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I have a permit to work as a trainee or placement student
I want to work in Lithuania as a trainee or placement student. How do I get a temporary residence permit?
First of all, your employer must apply to the local office of the Employment Service for a work permit.
When your employer applies for a work permit, you have to submit an application for a temporary residence permit or its renewal electronically via 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 4 months from the date of submission of the application to the MIGRIS and submit the biometric data and the following documents:
a document certifying the legal stay , if you apply while residing in Lithuania;
For example, a visa or a residence permit.
Document supporting the grounds for the issue or renewal of a temporary residence permit.
number of employer's mediation letter;
a certificate stating that the employer's application for your work permit has been filed to the territorial office of the Employment Service, or work permit;
Document on sufficient means of subsistence;
The amount of subsistence is 1 minimum monthly salary per month. This may be an employment contract.
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.
police clearance certificate;Required only for the application for the first 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 months within 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.
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:
Territorial division of the Migration departament.
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.
The Employment Service has issued a work permit to me, but I do not yet have a temporary residence permit – can I work?
Can I bring family members?
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 to you or renewed for a period of validity of your work permit but no more than for 2 years.
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