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The advantages for persons employed in Lithuania

The advantages for persons employed in Lithuania

Having a job in Lithuania means working and residing in Europe, that is in a European Union Member State. Prior to coming to Lithuania, an alien who wishes to work in Lithuania should obtain the relevant permits. An alien may start working in Lithuania after obtaining a Work Permit (or another document issued by the Labour Exchange) and a Residence Permit or the national visa D. From the beginning of lawful residing and working in Lithuania, the alien is provided the same rights and social protection guarantees, as citizens of Lithuania, except of certain political rights, such as a right to vote and so on.

The civic rights include: the right to equality, the right to liberty, the right to religious freedom, the right to life, the right to freedom from torture and the right to express the own political views.

The rights to legal protection include: the right to protection against unlawful arrest or imprisonment, the right to be considered innocent unless proven guilty, and the right to appeal against a judgment of a court.

The social rights include: the right to rest, the right to health care, the right to social protection, the right for education, the right to start and maintain a family and the right to housing.

The economic rights: the right to work and the right to adequate standard of living.

The cultural rights: the right to participate freely in the cultural life of the community and the right to education in the native language.

If an alien lawfully resides and works in Lithuania, he (she) may acquire housing or a vehicle, obtain a bank credit, be provided medical aid and so on.

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