photograph.

After your visa application has been processed, you can track its status on VFS Global's website using the reference number on the invoice/receipt issued by them. Once a decision has been made, you can collect your passport from VFS Global or have it returned to you for an additional fee.

Please note that the above procedure applies to short-term (Schengen) visas. If you need to make an appointment for a long-term (national) visa, you must first obtain pre-approval from the Embassy by emailing and indicating the purpose of your travel.

For the most up-to-date information on entry requirements and COVID-19 regulations, please check the website of the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health before your travel