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PASSENGER DATA PROVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR CARRIERS

Carriers engaged in the carriage of passengers by air are subject to the procedures for communicating passenger data

According to:

  • Council Directive 2004/82/EC of 29 April 2004 on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data (API);
  • Directive (EU) 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;
  • Law on the Fundamentals of Transport Activities of the Republic of Lithuania and other relevant legislation;

Natural or legal persons who are engaged in the carriage of passengers by air to and from the Republic of Lithuania and meet the conditions and requirements for carriers established in the laws of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter – air carriers) must communicate passenger data (API and PNR), in line with the one-stop-shop principle, to the authorized Passenger Information Unit of Lithuania - the Force Management Board of the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. Air carriers are required to communicate this data free of charge by electronic means of communication in a pre-agreed manner and format.

It should be noted that the State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports is not involved in the processes of data communication and receipt.

 

Basic legal acts governing communication of passenger data by air carriers

Law on the Fundamentals of Transport Activities of the Republic of Lithuania

The Description of the Procedure for ticket booking and departure control, provision of passenger flight data and air carrier information to Passenger Information Unit approved by the Order No 5-V-1091 of the Lithuanian Police Commissioner General of 23 December 2016 on the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Ticket Booking and Departure Control, Provision of Passenger Flight Data and Air Carrier Information to Passenger Information Unit

Factscheet of communicating passenger data for air carriers

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

E-mail: piu@policija.lt

Address: Saltoniskiu street 19, 08105 Vilnius

Follow the link: https://policija.lrv.lt/en

Last updated: 2021 03 12
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