Information on the processing of your personal data for Schengen visa application purposes

The collection of your personal data required by visa application form, the taking of your photograph and the taking of your fingerprints are mandatory for the examination of your application of the extension of the period of validity of visa or the duration of stay. Failure to provide such data will result in the application being inadmissible.

The authorities responsible for processing the data in the Republic of Lithuania are:

Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

Šventaragio str. 2, LT-01510 Vilnius,

Phone +370 (5) 271 7130

Fax +370 (5) 271 8551

Email [email protected]


Contact details of the Migration Department data protection officer:

L. Sapiegos g. 1, LT-10312 Vilnius

Email  [email protected]

The legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data is set out in Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 (VIS Regulation), Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 (Visa Code) and Council Decision 2008/633/JHA.

The data will be shared with the relevant authorities of the Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and processed by those authorities for the purposes of a decision on your visa application.

The data and data concerning the decision taken on your application or a decision whether to annul or revoke a visa issued will be entered into, and stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) for a maximum period of five years, during which it will be accessible to the visa authorities and the authorities competent for carrying out checks on visas at external borders and within the Member States, immigration and asylum authorities in the Member States for the purposes of verifying whether the conditions for the legal entry into, stay and residence on the territory of the Member States are fulfilled, of identifying persons who do not or who no longer fulfil these conditions, of examining an asylum application and of determining responsibility for such examination. Under certain conditions, the data will be also available to designated authorities of the Member States and to Europol for the purpose of the prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences.

Your personal data might also be transferred to third countries or international organisations for the purpose of proving the identity of third-country nationals, including for the purpose of return. Such transfer may only take place under certain conditions (Article 31 of the VIS Regulation). You can contact the authority responsible for processing the data (see contact details above) to obtain further information on these conditions and how they are met in your specific case.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Articles 15 to 19 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and the Article 38 of  the VIS Regulation, you are entitled to obtain access to your personal data, including a copy of it, as well as the identity of the Member State that transmitted it to the VIS. You also have the right that your personal data, which is inaccurate or incomplete be corrected or completed, that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain conditions, and that your personal data processed unlawfully be erased.

You may address your request for access, rectification, restriction or erasure directly to the authority responsible for processing the data (see contact details above). Further details on how you may exercise these rights, including the related remedies according to the national law of the State concerned, are available on its website and can be provided upon request.

You may also address your request to any other Member State. The list of competent authorities and their contact details is available here.

You are also entitled to lodge at any time a complaint with the national data protection authority of the Member State of the alleged infringement, or of any other Member State, if you consider that your data have been unlawfully processed.

The data protection authority of the Republic of Lithuania is:

State data protection inspectorate

L. Sapiegos str. 17, 10312 Vilnius

Phone (+370 5) 271 2804, (+370 5) 279 1445 

Fax (+370 5) 261 9494

Email [email protected]


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Last updated: 09-10-2023