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Residence Card of a Family Member of the European Union Citizen
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Residence Card of a Family Member of the European Union Citizen

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The Residence Card of a Family Member of the European Union Citizen allowing him or her to reside permanently in the country shall be issued to a family member, a citizen of third country of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania who has exercised the EU right of free movement.

“A citizen of the Republic of Lithuania is deemed to have exercised the EU right of free movement if he/she resided in another EU Member State after 1 May 2004 (i.e. he was not on holiday and did not go to do the shopping in another EU Member State but was engaged in some activities (worked, studied, etc.) and maintained relations with that country.”

The Card is issued for a five-year time period or for a foreseeable term of residence in Lithuania if it does not exceed five years.

The Residence
Card of a Family Member of the European Union Citizen allowing him/her to reside permanently in the country shall be issued to a family member, a citizen of third country, of a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania who has exercised the EU right of free movement, if he/she resided legally in Lithuania for the past five years together with a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania who has exercised the EU right of free movement.
This Card shall be issued for a ten-year’s period. After the expiry of this term it is replaced.

A list of the documents to be submitted to obtain a permanent or temporary residence permit in the country is available on this Internet website. The documents being submitted must be legalised. For more information about the legalisation of the documents being submitted see the section Requirements set to the documents being submitted, the procedure and deadlines.

It is obligatory to pay 20 Euros of the state’s charge for handling the documents to issue the Card and to pay 5,70 Euros for handling the documents to replace the Card. .
It takes about a month to issue the Card therefore prior to arriving in Lithuania and submitting an application to issue the Card it is necessary to make clear if a visa-free or visa regime is applicable to your family member. If a visa is necessary for your family members to arrive in Lithuania and stay in it, it is necessary to obtain it in advance.


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