The Schengen D type multiple entry visa, also known as a national long-stay visa, permits visitors to stay in a single Schengen member state for longer than 90 days without getting further authorization. The Type D visa Schengen is known by several names, including national and long-term visas. It authorizes the bearer to enter and remain in the issuing Schengen country for the allotted time, which may be anything from a few months to a year, depending on the reason for the stay and the country's laws. A Schengen D Type visa may be issued for extended stays in Schengen countries, such as for work, school, or family ties.
A Schengen D-type visa is a good option if you are looking to start a new business or expand it in Lithuania. Bizbon assists you with the documentation necessary for your D-type business visa, business registration, and all other related services.
And the best part? With BIZBON, you do not have to visit our office as we work remotely for you, that is while you are in your country, we prepare all the necessary documents for your arrival.
In contrast to the Schengen Short-Stay Visa (single entry C visa), which is valid for stays of up to 90 days within 180 days, the Schengen Long-Term Multiple Entry Business Visa (Schengen D visa) is intended for trips up to one year, such as those required for work, business, or permanent residence.
D-type one-year national visa that enables unlimited entrance into Lithuania or the European Union (Schengen zone). To get a residence permit through a business establishment, you must first apply for a visa D, as only businesses that have been in operation in Lithuania for at least 6 months are eligible for a residency permit. A D visa is instantly issued. People only need to establish a company with a minimum capital of €28,000 and demonstrate that they have invested at least €14,000 in the company.
D-type visa process step-by-step
Register a new company in Lithuania and apply for 1 year national D-type visa immediately.
Company registration and preparation of the documents for the Visa application takes 2 weeks.
The company can be registered remotely (not necessary to come to Lithuania and stay here).
Lithuanian New Company registration and 1 person application price 1.500 Eur.
Each additional person in the same company is +500 Eur (children under 18y are free of charge), i.e. one company and 2 business partners in one company price 1.500 + 500 = 2.000 Eur.
* In the company can be included 1-4 persons.
** We accept payments by wire, PayPal, and Western Union.
The Step-By-Step process of starting business immigration
1) The client sends us: a copy of passport, and address of living and pays 50% prepayment.
2) Within 1-2 weeks we will register a company for you and prepare additional documents. The client signs the documents and sends us back by email.
3) Then the client should pay the remaining 50% amount. After that, we will send the documents by email only. Then you can apply for a D-type visa at the nearest spot where VFS Global provides its services www.vfsglobal.com or come to Lithuania and apply here in Lithuanian Immigration Office
We strongly recommend opening the company's bank account in Lithuania before submitting the documents for a D-type Visa and transferring 14,000 Eur from each applicant to this account.
You can open your company's account online i.e. www.paysera.lt, or you can come to Lithuania (with a short term C-Type visa that BIZBON will assist you to apply for it) and open a bank account in SEB, Swedbank, Luminor, etc.
Where and how to apply for the visa?
- Applicants from India, Bangladesh, and Nepal apply directly through the VFS Global system
- Applicants from Pakistan first apply for the short-term C-type visa in the Hungary embassy (it represents Lithuania in your country) through the VFS Global system. Come to Lithuania and submit documents for the one-year D-type visa here.
- Applicants from Nigeria first apply for the short-term C-type visa in the France or Belgium embassy (it represents Lithuania in your country) through the VFS Global system. Come to Lithuania and submit documents for the one-year D-type visa here.
- Applicants from Syria first apply for the short-term C-type visa in the Austria embassy (it represents Lithuania in your country) through the VFS Global system. Come to Lithuania and submit documents for the one-year D-type visa here.
- Applicants from Iran first apply for the short-term C-type visa in the Spain embassy (it represents Lithuania in your country) through the VFS Global system. Come to Lithuania and submit documents for the one-year D-type visa here.
- Applicants from UAE apply directly through the VFS Global system
* In all cases Applicants can apply for the D-type Visa or Residence Permit in any country where VFS Global accepts documents for Lithuanian clients. You can travel to any other country to submit the documents. List of Countries where VFS Global accepts applications you can find here:
After submission of the documents, you will get a visa in 15 days and a Residence Permit will be issued in ~2 months.
What documents you will get from BIZBON?
