This year, Lithuania introduced a new visa program offering work visas to non-European Union (EU) citizens, including Nigerians, providing them with the opportunity to work in Europe. This initiative has been well-received due to its high success rate, job prospects, and the chance to explore the country, making it an attractive option for those seeking employment in diverse sectors.
Lithuania, located in Northern Europe, boasts a robust economy and offers numerous job opportunities for foreigners. With a relatively small population of around 2.86 million, Lithuania shares its borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Russia, and Sweden, with Vilnius as its capital and largest city.
Types of Lithuania Work Permits
Several types of work permits are issued in Lithuania, including:
1. Work visa for highly skilled workers (EU Blue Card)
2. Work visa for intra-company transfers
3. Work permit for employment in Lithuania
4. Seasonal work visa
Who Is Eligible?
The Lithuania Work Visa is exclusively available to non-EU nationals, making it an attractive option for Nigerian nationals. Applicants must also have a higher education. To qualify for Lithuania’s work visa program, candidates should meet the following criteria:
– Possess a minimum of five years of professional experience equivalent to higher education
– Have a job offer from a Lithuanian employer seeking their specific skills
– Be guaranteed a salary of at least 1.5 times the average monthly wage in Lithuania
– Work in a profession listed as requiring a high level of expertise that is currently in demand in Lithuania
Under this program, eligible non-EU nationals are granted a National Long-Term Visa (D Visa), allowing them to work in Lithuania for extended durations.
What It Entails
To begin the work visa application process, non-EU nationals must first obtain a work permit, which is obtainable through a Lithuanian employer offering employment opportunities. The processing time for the Lithuania Work Permit is typically seven days.
The cost of living in Lithuania typically ranges from €800 to €1400 per month.
Duration of Visa
The Lithuania Work Visa offers flexibility with a maximum validity of up to six months, aligning with the duration of employment, particularly for seasonal jobs.
Application for National Long-Term D Visa
After securing the work permit, applicants can apply for the National Long-Term D Visa for Lithuania, with a processing time of approximately nineteen days. This visa is issued by the Lithuanian embassy or consulate, with a visa fee of €140 applicable for the National Long-Term D Visa.
Job Sites and Top Employment Agencies
For job seekers looking to explore opportunities in Lithuania, there are various job sites and employment agencies to consider, including:
– Lithuanian State Employment Service
– Lithuanian Government Website
– CV online
– CV market
– CV bankas
– Work in Lithuania
– LOVE JOB
– Start-up CV
Additionally, top employment agencies include:
– Strategic Staffing Solutions
– Alliance for Recruitment
How to Apply
Interested individuals can commence the application process for the Lithuania Work Visa by visiting the official website HERE.
This new program is providing a gateway for Nigerians and other non-EU nationals to explore job opportunities in Lithuania, offering a chance to work in Europe and experience the unique culture and opportunities that this Northern European country has to offer.
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