Work in Lithuania

Students from EU or EFTA do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Lithuania. They can come and stay in Lithuania for 3 months and after that, at the local Migration Department, they must apply for the Certificate signifying their right to reside in Lithuania. For EU citizens, the employment process in Lithuania is quite simple, they do not need any additional documents.

For Non-EU students, a National Visa (D-type) is usually compulsory for entrance to the Republic of Lithuania. Students from countries whose citizens do not need Visa for entrance can arrive freely, but after arrival, they must apply for National Visa (D-type) at the local Migration Department.

Students with National D-type visas can reside in Lithuania for up to 12 months. If the period of stay in Lithuania is longer, all international students will be required to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit.

The restriction on working hours for students has been lifted – from the first year of undergraduate studies, foreign students will be able to work full-time

After graduation, foreign students who have completed studies or training under a formal vocational training programme in Lithuania will be able to apply for a temporary residence permit within 10 years from the date of completion of studies or training under a formal vocational training programme.

Later, if employment in Lithuania continues, graduates should timely apply to renew his/her Temporary Residence Permit on the grounds of Employment contract and obtain a work permit from the territorial Employment Services office. In order to obtain a Work Permit, either an Employer or a graduate himself can apply.

More information related to a legal stay in Lithuania, social guarantees, health care, work and employment is provided in the Migration information centre (MIC) “I Choose Lithuania”. Here you also can get a consultation in Lithuanian, English or German languages, and they are free of charge.