Foreigners in Lithuania
The number of foreigners in Lithuania is constantly rising: In 2018, the number of foreigners living in Lithuania with a residence permit, was around 58 thousand. The clear majority are non-European citizens: 29 % Ukrainians, 21 % Russians, 21 % Belorussians. 57 % of foreigners have a temporary residence permit (issued for 1 or 2 years). EU citizens and their family members make around 11 % of foreigners in Lithuania (the majority comes from Latvia, Poland, Germany). Most of the foreigners came to Lithuania to work, for reasons of family reunification or to study.