The amendments to the Law on Legal Status of Aliens of the Republic of Lithuania effective as of 1 September 2019 provided for specifically favourable terms for issuing temporary residence permits for citizens of Australia, Japan, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea.
The citizens of the mentioned states will be issued a permit of residence in the Republic of Lithuania, provided they:
1) work under an employment contract or have a binding job offer;
2) are a shareholder or the director of a company that is engaged in business activities in the Republic of Lithuania, and the purpose of their arrival to the Republic of Lithuania is working in the company concerned;
3) engage in other legitimate activities including self-employment, as it is defined in the Law on Income Tax of Individuals of the Republic of Lithuania.
The citizens of Australia, Japan, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea may be accompanied by their family members when applying for the residence permit.
The residence permits for citizens of Australia, Japan, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea and their family members will be issued within 3 months (if applied in the general order), or 45 days (if applied as a matter of urgency). The residence permits to the visitors concerned and their family members are issued for a period of three years.
If you would like to receive more detailed consultation regarding the residence permits, please feel free to contact us.