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.