2019.04.29 15:45

Lithuania to fast-track residency applications of tech startup employees 2019.04.29 15:45

In a bid to attract more skilled specialists, Lithuania is to introduce a one-stop service for tech startups seeking to hire foreign workers.

The Startup Employee Visa, an information system to be developed by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation and the export promotion agency Enterprise Lithuania, will assist tech startups in securing residency permits for their employees.

Applications submitted under the programme will be given high priority and processed as fast as possible by the Migration Department, according to a memorandum signed by two ministries on Monday.

This year, 18 tech startups settled in Lithuania under the Startup Visa programme, three times more than in 2018.