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Change of the Employer or a Change of Job Position in a Workplace of the Same Employer

Change of the Employer or a Change of Job Position in a Workplace of the Same Employer

From 01 March 2019, the procedure for the issue of temporary residence permits for foreign employees who change job position in a workplace of the same employer or change the employer has been altered. The aliens will no longer need to apply for the issue of a new temporary residence permit, if:
- They provide to the Migration Department an application to change the employer or job position.

The Migration Department, after verifying whether the alien meets the conditions laid down in the Law, will take a decision allowing the employer or job position to be changed. The Migration Department will take this decision within 20 (twenty) business days.

In order to obtain a permit to change the employer or job position, it is necessary to submit the following:
1. An application;
2. Valid travel document;
3. Temporary residence permit;
4. Mediation letter regarding a change of the employer or job position, when a profession of the alien having a temporary residenece permit issued as for the employee, is not included into the list of the most in-demand professions in the Republic of Lithuania. In other cases, the mediation letter needs additional documentation:
- when the alien has completed studies in the Republic of Lithuania and intends to work according to the qualification acquired, the document confirming the qualification of the alien shall be additionally attached to the mediation letter;
- when a profession of the alien is included into the list of the most in-demand professions, the qualification of the alien, current and former workplaces, wherein the alien has been employed under his/her profession for the last 2 (two) years, the period and duties of working therein shall be additionaly mentioned;
- when the alien has a residence permit as a highly qualified employee performing a regulated professional activity, which will be specified in the employment contract, a document confirming that the alien meets the conditions laid down in legislation of the Republic of Lithuania to carry out the regulated professional activity, which will be specified in the employment contract, shall be additionally submitted;
- when the alien has a residence permit as a highly qualified employee but his/her activity is unregulated, documents supporting a high professional qualification (higher education diploma, decision of the competent authority on academic recognition of a foreign qualification or a document certifying the equation of professional experience to a higher education qualification) shall be additionally provided.

It is stated that from 01 March 2019 a requirement to register the employment contract concluded with the alien in the territorial division of the Employment Service has been revoked.

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