Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
84 Gloucester Place
Telephone: 020 7592 2840
Fax: 020 7486 64 03
Online: Embassy 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?
You do not need to pre-book a visa appointment with this Embassy. You can turn up Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between pm and 3.45pm. Make sure that you have all your required documentation with you, or you will not be allowed to enter the building.
Please note: Though the Embassy invites you to turn up without an appointment, there is only a very small window each day when they will see you. To ensure being seen you should arrive as early as possible and at especially busy periods in the year, such as Christmas time and summer holidays, you should perhaps consider spending a few days in London to ensure you’re seen.
What documents do I need?
For a full list of documentation required, you should check the Lithuanian Embassy website as requirements may change.
As a guideline you should expect to provide:
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 stations are Marylebone and Baker Street.
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?
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 International Student Support Service help me with my Schengen visa?
The ISSS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating which country you are applying to and the date on which you plan to travel to London to submit your application.
You should start making your Schengen visa application at least 8-12 weeks before your proposed travel date.