Lithuania will temporarily facilitate the procedures and conditions for issuing visas to Belarusian citizens as of 21 September. After their entry into force, the changes will significantly simplify the procedures for relocating workers and their families. This is especially important for Belarusian companies, which would decide to transfer their businesses to Lithuania. At the same time, this step implements an important part of the plan to help the people of Belarus.
Taking into account the countries and regions of importance for Lithuania’s tourism business, the travel advice has been updated for those planning group travel on direct charter flights to Tunisia, the Portuguese regions of Madeira and the Azores.
On 31 March, an aircraft of Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways landed at Kaunas airport with 111 citizens returning to Lithuania from Vietnam and Thailand thanks to the efforts of Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Lithuania in China, and the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Vietnam Nguyen The Kien.
The Migration Department informs that foreigners, whose period of legal residence in Lithuania expired during the declared quarantine and who were unable to depart from the Republic of Lithuania in due time through no fault of their own, will not be subject to the return decisions, as well as administrative liability for illegal stay.
IMPORTANT! Starting 16 March 2020 until further notice embassies and consulates of the Republic of Lithuania worldwide suspend processing of visa applications (lodged directly or at the external service provider), including visa applications in representation of another Schengen states.
In cooperation with the outsourcing service provider VFS Global, the Visa Application Centre for Lithuania was opened in the United States of America.