Message to the UK citizens and their family members
The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Migration Department under the Ministry are in charge of all related issues concerning the UK citizens and their family members who wish to reside in Lithuania after 29 March 2019.
All the UK citizens will be able to stay in Lithuania in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Nonetheless, residence registration in Lithuania is very important for ensuring legal stay in the case of any scenario for the future relations between the European Union and the UK.
The Ministry of the Interior and the Migration Department will continue to keep the UK citizens informed of any further developments.
FAQs on UK citizens status change in relation with BREXIT (Please note, information provided is not final yet)
No, British citizens who were legally resident in Lithuania before the UK’s withdrawal will retain their right to live, study and work here until 31 of December 2019. This will also apply to family members of British citizens who are not EU citizens themselves.
From 30 of March 2019 British citizens will need to apply for residence permits according to favourable requirements (more information provided in due time). You or your employer will therefore have no need to apply for a work permit on your behalf.
Yes, there are. In case your studies will last longer than 31st of December 2019 (preliminary date, may change due to the Brexit situation) you will need to apply for residence permit on the ground of studies. You will have nine months transitional period starting directly after Brexit on 30 March 2019 to apply for new residence permit. Please be aware, that the procedure of issuing temporary residence permit takes up to three months.
No, you don’t. However, in case you want to work longer than till 31st of December 2019 (preliminary date, may change due to the Brexit situation), you will need to apply for temporary residence permit on the ground of work. Such residence permit will allow you to work without work permit. Please be aware, that the procedure of issuing temporary residence permit takes up to three months.
Yes, you do. The application for the new residence permit should be submitted during the transition period starting directly after Brexit on 30 March 2019, right after British citizen would receive new residence permit.