Visitor information

Checking and screening of personal belongings of persons entering the buildings of the Seimas

Personal things and luggage belonging to a person who wants to enter the buildings of the Seimas are checked at the Security Post. The person who refuses to show his personal things is not allowed to enter the buildings of the Seimas. The Secretary General of the Seimas and the relevant authorities are reported about the case.

Firearms and other weapons, specialist equipment (gas sprays, handcuffs, etc.), explosives, explosive and other incapacitating and poisonous substances and tools posing a threat to human life and health are prohibited in the buildings of the Seimas. The persons legally carrying a firearm or any other weapon, specialist equipment or the abovementioned tools must leave them in a safe-box located in Building 3 of the Seimas.

Photography and filmmaking equipment may be carried into the buildings of the Seimas by journalists accredited under the Description of the Procedure of Accreditation of Representatives of Public Information Producers and/or Disseminators to the Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania or those holding one-day passes issued on the recommendation of the Head of Public Relations Unit. Other visitors may bring only the equipment intended for personal needs.

The persons visiting the buildings of the Seimas must:

  • have a pass or an accreditation card valid in the buildings of the Seimas pinned to or hung visibly on their clothes ;
  • wear neat clothes appropriate for the official working environment;
  • stay in the buildings of the Seimas only during the pass validity period (7 a.m. until 9 p.m.) in case of a one-day pass;
  • not make noise;
  • not simulate events or situations;
  • be accompanied by a civil servant or employee of the Public Relations Unit of the Information and Communication Department of the Office of the Seimas, a Member of the Seimas or an assistant of a Member of the Seimas leading the group when they come for a guided tour;
  • when entering the Seimas Plenary Chamber during a sitting, switch off mobile telephones; switch mobile telephones to a silent mode in other halls of the buildings of the Seimas during meetings;
  • smoke only in the places designated for smoking;
  • avoid other actions diminishing the honour and prestige of the Seimas;
  • comply with demands of officers of the VIP Protection Department, the civil servants and employees of the Office of the Seimas responsible for maintaining the order in the buildings of the Seimas.

A person who breaches the procedure of visiting the buildings of the Seimas is warned. An officer of the VIP Protection Department reports the breaches to the person who has invited the visitor to the Seimas and to the Secretary General of the Seimas. A person who breaches the established procedure may be subject to restriction of the issuance of passes and the sanctions provided for in other legal acts.

Observation of Seimas Sittings

Participants of guided tours and accredited journalists observe a sitting of the Seimas from the balcony of the Seimas Plenary Chamber.  Guided tours must be accompanied by civil servants or employees of the Public Relations Unit of the Information and Communication Department of the Office of the Seimas, a Member of the Seimas or an assistant of the Member of the Seimas.

Participants of the guided tours organised by the Public Relations Unit of the Information and Communication Department of the Office of the Seimas (a group of not more than 35 people) are allowed to enter the balcony of the Seimas Plenary Chamber during open sittings of the Seimas. Only one guided-tour group may stay in the balcony of the Seimas Plenary Sittings Hall at a time.

A person presiding over a Seimas sitting may warn the persons disturbing the Seimas sitting and request them to leave the Seimas Plenary Chamber. Persons who breach the Regulation on the Internal Order of the Seimas Plenary Chamber are also warned by a civil servant or employee who oversees the order in the main floor of the Seimas Plenary Chamber and subsequently reports the committed breaches to the Secretary General of the Seimas. A person who breaches the Regulation on the Internal Order of the Seimas Plenary Chamber may be subject to restriction of the right to enter the Seimas Plenary Chamber and the sanctions provided for in other legal acts.

A civil servant or employee of the Secretariat of Plenary Sittings overseeing the order in the main floor of the Seimas Plenary Chamber reports the breaches committed by accredited journalists in the Seimas Plenary Chamber to the Public Relations Unit of the Information and Communication Department of the Office of the Seimas.

  • Regulation on the Internal Order in the Buildings of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Regulation on the Internal Order of the Seimas Plenary Chamber
  • Description of the Procedure of Accreditation of Representatives of Public Information Producers and/or Disseminators to the Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania