Lithuanian identity card

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The front and reverse of a 2nd generation (2009-2012) Lithuanian identity card

Lithuanian Personal Identity Card is officially recognised identity document issued to Lithuanian citizens.


Use[edit]

As an international travel document[edit]

The Personal Identity Card is a limited travel document, valid for travel within many European nations:


As personal identification[edit]

Aside from being unable to be used for international travel to other than higher mentioned countries, the passport card is treated as a passport for all other purposes. A Personal Identity Card can be used as primary evidence of Lithuanian citizenship, just like a passport and can be used as a valid proof of citizenship and proof of identity both inside and outside Lithuania

As electronic signature device[edit]

Since 2009, Personal Identity Cards are equipped with contact chips, allowing their usage as digital signature devices with a smart card reader. The Identity documents personalisation centre under the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior provides digital signature software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS environments.

History[edit]

First Lithuanian Personal Identity Cards were issued in January, 2003. The issuance of these card continued until January, 2009, when they were superseded with biometric and digital signature-capable 2nd generation personal identity cards. In July, 2012 issuance of slightly altered 3rd generation personal identity cards has started.

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