Work permit in Lithuania

An alien who intends to work legally in Lithuania must obtain a work permit and a residence permit in Lithuania.

An alien who wishes to work in Lithuania should first find an employer – Lithuanian company that would like to hire him/her. Once finding an employer, an alien shall apply on the issue of a work permit in the Republic of Lithuania. After the submission of documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania, documents for the issue of a residence permit in Lithuania to an alien shall be submitted.

Before submitting the documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania, the Labour Exchange of Lithuania must register a vacant position in the Lithuanian company. The vacant position shall be registered 1 month before the submission of documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania. During this period, citizens of Lithuania and permanent residents of Lithuania, meeting the employer's requirements, shall have the right to apply for the vacancy. If, within one month, the employer – Lithuanian company cannot find a suitable candidate for the vacancy, the alien may submit documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania to an alien.

The following basic requirements are set for an alien who intends to work in Lithuania:

  1. An alien who intends to work in Lithuania shall have a qualification in an appropriate area, the qualification supporting documents (certificates on completion of courses, seminars, practical training, diplomas, etc.);
  2. An alien must have at least 1 year of work experience within the last 2 years in an appropriate area and the supporting documents.

Place for the submission of documents for a work permit in Lithuania – a local labour exchange office.

Time limits for the issuance of a work permit in Lithuania – up to 20 days.

After the submission of documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania, documents for the issue of a residence permit in Lithuania shall be submitted.

Place for the submission of documents for a residence permit in Lithuania – a diplomatic mission or a consular post of Lithuania abroad or a migration service in Lithuania.

Time limits for the issuance of a residence permit in Lithuania – 2-4 months.

 

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