Lithuania Issues New Minimum Salary and Funds Requirement

Effective January 1, 2024, the Lithuanian government has introduced a new minimum monthly salary and minimum hourly wage.

  • The new minimum monthly salary is EUR 924
  • The minimum hourly wage is EUR 5.65

These changes apply to foreign nationals working in Lithuania.

Key Impacts

Foreign nationals applying for the issuance or change of a temporary residence permit, permission to change the employer or job function, issuance of a permanent residence permit, or the issuance of a national visa, will have to prove a larger amount of available means of subsistence – EUR 924 per month.

If the foreign national submitted an application in the previous calendar year, the requirement to substantiate the amount of funds applied in 2023 remains valid.

In the event that a foreign national has filled out the application in the MIGRIS system, but intends to visit the customer service department of the Migration Department or to the department of an external service provider in 2024, they are required to prove sufficient funds in accordance with the higher minimum monthly salary approved for 2024.

The means of subsistence must be sufficient for one year. If a visa or residence permit valid for less than one year is requested, the means of subsistence must be sufficient for the entire period of validity of the requested document.

If a foreign national works legally in Lithuania and receives a salary that is not less than one minimum monthly salary, a separate document confirming the means of subsistence does not need to be submitted.

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