Lithuanian identity card


Lithuanian Personal Identity Card is officially recognised identity document issued to Lithuanian citizens.

Lithuanian identity card
The front and reverse of a 2nd generation (2009-2012) Lithuanian identity card
TypeIdentity card
Issued by Lithuania
Valid in EU and Europe (except Belarus, Russia and Ukraine)
French overseas territories
 Georgia
 Montserrat (max. 14 days if in transit to a third country)


Use


As an international travel document

The Personal Identity Card is a limited travel document, valid for travel within most European nations.

As personal identification

Aside from being unable to be used for international travel to other than previously mentioned countries, the passport card is treated as a passport for all other purposes. A Personal Identity Card can be used as primary evidence of Lithuanian citizenship, just like a passport and can be used as a valid proof of citizenship and proof of identity both inside and outside Lithuania

As electronic signature device

Since 2009, Personal Identity Cards are equipped with contact chips, allowing their usage as digital signature devices with a smart card reader. The Identity documents personalisation centre under the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior provides digital signature software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS environments.

History

The first Lithuanian Personal Identity Cards were issued in January 2003. The issuance of these card continued until January, 2009, when they were superseded with biometric and digital signature-capable second-generation personal identity cards. In July 2012 issuance of slightly altered third-generation personal identity cards started.

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