Lithuanian

  • Law on the Legal Status of Aliens No IX-2206 of the Republic of Lithuania dated 29 April 2004 (as last amended 01-07-2018) (English version available from 2015). This Law establishes the procedure of entry and departure, stay and residence, granting of asylum and temporary protection, integration and lodging and appeals against decisions concerning the legal status of aliens in the Republic of Lithuania. It also regulates other issues relating to the legal status of aliens in the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Law on the Implementation of the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens No IX-2207 of the Republic of Lithuania dated 29 April 2004.
  • Resolution No 79 On the Approval of the Lithuanian Migration Policy Guidelines of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 22 January 2014 (as last amended).The guidelines aim to define goals, principles, and directions of the Lithuanian migration policy and ensure the proper management of migration processes. The following issues of migration policy are stipulated in the guidelines: emigration, circular migration, immigration, the integration of foreigners, asylum (international protection), prevention of illegal migration, and issues related to the institutional setup for the formation and enforcement of the policy and the involvement of relevant institutions in the development of international cooperation.
  • Resolution No 416 On the Economic Migration Regulation Strategy of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 25 April 2007 (as last amended). (Only Lithuanian version available)
  • A new visa application procedure has entered into force. The Order No 1V-899/V-330 ‘On the Approval of the Description of the Visa-issuing Procedure’ (the Order) from the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania dated 28 December 2017 entered into force on 3 January 2018.The Description of the Visa-issuing Procedure as approved by the Order sets the criteria for listing approved companies, regulates the rules of listing and de-listing.Notably, the application form for a national visa issued in accordance with the new procedure is to be completed and submitted through electronic means of filing and submitting an application.The document is available here.
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior and of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-714/V-191 On the Approval of the List of National Institutions and Authorities of the Republic of Lithuania that Issue Visas to Foreigners dated 29 September 2011.
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior and of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-233/V-66, dated 24 March 2011, Regarding the Amendment of Order of the Minister of the Interior and of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania No 1v-280/v-109 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Submission of Visa Documents, Visa Issue and Cancellation, Consultation, Accreditation of Travel Promoters and Travel Agencies, and the Approval of Short-Term Stay Invitation to Foreigners dated 2 September 2004. (Only Lithuanian version available.) [invalid from 03-01-2018]
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-367 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Issuing, Amendment, Cancellation of Permits for Temporary Residence in the Republic of Lithuania, as well as for the Assessment of the Validity of Marriages, Registered Partnerships, Adoptions, or Enterprises dated 6 May 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-456 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Submission of Documents for Permits of Residence in the European Community to Long-Term Residents of the Republic of Lithuania and the Issuing, Renewal, and Cancellation of Permits of Residence in the European Community of Long-Term Residents of the Republic of Lithuania to and for Foreigners, the Calculation of the Period of Residence in the Republic of Lithuania, and the Assessment of the Validity of Marriages, Registered Partnerships, and Adoptions dated 23 May 2013. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-22 Regarding the Determination of the Subsistence Level Considered to be Sufficient to Live in the Republic of Lithuania for an Alien Applying for a Residence Permit in the Republic of Lithuania dated 29 January 2007. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 171 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Accommodation of Asylum Seekers dated 8 March 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 998 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Granting of State Support for the Integration of Asylum Seekers dated 5 October 2016. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 1082 Regarding Asylum Seekers from the Republic of Malta dated 14 September 2011. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 628 Regarding the Relocation of Foreigners to the Territory of the Republic of Lithuania dated 22 June 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 3K-76 Regarding the Approval of the Rules of the Procedure Applicable to Asylum Seekers Accommodated on Accommodation Premises or in Temporary Shelters, 30 June 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-346  Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Conditions of the Accommodation of Asylum Seekers at Border Control Points dated 6 May 2016. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior and of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No A1-454/1V-588 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Exercise of the Right of an Asylum Seeker to Receive Monthly Allowance dated 25 August 2016. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-131 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Granting and Withdrawing Asylum in the Republic of Lithuania dated 24 February 2016. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-73  Regarding the Designation of Responsible Authorities dated 6 February 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-187, dated 5 March 2012, Regarding the Amendment of Order Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-408 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Issue of Refugee Travel Document dated 7 December 2004. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior and of the Minister of the Social security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-31/A1-28 Regarding the Approval of the Rules for the Accommodation of Unaccompanied Minors at the Refugee Reception Centre dated 2 February 2005. