R E S O L U T I O N                                      
                                                                                
CONCERNING THE COORDINATION OF  PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUE OF VISAS               
                           AND CONTROL                                          
       OF BORDER CROSSING POSTS BETWEEN THE BALTIC STATES                       
                                                                                
     As a  result of  increased  economic  activity  between  the               
Baltic States  and the  rest of Europe, the Baltic Assembly is of               
the opinion  that it  is necessary  to fundamentally  improve the               
procedures concerning  the  issuing  of  visas  (  including  the               
standardization of  visa issue  and visa fees for the citizens of               
other countries), and the control of border crossing posts, and                 
     recalling the  Resolution adopted  at the 4th session of the               
Baltic Assembly  on 15  May 1994  concerning the  coordination of               
border crossing  policies and  procedures,  the  Baltic  Assembly               
recommends that the Baltic Council of Ministers:                                
     1. Coordinates  the visa  issue regulations  in  the  Baltic               
States with a view to establishing:                                             
     1) a visa-free regime between the Baltic States with respect               
to citizens of the Baltic States;                                               
     2) real  implementation of  a visa  regime so  that visitors               
from mutually- agreed other countries, and having obtained a visa               
to one  Baltic State  may also  visit the other Baltic States for               
the remaining  period of  validity of  the original  visa without               
having to apply for a separate visa for each State; and                         
     3) a  coordinated and  unified policy  of visa  regimes with               
other countries of the world.                                                   
     2. In  the nearest  future adopt  appropriate procedures  in               
order to  simplify and  quicken the  procedure for  crossing  the               
borders, to  ensure increased  transit  capacity  at  the  border               
crossing posts, as well as improved quality of service.                         
     3. Coordinates the procedure and common principles of border               
crossing for   citizens  of the  Baltic States, including special               
lanes for  Baltic citizens  at all  border crossing  posts in the               
Baltic  States.                                                                 
                                                                                
Vilnius,13 November 1994