Schengen visas - Lithuania

Embassy address:
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
2 Bessborough Gardens,
Westminster,
London
SW1V 2JE

Telephone: 020 7592 2840
Fax: 020 7486 64 03

Online: Embassy website

Email: amb.uk@urm.lt

Please check their working hours on their website.

Do I need a visa to visit Lithuania?
Some countries have special relationships with other countries which enables their residents to travel freely between the two without a visa. Check if you definitely need a visa to travel by checking the Embassy website.

How can I apply?
Unfortunately, you can only apply for a Schengen visa to Lithuania by visiting the Embassy in person. Instructions on how to do this are outlined below.

How do I book an appointment?
Application for visa and supporting documents may be submitted only in person by prior appointment. Applications received by post or fax will not be considered. You can book an appointment using this link Lithuanian Embassy website.

What documents do I need?
The University has a checklist to assist you in collecting the required documents, however for a full list of documentation required, you should check the Lithuanian Embassy website as requirements may change.

How do I get to the Embassy?
Information on how to get to the Lithuanian Embassy and a map is available here.

The nearest underground station is Pimlico.

Even though the Visa section only opens in the afternoon, you may want to book overnight accommodation in London to ensure that you arrive in time. Make sure you plan your route across London on a map before you go. If your appointment is early in the morning, try and have a practice walk of the route the day before your appointment.

You will not be seen if you arrive after 2.45pm or if you arrive without the correct documentation.

A map of the London Underground is available.

See www.megabus.com for cheap bus travel between Cardiff and London, www.nationalexpress.com/coach/index.cfm for National Express coaches to all destinations and www.thetrainline.com for trains between all stations.

See www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-hotels or www.hostelworld.com for cheap hotels and hostels. In London, you may also be able stay at The International Students House www.ish.org.uk/accommodation/ . Contact them direct for details.

How long will it take?

Visa applications will be decided on within 15 days of the date of the lodging of an application at the Embassy. This period in certain cases might be extended up to 30-60 days.

When you have had your documents checked at your appointment, the Embassy official will retain your passport (and the copies of your documents) for a decision to be made. The Lithuanian Embassy claims that it will process all applications with in 7 working days. Your passport will then be posted back to you. Be aware that it may take longer especially during busy periods or national holidays. More information is available on the Embassy website.

How can the Immigration & International Student Advice team help me with my Schengen visa?
IISA does not offer a service whereby they make your Schengen visa application or appointment for you. This is because generally travelling outside of the UK during your studies is for your personal pleasure. They can however check through your documents before your visit to the Embassy.

If you would like an adviser to check your documents for you, you should email international.advice@southwales.ac.uk stating which country you are applying to and the date on which you plan to travel to London to submit your application. Please note that this service is not guaranteed and is subject to staff availability and IISA commitments.

You should start making your Schengen visa application at least 8-12 weeks before your proposed travel date.