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No A1-369, dated 20 July 2016, Regarding Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No 20 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Conditions and Procedure for the Settlement of Foreigners at the Refugee Reception Centre, the Procedure for the Organisation of Foreigner Employment and Application of Disciplinary Sanctions to Them, the Description of the Procedure for the Exercise an Alien’s Right to Receive Monthly Out-of-pocket Allowance, and the Description of the Procedure for the Exercise of an Alien’s Right to Compensation of the Costs of Public Transportation dated 20 July 2016. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No A1-461 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Accommodation of Aliens Who Are or Have Been Victims of Crimes Related to Human Trafficking During Their Decision-making Process at the Refugee Reception Centre dated 10 August 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-289 Regarding the Approval of the Mandatory Form of the Republic of Lithuania Travel Document for a Stateless Person and of the Mandatory Form of the Republic of Lithuania Refugee Travel Document dated 28 July 2008. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Refugees Reception Centre No 1 Description of the Providing of the Administrative Service of State Support for the Integration of Foreigners Who Have been Granted asylum at the Refugee Reception Centre dated 15 May 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Refugees Reception Centre Director No 2 Description of the Providing of the Administrative Service of State Support for the Integration of Foreigners Who Have been Granted Asylum into Municipalities dated 15 May 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Refugees Reception Centre No 3 Description of the Providing of State Support Services to Unaccompanied Foreign Minors at the Refugee Reception Centre dated 15 May 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-683 Regarding the Approval of the Action Plan for the Enforcement of the Foreigner Integration Policy for 2015-2017 dated 31 December 2014. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Refugees Reception Centre No 1 Description of the Providing of the Administrative Service of State Support for the Integration of Foreigners Who Have been Granted asylum at the Refugee Reception Centre dated 15 May 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Refugees Reception Centre Director No 2 Description of the Providing of the Administrative Service of State Support for the Integration of Foreigners Who Have been Granted Asylum into Municipalities dated 15 May 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 715 Regarding the Obligation to Pay for the Healthcare Provided to a Foreigner During the Period of Their Stay in the Republic of Lithuania dated 16 July 2008. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 230 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Foreigners’ Health Insurance dated 1 March 2005. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-139 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Adoption of the Decision on the Compliance of an Alien’s Work with the Labour Market Requirements of the Republic of Lithuania dated 19 March 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Director of the Lithuanian Labour Exchange under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour No V-772 Regarding the Issuing of Work Permits to Foreigners in the Republic of Lithuania dated 21 December 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-133 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Conditions and Procedure for the Issuing of Work Permits to Foreigners dated 27 March 2013. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-40, dated 26 January 2016, Regarding the Amendment of Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No A1-587 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure of Adopting the Decision on the Compliance of Highly Skilled Labour of a Foreign Worker with the Labour Market Requirements of the Republic of Lithuania dated 26 January 2016. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour No A1-253 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Issuing of Seasonal Work Permits to Foreigners and the List of Seasonal Work dated 15 May 2017. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania No XI-1196 dated 2 December 2010. (English version available from 2010 without amendments.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 1687 Regarding the Approval of the Procedure for the Examinations in the Fundamentals of the State Language and the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and for the Issuing of Certificates dated 24 December 2003. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Education and Science No ISAK-286 Regarding the Organization and Execution of Examinations in the Knowledge of the State Language and Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania dated 1 March 2004. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 1688 Regarding the Approval and Implementation of Categories of the Knowledge of the State Language dated 24 December 2003. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania No ISAK-208/1R-43 Regarding the Approval of the Program of Examination in the Fundamentals of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania dated 11 February 2004. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of Education and Science No ISAK-209 Regarding the Approval of the State Language Examination Program dated 11 February 2004. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 436 Regarding the Approval of the Rules for the Establishment and Management of the List of Foreigners who are Forbidden to Enter the Republic of Lithuania dated 20 April 2005. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior and of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-279/A1-196 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for the Monitoring of Alien Deportations from the of the Republic of Lithuania dated 10 April 2015. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-382, dated 15 May 2012, Regarding the Amendment of the Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania No 1V-429 Regarding the Approval of the Rules for Adopting and Enforcing Decisions on an Alien’s Obligation to Depart, Deportation, Return, and Transit through the Republic of Lithuania dated 24 December 2004. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
  • Order of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and of the Minister of Social Security and Labour and of the Minister of Health No A1-229/1V-289/V-491 Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Age Identification, Accommodation, and Other Procedural Actions and Services of Unaccompanied Minors who are not Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Lithuania dated 23 April 2014. (Only Lithuanian version available.)
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