Changes in immigration laws related to student work in Lithuania

On 14 September 2016 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania adopted amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreigners, which entered into force on 1 January 2017. The amendments have improved the conditions for obtaining temporary Lithuanian residence permits for startup founders, highly-qualified employees (EU Blue Card), as well as for non-EU citizens who are setting up or managing a business in Lithuania.

There are two new changes important for students:

  • From 1 January 2017 students from abroad do not need to obtain a Lithuanian work permit.
  • Students can start to work from the first year of their studies and can work up to 20 hours a week without additional permits.

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