REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
        ON THE STATE BORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                        
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 1                                           
                       GENERAL PROVISIONS                                       
                                                                                
     Article 1. The State Border of the Republic of Lithuania                   
                                                                                
     The State  Border of  the Republic  of Lithuania is the line               
and the  vertical surface  lying along  this line,  defining  the               
limits of  the  territory of the Republic of Lithuania -its land,               
waters, entrails of the earth, and air space.                                   
     The state border of the Republic of Lithuania is inviolable.               
     The state  border  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  may  be               
realigned  only  by  an  international  agreement  to  which  the               
Republic of Lithuania is a party.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 2.  Protection of the State Border of the Republic                 
               of Lithuania                                                     
                                                                                
     The protection   of  the state border shall be the aggregate               
of measures guaranteeing the inviolability of the state border.                 
     The protection  of the  state border shall be ensured by the               
Government of  the Republic of Lithuania pursuant to this Law and               
other laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 3. The State Border of the Republic of Lithuania                   
                                                                                
     The state border of the Republic of Lithuania shall run:                   
     1) on   land  -- according  to a  line  passing  the  points               
established by international agreement;                                         
     2) in   the  sea   -- according   to  a   line which  limits               
territorial sea;                                                                
     3) in   navigable  rivers until  the delta  --  through  the               
centre of  the   fairway; in     non-navigable  rivers (rivulets)               
through the  centre of   the  river  or the riverbed; in lakes or               
other bodies of water -- according to the line which connects the               
intersections of the state  border with  the shoreline of a  lake               
or other body of water. The  state borderline  of the Republic of               
Lithuania running through rivers  (rivulets), lakes or any  other               
bodies   of   water shall  not  change when the riverbed or water               
level in the lake or other water body changes;                                  
     4)  through    bridges  or  other  structures  passing  over               
frontier water bodies -- along the centre or technological axis.                
     In districts,  the state border of the Republic of Lithuania               
shall be  marked by  frontier signs.  The form, size, and posting               
procedure of   frontier  signs    shall  be  established  by  the               
Government of   the  Republic  of Lithuania, pursuant to the laws               
and international  agreements to  which the Republic of Lithuania               
is a party.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 4. The Territorial Sea of the Republic of Lithuania                
                                                                                
     The territorial  sea of  the Republic  of Lithuania shall be               
the waters   seaward to a line 12 nautical miles distant from the               
Lithuanian coastline.  The extent of the territorial sea shall be               
measured from  the straight  line drawn between the two outermost               
points of  the shoreline.  The geographical  coordinates of these               
points shall  be approved  by the  Government of  the Republic of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
     An international  agreement of the Republic of Lithuania may               
establish a  different   limit of   the  territorial sea  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 5. The Internal Waters of the Republic of Lithuania                
                                                                                
     The internal waters of the Republic of Lithuania shall be:                 
     1) sea waters extending landward from the territorial sea;                 
     2) port   waters  limited   by the  line connecting the most               
remote points  of hydro-technical or other port structures in the               
sea; and                                                                        
     3) rivers, lakes, bays and other bodies of water, the shores               
of which belong to the Republic of Lithuania.                                   
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 2                                           
                                                                                
      THE STATE BORDER REGIME OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                      
                                                                                
     Article  6. The  State  Border  Regime  of  the  Republic                  
               of Lithuania                                                     
                                                                                
     The state border regime shall be:                                          
     1) the procedure for  crossing  the state border;                          
     2) the   procedure  for the  carrying of  freight and  other               
goods across the state border;                                                  
     3)  the   procedure  for   the  navigation  and  sojourn  of               
Lithuanian and  foreign   vessels in  territorial sea  and in the               
Lithuanian part  of waters  of frontier  rivers, lakes,  bays, or               
other bodies,  as well as the procedure for entry and presence of               
foreign vessels in the internal waters and ports of Lithuania;                  
     4) the procedure for aircraft flights;                                     
     5) the  procedure for  maintaining the state border, and for               
carrying out   various  jobs, commercial  and other activities at               
the state border.                                                               
     The  state  border  regime  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania               
specified in this law shall be established by this and other laws               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania, as  well as  by standard acts and               
international agreements  to which  the  Republic of Lithuania is               
a party.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 7.  Crossing Points  of  the  State  Border  of  the               
               Republic of Lithuania                                            
                                                                                
