If you are an EU citizen and want to open a business in Lithuania, you do not need a residence permit. For more information regarding starting a business, click here.
The Startup Visa gives you special access to a streamlined migration procedure to obtain a temporary residence permit in Lithuania. If approved for the program, you can initially apply for a two year residence permit. This can later be renewed for three more years – you just have to provide Startup Lithuania with a business progress report, showing what you managed to achieve during your first years and outline your future plans to further develop your business.
Along with obtaining a residence permit for yourself, your family members are eligible to get residence permits as well. And don’t forget, that the Startup Lithuania team will be there to guide you through the application process and help you get your startup up and running.
Startup Lithuania is the national startup ecosystem facilitator between fast-growing business, venture capital funds, accelerators, startup-friendly enterprises, and the government.
In Vilnius you’ll find a growing, dynamic community of innovators just like yourself who are ready to share their experience and provide support.
Fill out an online application by providing details about the startup's founders, team, product, business plan and don't forget to attach a pitch deck.
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.
If you are coming to Vilnius from outside the EU, you’ll need to secure a visa or a residence permit to stay here.