Country Guide: Lithuania

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Updated: November 23, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Passport copy
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Packing List
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Convention Marchandises Routiers (CMR )

 

Specific Information

  • The consignee should be present at the destination and should have a valid Visa.
  • The consignee should be employed with a registered company.
  • Temporary import of household goods and personal effects is duty and taxes free. This is valid for 1 year and can be renewed every year until the time the foreigner has finished his or her stay and is ready to re-export the shipment.
  • Permanent import of household and personal effects is subject to customs duties and taxes. Additionally, a value added tax (VAT) of 20% is charged on the import.
  • Only a limited amount of foodstuff, new items, and electronics are allowed duty free. 

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Title / Registration

 

Specific Information

  • It is difficult for a foreigner to import a motor vehicle into Lithuania and is not recommended.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Record

 

Specific Information

  • Cats and dogs are subject to special regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC No. 998/2003). 

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Vodka / other alcoholic drinks (1 L)
  • Wine (3 L)
  • Beer (5 L)
  • Tobacco (200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco)
  • Sugar (1 kg)
  • Chocolate (3 kg)
  • Coffee(2 kg)
  • Jewelry (50 kg)
  • Petrol (20 L)
  • Car (1) 

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Live animals 

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/lh

http://www.consulate-new-york.com/lithuania.html

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.