Live & Work
If you are looking for a job, make use of all the officially available free sources of information: visit the Lithuanian Labour Exchange website, check any vacancies published on the database of EURES, European Employment Service. It is also very important to have a temporary or permanent residence and work permit. And, of course, learn Lithuanian.
The economic downturn has affected the job market all over the world, including Lithuania. It seems that we have been able to cope with this challenge. The stabilization of public finances towards the end of 2010, as well as climbing economic indicators and recovering export markets, have led to a growing job market demand in Lithuania. Unemployment has been slowly declining, with more open jobs on offer.
If you want a job in Lithuania, first, visit the website of the Labour Exchange, or come to any of its structural units, where you'll receive free information and answers to your questions. You may also check the website of the EURES - European Employment Service - or contact recruitment agencies. Also, before starting a job in Lithuania, you are recommended to consult the Labour Code
If you are from the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland and want to work in Lithuania, you will not need any permit. You will only be required to fill out a specific form to legalize your stay in our country. If you are not a citizen of the European Union and intend to work in Lithuania, you will have to obtain a work permit.
Before coming to Lithuania, please make sure that your documents issued in your country of origin or elsewhere are valid in Lithuania. They must be legalized or certified with Apostille. If you intend to reside permanently in Lithuania and want to obtain citizenship of the country, check out the conditions governing its acquisition.
Interested in learning to speak and write Lithuanian? You will have to study indeed! The Lithuanian punctuation and accentuation are quite complicated, but words are spelled almost the same as they are pronounced, and the word order in sentences is not strict. The Lithuanian language is a mother tongue to more than 80% of residents of Lithuania.