We provide legal services to persons who seek to legalize their status in Lithuania by obtaining national visa (D), temporary (permanent) residence permit (TRC) or work permit (during the whole process). Nevertheless, we represent illegal aliens regarding decisions of return/departure (e.g., the decision by which a foreigner is obliged to leave Lithuania voluntarily, the decision to expel foreigner from Lithuania forcefully with an entry ban) and asylum seekers.
Representation in institutions and courts of the Republic of Lithuania in all migration law related issues:
Our lawyers advise and represent persons not only in the territorial divisions of the Migration department but also in courts, appealing against negative decisions on refusal of refugee’ status, deportation (expulsion), temporary residence permits and revocation or non-issuance of visas, detention of foreigners in URC, etc.
If you intend to stay for more than 90 days within 180 days, you must acquire:
Temporary residence permit (TRC)
If you are in Lithuania illegally:
Consultations are provided only after prepayment.
The procedure for the provision of services is provided in the Terms of Service
|First consultation*||60 Eur* without VAT|
|Preparation of required documents for national visa (studies, family, legal activity or employment)||300 Eur without VAT|
|Work permit||250 Eur without VAT|
|Preparation of required documents for the temporary residence permit:|
|● Education||300 Eur without VAT|
|● Family||300 Eur without VAT|
|● Employment||400 Eur without VAT|
|● Legal activity||450 Eur without VAT|
|Renewal of the temporary residence permit||200 Eur without VAT|
|● Business plan (for the TRC on a ground of legal activities)||400 Eur without VAT|
|● Changing employer||150 Eur without VAT|
|Preparation of a request to shorten the period of an entry ban or to annul it.||400 Eur without VAT|
|Preparation of request to allow submission of required documents for TRC while staying illegally in the Republic of Lithuania||400 Eur without VAT|
|Other services||Price is set upon agreement|
To stay in Lithuania for more than 90 days you must acquire national visa or temporary residence permit.
Also, you can receive a national visa for the duration of consideration of your application for a temporary residence permit (maximum term – 5 months).
National visas are issued for the duration of no more than 1 year.
If a foreigner had been granted a 1-year multi-entry national visa, another multi-entry national visa may only be issued after more than 180 days have passed since expiration of the previous visa.
Request for the issue of national visa must filled in the application on the website: https://visa.vrm.lt/epm.
Application for the issue of a national visa and accompanying documents are submitted to the Lithuanian visa authority in a foreign country or through an external service provider.
Application for the issue of a national visa is submitted in Lithuanian Visa Service if a foreigner has a document proving his legal status in the country (e. g., applying for a national visa for the duration of consideration of your application for a temporary residence permit).
Usually, a TRC is issued for 1, 2 or 3 years, depends on a ground of TRC. Also, it may be issued for a shorter period.
Application for the issue of temporary residence permit is submitted electronically through MIGRIS system. After submission of application and after booking the visit time through MIGRIS, you will need to apply for a temporary residence permit (renewal) in person within 4 months from the date of submission of the application to the MIGRIS and submit the biometric data and original documents to Territorial division of the Migration department or Lithuanian Embassy if you are abroad
For the acceptance, examination of application for temporary residence permit and decision-making and issuing of a temporary residence permit you will be asked to pay (state taxes):
For the acceptance, examination of application for national visa and decision-making and issuing of a national visa you will be asked to pay 120 Eur (state taxes). The decision to issue a national visa is made within 15 calendar days from the date of the request. This period may be extended by up to 45 calendar days.
Living in the Republic of Lithuania for 5 years with a temporary residence permit allows a person to apply for a long-term residence permit.
The term of 5 years does not include periods when a person lived in Lithuania based on:
If a person studied in Lithuania in a scientific or studies institution, to an educational institution under a general education or vocational training program or have been invited to upgrade a qualification to a higher science and study institution, only half of his/her stay based on studies, training or qualification improvement under the temporary residence permit is included in the period of your living in Lithuania. This provision does not apply if a person has completed studies in the Republic of Lithuania and has acquired a higher education qualification and can submit a document certifying it.
If a person was granted additional protection in the Republic of Lithuania, the period of his/her stay in Lithuania includes half of the time that elapsed between the date of application for asylum in the Republic of Lithuania and the date of issue of the temporary residence permit on that basis, or the whole of that time if it lasted more than 18 months.
During persons’ stay in Lithuania he/she can travel abroad for a short time, but trips from the territory of Lithuania may not last longer than 6 months in succession and may not exceed 10 months in a consecutive and total period of 5 years.
The period of residence is interrupted by the time of serving a sentence imposed by the court.
Also, there is a procedure for persons asking a PRC on a family merge ground. If you have entered the Republic of Lithuania together with a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania as a member of his family, you may obtain a permanent residence permit. It is considered that you arrive together if you have lived together with a Lithuanian citizen as his family member in a foreign country and all of you are moving to live in Lithuania together. You must be moving from any non-EU/EFTA country.
With an application for TRC a person must submit following documents:
documents confirming the ground for issuance of temporary residence permit.
Documents vary based on the ground of a TRC. Our lawyers will provide you a list of required documents and additional assistance after evaluating your individual situation.
With an application for a national visa the person must submit following documents:
documents confirming the ground for issuance of national visa. Documents vary based on a ground of a national visa. Our lawyers will provide you a list of required documents and additional assistance after evaluating your individual situation.
Most common grounds on issuing national visas are:
Needless to say, there are other legal grounds for a person to obtain a national visa. Our lawyers will provide you a list of required documents and additional assistance after evaluating your individual situation.
Most common grounds on issuing temporary residence permits are:
Needless to say, there are other legal grounds for a person to obtain a TRC. Our lawyers will provide you a list of required documents and additional assistance after evaluating your individual situation.
An alien must leave the Republic of Lithuania before the expiry of the period of validity of a visa or temporary residence permit. When a foreigner overstays this period, his or her stay becomes illegal and a decision to return him or her to a foreign state is made.
There can be two types of decisions (based on circumstances of which foreigner’s stay became illegal):
The obligation to leave the Republic of Lithuania can be prolonged for exceptional circumstances but cannot exceeding 60 days during which an alien must leave the Republic of Lithuania.
Most likely a person who is obliged to leave Lithuania voluntarily will not be a subject to an entry ban prohibiting an entry into the Republic of Lithuania for a period not exceeding five years (unlike when a decision to expel is made). Also, after a decision to expel a person is made, there may be an additional decision made – detaining an alien in Foreigners registration (detention) center until expulsion is finalized.
The term of an entry ban prohibiting the entry into the Republic of Lithuania is started to count after a decision of expulsion is executed.
Under specific circumstances (e.g., marriage with a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania, a newborn child who is a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania) there can be a ground to apply with a request asking to shorten the ban of an entry or to annul it. Our lawyers will assist you after evaluating your individual situation in order to submit a request to shorten the ban of an entry or to annul it.
Our lawyers advise and represent persons not only in the territorial divisions of the Migration department but also in courts, appealing against negative decisions on refusal of refugee’ status, detention in the Foreigners Registration center, deportation (expulsion), revocation or non-issuance of temporary residence permits and visas.
The price of services mentioned above is determined after evaluating individual situation.