Driving in Lithuania
In order to get a driver's license in Lithuania, the first thing to do is contacting one of the numerous driving schools in the country. Driving courses are not free and fees apply. Theoretical courses take about 2 months (people have to take 30 hours theoretical courses). After that, you must take a first aid examination. A trained specialist usually comes to the driving school to teach first aid for a few hours. If you pass the first aid examination, you are supposed to be in a position to give first aid in case of accident! The next step is going to the hospital and take medical examinations for the sight, check the presence of acohol in your blood etc. In general, doctors check people's general health conditions. Once everything's cleared up, you can go ahead with the driving lessons. People must take at least 20 hours driving lessons with a trained instructor. Once completed, you can take the theoretical test at the "Regitra" and, if successful, you can eventually take your final driving examination. Fees apply for both exams. If you pass both exams, you just need to pay for your driving license (credit card format with photo and other personnal information).
If you have a driver's license issued abroad, you just need to go to "Regitra" and exchange it for a Lithuanian driver's license if your country has signed a convention with Lithuania on driver's license exchange. Check your eligibility with the Lithuanian embassy in your home country. Exchange is possible provided that you are staying in Lithuania for more than 6 months.
If you travel to Lithuania for a short period of time, you don't need to do anything. Driver's license from other countries are valid and accepted in the country.
Guide section: Driver's licence
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