eID 2009



Personal identity card (ID Card) is a document for every citizen of the Republic of Lithuania at the age of 16 who is not in possession of a Citizen’s Passport issued prior to 1 January 2003. ID card can be issued to a person who is not 16 years old yet, if necessary. ID card is can be used to travel abroad to countries with whom appropriate treaties and agreements have been concluded.

Identity Card is valid from the date of issue specified therein:

  • 2 years if 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 to 75;
  • 20 years if issued to a citizen from the age of 75;
  • 12 months, when no citizen's fingerprints can be read temporarily.

ID card is made of polycarbonate with embedded contact and contactless chips. All data on the polycarbonate is laser-engraved.

Purpose of the ID card, procedures for its issuance, change and usage, and data to be engraved are regulated by the Law on Identity Cards of the Republic of Lithuania (Official gazette, 2001, No. 97-3417; 2008, No. 76-3007).

ID card as issued since 1 January 2009 complies with the requirements set in the Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States, and with recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

An eID card can be used as a travel document to go to foreign countries with whom relevant treaties or agreements have been concluded.


Features of the eID card

Biometrics in the eID card

Technological features of the ID card

Last updated: 21-09-2021