Changes in immigration laws related to student work in Lithuania

2017-01-25, Valid until

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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