The only thing you’ll need is your ID card or passport.
Business set up guide
Wondering how Lithuania can help you achieve your business goals and hit your targets? You’ll find all you need to know here.
Get a quick breakdown of what makes Lithuania ready for your business.
International companies that are already here name talent, infrastructure, cost competitiveness and an unparalleled work-life balance as key advantages Lithuania has to offer. Praised for digital skills and gender equality at work, Lithuania is one of Europe’s leaders when it comes to jobs created by FDI projects.
#2 globallyglobally for digital skillsIMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2022
#11 globallyfor gender equality at workGlobal Gender Gap Report 2022
Part of the Eurozonesince 2015
Part of EU and NATOsince 2004
Optimal conditions for your growth
The Lithuanian tax system is simple and has a range of incentives for large-scale investors and those willing to conduct R&D activities. Here’s the main figures you need to know:
Tax incentives for R&D
5%Corporate profit tax (patent box)
3xR&D cost reduction
Tax incentives for R&D
0-15%Corporate profit tax
20%Personal income tax
(EUR, excl. VAT)
Electricity priceSource: Eurostat, 2022 H1, Range of electricity costs for non-household consumers
Gas priceSource: Eurostat, 2022 H1, Range of gas costs for non-household consumers
Cold drinking water priceSource: Average tariff of 3 largest cities for industrial consumers, 2022
Hot drinking water priceSource: Average tariff of 3 largest cities for industrial consumers, 2022
Lithuania is waiting for you! Moving to Lithuania is a straightforward process.
Here are the basic procedures explained in simple terms:
Stay up to 90 days
Stay longer than 90 days (up to a maximum of 5 years)
You will need:
- A completed application form
- Your passport or ID card
- An employment contract – a letter from a Lithuania-based employer, confirming that you will be working for them or documents confirming that you are the (co-)owner of a Lithuania-based enterprise
- A declaration of your place of residence
Get a Schengen Visa (C)
A Schengen Visa allows you to stay in Lithuania for a total period of 90 days. A Schengen Visa is relatively easy and quick to get.
More information on the application procedure can be found here:
Get an EU Blue Card
What is the EU Blue Card?
- A residence and work permit for highly-skilled non-EU citizens.
- It will be valid for up to 3 years, and it can be extended for up to 3 years also.
- You will have the right to bring family members.
- You will become eligible for permanent residence after 5 years.
You will find more information on the EU Blue card and the application procedure here:
Formalise your EU Blue Card
When you receive confirmation from the Migration Department that your Blue Card application has been successful, you will need to formalise it. You will need:
- A completed application form.
- A passport (this should be valid for at least 3 months longer than the duration of the Residence Permit).
- A Schengen visa (C) or a National visa (D) unless a visa-free regime is applicable. If you submit documents to a diplomatic mission, you will get a National visa (D) to complete the process upon receipt of your Blue Card confirmation.
You will need to submit the necessary documents to the Migration department. The application process will then take from 5 days (fast track) to 10 days (standard). A standard application costs €28, while a fast track application costs €56.
Reach out to the startup visa programme
If you are a non-EU citizen and you are planning to establish a startup in Lithuania, there is a fast track programme specifically designed for you. For more information, please follow this link:
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Invest Lithuania partners with clients to help deliver a soft landing and years of further growth. We’ll take care of the details while you get on with your business. We provide all the information, connections and assistance you need – from site visits to hiring your first employee.