     The crossing   points  of  the state  border of the Republic               
of Lithuania shall  be established  by   international  agreement               
to which  the   Republic of  Lithuania is  a  party,  or  by  the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
     Border check   posts  and customs posts shall be established               
at the  crossing  points of  the  state  border  of  the Republic               
of Lithuania, as  well as at the international sea or river ports               
and airports.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 8. Procedure for Persons and Motor Vehicles Crossing               
               the State Border of the Republic of Lithuania  and               
               for the Carrying of Freight  and Other Goods                     
               Across the State Border                                          
                                                                                
     The state border of the Republic of Lithuania may be crossed               
only at the established points.                                                 
     Persons crossing   the   state   border  must  present their               
passports or  any other  documents conforming   to  international               
requirements to passport control.                                               
     Foreign citizens   crossing the state border of the Republic               
of Lithuania  must have  a visa of the Republic of Lithuania. The               
Government of  the Republic  of Lithuania,    provided  that  the               
Supreme Council  has  no  objections,  may  establish  a  simpler               
procedure for  foreign citizens  crossing  the  state  border  of               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
                                                                                
     Persons, motor  vehicles and  freight  shall be permitted to               
cross the border after customs inspection.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 9. Procedure for Crossing the Border by Aircraft                   
                                                                                
     Airplanes and other aircraft shall cross the state border of               
the Republic  of Lithuania by special air corridors in accordance               
with the  rules established  by this  Law and  other laws  of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, international  agreements  to  which  the               
Republic  of  Lithuania  is  a  party,  and  by  competent  state               
institutions. An  aircraft or airplane may cross the state border               
of the  Republic of   Lithuania  by   ways other   than  the  air               
corridor only upon obtaining prior permission from an institution               
authorized by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                      
     Upon   entering into   the   airspace  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, aircraft  may land   or take off for departure only in               
or from international airports.                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 10.  Peaceful Navigation  in the  Territorial Sea of               
               the Republic of Lithuania                                        
                                                                                
     Navigation  in  the  territorial  sea  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania shall be considered peaceful when there is no intention               
to enter   the  internal waters  of the  Republic of Lithuania or               
when there is  intention to enter or leave the internal waters or               
ports of the Republic of Lithuania.                                             
     During peaceful  navigation, a  vessel may  stop or  come to               
anchor if   it  is  necessary  for  regular  navigation  or  when               
rendering aid to persons, vessels or aircraft in distress.                      
     Sea vessels  or river  boats shall cross the state border of               
the Republic  of Lithuania according to the procedure established               
by this   and  other   laws of    the  Republic    of  Lithuania,               
international agreements  to which the Republic of Lithuania is a               
party, as  well as  by rules  established  by    competent  state               
institutions.  Those   states,      which   have   been   granted               
authorization for  the peaceful  navigation of  foreign warships,               
shall also  be granted the right  to peaceful  navigation in  the               
territorial   sea of  the Republic  of   Lithuania  according  to               
the  standard  act  of  the Republic of Lithuania.                              
     The Government  of the  Republic of  Lithuania may designate               
sea corridors  for vessels carrying dangerous cargo, tankers, and               
ships with nuclear engines.                                                     
     Authorized state  institutions shall establish special rules               
for the  navigation of  such vessels,  providing  them  with  sea               
charts with clearly marked sea corridors.                                       
     While crossing the state border of the Republic of Lithuania               
and during  navigation in  the territorial sea of the Republic of               
Lithuania, foreign  submarines and other submarine transport must               
be on  the surface  and must  display the  national flag of their               
state.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 11.  Procedure for Entry of Foreign Vessels into the               
Internal Waters and Ports of the Republic of Lithuania                          
Foreign vessels shall have the right to enter the roads and ports               
of the   Republic  of   Lithuania, the  list of  which  shall  be               
established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                     
State institutions  authorized by   the  Government  of  the                    
Republic of Lithuania shall establish:                                          
     1) the   rules  for entry  and sojourn of foreign vessels in               
the  internal   waters,  roads  and  ports  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania;                                                                      
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     2) the rules for servicing passengers and cargo;                           
                                                                                
