Both written & practical driving test are mandatory to get a Lithuanian driving license & an instructor or school is a prerequisite for the tests.
To obtain a driving licence, you:
There is no formal requirement for taught hours of driving theory, so this can either be learnt through self-study or through a driving school.
Theoretical courses take about 2 months (people have to take 30 hours theoretical courses)
English-speaking teacher for driving theory:
Fitness to drive
Category A (over 35 kW cc)
20 years. However, to drive motorcycles inthis category you must have a minimum of 2 years' experience on motorcycles under an A2 licence. This requirement may be waived if the candidate is at least 24 years old.
The minimum age for motor tricycles exceeding 15 kW is fixed at 21 years.
Category B (passenger cars)
First aid examination
After that, you must take a first aid examination. A trained specialist usually comes to the driving school to teach first aid for a few hours. If you pass the first aid examination, you are supposed to be in a position to give first aid in case of accident!
Medical examinations for the sight
The next step is going to the hospital and take medical examinations for the sight, check the presence of alcohol in your blood etc. In general, doctors check people's general health conditions.
Once everything's cleared up, you can go ahead with the driving lessons. People must take at least 20 hours driving lessons with a trained instructor.
Once completed your theoretical test at the "Regitra" is completed successful, you can take driving lessons and your final driving examination.
Fees apply for both exams. If you pass both exams, you just need to pay for your driving license (credit card format with photo and other personnal information).
If you have a driver's license issued abroad
If you have a driver's license issued abroad, you just need to go to "Regitra" and exchange it for a Lithuanian driver's license if your country has signed a convention with Lithuania on driver's license exchange.
Check your eligibility with the Lithuanian embassy in your home country. Exchange is possible provided that you are staying in Lithuania for more than 6 months.
If you travel to Lithuania for a short period of time, you don't need to do anything. Driver's license from other countries are valid and accepted in the country.
You don't need instructor or school if:
1. once and if your existing driving license is OK for Lithuanian authorities (you have to translate it to Lithuanian with authorised translator and demonstrate both original and translation to the information desk in Regitra to determine whether you are eligible to replace your driving license with new one (with saving of your driving years and categories));
2. you have to pass medical test and first aid certification (two papers with stamps);
3. If your docs are OK for Regitra train yourself with online tests for a small fee (f.e. www.ketbilietai.lt, but it is in LT only. Perhaps there are others with EN, because you are eligible to pass Regitra's theory tests in LT/EN/RU).
Or you may complete driving courses and obtain certificate from Regitra but in this case you will be a 'rookie driver' in Lithuania with certain limitations like zero alcohol, speed limits, etc for two years.
If you wish to renew an EU driving licence, you must undergo a medical check: