Council Directive 2004/82/EC of 29 April 2004 on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data (API) and the Directive 2016/681 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime  have been implemented into Lithuanian national legislation. The Law on the Principles of Transport Activities has been amended and other necessary regulations adopted and applicable since 1 January, 2017.

Passenger data (both API and PNR) must be provided to the authorized Passenger Information Unit - Command and Coordination Board of the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania based on the “singe-window” principle free of charge and via electronic means of communication.

Main Laws & Regulations

The Law on the Principles of Transport Activities of the Republic of Lithuania (official text available online through the Register of Legal Acts, 4 July 2016, identification No. 2016-18452).,

Passenger data provision requirements (official text available online through the Register of Legal Acts, 23 December 2016, identification No. 2016-29465).

Factsheet on the main requirements on passenger data provision

Consequences of failing to comply with the legal requirements

In case the air carrier did not provide any or did not provide all the necessary or provided false passenger data or the said data was provided later than within the established term, a fine amounting from 3180 to 5214 Euros shall be imposed upon the carrier for every flight during which the passengers were transported.

Further information and assistance contact:

Passenger information Unit – PIU

Legal /Organizational assistance I-V, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM:
Phone: +370 5 2719657 or +370 5 2719627

General assistance out of office hours (24/7): Phone: +370 5 2719900


Address: Saltoniskiu street 19, 08105 Vilnius

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Last updated: 2020 06 15