National visa (D)
A foreigner holding a national visa (D) may enter the Republic of Lithuania and stay in the country for a period of time specified in the visa. This period may be up to 12 months. National visa (D) is issued for seconded workers, exchange programmes students, for foreigners willing to conduct scientific researches or to engage in legal activities in Lithuania. More information about issuance of National visa (D) can be found on the website of the Migration Department. National visas are issued for the duration of no more than 1 year.
If a foreigner had been granted a 1-year national visa, another national visa may only be issued if more than 180 days have passed since expiration of the previous visa.
If a foreigner had been granted a national visa and applied for a new multi-entry visa before the expiration of the previous one, he or she may be granted a visa with the validity period (as well as the validity period of the held national visa) of no more than 1 year.
If a national visa granted to a foreigner had been revoked and the foreigner applied for a new national visa within 90 days after the decision to revoke the foreigner’s previous national visa had taken legal effect, he or she may be granted a visa with the validity period (as well as the validity period of the held national visa) of no more than 1 year;
If a foreigner holds a national visa, valid for 1 year or several national visas with a total validity of 1 year, and intends to apply for a temporary residence permit, in order to stay in Lithuania during the consideration of the application will have to submit this application in advance - 2 to 4 months before the expiry of the actual national visa.
Applicants for a national visa shall pay a visa fee of EUR 140. The visa application is completed online through the system of the Migration Department (MIGRIS). A list of required documents can be found here.
A foreigner holding a valid national visa (D) may travel the territories of other states of the Schengen Area, but no more than 90 days within any 180-day period.
Visas for foreigners who want to come to Lithuania are issued by the Migration Department or through an external service provider.
More information about national (D) visas can be found here.
Source: Migration Department