The number of foreigners living in Lithuania exceeded 200 thousand for the first time in the country’s history. Statistics available from the Migration Department show that on 1 September, a total of 203,157 persons from various foreign countries lived in Lithuania.
The Department of Migration, in order to improve the quality of the provided electronic services and the operation of the Lithuanian migration information system MIGRIS, implemented improvements in it.
By the order of the Minister of the Interior, Agnė Bilotaitė, the new Description of the National Visa Issuance Procedure, which entered into force on 01 July, was approved. According to this piece of legislation, some grounds on which foreigners used to apply for a national visa have been amended.
From 1 July, the service for foreigners at the Migration Department’s branch in Elektrėnai will be terminated. Such a decision was made in order to optimize the institution’s human resources, more efficiently distribute the workload falling on employees and after conducting an analysis of customer flows.
After the changes in the Law on the Legal Status of Foreigners come into effect on 1 July, foreigners who are not in Lithuania will apply for national visas only through the external service provider chosen by the Migration Department. Until now, such applications were accepted by Lithuanian diplomatic missions, consular offices ...
From the beginning of next year, the Migration Department will start providing the service of issuing temporary residence permits in Lithuania through an external service provider. VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology company providing similar services to many governments and diplomatic missions, has been selected through a public procurement process.
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Please be informed that from 1 January 2022 the amount of subsistence to be declared by aliens increases with the approval of a higher amount of the minimum monthly wage (EUR 730 before taxes, and the minimum hourly rate - EUR 4.47).