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Registering your residence abroad – Lithuania

Affected by Brexit?

On 1 January 2021, the rules for EU citizens living in or moving to the UK will change. The same applies to UK nationals living in or moving to an EU country.

I have permanent residence in the UK/EU or will acquire it during the transition period

In principle, you and your family members will continue to have permanent residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I reside in the UK/EU but am not yet entitled to permanent residence

In principle, you and your family members will continue to keep your current residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to move to the UK/EU

You and your family members may move to the UK or to an EU country under the current EU rules until 31 December 2020. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must then apply to the EU settlement scheme. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities whether you have to register and if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to go to the UK/EU for a short stay

Current rules on reporting presence, registering your residence abroad, registering your EU family, registering your non-EU family continue to apply until at least 31 December 2020.

I need help

If you think that your rights under EU law are not being respected, contact our assistance services.

You must register your residence only if you come to live in the Republic of Lithuania for more than 3 months in a 6-month period. You must do so within 3 months of arrival.

To apply for a certificate confirming your right of residence in Lithuania, go to the Migration Service for the place where you intend to declare your residence.

If you are an inactive citizen (a pensioner or self-sufficient person), you must present the following documents (non-exhaustive list) as proof of sufficient resources:

You will be issued a certificate confirming your right of residence in Lithuania. You don't need to carry it at all times.

Once you have this certificate, you must also report your presence to the local authorities where you live. You can do so at the local municipality or ward. If you need a certificate confirming your address in Lithuania, simply request one.

Check with the authorities responsible for registration:

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