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MoI suggests to tighten sanctions for undisciplined aliens and facilitate formalities for those eager to work

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2014 05 08

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MoI suggests to tighten sanctions for undisciplined aliens and facilitate formalities for those eager to work
MoI suggests to tighten sanctions for undisciplined aliens and facilitate formalities for those eager to work

On this Wednesday, 7 May, the Government approved amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens suggested by the Ministry of the Interior.

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A new version of the law will be tighter to the aliens who do not fulfill their obigations to the Customs or do not pay fines imposed for violations of law. For such an undisciplined alien an entry into the Republic of Lithuania might be prevented for a period up to 5 years.

The amendments partially facilitate the procedure of issuing residence and work permits in the Republic of Lithuania for citizens of third countries. Up to now, an alien coming to work in Lithuania could apply for a temporary residence permit only if a work permit has been issued for him.

„Our proposal to reject a separate procedure of acquiring work permit was approved. Having received an alien‘s or employer‘s request for issuing temporary residence permit, an assessment both of correspondence of the alien‘s work to the needs of the Lithuanian labour market and of conditions for issuing temporary residence permit would be conducted“, – Minister of the Interior Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas states.

Provisions of the Law regulating returning of aliens to foreign states and sending them from the Republic of Lithuania have been specified as well. Up to now, no Lithuanian institution was  authorized by law to ensure permanent monitoring of sending of aliens from the Republic of Lithuania. The proposed amendments having been adopted by the Seimas, the Ministry of the Interior together with international and non-governmental organizations would start to conduct monitoring of sending of aliens.

New amendments will also consolidate standards of granting asylum in the Republic of Lithuania (status of refugee and subsidiary protection) in accordance with the new version of 2011 EU Directive 2011/95/EU „On standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection, and for the content of the protection granted“.