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Procedure for issuing a decision on the compliance of an alien's job with labor market needs

An employer wishing to employ a foreigner must apply to the Public Employment Service and register a vacancy whose ad validility cannot be less than 5 working days.

 

Employers’ attention!

Description not applicable:

  • European Union and of the European Free Trade Association citezens, members of their families and other persons enjoying the right of free movement of persons under European Union law;
  • Participants, managers, shareholders of a joint-stock company or private limited liability company to which the provisions of Article 45 (1) (1) to (22) of the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens apply to the Republic of Lithuania;
  • For an alien in cases where his / her profession is included in the list of professions lacking in the Republic of Lithuania approved by the Director of the Employment Service by kind of economic activity.

The Employment Office Administration Unit needs to provide documentation:

If you come from outside the European Union;

The following documents are required to take a decision for an alien who intends to come from non-EU Member States and intends to work in the Republic of Lithuania:

  • Request form;
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document;
  • information about the qualification of the alien by the employer;
  • an obligation to employ an alien for a minimum period of 6 months and an employee’s average wage;
  • a copy of the payment order or receipt confirming the payment of the state fee established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for the decision on the compliance of the work of the alien with the labor market needs of the Republic of Lithuania;

 

To take a decision for an alien who has a work permit in the Republic of Lithuania and a national visa issued by the Republic of Lithuania, works under an employment contract and intends to continue working in the Republic of Lithuania you need these documents:

  • Request form
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document and a copy of the national visa issued by the Republic of Lithuania;
  • a certificate stating the information about the employee’s job functions, the amount of the salary, the calculated amount of taxes paid and the amount of state social insurance contributions paid during the entire period of time worked by the alien
  • copy of the payment order or receipt

 

If the profession of alien has been included in the list of professions whose employees are lacking in the Republic of Lithuania by economic activity and has a multiple national visa issued by the Republic of Lithuania, works under an employment contract and intends to continue working in the Republic of Lithuania he/she needs this documents:

 

  • Request form;
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document;
  • employer information about the alien’s qualifications and at least one year of work experience according to his or her qualifications in the last two years;
  • a certificate on the work of the alien at that workplace, specifying the work functions of the employee, the amount of the salary, the amount of taxes paid and the amount of state social insurance contributions paid during the entire period worked by the alien;
  • copy of the payment order or receipt;

 

To take a decision for an alien who has acquired education in the Republic of Lithuania and has a temporary residence permit issued in the Republic of Lithuania under Article 40 (1) (6) of the Republic of Lithuania Law on the Legal Status of Aliens and intends to work in the Republic of Lithuania.

  • Request form;
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document and temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • employer information about the alien’s qualifications and at least one year of work experience according to his or her qualifications in the last two years;
  • certificate containing information on:
    • the need to employ a foreigner for a minimum of 6 months;
    • redundancies within 3 months before applying for a work permit;
    • employee’s average wage;
  • copy of the payment order or receipt;

 

To take a decision for an alien who has a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania as a high-skilled worker under Article 40 (1) (41) of the Republic of Lithuania Law on the Legal Status of Aliens emplyeer need this documents:

  • Request form;
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document and an alien’s temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • information on the qualification of the alien and the professional experience of at least one year in the last two years;
  • a certificate on the work of the alien at that workplace, specifying the work functions of the employee, the amount of the salary, the calculated taxes and state social insurance contributions paid during the entire period worked by the alien;
  • copy of the payment order or receipt;

 

The following documents are required for a foreigner who has a temporary residence permit issued in the Republic of Lithuania issued in accordance with Item 3 of Paragraph 1 of Article 44 of the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens of the Republic of Lithuania.

  • Request form;
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document and a copy of the alien’s temporary residence permit issued in the Republic of Lithuania under Article 44 (1) (3) of the Republic of Lithuania Law on the Legal Status of Aliens;
  • employer information about the alien’s qualifications and at least one year of work experience according to his or her qualifications in the last two years;
  • certificate containing information on:
    • the need to employ a foreigner for a minimum of 6 months;
    • redundancies within 3 months prior to applying for a work permit (reasons for dismissal, qualifications of dismissed workers and job functions);
    • the average wage of the employee, if there are more employees in the company who work the same job for which a decision is made to make a decision on the compliance of the work of an alien with the needs of the labor market of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • a certificate on the work of the alien at that workplace, specifying the work functions of the employee, the amount of the salary, the calculated amount of taxes paid and the amount of state social insurance contributions paid during the entire period of time worked by the alien;
  • copy of the payment order or receipt;

To take a decision for an alien who has a temporary residence permit issued in the Republic of Lithuania on the basis of Article 40 (1) (4) of the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens and intends to work in the Republic of Lithuania if it complies with the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens 44. Article 3 (1) (3), the following documents are required:

  • Request form;
  • a copy of the alien’s valid travel document and an alien’s temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • employer information about the alien’s qualifications and at least one year of work experience according to his or her qualifications in the last two years;
  • a certificate stating the information about the employee’s job functions, the amount of the salary, the calculated amount of taxes paid and the amount of state social insurance contributions paid during the entire period of time worked by the alien.
  • copy of the payment order or receipt;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The application together with all necessary documents shall be submitted not later than 1 month and not earlier than 5 months before the expiry of the work permit in the Republic of Lithuania.

 

Attention!

Translation of documents made in non-Lithuanian language into Lithuanian must be certified by the signature of the translator who performed it. Copies of the documents must be signed by the employer and stamped if the seal is required.

The decision on compliance of the work of an alien with the needs of the labor market of the Republic of Lithuania is taken for the period of his / her work in the Republic of Lithuania, but not longer than for two years.

Fee for decision-making

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