From 1st of April the provisions of the Description of the Procedure for Issuing a Visa comes into the force. In accordance to the legal act the procedure of submitting documents to receive national visa for foreigners is changing. Foreigners will be able to apply for a visa on the basis of work only through the diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Republic of Lithuania. Foreigners will continue to be able to apply for temporary residents permits on the grounds to work while being legally in Lithuania.
The purpose of these changes are related to control of flows of foreigners who come to work in Lithuania, it is also desired to avoid situations when foreigners enter Lithuania through intermediaries, but not with the invitation of genuine employers.
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Source: Migration Department