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A temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as a “temporary residence permit”) means a document granting an alien the right to temporary reside in the Republic of Lithuania for a period specified in the permit.
The alien has the right to choose his/her place of residence in the Republic of Lithuania, change it, depart from and return to the Republic of Lithuania during the period of validity of the residence permit. The alien must give a notice of a change of his/ place of his/her residence to a Migration Service of a public police division at a territorial police agency (hereinafter – Migration Service) and should not forget that, under the Law on Declaration of the Place of Residence, a person must declare his/her departure when leaving from the Republic of Lithuania for a period exceeding six months.
A temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania is issued to an alien who is a citizen of a non-EU Member State. It is usually issued for a period of one year, though it may also be issued for a shorter period. In respect to the persons of the Lithuanian descent and the aliens who have retained the right to citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania, the temporary residence permit is issued for a period of five years.