Temporary residence permit
In general, an application for a temporary residence permit for family reunification should be submitted to the embassy or consulate in the country of your residence.
If you are legally staying in Lithuania, the application can be submitted to the territorial migration services in Lithuania.
As an alternative, the request can be submitted by your sponsor to the territorial migration services in Lithuania.
Application for a temporary residence permit will be forwarded to the Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior for processing. The decision to issue the residence permit is taken within 4 months at the latest. For an additional fee, the decision will be taken within 2 months at the latest. If you receive a positive decision and are outside the country, you will be issued a single entry national visa, if necessary, and you will be able to enter Lithuania and collect your residence permit here.
National long-term visa
National long-term visa is issued within 15 days and allows you to enter and stay in the country for up to one year. If necessary, and as long as the national long-term visa is valid, you can apply for a temporary residence permit while remaining in the country.
Note that in case you apply for extension of your residence in Lithuania, you should apply for a temporary residence permit before your national long-term visa or previous temporary residence permit expires. Otherwise, you will have to leave the country and wait for your temporary residence permit while abroad.