- Company registration documents (establishment act, statutes, Certificate, formed required share capital), the bank account is not included in the package - the client should come to Lithuania and go directly to the bank to sign the contract directly or open an account remotely i.e. www.paysera.lt
- Address of the company registration
- Employment contracts
- Company Financial reports
- Mediation/invitation letter approved by the Lithuanian Immigration Office.
- Other supporting documents.
- All documents are in electronic format which are registered online and hard copies will not be sent to a client.
For Your Information. If you are registering a new company and intend to get a Residence Permit (not the visa), you can apply for the TRP only after 6 months of doing active business in Lithuania. For this reason, the client should apply firstly for the D-type visa then start and do active business, and only then apply for the Residence Permit.
Or if you have a good enough budget starting from 25.000 Eur and up then you can buy an already running business (i.e. Pizzeria restaurant which already operates 6 months or more and has employees) and then immediately apply for the Residence Permit. It will be issued for 2 or 3 years.
More information about 2 years Residence Permit by registering a new company in Lithuania you can find here: https://www.bizbon.com/services-in-lithuania/lithuanian-temporary-residence-permit
*** 3 years RESIDENCE PERMIT (not the visa) by registering a BRANCH COMPANY in Lithuania ***
If you have an active company in your own country (not the Schengen zone) you can open a branch company in Lithuania and get a residence permit for 3 years with no doing and waiting 6 months. Lithuanian Residence Permits will be issued for you and your employees.
More information about 3 years Residence Permit and Branch Company registration in Lithuania can be found here: https://www.bizbon.com/news/branch-company-registration-lithuania
Frequently Asked Questions
- QUESTION. Will I get a refund if the decision regarding my Visa or Residence Permit application is negative?
ANSWER. You will get a full refund if there is an error in the documents that we have prepared and it was the reason for the case to be rejected. In any other cases, we do not issue refunds. Otherwise, we recommend preparing additional documents and reapplying or appealing the decision.
- QUESTION. Can I pay for your services after I get a visa or residence permit? Or Can I pay once I come to Lithuania?
ANSWER. No. Our company policy is: A) The client pays 50% in advance to start the process and the remaining 50% amount should be paid after documents from our side are ready to be sent to a client (we will send proofs of our job). Only when we get the full payment we can release all the documents.
By the way, you can find many other related answers about our services and fees on our website:
- Short-Term Single Entry Visa Type-C
- Businesses for sale in Lithuania with the possibility to acquire 2-3-year Residence Permit
- New company registration in Lithuania
- Temporary Residence Permit in Lithuania
- BIZBON contract: Terms & Conditions
- BIZBON does NOT offer any jobs. We work only with genuine businessmen and investors who intend to do real business in Lithuania.
Features of Schengen Visa Type D
The following are the key characteristics of the D-type visa Schengen:
- Holders of a Schengen D visa may remain in the nation for a time surpassing the standard 90-day limit. It all relies on the reason for the travel and the laws of Lithuania that issued the visa.
- A Schengen D visa normally allows for multiple entries, which means that the bearer may enter and depart the Schengen nation that issued the visa as many times as they like within the visa's validity term
- People who have a defined aim in the Schengen region, such as founding a business and acquiring an already established business or expanding the same business, are eligible to apply for the Schengen D visa. This visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen area. The aim of the visit, as well as the restrictions of the nation providing the visa, may have a significant influence on the application procedure and the conditions that must be met.
Lithuania Schengen Visa Type D: Perks and Cost
Schengen type D holders may enter and stay in the Republic of Lithuania for the period of their visa, which might converted in 2 years Temporary Residence Permit (TRP). Most visitors to Lithuania are granted a national visa (D). BIZBON consultants will help you to get a visa by registering a new company in Lithuania and preparing documents for a successful visa application. So feel free to contact us!
Points to remember about Schengen Visa type D requirements
- If a foreigner was granted a one-year D-type visa, at least 180 days must occur between the expiration of the previous visa and the application for a new visa.
- If a non-citizen already possesses a valid D-type visa and applies for a new multi-entry visa before the previous one expires, the validity duration of the new visa (as well as the validity period of the current visa) will be merged into a single 1-year period
- The individual is only eligible for a D-type visa for one year, or until the company is one year old. The individual must apply for a temporary residence permit in Lithuania two to four months before the visa expires as the D-type visa is no longer available if the company has been in operation for one year or more.
