Frequently Asked Questions

Children

Children documents

1. What documents are needed for a child travelling with the parents or one of the parents?

A child travelling with the parents or one of the parents is required proof of identity - a passport or a personal identity card when traveling in the Schengen area.

If a child is travelling to a foreign country with one of the parents, it is required to present to the border checkpoint officials only the child’s personal identification document. The written consent of the second parent is not required. In the case the child’s last name does not match with the last name of the parent with whom the child is travelling to a foreign country, the child’s birth certificate must be presented upon the request of the border checkpoint officials of the Republic of Lithuania.

Note. A child’s birth certificate is not an identity document valid for travel abroad.

 

2. Is a child’s birth certificate a valid identity document for flight?

A child’s birth certificate is not an identity document valid for travel abroad. A child travelling by plane must carry a passport or personal identity card when travelling in the Schengen area.

 

3. What documents are required for a child travelling without parents but with an accompanying person?

If a child is traveling without parents but with an accompanying person, the following documents are required:

  • Written legally certified consent of one of the parents (certified by a notary, Lithuanian diplomatic mission or the official of a consular institution or an elder) and its copy;
  • Proof of identity - a passport or personal identity card when traveling in the Schengen area.

Note. A child’s birth certificate is not an identity document valid for travel abroad.

 

4. What documents are required for a child travelling with an organized group of children?

When an organized group of children is travelling (tours or trips with sporting, artistic, scientific or other groups), a list of the children and accompanying persons, certified by the signature and seal of the travel organizer and a copy of this letter are required. The list with the names, its copy and the consents of the parents (if traveling outside the Schengen area) should be kept by the travel organizer.

 

5. What term of validity of a child’s identity documents is required?

Children’s identity documents are valid for a shorter period of time than the documents of adults (2-5 years), therefore you are advised to check the date of expire before the trip. Documents must be valid throughout the entire journey - the documents that expire during the trip are held invalid.

 

6. What documents does a child returning from abroad to Lithuania need?

If a child is a Lithuanian citizen returning to the Republic of Lithuania, the passport or personal identity card is enough (personal identity cards are only valid in the Schengen area). Consents and additional documents are not required, even if the child is returning without parents.

 

7. Can a child having a visa travel alone?

If a visa is required, infants and children can travel only with the adult specified in the visa.

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