A Lithuanian passport is an official document, issued exclusively to Lithuanian citizens to identify themselves as such and/or to facilitate travel outside of Lithuania (there are other types of passports which may be issued by Lithuanian authorities to non-citizens; e.g. a "Foreigner's Passport", or "Stateless Person's Passport", or "Refugee's Passport"). Since 2004 a Lithuanian Identity Card can be used in lieu of a national passport to Lithuanian citizens for travel solely within the European Union and other European countries such as Switzerland, Norway, and Turkey (to name but a few), as well as some non-European states, such as Jordan (but only if travelling specifically from Brussels Airport to King Hussein Airport on a (i) charter flight, and (ii) passenger manifest is sent at least 24 hours prior to arrival to the Immigration Authorities in Aqaba).
The passport-book contains 32 pages and a polycarbonate personal data page; personal data, a photograph, and signature are laser engraved. The passport is manufactured according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements. All data "brackets" could be read in Lithuanian, English, and French. The passports are issued to Lithuanian citizens upon request, and are valid for up to ten years( for adults) and five years (for children from 5–16 years). For younger children, passports are valid for two years, which can be extended by a separate request for up to five years.
Since 28 August 2006, the Lithuanian passports have become e-passports (i.e. they include electronic biometric data), whereas beginning with 1 January 2008, the Lithuanian passport is issued in a new format (the most notable feature of it is the burgundy colour and the words "European Union" featured on its cover). As with all e-passports, RFID memory chip stores the photograph and other data (such as fingerprint) in electronic form and could be read by border agencies abroad from a distance of a few feet.
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