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Blue Card

  1. You should get all documents ready:

- Completed application form; 

- Passport; 

- The number of the mediation letter submitted online by the employer in which a commitment is made to employ a foreigner according to an employment agreement, or an employment agreement. At the mediation letter, the employer should confirm that the foreigner has a suitable professional qualification, which meets the requirements of the job description; 

- A written undertaking to declare the place of residence. 

- A document confirming the sufficient income of an employer (if you intend to work as the manager of a company). 

  1. After submission of all documents online, the Migration Department makes a decision on issuing the BlueCard and afterwards, you will be informed by email. After receiving the confirmation, you must book a visit time through the MIGRIS system and come to provide your biometric data.
  2. Pay Blue Card issuance fees: standard - Euro 120, urgent - Euro 240

 

For more information please see: How to get Blue Card - Bluecard (eubluecard.lt).

You can apply for a Blue Card if you:  

- have a higher education diploma or at least 5 years of professional experience equivalent to a higher education qualification.  

- are employed or have a binding job offer from a Lithuanian employer. 

- your salary is 1.5x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania.

- your salary is 1.2x the average monthly gross salary in Lithuania and you are employed in one of the positions of high-value-added occupations for which there is a shortage of workers in the Republic of Lithuania: 

- you intend to work as the manager of a company and your employer has an adequate income 

 

If you do not have a higher education diploma, but have practical work experience: 

You should first contact the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania for the issue of a document certifying your professional experience as a higher education qualification. You can qualify for a job with a high professional qualification if you have a minimum of 3 years' professional experience equivalent to a higher education qualification as a manager in the field of information technology and communication technology services or as a specialist in information technology and communication technology within the last 7 years or a minimum of 5 years' professional experience equivalent to a higher education qualification. 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market.

Yes, you can. Family members are: your spouse, registered partner, unmarried and dependent underage children, your dependent parents if you have been supporting them for at least 1 year and they are unable to use the assistance of other family members living abroad. 

 

They can apply for temporary residence permits at the same time as you. They will be issued temporary residence permits for the same period as your temporary residence permit. Please find the information on the issuance of a temporary residence permit on a family reunion basis at the Migration Department website. 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market. 

The EU Blue Card is only valid for the country which issues it, in this case, Lithuania. This means that the Blue Card you received for Lithuania can be used to work in Lithuania only. However, you can travel to other member states of the EU. 

 

If you want to work in another EU country, you can apply for a new EU Blue Card after spending 18 months working in Lithuania. 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market.

EU Blue Card holders are entitled to free movement within the EU member states, without taking up gainful employment in any other country besides the country of issue (Lithuania). 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market.

No, losing your job does not necessarily mean that your Blue Card will be withdrawn. The state of Lithuania will allow you to stay for another three consecutive months to find a new job in the country. 

 

However, if you keep switching or losing jobs more than once, you risk losing your EU Blue Card. 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market.

If you have an EU Blue Card issued by another EU country and valid for more than a year, you can come to Lithuania and start working. You can also come to Lithuania to work from an EU country other than the one that issued your EU Blue Card, provided you have lived there for at least 6 months as a holder of this card. You must apply for a temporary residence permit (EU Blue Card) within 1 month of starting work in Lithuania 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market. 

If you wish to change your employer within the first year of legal employment in Lithuania or if you have lost your job and 6 months have not passed and you intend to work in another highly skilled job, you must submit an application to the Migration Department via the Lithuanian Migration Information System (MIGRIS) for permission to change your employer. The Migration Department will take a decision on the change of employer no later than 14 calendar days from the date of receipt of the application. This decision is valid for one month from the date of its adoption. 

 

If you have been legally employed in Lithuania for more than 1 year in a job requiring high professional qualifications and you want to change employer, you only need to notify the Migration Department within 7 working days. 

 

For more information please see: EU Blue Card - your ticket to the Lithuanian labour market.