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Where and how to apply
National long-term visa
If you meet any ground for issuing a multi-entry national visa, you may apply for it at the Lithuanian embassy or consulate in your country of residence. 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, during the validity of the national long-term visa you can apply for a temporary residence permit while in the country.
Temporary residence permit
You should apply for a temporary residence permit at the embassy or consulate in your country of residence. If you are staying legally in Lithuania, you can apply for a temporary residence permit at the migration services.
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.
To obtain a temporary residence permit or a national long-term visa you must show:
Residence permits are issued for one year and can be renewed each time for a period of 2 years.
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If you, being directly involved in projects of importance to Lithuania, have invested in Lithuania any property owned, borrowed or managed and used by the right of trust, you are immediately entitled to family reunification and do not need to wait for the two-year period of legal residence to be completed. Your family members may immediately apply for a temporary residence permit.
If you have been residing continuously and legally for five years in Lithuania, you can obtain a permanent resident’s status.
Basic knowledge of the language and of the Lithuanian Constitution will be tested.
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Last Update: 26/11/2015 |