U.S. Citizen Services
Passport and Visa Delays
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.
In Case of Emergency
If you are an American citizen with an emergency after regular hours (5PM-8AM M-Th, 3PM-8AM Friday and anytime during weekends/holidays), please call the U.S. Embassy (+370 5) 266 5500 and ask to speak to the Duty Officer who will assist you. Please only use this number for emergencies. All regular services and inquiries can be handled during normal business hours by the Consular Section.
More Information about Emergency procedures
For non-emergency issues please see our General Information Page.
United States Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania
Security Message to U.S. Citizens:
May 8, 2014
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a procession and a memorial ceremony will take place in Vilnius at Antalkanis cemetery on May 9. Traffic in the vicinity of the cemetery may be disrupted that day. As with all public gatherings, citizens are urged to review your personal security plans, maintain a low-profile, and remain aware of your surroundings. U.S. citizens are also urged to exercise caution if they find themselves in the vicinity of any other large gatherings, protests, or counter-protests. Please remember that even peaceful gatherings can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Lithuania enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
We also recommend you regularly monitor the Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. You can also read the Country Specific Information for Lithuania. For additional information, refer to “The Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website and please review our LGBT Travel Information.
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius is located at Akmenų g 6, Vilnius. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +370 5 266 5500.