Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi issues Lithuania Schengen Visa and Lithuania Residence Permit.
Lithuania at a glance
Lithuania is a small country as it expands over an area of 65, 300 kilometers-square only. It is the country of the southernmost Baltic region and borders Latvia, Belarus, and Poland. Vilnius—that lies on the border of Belarus and the capital of Lithuania—is characterized by its medieval, baroque, renaissance and gothic structure. The 18th-century cathedral—located in the heart of the capital—entices thousands of tourists every year. What makes it popular tourist attraction is the fact that the cathedral has been erected on a pagan temple site. Hilltop Gediminas’ Tower, a symbol of the city and the nation’s pride, offers sweeping views.
The country is also part of the Schengen Area.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi
The Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi covers the following Indian states:
Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura, Orissa, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Union territories of Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Diu, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Gujarat.
Step 1: Official Words
The official version regarding visa rules exists on the official website of the Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi.
Step 2: Schedule An Appointment
Before proceeding any further, secure an appointment date with the staffers of the Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi. Without securing an appointment date, the embassy won’t entertain your Lithuania Schengen Visa application.
Step 3: Submission of Biometric Data
When applying for the Schengen Visa of any signatory state, it is mandatory to submit biometric data. Once submitted, the data remains authentic for 59 months or five years.
The biometric data comprises a scan of ten fingers and a picture of the face.
Step 4: Collect Visa Docs
Unarguably, the collection of visa documents is the most chaotic part in the visa application process and the same consumes the most time. If this task is carefully completed, it is guaranteed that the itinerant will be granted Lithuania Schengen Visa. The documents include:
Lithuania Schengen Visa application form: The application form for Lithuania Schengen Visa can be downloaded from the website. It can also be filled online and then downloaded.
While filling the form, avoid any sort of discrepancy [whether intentional or unintentional] will result in the rejection of visa application.
Also, it is immensely important that the information provided on the Lithuania Schengen Visa application matches the information provided on the other visa documents. For instance, the spelling of the itinerant’s name.
Authentic Passport: The itinerant must own a legal passport when he/she intends to apply for Lithuania Schengen Visa at the Embassy of Lithuania in New Delhi. The passport must have a validity of at least two months after the intended date of return from the host nation and it must have two or more empty pages to mark arrival and departure dates.
Pictures: Two international recognized photos must be attached with the application form.
Roundtrip flight reservation: A roundtrip flight reservation is a dummy ticket illustrating proposed flight routes, flight reservation number and IATA codes.
However, if you are applying for Lithuania Residence Permit, then you will attach the one-way flight reservation with your visa application.
Travel Medical Insurance: A travel medical insurance is a mandatory document that accompanies your Lithuania Schengen Visa application. The availed travel medical insurance must be valid in the whole Schengen Area.
Also, the minimum coverage of travel medical insurance must not be less than USD 50000 or EUR 30000. The attached document must also cover the cost of repatriation in the hapless incident of the death of the itinerant.
Hotel Bookings for visa application: A hotel bookings for visa application is a document about securing accommodation facility in the host nation.
Proof of solvency: It means to show to the visa officer that itinerant is financially able to sponsor himself/herself during the whole course of the stay. For this purpose, a bank statement comprising transactions’ records of the previous six months will accompany your Lithuania Schengen Visa application.
Cover Letter for Lithuania Schengen Visa application: A cover letter is a document that entails details about the key purpose of applying for Lithuania Schengen Visa i-e tourism, medical or study.
While writing a cover letter, one must keep the following points in the mind:
- It must be precise and to-the-point.
- Avoid prolonging it and unnecessary details
Sponsorship Letter for Lithuania Schengen Visa application: If the itinerant lacks sufficient financial means, then he/she will attach a sponsorship letter with his application.
For this purpose, he will ask his/her friend/relative to write a sponsorship letter expressing a willingness to bear the expenditures of the applicant.
Means of subsistence: As per laws crafted by the European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Lithuanian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 40€.
If minor, a consent letter signed by the mother/father or both parents.
Evidence of social status in India.
Step 5: Track Visa Application
With the VFS tracking facility, the applicant can easily track progress on his/her application. For this purpose, just enter the required credentials.
Step 6: Collect Visa
If everything goes well, the embassy will issue a visa within 15 business days. Either collect it in the personal capacity or receive it through the post.