A temporary residence permit issued to an alien who intends to work in high professional skilled work field. In such cases, a temporary residence permit is issued for 3 years and can be replaced.
(If the work contract is signed for a shorter period – TPR is issued for the same sorter time period)
Advantage is that your family can obtain residency permit alongside with you.
Requirements to apply for a blue card:
- the employer must obligate to employ a foreigner for no less than one year;
- document proving that the alien meets the conditions of the regulated profession, or a document confirming the high professional qualification.
In cases when an alien is matching Lithuanias labor market needs – you don’t need to apply for labour exchange’s decision.
Document examination process takes more or less 2 months, but if applicants specialization is in the list of needed specialists, the process would take only a month.
Currently needed specialists (2017)*:
- Graphic designers;
- Sewing technologist;
- Mechanical engineers;
- Production engineers;
- Printing engineers;
- Business IT consultants;
- IT consultants;
- IT system project manager;
- Video game engineers;
- App/game programmers;
- Engineer programmers;
- IT system administrators.
*- List is updated every half of a year.There is no deadlines set to the company of how long it should carry out it’s activities or a specific regulation on the authorized capital amount it should be holding before a foreigner could apply for temporary residence.