After completing their studies, foreigners will be able not only to look for a job, but also to start working
null After completing their studies, foreigners will be able not only to look for a job, but also to start working
The Migration Department informs that on March 1, 2021, after the amendments to the Law “On the Legal Status of Aliens” of the Republic of Lithuania enters into force, a foreigner holding a temporary residence permit issued for a graduate of studies in Lithuania will be able not only to look for a job, but also to start working or start engaging in the activities as a self-employed person. In this case, a foreigner is released from the obligation to obtain a decision of the Employment Service that his/her job meets the needs of the Lithuanian labour market. In addition, a foreigner will have more time to submit an application for a temporary residence permit – he/she will be able to do so within 1 year from the date of obtaining a higher education qualification instead of 3 months.
From the 1st of March, not only foreigners studying for a doctorate, but also foreigners studying for a master's degree, as well as foreigners who have completed their studies and hold a temporary residence permit for the purpose of job-searching will be able to work without a limit of 20 hours per week.