Lithuania: Country-Specific Brexit Information

December 16, 2020

UK nationals who have been legally living in Lithuania before December 31, 2020 when the UK withdraws from the EU may continue to live, study, and work in Lithuania through rights established through the Withdrawal Agreement. UK nationals who are residents of Lithuania by the end of the Brexit transition will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and their rights will be protected if they remain a resident. UK nationals should make sure they are registered as residents.

Entry and Residency Requirements

UK nationals will be able to stay in Lithuania if they were residents before December 31, 2020.

UK nationals who plan to live and work in Lithuania for more than three months between January to June or July to December, starting from their first day of entry into Lithuania, must apply for a residence permit from the Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior. They must obtain a temporary residence permit and declare a residential address.

The Lithuanian government will provide updates to post-Brexit residency requirements if applicable.

Starting on January 1, 2021, travel is permitted in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa to visit family or friends; attend business meetings, sports events, or cultural events; for tourism, and for short-term study or training. Travelers should note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days also count towards the 90-day maximum stay. Any days spent in Lithuania before January 1, 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit.

Working in Lithuania

UK nationals who are residents in Lithuania on or before December 31, 2020 will retain the right to work in Lithuania if they remain residents.

UK nationals who plan to work in Lithuania may need to apply for a UK police certificate.

Individuals who live in Lithuania and commute to work in another EU/EFTA country may need a permit proving that they are a frontier worker starting in January 2021. The Home Office will provide further details when guidance is available.

Passports

Rules on travel within the EU will stay the same through December 31, 2020. During that time, UK nationals may travel to countries in the EU and Schengen area with their UK passport. UK nationals should ensure that their passport is valid for the duration of their trip.

Starting on January 1, 2021, travel is permitted in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa to visit family or friends; attend business meetings, sports events, or cultural events; for tourism, and for short-term study or training. Travelers should note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days also count towards the 90-day maximum stay. Any days spent in Lithuania before January 1, 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit. 

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