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Immigration of EU citizens

Immigration of EU citizens

Citizens of EU Members States may come to Lithuania without a visa and stay in Lithuania without any special permits for up to 3 months. If citizens of EU Members States intend to stay in Lithuania for over 3 months, they should apply for issue a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State. Such a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State may be issued, if a base for its issue exists. The principal bases for issue a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State include: having sufficient means of subsistence, employment in Lithuania, family reunification, and studies. The term for examination of an application for issue a Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State and passing a resolution is up to 10 working days. A Certificate of a citizen of EU Member State is issued for 5 years or a shorter period.

Family members of a citizen of EU Member State, if they are citizens of third countries, may come to Lithuania for residence together with him (her) or later. Family members of a citizen of EU Member State, if they are citizens of third countries, may come to Lithuania with a visa (if the visa-free regime is not applied) and stay in Lithuania for up to 3 months. If family members of a citizen of EU Member State, who are citizens of third countries, wish staying in Lithuania for over 3 months, they should apply for issue a Card of a Temporary Residence Permit of a Family Member of a Citizen of EU Member State. The term for examination of an application for issue a Card of a Temporary Residence Permit of a Family Member of a Citizen of EU Member State and passing a resolution is up to 1 month. A Card of a Temporary Residence Permit of a Family Member of a Citizen of EU Member State is issued for 5 years or a shorter period.

A right of a family member of an EU citizen to live in Lithuania

The list of persons considered family member of a citizen of any EU Member State is provided in the Law of Republic of Lithuania on Legal Status of Aliens. A family member of citizen of any EU Member State shall be considered his (her) spouse or official partner (according to a registered domestic partnership contract). In addition, family members of a citizen of any EU Member State include direct descendants of the person under the age of 21 that need the maintenance (including direct descendants of the spouse of the citizen or his/her official partner according to a registered domestic partnership contract). Family members of a citizen of any EU Member State also include relatives of the ascending line of the citizen or his/her official partner according to a registered domestic partnership contract, if they need the maintenance.

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