Work visa . 19 Jul 2019 .

Work Visa from Nigeria to Lithuania

  • An foreigner who intends to work legally in Lithuania must obtain a work permit and a national visa D.
  • Usually, the first step is securing a job. Once that is done, the foreigner will then proceed with an application for a work permit and national visa D. 
  • Before submitting the documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania, the Labour Exchange of Lithuania must register a vacant position in the Lithuanian company.
  • The vacant position shall be registered no less than 5 working days before the submission of documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania.
  • During this period, citizens of Lithuania and permanent residents of Lithuania, meeting the employer's requirements, shall have the right to apply for the vacancy.
  • If, during this period, the employer – Lithuanian company cannot find a suitable candidate for the vacancy, the foreigner may then submit documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania.
  • The following basic requirements are set for a foreigner who intends to work in Lithuania:
    • You must have all the right qualifications for the job you are seeking to fill.
    • You must be ready to show documents proving your suitability for the post, e.g., educational certificates, practical training, diplomas, etc.
    • You must have at least 1 year of work experience within the last 2 years in an appropriate area and the supporting documents to prove this.
  • The place to submit documents for a work permit in Lithuania is the local labour exchange office.
  • In order to employ a foreigner under the employment contract, the following documents must be submitted to the Employment Service:
    • Completed application
    • Copy of your passport
    • Employer’s information on the foreigner’s qualification and at least one year of working experience according to their  qualification within the last two years.
  • The employer’s letter must contain the foreigner’s qualification, current and former workplaces where the foreigner has worked under their qualification during the last 2 years.
  • Details of work duration, titles and roles are also important.
  • The employer must make sure the foreigner has documents proving their qualifications (diplomas, certificates, etc.) 
  • Foreign documents must be legalized or certified with an Apostille in accordance with the established procedure, unless otherwise provided for by other legislation.
  • The translation into Lithuanian language of documents drawn up not in Lithuanian must be confirmed by a signature of translator. Copies of documents must be approved by signature and stamp of the head of the company.
  • Processing a Lithuanian work permit usually takes up to 7 working days while the national visa D could take up to 15 days.
  • Once a work permit has been issued, the foreigner can proceed with the submission of documents for the issue of a national visa D.
  • The place to submit documents for a national visa D  is a diplomatic mission or a consular post of Lithuania abroad.
Validity: 1 year
Rate: N/A
Processing time: 10 - 15 days
  • Fully completed and signed visa application form
  • Two recently taken photos. Both photos must be taken within the last three months and must follow all visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport which is not older than 10 years. It should be valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Lithuania.
  • A round trip reservation or itinerary. This must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Lithuania.
  • A travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Lithuania.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the country. This can be one of the following:
      • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
      • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to Lithuania. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Cost usd: 68.00


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