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.

 

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.