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Increasingly many Lithuanians returning – 3 cities experiencing the fastest recovery

For the first time in thirty years, Lithuania’s migration balance is positive. This is indicated by results from the first half of the year and a positive balance is predicted for the entire year of […]


Immigration boosts labour force

Unemployment has shrunk 0.4pp in the second quarter of 2019 but was 0.2pp higher than a year ago – the first annual increase in unemployment since 2010. However, the reasons for the increase in unemployment […]

Svetlana Naumcik from iLaw

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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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 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. […]