Driver‘s licence‘s are issued to persons who:
*A person permanently residing in the Republic of Lithuania is a person who usually lives in the Republic off Lithuania at least 185 days in every calendar year due to his/her personal or working relations or, where the person has no working relations, only due to personal relations that link him/her closely to the place where he/she lives. A person who is linked by his/her working relations to a place other than the place to which he/she is linked by his/her personal relations and who, therefore, resides intermittently at different locations in two or more countries, is deemed to be a person permanently residing in the Republic of Lithuania when he/she is linked to the Republic of Lithuania by personal relations, provided that the person constantly returns here (the provision does not apply when the person resides in a foreign state in order to perform a task of fixed duration). A student (a foreign national or person without citizenship) who has been studying in Lithuania for at least 6 months is also considered to be a person permanently residing in the Republic of Lithuania.
Driving licences issued in the EU Member States as well as Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein are valid in Lithuania without any restrictions.
A driver holding the driving license issued in the state other than the state specified above and permanently residing in the Republic of Lithuania must change such license for the driving license of the Republic of Lithuania. The national driving licenses may be exchanged under the following conditions:
State enterprise Regitra would like to remind the drivers about new driving licensing requirements applied to nationals of third countries to come into force on the 19th of January 2013.
Nationals of third countries having their driving licences issued in third countries replaced with Lithuanian licences from the 19th of January 2013 will be subject to the requirement to pass a practical examination.
Both theory and practical tests can be taken in any Regitra examination centre, irrespective of person's place of residence, by nationals not speaking the state language. They can use theory test computer program developed by Regitra, which offers the options of taking an examination in Lithuanian, English or Russian, while practical driving test can be taken by the use of interpreter‘s services.