From January 1st, 2021 Lithuania exchanges UK driving licences under the following conditions. The main criterion for the exchange of driving licences is the date of acquisition of the right to drive. It can be found on the back of the driving licence in column No. 10.
You can exchange the driving licence if you have the permanent place of residence in Lithuania*. You can prove this in two ways:
1. Your place of residence must be declared in Lithuania for at least 185 days in each calendar year. We will receive this data automatically from the Population Register.
The procedure of declaring your place of residence is extremely simple. You can do this online HERE.
2. In case your place of residence is not declared within the Republic of Lithuania or it has been declared for less than 185 calendar days within a given calendar year, you may use the documents of your choice for substantiating your personal or working relationship with the Republic of Lithuania.
|Possible relationship with Lithuania||Confirming documents|
|you started working in Lithuania||employment contract; a self-employment certificate; a business licence; a extract from the Employment Service, etc.|
|you are a student or a pupil from Lithuania and currently attend an educational establishment abroad||a document from an educational establishment translated to Lithuanian and legalized**|
|you are a student or a pupil of the foreign countries, and you attend university/college or school in our country for at least 6 months||a document from an educational establishment|
|you were away on a temporary basis to a foreign country for the purpose of performing or are currently performing a fixed-term professional task or internship||a certificate issued by a company on the business trip; the internship agreement entered into with a company or other documents translated to Lithuanian and legalized**|
you live and work abroad, but you are constantly returning to the Republic of Lithuania for personal relationships, for example:
|a statement about the composition of the family and the place of residence declared by the family members from the Center of Registers; a certificate from a medical facility confirming the fact of custody or nursing of the next-of-kin; etc.|
*Place of residence - the applicant's place of residence where he or she normally resides for at least 185 calendar days within a given calendar year due to personal or working relationship, or in case of absence of working relationship, and only the presence of personal relationship which closely links the applicant to the place where he resides; Place of residence of an applicant whose personal and working relationships are in different states and who therefore travels to different places of residence in two or more States shall be deemed to be his or her place of personal relationship only if the applicant returns there constantly (this condition does not apply when the applicant is in a foreign country to perform a task of a defined duration); School or university attendance does not constitute for proper grounds to change the permanent residence address.
NOTE. Persons representing foreign countries or international organisations within the Republic of Lithuania and their family members exercising diplomatic privileges and immunities in accordance with the international law are not considered to be permanent residents of the Republic of Lithuania.
**The documents issued in some foreign countries must be legalized.
If you have acquired the right to drive in the United Kingdom before Brexit, when you return to live in Lithuania you will be able to exchange driving licence under the same conditions as before (when the UK was still a member of the EU). This means that you do not have to take driving tests (theory and practical) when exchanging your driving licence.
In order to exchange a driving licence, you will need to:
Then you will need to arrive to "Regitra" subdivision and present these documents:
NOTE. If you have acquired the right to drive in Lithuania, but you have exchanged your driving licence in the UK (before or after Brexit), the driving licence will also be exchanged as usual, i.e. in the order described above.
If you acquired the right to drive in the United Kingdom after Brexit, when you return to live in Lithuania, you will only be able to exchange your driving licence by passing the theory and practical tests (driving school training is not required).
To be able to take test, you will need to:
When you pass the driving tests, you will be able to exchange your driving licence.
When you will arrive to "Regitra" subdivision you will need to present: