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Immigration Support For Expat Hiring in Lithuania via EOR

Simplify Your Business Immigration Process in Lithuania with Global EOR

Are you planning to relocate your business to Lithuania and hire foreign employees? Navigating the complex immigration regulations and requirements can be a daunting task. That’s where Global Employer of Record (EOR) can help simplify the process for you.

Acumen International has provided 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.

Expert Guidance and Support Throughout the Entire Process

Navigating the immigration process in Lithuania can be challenging, but with the help of Global EOR, you can access expert guidance and support. Our team of immigration specialists in Lithuania can assist you in every step of the process, from gathering the necessary documentation to submitting your application accurately and on time.  

Avoidance of Costly Mistakes and Rejections

One of the most significant challenges in the immigration process is the risk of costly mistakes and rejections. These mistakes can result in significant delays and additional costs for your business. With Global EOR’s assistance, you can avoid these costly mistakes and ensure that your applications and supporting documents meet all legal requirements. Our team of experts can review your documentation to ensure everything is in order before submitting your application, saving you time and money.

Up-to-Date Expertise and Compliance with Immigration Requirements

Keeping up with changing immigration laws and policies can be challenging, but Global EOR can ensure you stay up-to-date and compliant with all immigration requirements. Our team is constantly monitoring any changes in immigration regulations in Lithuania and will keep you informed of any updates that may affect your business. With our comprehensive immigration support, you can focus on your core business objectives while leaving the management of foreign talent to us.

Streamlined and Efficient Process, Saving Time and Effort

The application process for work permits and visas in Lithuania can be time-consuming and tedious, but with Global EOR, you can streamline the process and save time and effort. Our team can guide you through the process and ensure all necessary documentation is gathered and submitted accurately and on time. We can simplify the management of your international workforce and minimize the effort and cost of global hiring.

Business Immigration Challenges and How Global EOR Can Address Them

Business Immigration Challenges Benefits of Global EOR
Navigating complex immigration laws Expert guidance and support throughout the process
Costly application mistakes and rejections Avoidance of costly mistakes and rejections
Keeping up with changing immigration laws and policies Up-to-date knowledge and compliance with legal requirements
The time-consuming and tedious work permit and visa application process Streamlined and efficient application processes, saving time and effort

Securing a Work Permit and Hiring via Global EOR in Lithuania

  • Employer companies that want to relocate hire and pay ex-pats in Lithuania.
  • Experienced individual professionals with 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 qualify 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 one year of work experience within the last two years in an appropriate area and supporting documents.

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

Time limits for issuing 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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