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How to migrate to Lithuania

To migrate to Lithuania, you can find a job in Lithuania, or you can also study in Lithuania. If you have a relative in Lithuania, they can also help you.

Most immigrant visas require the applicant to be sponsored by a Mexican citizen, a Mexican permanent resident, or a Mexican employer.

Migrate to Lithuania? As a member of the Schengen region, Lithuania is one of a number of nations that have done away with border checks for passports and immigration.

No one’s papers will need to be checked at the borders when going to or from Schengen areas, but the Immigration Police may ask to see paperwork at any time during a trip.

All websites linked in this article are in Lithuanian and English. Use Google Translate or any other translation app if you need to.

Migrate to Lithuania

If you wish to migrate and live in Lithuania, you can stay in the country for a long time. But the way you move might be different based on where you’re from.

If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland and want to live in Lithuania forever, you don’t need a long-stay visa (D visa). They can instead ask for a registration certificate.

People who are not from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland need a type of D visa (long-stay visa) and a residence permit in order to stay in Lithuania for more than three months.

Moving to Lithuania as an EU citizen

As a member of the European Union, Lithuania lets people from the EU, EEA, and Lithuania move there without a visa. However, if they stay longer than three months, you can register your stay in Lithuania.

Moving to Lithuania as a Non-EU Citizen

You’ll need a national visa (D Visa) if you want to migrate to Lithuania from a non-EU country for a long time. This visa lets you work, study, visit family, and stay in Lithuania for other extended periods. As soon as you get here, you need to apply for a residence permit in order to stay in Lithuania after getting any type of long-stay visa.

Lithuania D visa

A visitor with a national visa (D) can enter the Republic of Lithuania and stay there for as long as the visa says they can. This time frame can last up to 12 months. National visa (D) is given to hired workers, exchange program students, and outsiders who want to do legal business or scientific study in Lithuania.

You can apply for a temporary residence permit after getting a long-stay visa. People can get this pass again after one to two years.

To reach 90 days in 180 days, purchase:

Obtain a national visa or

Temporary residency permit.

With a residence permit, you can live in Lithuania permanently, usually after five years of living there.

If a visitor has a valid national visa (D), they can visit other Schengen Area states, but only for up to 90 days every 180 days.

How to apply

You can apply for a Latvia D-type visa at the Lithuania embassy or consulate in your home country.

To apply for a Lithuania national type D visa, you’ll need:

  • Fill out the visa application form online and print it.
  • Your passport.
  • A passport-sized photo.
  • Proof of visa fee payment.
  • Show proof of financial means to support your stay in Lithuania.
  • Obtain Long Term Health Insurance that covers your entire stay in Lithuania.

For a student visa, you’ll need:

  1. Letter for mediation.
  2. Letter of acceptance to college.
  3. Proof that you can speak and write English or Lithuanian.

For a work visa, you’ll need:

  1. Work permit.
  2. Work contract.

For a family visa, you’ll need:

  1. Birth certificate.
  2. Marriage certificate.

Lithuania Residence Permit

As a long-stay visa is only suitable for three months to a year, you will also need to apply for a residence permit if you want to work or study in Lithuania after that time.

A permanent residence permit is only given to people who have lived in Lithuania continuously for five years with a temporary residence permit.

There are two types of residence permits in Lithuania:

Temporary Residence Permit and

Permanent Residence Permit.

Temporary Residence Perm

The first time you apply for a temporary residence pass, it is good for one year. If you get the temporary residence pass a second time, it will be good for two years.

Depending on your reason for moving to Lithuania, you can obtain one of the following types of temporary residence permits:

  • Temporary residency permit for employment.
  • Temporary residency permit for educational pursuits.
  • Temporary residency permit for reuniting with family.
  • Temporary residency permit for skilled foreign non-EU workers.

Permanent Residence Permit

If you have lived in Lithuania with a legal temporary residence permit for five years in a row, you can apply for a Lithuania permanent residence permit. Since the pass is lifelong, you can stay in Lithuania for ten years, and it can be extended.

How to Get Permanent Residence in Lithuania

To get permanent residency in Lithuania, you need to meet these conditions:

  • You’ve spent the last five years in Lithuania while on a short-term visa.
  • Your spouse or other close relative is a citizen of Lithuania.
  • You’ve been a resident of the European Union for five years, including two full years in Lithuania.
  • It is possible to qualify even if you have lost your Lithuanian citizenship but can show residency in the country.

Residents of the EU must get a residence permit. For legal reasons, you are allowed to stay in Lithuania on this certificate.

Lithuania Citizenship

To become a citizen of Lithuania, you must officially live in the country for ten years and have a lifelong residence permit. This is called becoming a citizen by naturalization.

In addition to living in Lithuania, you must also meet other standards, such as passing the Lithuanian Constitution test and having enough money.

Other ways are:

  • Getting citizenship by marriage.
  • Citizenship based on descent.
  • Being a citizen by birth.

Source: Visa Guide, MIGRIS

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