Working in Lithuania

Legal work in Lithuania is inseparable from the issue of a work permit in Lithuania and a residence permit in Lithuania to an alien.

Work in a Lithuanian company is the ground for obtaining a residence permit in Lithuania. A residence permit in Lithuania grants an individual the right to reside in Lithuania for a period specified therein.

An alien who wishes to work in Lithuania shall first find a Lithuanian company that would agree to hire him/her. Basic requirements for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania are set to the qualification and work experience of the alien. The alien must hold qualification supporting documents (certificates on completion of courses, seminars, practical training, diplomas, etc.). The alien must have at least 2 years of work experience within the last 3 years in an appropriate area.

An alien, who meets the statutory requirements and holds required documents, before starting to work in Lithuania, must submit required documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania and a residence permit in Lithuania. Procedures of the issue of a work permit in Lithuania and a residence permit in Lithuania are different, however, interrelated.

After the submission of documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania and a residence permit in Lithuania to an alien, the alien may apply for the issue of a national visa (D).

Once a work permit in Lithuania and a residence permit in Lithuania are issued to an alien, he/she is entitled to legally reside and work in the territory of Lithuania.


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.