STEP 1 – Documents’ preparation 

EACH document MUST be prepared in TWO copies. One will be used for visa application and the other MUST be brought with you to Lithuania.


It is a record of a person’s criminal history. You should ask at your home country at Ministry of the Interior Affairs. You will need this document while applying for your TRP in late September. You must bring ONE copy of it to Lithuania. Make sure that it’s a document approved by the notary& notarized Lithuanian translation. You will not get a TRP card without this document!

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS (evidence of sufficient funds to cover living and other expenses for the first year in Lithuania).  You need to prove to the Embassy/Consulate that you will have at least 190 EUR each month to support your self financially while living in Lithuania. Since your visa will be issued for 12 months, you must demonstrate that you will have 2280 EUR for the first year.

There are THREE OPTIONS of of proving your financial sufficiency. You can choose one of them,but, make sure that you prepare   2 copies of ALL documents named in the option you have chosen.

Option 1

Your parents (or one of your parents if he/she earns 190 EUR/month) must obtain an official salary letter from his/her/their employer(s). This letter must state your parent(s)’ monthly salary as well as that he/she/they have permanent job contract(s) and a secured job for the next coming months.



Option 2

If your parents (or one of your parents) possess(es) a bank account with the amount no less than 2280 EUR (in  any  currency),  he/she/they should request an official bank statement with the account balance.



Option 3

If you have your own bank account with the amount of no less than 2280 EUR, request an official bank statement with the account balance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: keep in mind that your financial support documents will be valid for only 1 month!

In case you have chosen option 1 or 2 for proving your financial sufficiency, you need to obtain an official promise from your parents to support you financially while you study in Lithuania:

  • Go to the notary office with your parent(s), and prepare a document stating the following, “We (I) _the name(s) of the parent(s)_ promise to provide  financial support to my/our son/daughter during the time of his/her studies”.
  • The notary must certify parent’s (s’) signature(s).
  • Scan and e-mail the documents you have prepared to LCC Migration Affairs Office (
  • After we e-mail you our approval of the documents, you may proceed to STEP 2.


STEP 2 – Getting Apostille

Once you have prepared the documents named in STEP 1, you must authenticate both copies of certain documents for the usage abroad. Usually, it is done by receiving an Apostille certificate.

The following documents must be authenticated for usage abroad:


You DON’T need to get Apostille certificates for bank statements and salary letters.


What is Apostille?

Apostille is a certificate that verifies and confirms the seal and signature of a person who authenticated the document. It is commonly referred to the legalization of the documents for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Documents issued from one country cannot be simply considered valid in another foreign country. Ex.: powers of attorney, affidavits, birth, death and marriages records, incorporation papers, deeds, patent applications, home studies and other legal papers. The following are considered as public deeds within the meaning of that Hague Convention:

  • Any document issued by an authority or by an official covered by a jurisdiction of the State, including those coming from the public prosecutor, a clerk of the court or a bailiff;
  • Administrative documents such as deeds from the public records office;
  • Notarial deeds.
  • Official declarations such as references of registration, visas for a set date and certifications of signature, applied to private agreements.

What is the difference between Apostille and legalization?

Only the countries that have signed the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents can issue Apostille. The documents from the countries, which are not the members of the convention, have to go through the longer process of document legalization.

Member countries


Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan


Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso



Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic




Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, European Union


Finland, France


Georgia, Germany, Greece




Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy


Japan, Jordan




Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg


Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco


Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway



Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal


Romania, Russian Federation


Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, SriLanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland


The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Tunisia


Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of

America, Uruguay


Venezuela, Viet Nam


 Who issues Apostille?

Apostille certificates may only be issued by a competent Authority designated by the State on whose territory the public document has been executed.

List of authorities that issue Apostille

Below is the list of authorities that issue Apostille in your country. Please note that this list is not complete. If you do not see your country or need more information please visit:

How to obtain Apostille certificate

  • Prepare the documents that need to have Apostille (Parents’ Promise of Financial Support, Parents’ Permission to Study, Birth/ Divorce/Death certificates’ copies – all approved by the notary).
  • Submit all documents to the competent institution (s) issuing Apostille certificates in your country (in the country where original document was issued).


  • Scan and e-mail the documents you have prepared to LCC Migration Affairs Office (
  • After we e-mail you our approval of the documents, you may proceed to STEP 3


STEP 3 – Documents’ translation

By law, any document issued in a language different than Lithuanian must have an official Lithuanian translation approved by the notary.

Once you have prepared all documents as specified in STEPs 1 & 2, you must translate ALL OF THEM into Lithuanian language as well as get notary approval of ALL TRANSLATIONS. Translation must be attached to the original document you have prepared. Therefore, you must have one set (original document+ Apostille (if required)+notarized translation)for each copy of the document you prepared in STEP 1.

To avoid problems in Lithuania, translation of your NAME and LAST NAME into Lithuanian must be spelled exactly as they appearin your INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT (Latin alphabet).

Scan and e-mail the documents you have prepared to LCC Migration Affairs Office



The table below will help you to check once again whether you are ready to proceed to STEP 4

Documents [over 18]




Lithuanian Translation

Notary Approvalof Translation

Financial Support documents

[choose one option] (2 copies)

2 doc.

2 doc.

2 doc.

Parents’ Promise of Financial Support [choose one option] (2 copies)

(will be valid for only 1 month) 

2 doc. 

2 doc 

2 doc. 

Criminal Record document (1 copy)

(will be valid for 6 months)

1 doc.

1 doc.

1 doc.

STEP 4- Filling in National Visa Application Form 

LCC Migration Affairs Office has prepared the following documents for the application of your Lithuanian National Visa application:

  1. Application form (2 pages, in Lithuanian).
  2. Document package in Lithuanian language
  3. Your health insurance policy *(valid one year).

Instructions for filling in National Visa Application Form  (Prašymas  išduoti nacionalinę  vizą)- MAKE SURE YOU USE BLACK PEN:

  1. Put your signature and date on the back page of your application form (fields 36 and 37, and the two boxes on the bottom of the last page) – AT THE EMBASSY/ CONSULATE ONLY
  2. Glue your color picture (35×45 mm) on the first page of the application form (there is a square indication).
  3. Fill out field 23 – country of the Schengen Area you will center first on your way to Lithuania.
  4. Fill out field 26 (applies to Schengen Area visas only) on the application form if applicable to your case.

Fill out field 33 – the costs of traveling and living while you are residing in Lithuania, last subpoint “Kita (nurodykite) / Other (please specify): name the sources of financing you will have while being in Lithuania (“tėvų parama” – parents’ support; “santaupos banke” – savings on your bank account, etc.).

*LCC will order health insurance policies meeting the requirement of the Lithuanian Migration Department for all international non-EU students including freshmen. The approximate cost for 12 months is 66 EUR. The cost will be included on your account at the university. More information regarding health insurance will be provided to you later in summer.

How to complete your National Visa package

In order to complete your Visa package for submission to the Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate, please download the checklist table.  It contains a FULL LIST of documents needed for the Visa application. Most of them are ready (prepared either by you or by LCC Migration Affairs Office) while several others still need to be prepared.

For visa application package you need to add only one copy of each document prepared in STEPS 1, 2, and 3. Second copy of all prepared documents must be brought to Lithuania.

List of the Lithuanian Embassies and Consulates