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Seasonal Employment in Lithuania

Seasonal Employment in Lithuania

Aliens who are willing to enter Lithuania to take up seasonal employment, must apply for the issuance of Schengen or national visa, but only after obtaining a work permit from the Lithuanian Employment Service.

A work permit for seasonal employment is issued for a period of up to six months within a 12-month period. A work permit issued for a period of up to 6 months may consist of one continuous period or several shorter periods, but the duration of these shorter employment periods in total cannot exceed a set working period of 6 months within a 12-month period. 

A Schengen visa is issued for a period no longer than 90 calendar days, after obtaining a permit for seasonal employment. Aliens who are subject to visa-free regime can simply arrive to Lithuania to work.

Aliens must apply for a multiple-entry national visa when they have obtained a permit for seasonal employment for a period longer than 90 calendar days.

After receipt of a work permit, aliens must provide applications for visa issuance at the Lithuanian diplomatic mission or consular post.

Aliens are allowed to extend one time a fixed-term employment contract with the same employer, however, a validity of the work permit for seasonal employment of 6 months cannot be exceeded. If an alien has an extended permit for seasonal employment, whose total duration exceeds 90 calendar days, or if an alien has submitted an application to issue a new work permit, a national visa can be issued.

In such cases, applications for visa issuance can also be submitted, while lawfully staying in Lithuania, at the Vilnius, Kaunas or Klaipėda branch of the Migration Department.