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 ~€1800 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 ~€1800 and you are employed in one of the positions listed below, follow this guide

List of positions
1. Production engineer
2. Print technician
3. Wood processing technician
4. Facilities maintenance engineer
5. Wood processing engineer
6. Garment technician
7. Production engineer
8. Environmental engineer
9. Aeronautical engineer
10. Marine mechanical engineer
11. Aeronautical mechanical engineer
12. Ship mechanic / mechanical engineer
13. Ship building engineer
14. Mechanical technician
15. Mechanical engineer
16. Design engineer
17. Marine engineer
18. Food and beverage technician
19. Chemical engineer
20. Automation engineer
21. Electrical engineer
22. Avionics engineer
23. Graphic designer
24. Computer systems analyst
25. Computer systems specialist
26. Business information technology consultant
27. Computer systems consultant
28. Computer systems designer
29. Software developer
30. Software designer
31. Computer applications engineer
32. Multimedia software developer
33. Game software developer
34. Programmer
35. Programmer engineer
36. Software tester
37. Database administrator
38. Database programmer
39. Network administrator
40. Information technology systems administrator
41. Computer systems administrator
42. Computer systems engineer
43. Network analyst
44. Computer network administrator
45. Communications programmer
46. Information technology and communications security specialist
47. Electrical energy technician
48. Aviation engineer
49. Chemical techniques engineer

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 ~€3600 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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