Your ticket to Lithuanian labour market

This is a general guide on how to get an EU Blue Card. For a more personalized guide, click here.

1. If your salary is 1.5x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania (~€ 1200 ) follow this guide:

Step 1

Get all your documents ready

  • Completed application form and photo (40×60) matching age
  • Passport
  • Police clearance certificate(s) of competent authority(ies) where individual last resided
  • Documents confirming high professional qualification:
    • university diploma
    • recommendation of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education on academic recognition of foreign qualifications (process takes ~1 week)
  • or
    • A document, certifying five years of professional experience of a level comparable to higher education qualifications and which is relevant in the profession or sector specified in the work contract or binding job offer (issued by the Ministry of Economy)
  • A mediation document from the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement
  • Schengen visa (C) (if the application is submitted to the Migration department).
  • Notarized consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside. This document can be submitted at the completion/execution stage
  • Health insurance (minimum cover of €5,792.4). This document can be submitted at the completion/execution stage
  • A confirmed list of foreign states in which the applicant has resided or visited.

Step 2

The Process

(Both submission of documents to migration unit/diplomatic mission and submission of documents to the Lithuanian labour exchange happen simultaneously)

1. Submission of required documents to diplomatic mission of Lithuania or Migration department:

Fast Track 1 month 172
Standard 2 months 86

2. Submission of required documents by employer to the Lithuanian Labour Exchange:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy
  • Recommendation of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education on academic recognition of foreign qualifications (process takes ~1 week)
  • Document confirming that the employer has looked for employees in the local labour market
  • State fee 28, processing period 1 month

If your salary is 1.5x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania (~€ 1200) and you are employed in one of the positions listed below, follow this guide

List of positions
1. Production engineer
2. Printing technicial
3. Technical equipment engineer
4. Sewing technician
5. Production engineer
6. Aviation engineer
7. Aviation mechanical engineer
8. Mechanical engineer
9. Constructor
10. Food and beverage technologist
11. Avionics engineer
12. Graphic designer
13. Computer systems analyst
14. IT business consultant
15. Computer systems consultant
16. Computer systems designer
17. Computer application engineer
18. Gaming software developer
19. Programmer
20. Software engineer
21. Software tester
22. Database administrator
23. IT systems administrator
24. Computer systems engineer
25. Network analyst
26. IT and communications security specialist
27. Aviation technician

Step 1

Get all your documents ready

  • Completed application form and photo (40×60) matching age
  • Passport
  • Police clearance certificate(s) of competent authority(ies) where the individual last resided
  • A document, certifying that you have five years of professional experience at a level comparable to higher education qualifications in work that is relevant in the profession or sector specified in the work contract or binding job offer (issued by the Ministry of Economy)
  • A mediation document from the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement
  • Schengen visa (C) (if application is submitted to the Migration department)
  • Notarized consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside. The document can be submitted at the completion/execution stage.
  • Health insurance (minimum cover of €5,792.4). The document can be submitted at the completion/execution stage.
  • A confirmed list of foreign states in which the applicant has resided or visited.

Step 2

The process

Submission of required documents to diplomatic mission of Lithuania or Migration department:

Fast track 15 days 172
Standard 1 month 86

2. If your salary is 3x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania (~€ 2400) follow this guide:

Step 1

Get all your documents ready

  • Completed application form and photo (40×60) matching age
  • Passport
  • Police clearance certificate(s) of competent authority(ies) where individual last resided
  • University diploma or a document certifying five years of professional experience of a level comparable to higher education qualifications and which is relevant in the profession or sector specified in the work contract or binding job offer (issued by the Ministry of Economy)
  • A mediation document from the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement
  • Schengen visa (C) (if application is submitted to the Migration department)
  • Notarized consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside. This document can be submitted at the completion/execution stage
  • Health insurance (minimum cover of €5,792.4). This document can be submitted at the completion/execution stage
  • A confirmed list of foreign states in which the applicant has resided or visited

Step 2

The process

Submission of required documents to diplomatic mission of Lithuania or Migration department

Fast track 15 days 172
Standard 1 month 86
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