Immigration to Europe
Third-country nationals, who enter one of the European countries, must be in possession of visas and stay for longer than 90 days per half a year. If third-country nationals intend to stay in Europe longer, they must have a ground and obtain a residence permit in one of the European countries.
Lithuania - one of the European countries, became a member of the European Union in 2004.
A residence permit in Lithuania – a document granting an alien the right for residence in the Republic of Lithuania for a period specified therein.
Usually, for the first time, a temporary residence permit in Lithuania is issued. It is issued for 1 year and shall be extended every year. After 5 years, an individual is entitled to obtain a permanent residence permit in Lithuania which is issued for 5 years. After 10 years of permanent legal residence in Lithuania, the individual acquires the right to become a citizen Lithuania, the European citizen.
Most common grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Lithuania (Europe) are as follows:
- Business (engagement in lawful activities) in the territory of Europe - Lithuania;
- Family reunification;
- Lithuanian origin.
Price of a residence permit in Lithuania (Europe) depends on the grounds for application for a residence permit in Lithuania (Europe). It ranges from 600 to 1,100 Euro.
Time limits for a preparation of documents for a residence permit in Lithuania (Europe): up to 5 working days.
Time limits for a decision making: 2-4 months.
Place for the submissionof documents: a diplomatic mission or a consular post of Lithuania abroad or a migration service in Lithuania.
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