Job opportunities in Lithuania for Ukrainian refugees
March 10, 2022

Job opportunities in Lithuania for Ukrainian refugees

The ‘Work in Lithuania’ initiative has presented the new simplified procedures for working and living in Lithuania for Ukrainian refugees. 

From 1 March, 2022, new procedures have come into force facilitating the rapid access of refugees from Ukraine to more favourable conditions for living and working in Lithuania. Key info includes:

  • Ukrainian refugees and their family members who do not have a valid travel document will be issued a foreigner’s registration certificate until their legal situation is resolved.
  • Ukrainian citizens holding a valid Schengen visa, or who have obtained a national visa or temporary residence permit issued in Lithuania, have the right to work and are exempt from the obligation to acquire a work permit.
  • After arrival and reception of humanitarian status, citizens of Ukraine are immediately able to work in the same way as Lithuanian citizens. 
  • No state levy will be charged for examining applications for a national visa or applications for a temporary residence permit.
  • Refugees from Ukraine will be guaranteed the right to emergency medical care and other necessary personal health care. 

To help Ukrainians find jobs more easily, major job search portals are now using the Ukrainian flag to highlight vacancies that are suitable for Ukrainians and do not require Lithuanian language. To learn more and to find relevant work opportunities, visit the Work in Lithuania initiative website.


April 30, 2022



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