Residence Permit in Lithuania for EU Nationals

Right to live in the territory of Lithuania for a citizen of the member state of the European Union and his/her family members. 

 
A citizen of the member state of the European Union and his/her family members may stay in the territory of Lithuania without formalization of additional documents for up to 3 months within half a year. A citizen of the member state of the European Union and his/her family members may stay in the territory of Lithuania for over 3 months within half a year in case he/she has at least one reason foreseen in Part 1 of Article 101 of the law “On the legal status of foreigners” and obtained a special note approving his/her right to live in the territory of Lithuania.

It is indicated in Part 1 of Article 101 of the law “On the legal status of foreigners” that a citizen of the member state of the European Union has a right to temporarily live in Lithuania in the following cases:

1.    He/she is a worker or freelancer;

2.    He/she has enough means of support for him/her and the family members coming together with him/her and has a valid medical insurance;

3.    He/she is a student, pupil, trainee or participant of qualification improvement courses or professional training, has enough means of support for him/her and the family members coming together with him/her and has a valid medical insurance;

4.    He/she is a family member of a citizen of the member state of the European Union having a right to live in Lithuania under the above-mentioned conditions who arrived together with him/her or to him/her.

The note approving the right of a citizen of the member state of the European Union to live in Lithuania is a special form approved by the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The note is issued for 5 years or a certain period of living under 5 years. The application of the special form in Lithuanian and English as well as the rest documents for the issue of the note approving the right to live in Lithuania for a citizen of the member state of the European Union are issued at the Territorial Migration Service according to the future address of the person’s registration in Lithuania.

The list of documents to be submitted for the issue of the note approving the right to live in Lithuania for a citizen of the member state of the European Union depends on the reason of the person asking to issue the above-mentioned document and it is different in every certain case. The main documents to be submitted together with other documents for the issue of the note are the following ones:

1.    Application of the special form in Lithuanian and English;

2.    Passport or identity card;

3.    Documents approving the reason for the issue of the note;

4.    Health insurance document.

The copies of the documents attached to the application shall be ratified in the order set out by the laws; the documents issued by the foreign authorities shall be legalized or ratified with the note Apostille except the cases the document does not need to be legalized or ratified with the above-mentioned note in accordance with the international treaties of Lithuania or legal acts of the European Union; they shall be translated into Lithuanian and the translations shall be ratified in the order set out by the legal acts.

The application for the issue of the note approving the right to live in Lithuania for a citizen of the member state of the European Union shall be analyzed and the decision related with this issue shall be made no later than within 10 working days from the day of submission of the application and other documents to the Territorial Migration Service. 

 

If you have any questions or should you require more information or help, please contact us by e-mail info@migration.lt or tel. + 370 6 1861886. We will gladly help you.