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Updated : 01/03/2017

Car registration documents and formalities – Lithuania

Roadworthiness tests

If you buy a new car in Lithuania, you must have it checked again for roadworthiness 3 years from the date of its initial roadworthiness check and registration.

Used cars that are at least 6 months old in Lithuania must have be tested for roadworthiness 2 years after the date of the last roadworthiness check.

A roadworthiness test does not have to be carried out each time a vehicle changes owner.

If you move from another EU country and register your car as a new resident in Lithuania, your car must pass the roadworthiness test.

To ensure that vehicles and their equipment function correctly and comply with safety standards, they must undergo regular roadworthiness testing. This covers the following checks:

  • efficiency of windscreen wipers and if there any of the windows or mirrors are broken
  • lights – indicators, hazard lights, brake, reverse, license plate and fog lights
  • headlights – position of dipped-beam and main-beam
  • tyres – tread depth ≥ 1.6 mm (during winter months - from 10 November to 31 March - tread depth must be ≥ 3,0 mm
  • rear-view mirrors – reflecting surface, fixation and adjustment
  • correct functioning of safety belts

For more information, see the contact body for roadworthiness tests in Lithuania: Lithuanian roadworthiness Association "Transeksta"Lietuvi┼│

Initial registration of a vehicle

You can register your vehicle at the Lithuanian State Enterprise Regitra.

To register a new or used imported vehicle you must submit certain documents. For a new vehicle, you will need:

  • the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)
  • proof of ownership
  • a Lithuanian insurance certificate
  • the vehicle for the identity check
  • proof of the applicant's identity

For a used vehicle you will need:

  • the registration certificate
  • proof of ownership
  • a Lithuanian insurance certificate
  • the PTI document (for M1 category vehicles over 3 years)
  • the vehicle for the identity check
  • proof of the applicant's identity

Renewal of car registration

You can renew the registration of your car through the Lithuanian State Enterprise Regitra and you must submit the following documents:

  • the registration certificate
  • the Lithuanian insurance certificate
  • the PTI document ( for M1 category vehicles over 3 years old)
  • proof of the applicant's identity
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