The EU Blue Card

An EU Blue Card is a residence and work permit that allows highly qualified non-EU citizens to legally reside and work in an EU country. A Blue Card is issued to an employee with a university degree or at least three years of professional experience. 
  • It’s valid for up to three years and can be extended for up to three years.
  • It gives you the right to bring family members.
  • You’ll become eligible for a permanent residence permit five years after obtaining the Blue Card if that period is not interrupted by you leaving the territory of the Republic of Lithuania for a period of six consecutive months and does not constitute a total of 10 months in the five-year period. 

If you make three times the national average gross salary: one month (fast-track: 15 days). If you make one and a half times the national average gross salary: two months (fast-track: one month). 

A Blue Card may be issued to practitioners of the following professions on an expedited basis (30 days regular, 15 days fast-track), provided their labour contract is for at least one year and the salary is at least 1.5 times the national average. 

  1. Production engineer
  2. Print technician
  3. Wood processing technician
  4. Facilities maintenance engineer
  5. Wood processing engineer
  6. Garment technician
  7. Production engineer
  8. Environmental engineer
  9. Aeronautical engineer
  10. Marine mechanical engineer
  11. Aeronautical mechanical engineer
  12. Ship mechanic / mechanical engineer
  13. Ship building engineer
  14. Mechanical technician
  15. Mechanical engineer
  16. Design engineer
  17. Marine engineer
  18. Food and beverage technician
  19. Chemical engineer
  20. Automation engineer
  21. Electrical engineer
  22. Avionics engineer
  23. Graphic designer
  24. Computer systems analyst
  25. Computer systems specialist
  26. Business information technology consultant
  27. Computer systems consultant
  28. Computer systems designer
  29. Software developer
  30. Software designer
  31. Computer applications engineer
  32. Multimedia software developer
  33. Game software developer
  34. Programmer
  35. Programmer engineer
  36. Software tester
  37. Database administrator
  38. Database programmer
  39. Network administrator
  40. Information technology systems administrator
  41. Computer systems administrator
  42. Computer systems engineer
  43. Network analyst
  44. Computer network administrator
  45. Communications programmer
  46. Information technology and communications security specialist
  47. Electrical energy technician
  48. Aviation engineer
  49. Chemical techniques engineer

*2019 Q4

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If you are an EU citizen and are planning to stay for more than 3 months, you need to register to get an EU National Certificate from the Migration Center.

For Non-EU Citizens
For Non-EU Citizens

If you are coming to Vilnius from outside the EU, you’ll need to secure a visa or a residence permit to stay here. 

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