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What to do, if the decision to cancel a residence permit or a national visa has been made

  • The residence permit is declared invalid after the expiry of the 14-day term for appealing against the decision to cancel the residence permit.
  • If an alien does not exercise the right to appeal against the decision, he/she must return his/her residence permit to the territorial division of the Migration Department. It is to be noted that the execution of the appealed decision is not suspended when the decision to cancel his/her temporary residence permit has been made on the grounds, specified in Paragraph 14 of Part 1 of Article 50 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania "On the Legal Status of Aliens" (hereinafter referred to as "the Law"), whereas the permanent residence permit ̶ on the grounds, specified in Paragraph 2 or 21 of Part 1 of Article 54 of this Law.
  • An alien must leave before the end of his/her legal stay in the Republic of Lithuania.
  • If, after declaring the alien's residence permit invalid, he/she is still in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, the decision to return him/her to a foreign state shall be made. It is to be noted that, if an alien is subject to a visa-free regime, the decision to return him/her to a foreign state shall not be made, the alien shall have the right to stay in the Republic of Lithuania without a visa, but his/her stay in the Republic of Lithuania and other Schengen states cannot exceed 90 days during any 180-day period.
  • An alien must depart from the Republic of Lithuania within the term of voluntary departure, specified in the decision to return him/her to a foreign state, to the state specified in the decision to return him/her; if an alien does not leave on time, he/she shall be expelled from the Republic of Lithuania.
  • If the decision to cancel the residence permit has been made together with the decision to prohibit him/her from entering the Republic of Lithuania, the alien must leave the Republic of Lithuania by the date, specified in the decision, from which he/she will be prohibited from entering the Republic of Lithuania; he/she must inform the Migration Department by e-mail: info@migracija.gov.lt about his/her departure from the Republic of Lithuania, submitting the facts and / or documents confirming his/her departure from the Republic of Lithuania (the country through which the alien has left the Republic of Lithuania, the date of his/her departure from the Republic of Lithuania, etc. must be specified).
  • If an alien is in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, the decision to return him/her to a foreign state shall be made. It is to be noted that, if an alien is subject to a visa-free regime, the decision to return him/her to a foreign state shall not be made, the alien shall have the right to stay in the Republic of Lithuania without a visa, but his/her stay in the Republic of Lithuania and other Schengen states cannot exceed 90 days during any 180-day period.
  • An alien must leave the Republic of Lithuania before the expiry of the term of his/her legal stay in the Republic of Lithuania. Whereas, if the decision on returning the alien to a foreign state has been made, he/she must depart from the Republic of Lithuania within the term of voluntary departure, specified in the decision to return him/her to a foreign state, to the state specified in the mentioned decision; if an alien does not leave on time, he/she shall be expelled from the Republic of Lithuania.
  • If the decision to cancel the national visa was has been made together with the decision to prohibit him/her from entering the Republic of Lithuania, the alien must depart from the Republic of Lithuania by the date, specified in the decision, from which he/she will be prohibited from entering the Republic of Lithuania; he/she must inform the Migration Department by e-mail: info@migracija.gov.lt about his/her departure from the Republic of Lithuania, submitting the facts and / or documents confirming his/her departure from the Republic of Lithuania (the country through which the alien has left the Republic of Lithuania, the date of his/her departure from the Republic of Lithuania, etc. must be specified).
Last updated: 11-06-2021