If a non-European Union citizen wants to come and stay in the Republic of Lithuania or any other European Union country to explore local markets and meet potential business partners, he needs to obtain a Schengen visa. This kind of a visa can be issued by any Schengen zone member country and will be valid in other state members as well. You will not need to obtain additional visas visiting other countries or travelling between them.
We can assure you that currently Lithuania is your best option while doing a business to obtain a Schengen visa, it is fast, cheap, has no restrictions for nationalities and still keeps a high success rate among the other EU member countires. Keep reading further and we will explain you why it is so and how it is possible.
Lithuania is a small baltic country which has a population of 2.73 million citizens and it struggles maintaining its population by its own natural reproduction therefore it needs to attract more and more immigrants to do business, work and study in Lithuania to keep country economics developing and expanding. Each year the amount of foreigners coming to Lithuania is increasing dramatically.
In the chart below you will see how many D type visas are being issued each year and the numbers are steady high throughout the years. These numbers does not incldue residence permits or C type visas issued within the period. These are official statistics provided by Lithuanian migration department.
Some popular European Union coutries like Germany or France are getting more strict on immigration rules because they cannot cope with immigration quantities, and its getting more harder and more expensive to obtain a visa to European Union through these countries. You should pay more attention to smaller countries like Lithuania, destination is not very popular within foreigners but it gives you the same travel rights as any other EU country in affordable and fast way. As we can see the trend Lithuanian government each year is issuing around 50’000 D type visas to foreigners, it is a good chance to be the one among that number! Keep reading further and we will explain you how it is possible to obtain a D type visa through company formation in Lithuania.
Foreigner who registers a new company in Lithuania has right to apply for Lithuanian visiting visa which is called National Type D visa. Good thing about it is that the company registration procedure does not require foreigner personal appearance in Lithuania and we can the company registration procedure remotely. This visa allows foreigner to stay in Lithuania and other European Union countries all year long. During this time foreigner can exit and enter European Union as many times as he needs, entries are not limited.
Advantages of National Type D visa:
- No obligation to stay certain minimum days in Lithuania;
- No obligation to hire local citizens in the company;
- No need of education diploma;
- No need to run a company for a certain time to apply for a visa.
Documents required to start the procedure: passport copy, living place address in the native country, phone numnber and email.
This is one of the most easiest and fastest way to obtain a long term Schengen visit visa while starting a company in Lithuania. It is not a residence permit, therefore you will not get free health care or free education service and it does not lead to the citizenship. But this kind of a visa allows you to depart and return to Lithuania and other European Union countries multiple times during one year period.
This kind of National type D visa in Lithuania is issued for start-up companies, which are freshly registered and not being older than 1 year. Visa is issued for one year term maximum. It is possible to apply for a national type D visa total four persons under one company registration.
To apply for Lithuanian national type D visa foreigner must meet following requirements:
- Has to be a shareholder or a director of registered company in Lithuania.
- Companies share capital has to be not less than 28’000 Eur.