There are several ways of moving to Lithuania, however, all of them imply obtaining a residence permit which can be temporary or permanent. Once the residence permit is obtained, an individual is also entitled to apply for Lithuanian citizenship after a period of time.
The Lithuanian temporary residence permit is issued to non-EU citizens for a period of 1 year, while the permanent residence permit has a 5-year validity period. There is also the possibility for foreign investors to apply for a residence permit for Lithuania based on a residency by investment program.
Our company formation agents in Lithuania can offer information on the residency by investment program.
Foreign citizens from non-EU states who want to obtain residence permits in Lithuania must comply with a few requirements.
The following documents are required when applying for a temporary or permanent residence permit in Lithuania:
We remind investors they can get help from our company registration advisors if they want to open a company in Lithuania.
Citizens of EU countries which are also in the Schengen area are allowed to travel to Lithuania by applying for a single visa which will grant them the right to move freely in all EU countries in Schengen. They will only need a valid ID or passport, two passport-size photographs, health insurance and the receipt showing they paid the state fee for issuance of the visa.
This visa is also available for foreign investors coming to open companies in Lithuania.
For assistance in business immigration matters, please contact our Lithuanian company formation consultants.