by setting up a branch

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT BY SETTING UP A BRANCH IN LITHUANIA

Introduction

In accordance with the legislation of the alien status in the Republic of Lithuania given the opportunity for the third countries citizens who running business in a foreign country get temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania from 1 to 3 years. The alien who would like to take advantage of this programme should meet the following conditions: 1. to work in the foreign company for more than 1 year; 2. to establish a branch of a foreign company in Lithuania; 3. to work in the branch of a foreign company in Lithuania. There is no requirement to get a work permit in the Republic of Lithuania.

Process

THE PROCESS OF GETTING TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT IN THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA CONSISTS OF 2 STAGES:

  • Stage one: establishment of the branch

All documents are approved by the notary and submitted to the Register of companies for the branch registration. All documents must be translated, approved by the notary and legalized. Duration of the process – around 10 business days. The branch can be established without the alien’s arrival to Lithuania, but it is necessary to provide a power of attorney.

  • Stage two: preparation of the documents for getting the temporary residence permit and submission.

The documents can be submitted at the Lithuanian embassy and at the institution of migration in Lithuania. The migration department decision will be made within 2-4 months.