EXCHANGE OF THE DRIVING LICENCE AFTER THE RETURN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
The applicants who wish to exchange their driving licences issued in the countries other than the Member States of the EU and other than the countries of the EEA must pass a theory test and a practical test in “Regitra”.
There is no need to pass the tests if the applicant holds a driving licence:
Only a valid national driving licence that was issued in a third country can be exchanged. If a driving licence has expired when its holder already resides in Lithuania, it may be exchanged within 1 year of arrival to Lithuania.
You can renew your driving licence that you have obtained abroad to a driving licence issued by Lithuanian authorities if:
1. Your place of residence is declared in Lithuania and you live here for at least 185 days in each calendar year.
The procedure of declaring your place of residence is extremely simple. You can do this online HERE.
2. Your place of residence is not declared in Lithuania or it has been declared less than 185 days in a calendar year. Then you may use the documents of your choice for substantiating your personal or working relationship with Lithuania.
You may substantiate relationship with Lithuania in “Regitra” in a way that is convenient for you:
|Possible relationship with Lithuania||Confirming documents|
|you started working in Lithuania||employment contract; a self-employment certificate; a business licence; a extract from the Labour Exchange, etc.|
|you are a student or a pupil from Lithuania and currently attend an educational establishment abroad||a document from an educational establishment translated to Lithuanian and legalized*|
|you are a student or a pupil of the foreign countries, and you attend university/college or school in our country for at least 6 months||a document from an educational establishment|
|you were away on a temporary basis to a foreign country for the purpose of performing or are currently performing a fixed-term professional task or internship||a certificate issued by a company on the business trip; the internship agreement entered into with a company or other documents translated to Lithuanian and legalized*|
you live or work abroad, but you are constantly returning to Lithuania for personal relationships, for example:
|a statement about the composition of the family and the place of residence declared by the family members from the Center of Registers; a certificate from a medical facility confirming the fact of custody or nursing of the next-of-kin; etc.|
*The documents issued in some foreign countries must be legalized.
Please contact a medical facility to check your health and take all the necessary steps to obtain a driving health certificate.
NOTE. You should ask for an electronic health certificate which will be sent automatically to “Regitra”.
Ask in the medical facilities for information where you can undergo medical examination, what is the procedure and prices.
You should have the following documents upon arrival to the subdivision:
NOTE. The staff members of “Regitra” will make a final decision on compliance with international conventions of a foreign driving licence and international driving permit.
What are the international conventions that the foreign driving licence and international driving permit must comply with?
A foreign national driving licence must comply with the requirements of the following conventions:
An international driving permit must comply with the requirements of the following conventions:
If your driving licence meets the aforementioned requirements, you will have to pass a theory test and a practical test in “Regitra”. You can register:
2. by calling a phone number +370 700 55 151
YOUR DRIVING LICENCE
After having passed the tests successfully, you will be able to exchange a driving licence.
A driving licence can be delivered:
1. Straight to your home
You should note when ordering a driving licence that the licence should be delivered to your home. The price of this service is 3,40 EUR.
You must activate a driving licence online after receiving it:
or should call information centre +370 700 55151.
You can use only the document that has been activated.
2. In the subdivision of “Regitra”
You should firstly check whether your driving licence is ready for the withdrawal before visiting a subdivision.
You must provide the following documents when withdrawing a driving licence: