Vehicle registration plates of Lithuania

The current Lithuanian license plates were introduced after regaining independence in 1991. They usually show black letters on a white ground and comply with the pan-European dimensions of 520 × 110 mm. The label usually consists of three letters followed by three digits. As a font variant of the German DIN font will be used. Rear and front license plate are identical.

  • 3.1 Trailers and Bikes
  • 3.2 license plates
  • 3.3 taxis
  • 3.4 Temporary marks
  • 3.5 Military Features
  • 3.6 Diplomatic

Construction of the shield (since 2004)

On the left band is a blue field with the stars of Europe and the distinguishing signs of LT, which was introduced on 20 September 2004, thus shortly after Lithuania's accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004. A label in the main study ( Lithuanian TA = Technine apžiūra ) and a hologram sticker appears between the letter and number pad. In addition to the standard size signs in American size and two reduced formats for two-wheelers exist. The exact origin of the vehicle can not be read on the signs.



1932 white number plates were introduced with black lettering. They showed one or two letters that indicated the region as well as other digits. As a shortcut and lowercase letters were used, for example, SM for the district of Šiauliai.


See also License Plate ( Soviet Union)

In the Lithuanian SSR, Soviet license plates were used. In the first system from 1946 with black lettering on a yellow background, the abbreviations ЛС, ЛТ, ЛУ, ЛЧ, ЛШ, ЛЭ, ЛЩ, ЛЮ and ЛЛ were provided for cars and ЛС, ЛТ, ЛШ and ЛЭ for two-wheelers. After the reform of 1958, the design changed back to white text on a black background. The letter combination ЛИ (LI ) ( according to Russian Литва ) was from now on for the Lithuanian SSR. As an extension of the abbreviations have been reserved ЛЛ (LL) and ЛК ( LK). With another letter different vehicle categories have been encrypted. After the conversion to black font and white background 1980, the abbreviation ЛИ (LI) and ЛК (SC ) were used. 1991, Soviet flag were partly issued in Latin letters.


From 1991, until September 20, 2004 in the left margin to see the blue bar instead of European stars is the national flag of Lithuania. Between May and September 2004, the two stickers appeared immediately after the Nationality field and thus before the actual combination.

The mean of three letters were by the end of 2003 to the regional origin. Since the sale of a vehicle new number was required in another region, the regional labeling was never done consistently.

The registration districts (until 2003):

  • A - Alytus
  • J - District Tauragė, J to Jurbarkas
  • K - Kaunas district
  • L - Klaipėda County
  • M - District Marijampolė
  • P - Panevėžys district
  • S - Šiauliai County
  • T - District Telšiai
  • U - Utena
  • V - Vilnius district
  • The letter R pointed to a government vehicle.

Special versions

Deviating from the standard model, there are several special characteristics that are available as well in various formats.

Trailers and Bikes

Trailer license plate show only two letters and three digits. Number Plates for Bikes consist of three digits followed by two letters. For smaller two-wheelers marks are awarded with two digits and three letters. This combination is, however, issued only on the smallest format.

License plates

For a fee, a license plates are issued from the approved numbers and letters, such as "HELLO ". In this case, the two stickers right after the euro area.


Taxis carry different license plates. They have a yellow color and show the letter ' T' ( lit. taksi ) and the five digits. The two plaques sit here likewise immediately after the euro area.

Temporary license plate

Temporary license plate have red lettering on a white background. There are dealer plate, starting with P or R and at the end represents the year of validity by two digits (eg P1234 12), as well as indicator for the import and export of vehicles from five digits and two letters ( eg 12345AB ). The latter have a validity of 90 days.

Military Features

Vehicles of the Lithuanian Armed Forces have a black background and white label. At the left edge of the Lithuanian flag is seen. The combination consists of two letters, three digits and another letter.


Lithuanian diplomatic license plates have green color, white text, and show no Euro box. They consist of six digits after the pattern 12 3 456 The first two digits indicate the country of origin, the single digit in the middle of the status of the owner. The current diplomatic plates are awarded on Oct. 11, 2004. Before the indicator first showed the letter D, followed by three digits. At the end gave two digits of the year of admission.

Status of the vehicle (since October 2004):

01 Sweden Sweden 02 Germany Germany 03 France France 04 Latvia Latvia 05 Denmark Denmark 06 Canada Canada 07 United Kingdom UK 08 Italy Italy 09 Norway Norway 10 Finland Finland 11 Vatican City Vatican City 12 Turkey Turkey 13 Czech Republic Czech Republic 14 United States United States 15 People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 16 Poland Poland ( Embassy in Vilnius) 17 Poland Poland ( Consulate in Vilnius) 18 Estonia Estonia

19 Russia Russia ( Embassy in Vilnius) 20 Russia Russia ( general consulate in Klaipėda) 21 Romania Romania 22 Ukraine Ukraine 23 Belarus Belarus 24 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 25 Georgia Georgia 26 Japan Japan 27 Austria Austria 28 Belgium 29 The Netherlands The Netherlands 30 Hungary Hungary 31 Spain 32 Sovereign Order of Malta Order of Malta 33 Greece Greece 34 Ireland Ireland 35 Portugal

36 Moldova Moldova 37 Azerbaijan 38 Bulgaria Bulgaria 39 Armenia Armenia

80 Nordic Council 81 World Bank 82 EBRD 83 World Health Organization 84 UNDP 85 IOM 86 European Commission 87, United Nations 88 EIGE 89 Paraguay Paraguay 90 The Netherlands The Netherlands 91 Peru Peru 92 Philippines Philippines