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You must first submit an application for an issue or renewal of a temporary residence permit electronically through the Lithuanian Migration Information System (MIGRIS). Upon submission of application and after booking the visit time through MIGRIS, you must apply for a temporary residence permit (renewal) in person within 2 months from the date of submission of the application to the MIGRIS and submit the biometric data and the following documents:
The employer's mediation letter must indicate your litigations, the current and/or previous employment (s) where you worked for the last 2 years according to the profession, the duration and responsibilities of the job (s).
The employer must make sure that you have documents confirming your qualifications (diploma, certificate, etc.) and at least one year of work experience according to your qualifications in the last two years (work book, certificate from current and/or former employment).
5. Document about sufficient means of subsistence;
The amount of subsistence is 1 minimum monthly salary per month. This may be an employment contract.
6. Document about the place of residence;
A document confirming that have an accommodation in which you intend to declare your place of residence and where the living space per each adult who has declared the place of residence there is not less than 7 square meters, you own or use such a room on a rent or lease basis, if the relevant contract is concluded for a period not shorter than the period of validity of the temporary residence permit and the contract is registered with the State Enterprise Centre of Registers (Real Estate Register), or the commitment of the legal entity to provide you with a suitable accommodation where you will declare your place of residence and which will meet the requirements for accommodation, during the period of the temporary residence permit, verified by the signature and seal of the notary of the Republic of Lithuania, the elder of the Municipality of the Republic of Lithuania or a manager of the natural or legal entity certified by the civil servant authorised by the Migration division or Migration Department, if such legal entity must bear a stamp.
The requirement for a residential area of suitable accommodation will not apply if the employer employs you according to the employment contract for a job related to regular international journeys or if the employer sends you to work to another Member State of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association under a service or work contract in that Member State during your employment. In this case, you need to provide documents confirming that the employer employs you according to the employment contract for a job related to regular international journeys, or that you are being posted to work to another Member State of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association under a service or work contract in that Member State during your employment.
7. police clearance certificate;
Required only for the application for the temporary residence permit. These are certificates issued by the competent authorities of the foreign countries in which you lived or are currently resident for the last 2 years prior to your arrival to Lithuania (except where you have lived abroad for less than 6 monthswithin a 12-month period) confirming the absence (if any) of your convictions in these states which must be issued not earlier than 6 months before the date of your application for a residence permit, translated into Lithuanian, as well as legalized and/or certified (Apostille) when necessary. If you have convictions, the certificate must state when and for what kind of criminal offense you were sentenced, what kind of punishment has been imposed, and whether it has been served.
A clearance certificate stating that you have no convictions, may be made in the original English language or may be accompanied by a translation of this document to English, verified by the translator’s signature.
The certificate is not required if you have a valid temporary residence permit and you have declared your residence in the Republic of Lithuania.
8. Health insurance document (sum insured – EUR 6,000).
Health insurance must meet the following requirements:
the insurance must guarantee the reimbursement of the necessary medical expenses, as defined in the Law on Health of the Republic of Lithuania, and expenses that may arise due to the return of the foreigner to the foreign state for health reasons (transportation, including escort of a personal health care professional (specialists)); and
the insurance must be valid for the entire period of validity of the requested temporary residence permit or for at least one year.
Health insurance is not required if you are paying (will pay) social insurance contributions of the specified amount, or somebody will pay them for you.
You must pay the state levies:
for the acceptance, examination of application for temporary residence permit and decision-making and issuing of a temporary residence permit:
in accordance with the general procedure – EUR 120;
urgently – EUR 240;
For the issuance of the document, you must contact:
Decisions on temporary residence permits are made and temporary residence permits are issued through:
for the issue of permit:
in accordance with the general procedure – within 4 months;
urgently – within 2 months;
for changing the permit:
in accordance with the general procedure – within 2 months;
urgently – within 1 month.
Attention: by applying for a temporary residence permit you can apply for a national visa, which will allow you to stay in Lithuania for a period of examination of application for the temporary residence permit.
Do I have to present my qualifications and work experience documents?
I have an employment contract with my employer but I do not yet have a temporary residence permit – can I work?
Yes you can.
Can I bring family members?
Can I change the employer or may job function with the same employer?
During the temporary residence permit, you can only work with the employer who has undertaken to employ you.
Yes you can. To change your employer or work function with the same employer, you must contact the Territorial division of the Migration departament.
When do I have to apply for the renewal of a temporary residence permit?
An application for the renewal of a temporary residence permit in general procedure with the accompanying documents must be submitted at least 2 months in advance and an application for changing a temporary residence permit and supporting documents must be submitted at least 1 month before the expiry of the temporary residence permit, but not earlier than 4 months in advance.
For how long will I get a temporary residence permit?
A temporary residence permit will be issued or renewed for the duration of your work in the Republic of Lithuania but for a period not exceeding 2 years.
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