The amendments to the Law on Investments and Employment, submitted to the Seimas, state that
Belarusian companies that have concluded investment agreements with the Government of
Lithuania will be able to have some benefits. In addition, they will have to invest at least 1.5
million euros, create at least 20 job positions and pay at least 1.5 average wages.
If the amendments are adopted, all Belarusians who come to work in Belarusian companies will
be able to apply for a temporary residence permit in Lithuania, and will also be able to come
with their family members.
The employment service will not assess the qualifications or work experience of such employees
– this is at the discretion of the investor. Also, it will not be assessed whether family members
meet the needs of the labor market – they will have the right to work in Lithuania and receive a
residence permit for the same period.