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Is your company planning a global expansion? Lithuania has become a popular destination for foreign job-seekers in recent years, but if your company is considering a move to the country, you’ll need to have an understanding of the process for foreign employees to live and work in the country legally.

Types of Work Visas in Lithuania

Like any other country, Lithuania has a unique set of laws regarding immigration and foreign nationals who wish to work in the country. It’s part of the European Union (EU), which means citizens of other EU member states do not need a work permit or visa. For citizens outside of the EU, there are several visa options.

Individuals who plan to work in Lithuania will generally need to obtain two separate documents: a work permit and a visa to enter and stay in Lithuania. The visa required for foreign employees is referred to as a national visa (D).

Requirements to Obtain Lithuania Work Visas

It is the employer’s responsibility to apply for a work permit on behalf of the foreign employee. The employee should provide the employer with the necessary documents, which include:

  • Proof of qualifications for the job, such as previous professional experience and education
  • Personal identifying information

In addition to a work permit, the employee will need to apply for a national visa. Several documents are required for the application, including:

  • An application form for a national visa, completed using the electronic application form
  • A passport that has been issued within the last 10 years, contains two or more blank pages, and is valid at least three months after the duration of the visa
  • A passport photo, which should be in color
  • A letter of mediation from the employer, which should be submitted electronically
  • A work permit
  • Proof of sufficient funds and means of income
  • Proof of health insurance