Your ticket to Lithuanian labour market

This is a general guide on how to get an EU Blue Card.

1. If your salary is 1.5x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania ~€2000 follow this guide:

Step 1

Get all your documents ready

  • Completed application form;
  • Passport;
  • The number of the mediation letter submitted online by the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement. At the mediation letter, the employer should confirm that the foreigner has a suitable professional qualification, which meets the requirements of the job description.
  • Schengen visa (C) is required if the application is submitted to the Migration department (unless visa-free regime is applied);
  • Consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside.

Step 2

The Process

(Both submission of documents to migration unit and submission of documents to the Lithuanian Employment Service happen simultaneously).

1. Submission of required documents to Migration department.

Fast Track 1 month 240
Standard 2 months 120

2. Submission of required documents by employer to the Lithuanian Employment Service:

  • Completed application form;
  • Passport copy;
  • Recommendation of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education on academic recognition of foreign qualifications (process takes ~1-3 weeks);
  • Document confirming that the employer has looked for employees in the local labour market;
  • State fee 28, processing period 1-2 months.

2. If your salary is 1.5x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania ~€2000 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;
  • Passport;
  • The number of the mediation letter submitted online by the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement. At the mediation letter, the employer should confirm that the foreigner has a suitable professional qualification, which meets the requirements of the job description.
  • Schengen visa (C) is required if application is submitted to the Migration department (unless visa-free regime is applied);
  • Consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside.

Step 2

The process

Submission of required documents to Migration department.

Fast track 15 days 240
Standard 1 month 120

3. If your salary is 3x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania ~€4000 follow this guide:

Step 1

Get all your documents ready

  • Completed application form;
  • Passport;
  • The number of the mediation document submitted online by the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement. At the mediation letter, the employer should confirm that the foreigner has a suitable professional qualification, which meets the requirements of the job description.
  • Schengen visa (C) is required if application is submitted to the Migration department (unless visa-free regime is applied);
  • Consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside.

Step 2

The process

Submission of required documents to Migration department.

Fast track 15 days 240
Standard 1 month 120

4. If you intend to work as the manager of a company and your employer has an adequate income, follow this guide:

Step 1

Get all your documents ready

  • Completed application form;
  • Passport;
  • The number of the mediation document submitted online by the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement. At the mediation letter, the employer should confirm that the foreigner has a suitable professional qualification, which meets the requirements of the job description.
  • Schengen visa (C) is required if the application is submitted to the Migration department (unless visa-free regime is applied);
  • Consent from the owner of the residence in Lithuania where the foreigner will temporarily reside;
  • A document confirming the sufficient income of an employer.

Step 2

The process

If you aim to obtain an EU Blue Card and work as the manager of the company – you must fulfill general EU Blue Card criteria:

  • Your salary must be not less than 1.5x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania ~€1900;
  • You should have a suitable professional qualification (diploma or 5 years of professional experience).

Before the application for an EU Blue Card, the sufficient income of an employer must be assessed:

  • An application (together with sets of annual financial statements);
  • A certificate completed by an auditor;
  • A document attesting the auditor for the issue of a document confirming the sufficient annual income of an employer must be submitted by email bluecard@investlithuania.com. More about the process, please read here. The assessment of the sufficient income of an employer takes not longer than 20 working days after the submission of the application together with all necessary documents.

(Both submission of documents to migration unit and submission of documents to the Lithuanian Employment Service happen simultaneously).

1. Submission of required documents to Migration department.

Fast 1 month 240
Standard 2 months 120

2. Submission of required documents by employer to the Lithuanian Employment Service:

  • Completed application form;
  • Passport copy;
  • Recommendation of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education on academic recognition of foreign qualifications (process takes ~1-3 weeks);
  • Document confirming that the employer has looked for employees in the local labour market.

State fee €28, processing period 1-2 months.

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