Get a job or find an employee in Lithuania
In Lithuania, labour relations (both individual and collective) of workers hired under employment contracts are regulated by the Labour Code. The current Labour Code came into force on 1 July 2017. It pursues more flexible work relations between the employees and employers and aims to liberalize work regulation.
If you want to find a job or employ a foreigner in Lithuania
- The situation of the Lithuanian labour market is monitored by the Labour Exchange Office, which consults both job-seekers as well as job-givers. You’ll receive free information and answers to your questions.
- If you are from the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland and want to work in Lithuania, you will not need neither work nor residence 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. This should be done before your arrival in Lithuania. A work permit is issued to foreigners for a period of up to two years.
- If you want to employ a foreigner, you must apply to the local labour exchange and to register a vacancy. Bear in mind, issuing a work permit might take up to 4 months.
- You are also recommended to check if you need a residence permit. This type of permit is provided by the Migration Department.
Handbooks for Doing Business are easy-to-use interactive guides for those who want to start or are already doing business in Lithuania.