As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Lithuanian citizens who wish to visit the United States for tourism or business purposes typically need to obtain a visa. Here are the general steps to apply for a U.S. visa:

  1. Determine the Type of Visa: Determine the purpose of your travel to the United States. The most common visa types for Lithuanian citizens are the B-1 (Business) and B-2 (Tourism) visas. Choose the one that aligns with your travel plans.
  2. Complete the DS-160 Form: Visit the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website and complete the DS-160 form online. After completing the form, you will receive a DS-160 confirmation page with a barcode.
  3. Pay the Visa Application Fee: Pay the non-refundable visa application fee. The fee amount depends on the type of visa you are applying for.
  4. Schedule a Visa Interview: Create an account on the U.S. Visa Information and Appointment Services website, pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and schedule a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Lithuania.
  5. Gather Required Documents: Prepare the necessary documents for your visa interview. These typically include:
    • A valid passport that will be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in the U.S.
    • DS-160 confirmation page.
    • Visa application fee receipt.
    • A passport-sized photo that meets the U.S. visa photo requirements.
    • A letter explaining the purpose of your trip (business or tourism) and your intended itinerary.
    • Documents demonstrating strong ties to Lithuania, such as employment records, property ownership, or family relationships, to show that you intend to return after your visit.
    • Any additional documents related to your specific visa category (e.g., invitation letters, business-related documents, travel itineraries, etc.).
  6. Attend the Visa Interview: Arrive at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the scheduled date and time for your visa interview. Be prepared to answer questions about your travel plans, ties to Lithuania, and other relevant information.
  7. Biometric Data Collection: Depending on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate’s procedures, you may need to provide biometric data, such as fingerprints, during the application process.
  8. Wait for Visa Processing: After your interview, the consular officer will make a decision regarding your visa application. If approved, your passport with the visa stamp will be returned to you. Visa processing times can vary, so it’s advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel date.
  9. Travel to the United States: If your visa is approved, you can use it to travel to the United States for the purpose specified on the visa.

Please note that visa requirements and procedures may change, and it’s essential to check the U.S. Department of State’s official website or contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Lithuania for the most up-to-date information and guidance before starting your visa application process. Additionally, the process may vary slightly depending on your individual circumstances and the specific visa category you are applying for.

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