A citizen of a non-EU Member State can obtain a residence permit, which allows foreigners to live in Lithuania all year long, depart and return to the country multiple times, as well as travel through all Schengen zone member countries visa-free. Residency in Lithuania usually is granted for one year initially and next time renewed for two years in some cases even for three years.
In order to get a residence permit you need to meet the necessary requirements set by the migration department. There are several legal grounds to apply. Our company is dealing only with business immigration clients as per the list below:
Immigration Programs to Lithuania:
A. Company ownership or director of the company
Minimum costs to run a company in Lithuania:
Total minimal expenses: 1’150,- Eur/month.
Procedure: Company registration takes 5 business days after registration company has to be run for six months and then we will prepare residence permit application forms and supporting documents within 5 business days. The decision by the migration department takes around 2 months to come out. Applicants can submit documents in any Lithuanian embassy abroad or submit documents directly to the Lithuania migration department. For company registration personal appearance is not mandatory.
B. Representative office, and branch office registration in Lithuania
Procedure: Branch office in Lithuania registration will take around 10 business days. After that, it will take another 5 to 10 business days to finalize application files for applicants to apply for a residence permit in Lithuania on a branch office registration basis. The decision by the migration department takes around 2 months to come out. Applicants can submit documents in any Lithuanian embassy abroad or submit documents directly to the Lithuania migration department. For branch office registration personal appearance is not mandatory.
Minimum costs to run a branch office in Lithuania:
Total minimal expenses: 450,- Eur/month.
C. Performing a job requiring high professional skills
Procedure: Company registration takes 5 business days, then we will prepare residence permit in Lithuania application forms and supporting documents within 5 business days. The decision by the migration department takes around 2 months to come out. Applicants can submit documents in any Lithuanian embassy abroad or submit documents directly to the Lithuania migration department. For company registration personal appearance is not mandatory.
Minimum costs to run a company in Lithuania hiring one highly skilled professional:
Total minimal expenses: 1’700,- Eur/month.
D. Lithuania residence permit by investment
Capital Investment is around 15’000,- Eur and up to 50’000,- Eur. Such a company can easily give a total of four residence permits to foreigners in Lithuania.
The permanent residence permit is issued five years after the temporary residence for an investor that has continued to live in Lithuania at this time. The temporary required period of residency may be reduced for a foreigner that passes the Lithuanian Language examination.
The requirements for a Lithuania permanent residence permit are:
While it is possible to obtain citizenship by descent in Lithuania, it may also be possible to obtain it after starting a business there and being a resident for 10 years which includes periods of temporary and permanent residency.
If you make Lithuania your “center of life,” pass a test on the constitution, and learn about 500 words of the Lithuanian language – you can get a certificate from a local language school – then you have a decent chance of qualifying for naturalization. However, Lithuania has changed its policy on dual citizenship over the years and often does not allow dual citizenship.
For the purpose of Foreign Investors, we will look at citizenship through naturalization.
A person can be granted citizenship in Lithuania if they;
-Have been residing in the country for at least ten years.
-Have the right to reside habitually in the Lithuanian territory
-Have passed the language examination
-Have passed the basic provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania Exam.
-Have a legal source of income
-Are they stateless, or have they notified the government of Lithuania in writing that they are willing to renounce their citizenship of other countries they hold?
-They meet the requirements that are laid out by the Laws of Citizenship in Lithuania.
To apply for a Lithuania temporary residence permit, you must:
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Privacy World can also help you with incorporating your company in Lithuania, assisting in getting you settled in the country, and coordinating with you so that this experience will be less of a hassle.
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No. Dual (double) citizenship can be allowed in Lithuania in exceptional cases only.
The cases when dual citizenship is allowed in Lithuania include:
1. A person was deported from occupied Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 or is a descendant (a child, a grandchild or a great-grandchild) of a person deported from occupied Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990;
2. A person left Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990 or is a descendant (a child, a grandchild or a great-grandchild) of a person having left Lithuania prior to 11 March 1990;
3. A child acquires dual citizenship at birth;
4. Child-adoption cases;
5. Marriage cases;
6. Acquisition of citizenship of Lithuania in exceptional cases or by a person having a status of a refugee
Yes, a dependent of a permanent holder can also apply for the program.
A foreigner, who has submitted an application for a temporary residence permit, may be issued a national entry visa.
It takes 5 years for residency to apply and obtain permanent residency in the country.
It takes 10 years of residency to obtain citizenship in the country according to the procedure of naturalization.
It has a validity of 5 years, renewable.
Yes. You can work in Lithuania without restrictions.
A residence permit has a validity of 1 – 3 years, renewable.
Residents of Lithuania are subject to tax on their worldwide income.
Non-residents are subject to tax on the income generated only within the country.