Lithuanian EU blue card
As a holder of an EU Blue Card, you are guaranteed equal treatment with citizens of the host country as regards:
– Working conditions;
– Professional education and training;
– Recognition of diplomas and qualifications;
– Social security and
– Access to goods and services offered to the public (e.g. transport, museums, restaurants, etc.)
With a Lithuanian EU Blue Card, it will be easier to get long-term residence status, as the rules for calculating the period of time necessary are more generous.
After those first two years, you may be able to change jobs and/or employers, but EU countries have different rules on this. A person can apply to bring his family to live with him in the country which issues the EU Blue Card as long as he and they meet all the conditions.
An important benefit is that with the EU Blue Card, a person can visit other EU countries for up to three months during a six-month period. You can also travel through other EU countries on your way to the EU country that you live and work in.
If you become unemployed, you have three months to find a new job. If you are still unemployed after three months, your Lithuanian EU Blue Card may be withdrawn. If that happens, you may have to leave the country. If you overstay the validity period of your EU Blue Card, you will find yourself in an irregular situation and may be required to leave the country.