Investment Visa Overview

Lithuania Residency & Citizenship options

Lithuania's government is committed to attracting foreign investment and offers a number of incentives for businesses that are looking to invest in the country. The Lithuania Business Investor Visa is just one of many reasons why Lithuania is an attractive destination for businesses and investors looking for access to the Schengen area. Keep in mind Lithuania doesn't allow dual citizenship.

Program 1
  • Name
    Lithuania Business Investor Visa
  • Description

    Lithuania's Business Investor Visa is designed to attract foreign investment into the country. Under the visa program, investors are able to live and work in Lithuania for up to five years.

  • Requirements

    The applicant must be a private company manager or shareholder with at least 1/3 of the company's approved capital. The applicant must have at least 14,000 euros in cash or kind. The company's equity capital must be at least €28,000.

  • Validity
    5 years
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Avg. Processing Time
    1 month
  • Investment Amount
    14,000 EUR
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    Temporary residence permits require 5 continuous years in Lithuania. During your residency in Lithuania, you may go abroad for up to 6 consecutive months and 10 months overall over 5 years.
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Lithuania Startup Visa
  • Description

    The applicant plans to participate in legal action relating to new technology or other developments important to Lithuania's social and economic growth.

  • Requirements

    No minimum investment required, we put a minimum of $5,000, which is probably too low.

  • Validity
    1 year
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Processing Time
    2-4 months
  • Investment Amount
    No minimum
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    Temporary residence permits require 5 continuous years in Lithuania. During your residency in Lithuania, you may go abroad for up to 6 consecutive months and 10 months overall over 5 years.
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Lithuanian passport is presently ranked 11th. It allows anyone to travel to 185 countries without needing a visa. It is one of the best-ranked passports in the world, with a high mobility score. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Lithuanian passport holders in countries such as the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Japan, and the European Union as a whole. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Lithuanian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 44 countries around the world. China, India, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

11

Visa Free Countries

185

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    140
  • Visa on Arrival
    35
  • Visa Online
    10
  • Visa Required
    12
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    58%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    45%
Passport Ranking Factors

Lithuania Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Lithuania passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Lithuania passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Lithuania passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are 140 Lithuania passport visa-free countries, 35 Lithuania visa-on-arrival countries, and ten eTA destinations now available. Lithuanian passport holders can visit a total of 185 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization (eTA). As a result, the Lithuania passport is ranked 11th in the world. Apart from these Lithuania visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Lithuania passport holders must apply for a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 44 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent

Lithuanian Citizenship by Descent

Lithuania allows citizenship by descent through the third generation. To qualify, at least one of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents must meet the qualifying requirements:

  • They were a Lithuanian citizen prior to June 15, 1940.
  • Due to persecution, they were compelled to leave the nation prior to March 11, 1990.
  • They departed the country before to 1990, but did not relocate to other Soviet Union areas.
Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    Yes
  • Generations
    3
Citizenship by Descent - Footnotes

Note: Keep in mind that the costs for citizenship by descent applications can vary and depend on many factors, such as:

  • The availability of official documents in different countries (if past family members migrated);
  • The availability of historic documents;
  • Sworn translation costs;
  • Price only includes main applicant, in case of adding children or spouses, this can incur additional costs);
  • Whether or not a genealogist is needed to prove ancestry;
  • Other unforeseen costs.

* In the case of first generation citizenship by descent, we assumed ONLY administration costs, which will be around $100 or less (usually free if application is done in the same country versus foreign embassy or consulate)

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