Emergency Financial Assistance

American citizens abroad may sometimes face emergencies and require financial help from their friends or relatives in the U.S. Usually the fastest way to send money is Western Union.  Western Union has a number of branches in Lithuania that can be accessed at the following link http://www.post.lt/en/?id=277. The stranded American can collect money in a Lithuanian branch of Western Union sent by friends or relatives in America from a U.S. based branch of Western Union.

Additionally, the Department of State can establish a secure account so that friends and relatives can safely send money to help. The stranded U.S. citizen can then contact the Embassy to make an appointment to receive the money. We charge a fee of $30 to process the money transfer and this is generally a slower process than using Western Union directly.