Are you a non-European and wishing to carry out a seasonal activity in Lithuania? The Lithuania Seasonal Worker Visa can be obtained after obtaining a work permit and long long-stay national (D) Visa. Find information below on the conditions, procedures, and rights you can enjoy during your stay. More and more foreign people coming to Lithuania for work. Seasonal workers can work for six months in a year.
A seasonal work permit can be issued for six months per year. The long-stay national visa is also valid for six months. If you have received a seasonal Job offer that is for up to 90 days then a Schengen visa might suffice instead. The Lithuania seasonal permit is a type of permit that comes under Lithuania work visas. I have written about the Lithuania Work Visa 2024 (Types of Permits and Requirements). More details about the application process are given below.
About Lithuania Seasonal Worker Visa
- Job Country: Lithuania
- Work Permit Type: Seasonal Work Permit
- Visa Type: National Long-Term Visa (D Visa)
- Who can Apply: Non-EU Nationals
Who can apply?
Non-European Nationals can apply for the Lithuania Seasonal Work Visa. People from the EU/EEA area do not need any work permit to work in Lithuania.
Lithuania Seasonal Worker Visa Requirements
- A Seasonal Job offer
- Valid Job Contract
- Work Permit
- Other required documents required for the visa application
- National Long-Term Visa (For more than 90 Days)
- Submit the complete application at the Lithuanian embassy.
Work permits allow a foreigner to apply for a national work visa for Lithuania. National Visa allows foreigners to travel to Lithuania.
A Job offer
You will work under an employment contract. You must have a valid seasonal job offer from a Lithuanian employer. An eligible job for a seasonal permit.
Would you like to know more about the types of jobs eligible for seasonal work in Lithuania?
- Agriculture and forestry
- Tourism and hospitality
- Construction and manufacturing
- Cleaning and other services
According to the official website of the Lithuanian Department of Migration:
How to Obtain a Lithuania Work Permit?
This Part will be done by the Employer for whom you will work. Your future employer may apply for your seasonal work permit at the same local Employment Service Office.
Your future employer must submit a preliminary employment contract to the local Employment Service Office when applying for a seasonal work permit.
Once the work permit has been granted, your future employer must sign the employment contract with you.
Time Required for the Work Permit
The application will be processed and the permit will be issued within 7 working days.
How to Apply for the Long Stay National (D) Visa?
Now your work permit has been issued, you are ready to apply for the National Long-Term Visa for Lithuania which is issued by a Lithuanian embassy or consulate.
You will need to submit additional documents along with your application, such as your passport, work permit, proof of accommodation in Lithuania, health insurance, and financial resources to support yourself during your stay.
The List of the Lithuanian Embassies can be found here.
A national long-term visa will be issued to you within 15 days and will allow you to enter and stay in the country for up to 6 months.
- The specific visa fee may vary depending on your nationality and the length of your stay.
- Work Permit Fee: €120
Websites to Find Jobs in Lithuania
Lithuania’s most popular job sites:
- Lithuanian State Employment Service: This is the official job portal of the Lithuanian government. It lists seasonal jobs in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, tourism, and hospitality
- Lithuanian Government Website
- Work in Lithuania