PASSPORT 2019

From 2019 May 20 The Personalisation of Identity Documents Centre started issuing the updated passports of the Republic of Lithuania.

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.

Passport contains texts in the Lithuanian, English and French languages.

 

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. For 12 months for persons, when it is temporalily unavailable to read any citizen fingerprints.

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

Passports can be issued to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania residing abroad.

The design, format and languages used follow the provisions laid down in the Resolution of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council concerning the introduction of a passport of uniform pattern (resolutions of 23 June 1981, 23 June 1982, 14 July 1986, 10 July 1995, 8 June 2004).

The main distinctive feature of the new passport – the burgundy red colour of its cover (all former generations had the green cover). Visa pages of the passport depict national and ethnic heritage of Lithuania.

The passport contains 32 numbered pages plus a polycarbonate datapage 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.

The validity of the passport from the date of issue specified therein is:
- 2 years if the passport is issued to a citizen under 5 years of age;
- 5 years if issued to a citizen aged 5 to 16 years;
- 10 years if issued to a citizen aged 16 or over;
- 12 months, when no citizen's fingerprints can be read temporarily.

Passports of the Republic of Lithuania and citizens' passports issued before 2019 May 20, 2006, shall remain in force until the expiration date specified therein.

You can download the brochure about the passport of the Republic of Lithuania here (6 MB)

Technological features of the Lithuanian Passport

Last updated: 20-05-2019