To work in Lithuania as a seasonal worker, you must obtain:
- a seasonal work permit that can be issued for 6 months per year;
- a Schengen visa (if a seasonal work permit was issued to you for a period shorter than 90 days and you are not exempt from the visa requirement) or a national long-term visa (if a seasonal work permit was issued to you for a period longer than 90 days).
Where and how to apply
Your future employer must notify the job vacancy to the local Employment Service Office.
The application will be processed and the permit will be issued within 7 working days.
National long-term visa
Once a seasonal work permit is issued, you may apply for a national long-term visa which is issued by a Lithuanian embassy or consulate in the country of your residence. National long-term visa will be issued to you within 15 days and will allow you to enter and stay in the country for up 6 months.
If a seasonal work permit was issued to you for a period shorter than 90 days and you are not exempt from the visa requirement, you must apply for a Schengen visa. The Schengen visa is issued by a Lithuanian embassy or consulate.
The list of documents required is described here.
To apply for a national long-term visa, you must submit:
In order to issue the document, your all hand fingerprints will be taken.
A seasonal worker or the employer no later than within 7 days shall notify the territorial department of Employment Service in the event of change of accommodation
Duration of validity of permits
Seasonal work permits are granted for a maximum of 6 months.
National long-term visas are granted for the time of validity of the seasonal work permit.
Conditions for renewal
If a seasonal work permit was issued for a period shorter than 6 months per year a new seasonal work permit may be issued. In this case you may apply for a national long-term visa at the Lithuanian embassy or consulate, if you are abroad, or at the certain divisions of the Migration department (Vilnius, Kaunas or Klaipeda), if you are staying legally in Lithuania.
Decisions can be challenged before the Vilnius District Administrative Court within 14 days from the receipt of the decision and further before the Supreme Administrative Court.
More on employing a non-EU citizen
More on national long-term visas
Change of employment
If you wish to change an employer, a new seasonal work permit must be issued. A new work permit can be issued once for an alien who wishes to change employer if the working period of 6 months during a 12-month period is not exceeded.
Change of status
You may change your status, but in this case you must apply for a new national long-term visa or a temporary residence permit.
You are not entitled to be accompanied by your family members.
There is no possibility for seasonal workers to obtain a permanent resident’s status.
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