Permit for highly-qualified workers
To apply for a Blue Card, the applicant must:
In addition, the applicant must not pose a threat to public policy in the view of the Member State. S/he may also be required to provide his/her address in that Member State.
The gross annual salary resulting from the monthly or annual salary specified in the work contract or binding job offer must be equal to or higher than the relevant salary threshold defined by the Member State (at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary).
The average gross annual salary threshold is updated and announced every quarter.
Some Member States apply a Labour Market Test (LMT). This is a mechanism that aims to ensure that migrant workers are only admitted after employers have unsuccessfully searched for national workers, EU citizens (in EU Member states this also means EEA workers) or legally residing third-country nationals with access to the labour market according to national legislation (for more information see the FAQ section).
Lithuania applies a labour market test.
The standard period of validity in Lithuania is: Three years.
Specific rules: In Lithuania, the EU Blue Card is issued or renewed for a period of three years. If the employment contract is of shorter duration, the EU Blue Card shall be issued for the duration of the contract plus three months.
Initial Blue Card fee: 114 EUR.
Renewal: 114 EUR. Replacement: 114 EUR.
Fee for express issuance: 228 EUR.
National law foresees that the maximum processing time for issuing a Blue Card in Lithuania is 60 days.
Number of Blue Cards issued in 2018:
Salary threshold (EUR):
At least 1.5 times the average gross monthly salary. More information here.Validity period: