What changes for Brits in Lithuania after Brexit?

“The United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union and the post-Brexit transition period ended on December 31, 2020. From January, British citizens in Lithuania will be considered as third-country nationals and divided into two categories:

– Persons who obtained the right to reside in Lithuania by December 31, 2020 (those holding an EU Residence Certificate);
– Persons who did not obtain the right to reside in Lithuania by December 31, 2020 (not holding an EU Residence Certificate).

The EU residence certificates issued to UK citizens and their family members by December 31, 2020 are valid until their date of expiration.

UK citizens who obtained a EU Residence Certificate by December 31, 2020 can continue to live and work in Lithuania until their residency expires without the need for any additional work permits or documents. As of January 1, 2021, however, such certificates will not grant the right of free movement in the Schengen area.

Meanwhile, those who did not obtain one should apply for a temporary or a permanent Lithuanian residency at the Migration Department.”

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Source: lrt.lt English

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