30 June, 2022

Migration processes to work in Lithuania just got easier

Starting this August, Lithuania is easing some migration processes for highly-skilled global talents and international students.

EU Blue Card

EU Blue Card is a residence permit for highly-qualified specialists from outside the EU that lets them legally reside and work in Lithuania, bringing their families with them as well.

August onwards, some criteria to get the card is being eased:

• To obtain the EU Blue Card, the minimum length of the employment contract is now only 6 months

• Those working in a high value-adding profession (e.g., ICT, Engineering, Life Sciences) must now get a 1.2 average monthly gross salary in Lithuania (~€1800). In other cases, the salary threshold of 1.5 average monthly gross salary (~€2200) applies

• ICT professionals now need at least 3 years (instead of 5) of relevant professional experience within 7 years before the application for the EU Blue Card

Get more information on the EU Blue Card here.

For international students

Master’s and PhD students from non-EU countries who have a temporary residence permit for studies can work full-time during their studies in Lithuania.

• Now, international Bachelor’s students can also get hired and work here

More information on career possibilities for international students in Lithuania is available here.