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Immigration of EU citizens and their family members

Citizens of EU Members States may come to Lithuania without a visa and stay in Lithuania without any special permits for up to 3 months. If citizens of EU Members States intend to stay in Lithuania for over 3 months, they should apply for issue a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State. Such a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State may be issued, if a base for its issue exists. The principal bases for issue a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State include: having sufficient means of subsistence, employment in Lithuania, family reunification, and studies. The term for examination of an application for issue a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State and passing a resolution is up to 10 working days. A Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State is issued for 5 years or a shorter period.

Family members of a citizen of EU Member State, if they are citizens of third countries, may come to Lithuania for residence together with him (her) or later. Family members of a citizen of EU Member State, if they are citizens of third countries, may come to Lithuania with a visa (if the visa-free regime is not applied) and stay in Lithuania for up to 3 months. If family members of a citizen of EU Member State, who are citizens of third countries, wish staying in Lithuania for over 3 months, they should apply for issue a Card of a Temporary Residence Permit of a Family Member of a Citizen of EU Member State. The term for examination of an application for issue a Card of a Temporary Residence Permit of a Family Member of a Citizen of EU Member State and passing a resolution is up to 1 month. A Card of a Temporary Residence Permit of a Family Member of a Citizen of EU Member State is issued for 5 years or a shorter period.