- Foreign nationals with a Lithuanian visa valid for one year or multiple Lithuanian national visas with a total validity of one year who wish to stay in Lithuania while their application for a temporary residence permit is being processed must submit their application at least two months before their actual national visa expires.
- Company share capital must be at least 28.000 Eur, where each applicant's investments should be at least 14.000 Eur. i.e. One person registers a new company with 28.000 Eur share capital in Lithuania and applies for a D-type visa, then he should open a bank account in Lithuania for his company and put there at least 14.000 Eur. Another example: if two persons register a company with 28.000 Eur, then both of them should put into the bank account 2x14.000 Eur = 28.000 Eur
Visa applications may now be processed online; BIZBON helps you throughout the process and makes it sweat-free and easy.
How to obtain Schengen Visa Type D?
To get a Lithuania Schengen Visa D Type, often known as a national long-stay visa, you must complete an application procedure. The general steps for acquiring a Schengen Visa Type D for Lithuania are as follows:
- You must decide the purpose and duration of your stay in Lithuania so that BIZBON can prepare your application accordingly. As part of their business formation services, BIZBON provides D-type visa services, implying that we will assist entrepreneurs in acquiring a Type D visa when establishing a new company or purchasing an already established firm in Lithuania.
- Gather all of the relevant papers for your visa application. Depending on your reason for visiting Lithuania, for Schengen visa type D requirements, you are to provide additional documentation in addition to the standard visa application form, such as a valid passport, two passport-sized photographs taken within the last six months, proof of financial means to support your business during your stay, and a completed visa application form.
- Make an appointment with the Lithuanian Immigration Office or VFS Global to get a visa. It is necessary to make an appointment in advance cause sometimes it is a real challenge to get a proper time for a visit. You are able to do that with an online appointment system.
- Attend the arranged appointment and bring your completed visa application and accompanying paperwork. You must pay the visa fee (and VFS Global fee if you apply from abroad), which varies by country of origin and visa type and is non-refundable.
- Immigration Office may determine whether or not to hold an interview with you, in which case you may expect to be questioned about the purpose of your stay and business as well as any other questions relating to your application.
- Please wait while they determine your visa status. A Lithuanian D-type Schengen Visa might take a few days to a few weeks to process. Before making a final decision, the embassy or consulate will assess your application and complete any required background investigations.
- If your visa application was granted, you must pick up your passport from the consulate or embassy and apply for the visa sticker. If your application is rejected, you will get an email explaining why.
Dont's while applying for a Schengen type D Visa
A Schengen D-type visa or a national long-stay visa might be rejected for various reasons. While the details of visa rejections may vary by country and instance, the following are some of the most common reasons for such decisions:
- If the required documents are not provided, or the presented documents are inadequate, incorrect, or do not meet the criteria, the visa application may be refused.
- Insufficient proof of intent to remain: Your visa application may be refused if you do not present sufficient evidence or documentation to support your intended purpose of stay, such as business description, company documents, business investments, contract with your accounting company, business website, company address, etc.
- If you cannot demonstrate that you have adequate means to cover your expenses while in a Schengen country, your visa application may be refused. As an example, insufficient or no financial papers.
- Rejection of the visa application due to insufficient travel medical insurance Failure to present proof of suitable travel medical insurance that meets the Schengen nation's norms. The insurance should cover unforeseen medical bills and the cost of returning home if required.
- Uncertainty over whether or not you will leave a Schengen country at the conclusion of your approved stay, as well as security concerns, are two reasons why a visa application may be declined.
- If you have a history of visa violations, such as overstaying a prior visa or engaging in illegal activities during a previous trip to the Schengen Area, you may have difficulty obtaining a business visa this time.
- There should be no discrepancies or inconsistencies in the information you submit on your visa application or during your interview; otherwise, it may call into question the legitimacy of your application and result in its refusal.
- The visa may be denied if the applicant fails to fulfill the health or character requirements, that is there should be no security concerns, such as being on a watchlist or having a criminal past record.
It is up to the Lithuanian Immigration Department to determine whether or not to issue a visa application. When a visa application is refused, the applicant is often offered the option of appealing the decision or resubmitting a complete application that addresses the points raised.
You may increase the chances of your visa application being granted by paying careful attention to the Lithuanian Immigration Law instructions and submitting all required paperwork on time.
For a smoother process, contact BIZBON consultants. BIZBON helps you with all these steps and procedures to get your visa legally and quickly.