The order of precedence in the Republic of Lithuania

Created: 2017.03.20 / Updated: 2017.03.20 14:01

Adopted by the Order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs No V-180 on 3 September 2015

  1. President of the Republic of Lithuania
  2. Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  3. Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
  4. President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania
  5. Former presidents of the Republic of Lithuania, including Chairman of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas (by appointment)
  6. Signatories of the Act of Independence of Lithuania
  7. First Deputy Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  8. Ministers of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by ministry name except at international events where Minister of Foreign Affairs is first)
  9. Foreign Ambassadors, accredited to the Republic of Lithuania (by date of presentation of credentials except Nuncio who is first)
  10. President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania
  11. President of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Republic of Lithuania
  12. Deputy Speakers of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  13. Leader of the Opposition of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  14. Chairmen of the Committees of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by committee name except Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs and Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs who are first)
  15. Chairs of the Political Groups of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (by size of the group)
  16. Members of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  17. Members of the European Parliament representing Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  18. The Seimas Ombudsman
  19. The highest hierarch of the Catholic Church
  20. Chief of Defence of Lithuania
  21. Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania
  22. Prosecutor General of the Republic of Lithuania
  23. Auditor General at National Audit Office of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  24. Members of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  25. Judges of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  26. Chancellor of the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania
  27. Chancellor of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  28. Chancellor of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  29. Director of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania
  30. Director of the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania
  31. Chairman of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Lithuania
  32. Vice-Ministers of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by ministry name and family name)
  33. Chancellors of the ministries of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by ministry name)
  34. City Mayor (at city event)
  35. President of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
  36. President of Lithuanian Bishop‘s Conference
  37. Highest Authorities of traditional religious confessions (alphabetically by confession)
  38. Ambassadors of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name; ambassador when part of the official delegation on a visit abroad is ordered after Ministers of the Republic of Lithuania)
  39. Police Commissioner General of the Republic of Lithuania
  40. Head of the State Border Guard Service of the Republic of Lithuania
  41. Director of the VIP Protection Department of the Republic of Lithuania
  42. Head of the Public Security Service under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
  43. Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania
  44. Children's rights Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania
  45. Former Speakers of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (by appointment)
  46. Former Prime Ministers of the Republic of Lithuania (by appointment)
  47. Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania
  48. Chairman of the Chief Official Ethics Commission of the Republic of Lithuania
  49. Rectors of the High Schools – Graduate Universities of the Republic of Lithuania (by number of students)
  50. Advisers to the President of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  51. Advisers to the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  52. Advisers to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania (alphabetically by family name)
  53. Chiefs of the main branches of the Army (by size of the branch)
  54. Chief of the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
  55. Representative of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in the European Court of Human Rights
  56. Director of the Department of State and Diplomatic Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
  57. President of the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania
  58. Mayors of other cities of Lithuania (by number of inhabitants of the municipality)
  59. Government representatives in the districts (by number of inhabitants in the district)
  60. Chargé d‘Affaires of foreign states  (alphabetically by country name)

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