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Seimas revises asylum application procedures in response to the influx of irregular migrants

At its extraordinary session, the Seimas adopted, under a special urgency procedure, amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens and the accompanying legislation, thereby providing for faster processing of asylum applications and […]


Will we hire more foreign workers amid mounting labour shortage in Lithuania?

Official statistics show that the number of unemployed people surged in 2019 for the first time in several years. It is also noticeable that more and more workers come to Lithuania from third countries. The […]


Immigration to Lithuania increases: who are the immigrants?

Immigration to Lithuania in growing for the fourth month in a row now: more people arrive in Lithuania than leave it. This is to celebrate, but at the same time saddening because only a little […]

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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Lithuania’s H1 emigration 10,000 above 2016 level

Some 31,731 persons declared emigration from Lithuania in January through June this year, which is a steep increase by about 10,000 persons, from 21,248, year-on-year, Statistics Lithuania said on Monday. […]