     3) the   rules  for the  communication between   vessels and               
shore, and disembarkation of the crew members of a vessel;                      
     4) the  procedure for  visiting a  vessel by persons who are               
not free members of a crew;                                                     
     5) the rules for entry and sojourn of foreign vessels in the               
internal waters  and ports  of the  Republic of  Lithuania in the               
Lithuanian part  of waters   of frontier rivers, lakes, and other               
bodies of water.                                                                
     Article 12. Prohibition of Carrying Nuclear or Other Weapons               
of Mass  Destruction Across  the State  Border of the Republic of               
Lithuania                                                                       
                                                                                
     It shall be prohibited to carry nuclear or other weapons  of               
mass destruction  across the  state border  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania by any means of transport.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 13.  Military Transit across the State Border of the               
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
     Army contingents of a foreign state and military freight may               
be carried in  transit across the state border of the Republic of               
Lithuania only   according  to   the procedure  established by an               
international agreement  to which  the Republic  of Lithuania  is               
a party.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 14. Temporary Restrictions or Closure of                           
               Communication across  the State  Border Due to the               
               Spreading of Infectious Diseases                                 
                                                                                
     In the  event of a threat of the spreading of a particularly               
dangerous infectious diseases in the territory of the Republic of               
Lithuania or  of a  foreign state, the Government of the Republic               
of Lithuania may:                                                               
     1) temporarily  restrict or  close  communication across the               
state border;                                                                   
     2) enforce  quarantine  on  persons,    cattle,  birds,  and               
animals crossing  the border,  as well  as on vegetable or animal               
products and on other freight being carried across the border.                  
                                                                                
     Article 15. Violators  of the State Border of the Republic                 
               of Lithuania                                                     
                                                                                
     Violators of the state border shall be:                                    
                                                                                
     1)  persons who  violate the procedure of crossing the state               
border while  crossing or attempting to cross the state border of               
the Republic of Lithuania;                                                      
     2) foreign  vessels that  violate the  established rules  of               
entry upon  entering into  the territorial  sea or  the  internal               
waters  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  as  well  as  into  the               
Lithuanian part  of waters  of frontier  rivers, lakes,  or other               
bodies;                                                                         
     3) airplanes  or other  aircraft that cross the state border               
of the  Republic   of Lithuania    without  consent    or    that               
otherwise violate  the  rules of crossing the state border of the               
Republic of Lithuania;                                                          
     4) means  of land  transport that  cross the state border of               
the Republic   of  Lithuania without  consent or  that  otherwise               
violate the  rules of  crossing the  state border of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 16.  Institution of  Legal Actions against Violators               
               of State Border                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Violators of  the state  border of the Republic of Lithuania               
shall be  pursued and  apprehended pursuant  to the  laws of  the               
Republic of Lithuania. Persons who have violated the Law on State               
Borders of the Republic of Lithuania shall be liable according to               
the laws  of the Republic of Lithuania. Foreign citizens who have               
violated the  state border  of the  Republic of  Lithuania may be               
extradited from the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           CHAPTER 3                                            
                                                                                
                        FINAL PROVISIONS                                        
                                                                                
     Article 17.  The Procedure  for the Publication of Documents               
               Regulating  the  Regime  of  State  Border  of                   
               the  Republic  of Lithuania                                      
                                                                                
     Documents regulating the crossing of the state border of the               
Republic of   Lithuania shall  be made available to the public ac               
cording to  the general procedure established for the publication               
of standard    acts.  They  may  also  be  published  in  special               
information bulletins.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article  18.  International  Agreements  Establishing  other               
               Norms                                                            
                                                                                
     Provided  that  an  international  agreement  to  which  the               
Republic of   Lithuania  is a  party establishes  other norms  or               
rules than  this law,  the norms  and rules  established by  this               
agreement shall be applied.                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
25 June 1992                                                                    
No.I-2671