How to Buy Exchange Lithuania Driving Licence

( 19/01/2013 )

Driving licence exchange in Lithuania


If you are planning on obtaining a Lithuanian driving licence we would be glad to help! However, doing it yourself may also be an option if you are already in Lithuania. Here is some information to get you started.


Driving licences are valid for: 10 years

Driving licences for novice drivers are valid for:

  • 2 years - category A
  • 2 years - category B

Driving licences for elderly drivers are valid for:

  • 10 years - category A
  • 10 years - category B

If you hold a driving licence for life (i.e. one that remains administratively valid for an unlimited period) that was issued by another EU country, you will not have to renew the licence after changing your usual place of residence.

Non-EU driving licences - exchange & recognition

You must exchange your non-EU driving licence before it expires after you become resident of Lithuania. If your non-EU driving licence expires after moving, you must exchange it within 12 months of moving.

To exchange your non-EU driving licence:

  1. go to the State Enterprise "Regitra"
  2. hand in the following documents:
  • a valid identity document;
  • a valid medical certificate;
  • a non-EU driving licence, which conforms to the requirements of conventions on road traffic, together with a translation into the Lithuanian language. If the non-EU driving licence does not conform to the requirements of the conventions on road traffic, also the international driving permit;
  • the attestation certificate of health knowledge;
  • pass driving tests.

If you have previously exchanged a non-EU driving licence for an EU licence in another EU country, you can use it in Lithuania.





Physical description


85.6 x 53.98 mm







Distinctive features

Laser-engraved data (photograph, personal data, categories, table)

Graphic security types Grid patterns


Front and reverse sides


Bicoloured grid pattern: yellow changing to pink, and bluish changing to lavender blue


Graphic security types Guilloches


On the front, in the centre



Ultraviolet ink

Method of verification

Under ultraviolet light


Optically variable image effect (kinegram effect with 2-dimensional image (2D); kinegram effect with the effect of a running image)


Front side, partially covering the photograph

Method of verification

Viewing from a different angle



Optically variable image effect (hologram effect with 2-dimensional image (2D))


Reverse side


Holographic stripe with the recurrent text "REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA" that changes direction.

Numbering by laser (burning)




Embossing on the surface - positive and negative reliefs


Front side




Period of validity

AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B, BE, T

First: 2 years; 10 years

C1, C, D1, D, C1E, CE, D1E, DE

5 years

National categories

National category

Description of national category



Professional drivers

Certificate of professional competence is issued


Code 95 is marked on the driving licence





Model LT1.
No expiry date is recorded on this model. The last licence of model LT1 expired on 31  December 2005. Models LT1, LT2, LT3. Depending on category, age and health the driver has to undergo medical examina- tions periodically (every five years or more frequently). LT: Description and security features
 Model LT3.
Security features: Driving licence data (photo, categories and personal data) is laser engraved into the polycarbonate  layer.