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A Residence Permit for a citizen of a foreign state whose father, mother of both parents (who are citizens of a foreign state) live or intend to reside in Lithuania

A Residence Permit for a citizen of a foreign state whose father, mother of both parents (who are citizens of a foreign state) live or intend to reside in Lithuania

If the father or the mother of a citizen of a foreign state (who are citizens of a foreign state) has a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania, his (her) son (daughter) may be issued a Residence Permit in Lithuania; it is supposed that the relevant provisions of legal norms are satisfied. A minor child of a citizen of a foreign state may be issued a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania, if his (her) mother or father has a Permanent Residence Permit or a Temporary Residence Permit (that is valid for at least 1 year); in addition, the father or the mother of the child resided in Lithuania for at least 2 last years and has reasonable perspectives to acquire a right for permanent residence in Lithuania. 

The above-described requirements shall not be applied, if the father or the mother of a citizen of a foreign state (who are citizens of a foreign state) has a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania or came to Lithuania together with the child and applies for issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania on any of the bases listed below: 

  1. The alien shall be involved in work that requires high professional qualification in Lithuania;
  2. The alien intends to be engaged in Lithuania as a university teacher or be involved in scientific research and experimental works as a researcher; 
  3. The alien has acquired a status of a long-term resident in another European Union Member State and was issued a Residence Permit;
  4. The alien came for working on probation; 
  5. The alien is involved in important national projects and has invested his (her) assets in Lithuania; 
  6. The alien develops his (her) business in Lithuania and the provisions of legal norms, such as the equity of the enterprise should be no less than 28’000 EUR, it should be involved in the activities for at least 6 months prior to applying for issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania, 5 citizens of Lithuania or aliens permanently residing in Lithuania should employed in the enterprise and the funds invested by the alien should amount to at least 260’000 EUR, are satisfied; 
  7. The alien comes for working as a head or a specialist at a branch, a representative office or a daughter company of an enterprise of a foreign state for a period up to 3 years and the following provisions of the legal norms are satisfied: the alien was employed at the said enterprise of the foreign state for at least 1 year prior to coming to Lithuania, his (her) knowledge of special subjects or high professional qualification are required for the activities of the branch, the representative office or the daughter company of the enterprise of a foreign state; a salary to be paid to the alien in Lithuania shall be no less than 2 average monthly gross salaries..
  8. The alien has been granted an asylum in Lithuania. 

An adult child of a citizen of a foreign state may be issued a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania, if his (her) mother or father has a Permanent Residence Permit and is incapable to work because is an old-age pensioner or a disabled person. 

A child of a citizen of a foreign state may submit the documents for issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania to a Migration Service in Lithuania or to a diplomatic mission or a consular institution of Lithuania abroad.

The documents for issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania to be submitted by a child of a citizen of a foreign state include:

  1. The application;
  2. The passport; 
  3. The visa; 
  4. The documents certifying the base for issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania;
  5. The evidences of having means of subsistence; 
  6. The documents related to the place of residence; 
  7. The certificate on absence of convictions; 
  8. The list of trips to foreign states and stay there; 
  9. The health insurance; 
  10. A photo 40x60 mm. 

Documents executed in a language other than Lithuanian shall be translated into Lithuanian. If copies of documents are provided instead of the originals, they shall be certified by Apostille or legalized, unless otherwise is provided by international treaties of Lithuania or legal norms of the European Union.

The application and the enclosed documents shall be submitted to the Migration Department. It shall examine them and pass a decision within 2-4 months: within 2 months (on an urgent basis) or within 4 months (according to the usual procedure).

When the positive decision on issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania to a child of a citizen of a foreign state is passed, the person shall apply to Migration Service in Lithuania for issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania (a card). The card shall be produced within up to 5 workdays (on an urgent basis) or within 10 workdays (according to the usual procedure).

After issue a Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania, a child of a citizen of a foreign state may apply for issue a Permanent Residence Permit after 5-year permanent residence in Lithuania and for granting the citizenship of Lithuania - after 10-year permanent residence in Lithuania. 

A minor (under 18 years old) child of a citizen of a foreign state that has a Permanent Residence Permit may be issued a Permanent Residence Permit in Lithuania, if he (she) satisfies the requirements set in the relevant legal norms. 

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