In Lithuania only certain categories of self-employed persons can apply for a residence permit or a national long-term visa. If you are a sportsman, a trainer, a performer, an accredited journalist or you come to carry out governmental programmes, or you are a member of a recognised religious community, you must obtain a temporary residence permit or, if you qualify, a national long-term visa.
Change of business activities
If you decide to change your activities, you must apply for the issuance of a new temporary residence permit.
Change of status
If conditions for issuing a temporary residence permit have changed and you are no longer eligible for the temporary residence permit, you must leave the Republic of Lithuania and your temporary residence permit will be revoked. However, if you express a wish to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, you may be granted temporary residence permit on other grounds. In this case, you need to apply for a new temporary residence permit.
If you, being directly involved in projects of importance to Lithuania, have invested in Lithuania any property owned, borrowed or managed and used by the right of trust, you are immediately entitled to family reunification and do not need to wait for the two-year period of legal residence to be completed. Your family members may immediately apply for a temporary residence permit.
In other cases, general requirements for family reunification are applied.
If you are a sportsman, a trainer or you come to carry out governmental programmes as a lecturer or a researcher together with your family members, they may apply for the issuance of a national long-term visa.
If you have been residing continuously and legally for five years in Lithuania, you can obtain a permanent resident’s status.
Basic knowledge of the language and of the Lithuanian Constitution will be tested.
No information available at the moment.