Svetlana Naumcik from iLaw
Opinion

Refusals in extension of a residence permit in Lithuania. Causes and consequences.

Since 2017, amendments to the law of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Legal Status of Aliens” have come into force. Despite the fact that new immigration rules have established preferential terms for technological start-ups that are at an early stage of their development with a scalable and innovative product or business model, now it is more difficult to obtain a residence permit based on legal activity in Lithuania than before. […]

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Society

Immigration in Lithuania up in June-July y/y (Updated)

An immigration boom was recorded in Lithuania this summer, figures published by Statistics Lithuania showed on Thursday. Experts say this is due to the government’s decision to facilitate hiring some professionals from abroad and visa-free travels with Ukraine. […]

Klaipėda
Economy

Klaipėda welcomes foreign workers amidst labour shortages

With shrinking labour force universally acknowledged as the biggest impediment to Lithuania’s long-term economic growth prospects, increasingly many migrants are coming to the country to fill job vacancies. […]

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Global LT

The success story of a Spaniard in Lithuania

Meet Luis Velasco from Spain. He came to Lithuania, fell in love with Vilnius and looked for his dream job. He was fearless about changing positions despite not knowing the language and settled down in the cold north while everyone else dreamed of never-ending sunshine. Velasco is a Spanish visual director who has now spent more than a year and a half in Lithuania. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuanian government simplifies visa process for foreign workers

The government has approved a proposal to simplify the procedures for granting temporary residence permits to foreign workers moving to Lithuania. […]

Refugees and immigrants
Opinion

What Lithuanians really think about immigration

Lithuanian residents would prefer to receive immigrants of the same ethnic group or race with barely 13 percent wanting to accept immigrants that are of another race or ethnic group. A survey performed by the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) revealed these and other insights into the Lithuanian public’s opinions regarding immigrants. […]