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How to Get a Driver's License in Lithuania

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Here's a primer on how to get your driver's license in Lithuania.

Sometimes when you're new to a country a task like getting your driver's license can make you feel like you're 16 years old again trying to pass your driver's test. Here's an overview of the process of getting your driver's license in Lithuania.

In Lithuania, foreigners are allowed to drive if they have a valid driving license issued by their home country. However, if the driving license is not in English or Russian, it is recommended to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with the original driving license. The IDP is a translation of your license and can be obtained in your home country before you travel. If you are a resident in Lithuania, you can use your foreign driving license for up to six months. After this period, you will need to exchange it for a Lithuanian driving license.

For non-European Union citizens, if you are staying in Lithuania for more than six months, you are required to exchange your foreign driving license for a Lithuanian one. This process involves a medical check-up and possibly a driving test, depending on the country where your original license was issued.

As for the requirements that differ based on the city, state, or region, Lithuania is a unitary state, meaning the rules and regulations are the same throughout the entire country. Therefore, the requirements for a foreigner to be able to legally drive do not differ based on the location within Lithuania.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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