Lithuania now pays up to 5256 EUR per relocated highly-skilled specialist.
A growing number of Lithuania-based companies are turning to the international talent market in search of highly-qualified specialists. However, businesses interested in hiring foreign nationals or Lithuanian expats can be held back by the costs of finding, attracting and relocating a specialist from abroad. To help with recruitment expenses, Lithuania now pays up to 5256 EUR per relocated highly-skilled specialist.
For the company to qualify for the payment, the relocated specialist must:
Employers of all eligible relocated specialists can apply for the payment no sooner than 12 months but no later than 2 years after the relocated specialist starts working at the company.
The company cannot apply for the payment if the specialist:
This is a one-off payment. For every relocated specialist employed, the company can receive a sum equal to the specialist’s average gross monthly salary during the first 12 months of employment. The payment cannot exceed 5256 EUR (7.2 times the minimum Lithuanian monthly salary). The employer needs to apply for the payment at the Lithuanian Employment Service (Užimtumo tarnyba).
Those eligible for the financial incentive shall contact the Employment Service here.