The Migration Department monitors changes in the issuing national and Schengen Visas

According to the data of the Migration department the number of Schengen visas issued in 2018, comparing to 2017, decreased, while the number of national visas increased rapidly.

The Migration department states that such increase of national visas is directly related to the attractive labour market environment for the third country nationals, especially those working in the construction and international freight sectors.

In 2018 the largest flow (89 %) of the number of national visas issued on the basis of work constituted foreigners whose professions are included into the list of shortage occupations in the Republic of Lithuania.

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