Register A Vehicle In Lithuania: Process & Paperwork
Registering a vehicle in Lithuania is fairly straightforward compared to many other overseas nations since it is now part of Europe, which has a fairly uniform process from country to country. There are, however, some specifics that pertain to Lithuania, which we will cover in the sections below and then provide some links for further information related to the process of registering a car, truck, or motorcycle.
Vehicle Registration Documents
The vehicle registration process in Lithuania is not overly complicated and required pretty much the same documents as other European countries when importing from the U.S. Those include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
- License or ID
- Certificate of registration
- Title or proof of ownership
- Certificate of conformity
- Proof of insurance
- Vehicle identity check
- Proof of vehicle inspection
These are the standard documents that you’ll have to provide in most countries, but we strongly encourage our readers to check either with an official embassy or government body in case there have been any changes to the process. Some shippers who have regularly worked in the area may be able to help point you in the right direction if you need some assistance on this matter.
All vehicles in Lithuania are subject to a roadworthiness test to make sure they are safe and in proper working order. The inspection must be retaken every two years or, if it’s a new car, it must be inspected three years from the date of purchase. Here is a basic rundown of what you can expect to be examined during the inspection:
- Windows, mirrors, & wipers
- Lights, hazards, and turn signals
- Tires & tread
- Safety features
- Emergency roadside kit
There may be additional features inspected beyond those mentioned above, but they are the most frequently checked and often cited during the inspection. Once you have passed the inspection, you receive either a sticker or certificate which should be displayed in your vehicle in an easily viewable area.
If you’d like more information about shipping a vehicle to Lithuania, our resource for international auto transport to the country covers many of the most frequently asked questions! If you need to know more about the process, or how much it will cost, click the link above!
Driving In Lithuania
Many of the driving laws in Lithuania are the same as those in the U.S.: drive on the right, seat belts are required, no talking on a cell phone unless handsfree, and you have to carry your driving and registration documents with when operating a vehicle.
One thing that is different (and necessary to past the vehicle inspection) is that you need to have a fire extinguisher, road hazard triangle, and first aid kit in the vehicle at all times. This is a requirement that is fairly standard in most countries outside the U.S. Head lights are required at all times when driving, as are helmets if you’re driving a motorcycle or moped.
Lithuania Vehicle Resources
Lithuanian Center of Registers - A terrific resource for anyone considering registering a vehicle in Lithuania. Here you’ll find information about the road traffic test, vehicle inspection, and getting a local driver’s license.
Transport & Driving In Lithuania - Whether you plan to drive or use public transportation, this resources has lots of helpful information to help you get from place to place in Lithuania. There’s also information about the road conditions and driving in the country.
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