All Ukrainian war refugees in Lithuania will be issued only digital temporary residence permits from next year, the country's Migration Department said on Friday.
Ukrainian war refugees to be issued digital residence permits from January
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Such permits will be issued to both new arrivals and those already in the country.

"The digitization of this process will save a lot of time for Ukrainian refugees, volunteers assisting them and municipal administration staff," Evelina Gudzinskaite, director of the Migration Department, said.

People will be able to do that without the need to visit the Migration Department. They will only need to create an account at www.migracija.lt with an e-mail address of their choice, fill in the application form and provide the necessary information about them.

After checking it and comparing it with the available data, Migration Department staff will issue a digital temporary residence permit valid from March 5, 2023 until March 4, 2024.

Foreigners will be able to find the issued document in their MIGRIS (the Migration Department's e-system) accounts and download it on their smart devices or print it out.

Newly arrived war refugees who are not yet registered with the Migration Department will also be able to apply for a digital temporary residence permit in Lithuania by submitting an electronic application, but they will be required to visit the Migration Department's customer service branch of their choice once.

All services for changing and issuing permits issued on the basis of temporary protection are provided free of charge to Ukrainian war refugees.

Residence permits granted on other grounds will continue to be issued in the form of plastic cards and will be subject to a fixed state fee.

Some 71,877 Ukrainian war refugees have registered in Lithuania since the beginning of the war. The vast majority of them – almost 68,000 – have been granted temporary residence permits in Lithuania on the grounds of temporary protection or humanitarian grounds.

Some 5,082 people have left Lithuania or cannot be contacted, according to the data from the Migration Department.

2,726 decisions have been made to discontinue the processing of applications because the persons either left Lithuania or applied for temporary residence permits on other grounds, mostly the grounds of employment.

23 persons have been refused residence permits in Lithuania because they were deemed not to be war refugees.

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