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  4. Work Permit for Hiring Expats via PEO
  5. Contractor vs. Employee: Which Is Better?
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Using a PEO Service For Immigration Support For Expat Hiring In Lithuania

If you have plans to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Lithuania, you have a lot of crucial considerations to make. Some of the most critical include:

  • Navigating Lithuanian unique immigration procedures
  • Procuring all the documents required for a work permit
  • Managing employment and payroll after your workers get their visas

Most of the time, ex-pats are sent abroad to work on short-term projects, which means trying to set up your own subsidiary isn’t practical in terms of time and money. A more straightforward, more cost-effective solution is equal.

If you need to pay ex-pats overseas, in Lithuania, that ideal solution is a global PEO that offers work permit support as part of their service. Rather than going through the long process of incorporation, a PEO service will guide you through all the steps of Lithuanian immigration procedures. When you get your permit/visa, the provider helps onboard and payroll your ex-pat team.

Acumen International has been providing this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Lithuania for short- and long-term projects. If you want a quick and compliant way to manage this issue, we can help. No matter what business objectives or timelines you have to work with, Acumen International provides end-to-end work permit support. We also stay within full legal compliance with local labor legislation in Lithuania and 190+ other countries.

Ideal Candidate for Securing a Work Permit and Hiring via Global PEO in Lithuania

  • Employer companies that want to relocate hire and pay ex-pats in Lithuania.
  • Experienced individual professionals that have an employer already prepared to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country.
  • Companies that plan to send their highly skilled personnel to work for them in Lithuania

An important thing that you may not be aware of. Having a single provider to sponsor your work permit and employ your ex-pats in Lithuania post-immigration cuts down on the risks of your visa getting rejected.

One thing that sets us apart from other global PEO Service providers is that Acumen also provides additional benefits along with a PEO employment and work permit for ex-pats to be employed on the ground. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Housing
  • Office rent
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings
  • Dependant relocation

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated Time for Work Permit Issuing in Lithuania

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Lithuania takes between 7 to 30 working days to process a Lithuanian work permit.

Steps to Get a Work Permit in Lithuania

  1. A person who intends to work in Lithuania shall have a qualification in an appropriate area, the qualification supporting documents (certificates on completion of courses, seminars, practical training, diplomas, etc.);
  2. A person must have at least 1 year of work experience within the last 2 years in an appropriate area and the supporting documents.

A local labor exchange office is the place for submitting documents for a work permit in Lithuania.

Time limits for the issuance of a work permit in Lithuania – up to 20 days.

After the submission of documents for the issue of a work permit in Lithuania, documents for the issue of a residence permit in Lithuania shall be submitted.

The place for submitting documents for a residence permit in Lithuania – a diplomatic mission or a consular post of Lithuania abroad or a migration service in Lithuania.

Time limits for issuing a residence permit in Lithuania – 2-4 months.

Documents for Work Permit in Lithuania

Type of documents
Application of the set form
Copy of the passport of a foreign citizen or an equivalent document intended for traveling to a foreign country and recognized in the Republic of Lithuania
Copy of a diploma or an equivalent document confirming a person’s qualification
Copy of a resolution of a competent institution in proof of recognition of professional qualifications if the profession is regulated in the Republic of Lithuania. More detailed information on the recognition of professional qualifications is available at the Ministry of Social Security and Labour;
Qualification assessment certificate issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, as set down in the Resolution No 60 of 21 January 2005 , On Approval of Regulations of Assessment and Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Giving Access to Higher Education and Higher Education Qualifications” (Official Gazette, No 12-369, 2005), if a profession is not regulated in the Republic of Lithuania, but higher education is required;
Copy of a document proving a foreigner’s two years of professional work experience during the last three years. This requirement does not apply for:

  • the case specified in Article 2.3 of Order No A1-223/1V-310 of 28 September 2004 of the Ministers of Social Security and Labour and Interior “On Approval of Rules and Provisions for the Issue of a Work Permit to an Alien Situated in the Republic of Lithuania”;
  • the postgraduate (residency) students who study in the Republic of Lithuania;
Copies of documents proving a foreigner’s improvement of a possessed qualification (if any)
Certificate of studies issued by a Lithuanian higher education institution confirming second and a subsequent year of study in the Republic of Lithuania;
Certificate signed by the employer informed about:

  • need to employ a foreigner;
  • dismissals during 6 months before applying for the issue of a work permit (specifying the reasons for dismissal, the qualifications of dismissed employees, and their functions);
  • the employer does not have a valid administrative penalty according to Article 2063 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • copy of an issued work permit and an employer’s certificate on a foreigner’s work in an enterprise indicating his/her functions, salary, the amount of assessed and paid taxes, and state social insurance payments for all working period in the case of application specified in Article 2.4 of the Order No A1-223/1V-310 of 28 September 2004 of the Ministers of Social Security and Labour and Interior “On Approval of Rules and Provisions for the Issue of a Work Permit to an Alien Situated in the Republic of Lithuania”.

If you need to have your ex-pat personnel legally work for you in Lithuania without setting up your business entity, trust us to assist you with work permits and immigration support and then employ your ex-pats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting a work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Lithuania.

How IT Companies Can Succeed in Converting Existing Contractors into Employees in Lithuania

As the IT industry largely depends on unique skills and expertise, more and more IT companies are hiring talent internationally. To help you engage and reward your international IT talent with 100% compliance regardless of their location, we have designed an innovative Express Global Employment (EGE) solution.

With its help, many companies have already benefited from choosing employment or employer-employee relations versus conventional freelancing/contracting. See what they are saying.

Express Global Employment solution gives IT companies like yours a decisive advantage in Lithuania’s fight for top global IT talent. By offering stability and statutory benefits of official employment, you can win high-profile IT contractors/freelancers looking to change their status to employees. Companies gain maximum employee engagement and loyalty, with employees enjoying a stable workload and working on ambitious projects they might have never had as freelancers in Lithuania. With no need to look for new projects all the time, employed programmers stay with one company longer, leading to lower staff turnover. In addition, when using our PEO solution, you get protected from any employee-independent contractor misclassification risks and unexpected costs.

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