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LAW ON

THE LEGAL STATUS OF ALIENS

 

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Article 40. Grounds for the Issue or Replacement of a Temporary Residence Permit

1. A temporary residence permit may be issued or replaced to an alien if:

12) the alien is allowed to remain residing in the Republic of Lithuania as he is or has been a victim of human trafficking and cooperates with the pre-trial investigation body or with the court in the fight against trafficking in human beings or in combating the offences linked to trafficking in human beings. This provision shall only apply to adult aliens;

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Article 49(¹). Issue of a Temporary Residence Permit to an Alien Who Cooperates With the Pre-trial Investigation Body or the Court, Combating Trafficking in Human Beings or Crimes Linked to Trafficking in Human Beings

  1. A temporary residence permit may be issued to an adult alien who is or has been a victim of human trafficking and cooperates with the pre-trial investigation body or the court combating trafficking in human beings or crimes linked to human trafficking, provided that the pre-trial investigation body or the court mediates in issuing the temporary residence permit to such an alien.
  2. An alien, for whom the pre-trial investigation body or the court mediates in issuing the temporary residence permit, shall be issued a temporary residence permit for six months.
  3. The temporary residence permit indicated in paragraph 2 of this Article may be replaced to an alien if the pre-trial investigation body or the court mediates in issuing it.
  4. After the alien specified in paragraph 1 of this Article has been issued a temporary residence permit, the alien shall, on the decision of the mediating institution or the court, be permitted to reside in the place of his choice or the place specified by the said institution.
  5. The alien who has been issued a temporary residence permit on the grounds provided for in subparagraph 12 of paragraph 1 of Article 40 of this Law and who is not in possession of sufficient means of subsistence shall be entitled to receive basic medical aid and social services in accordance with the procedure established by the legal acts of Republic of Lithuania.
  6. An alien, issued a temporary residence permit on the grounds provided for in subparagraph 12 of paragraph 1 of Article 40 of this Law, having received a work permit, shall be entitled to work during the period of validity of the temporary residence permit.

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Article 130. Prohibition to Expel or Return an Alien

4. The alien shall not be expelled from the Republic of Lithuania or returned to a foreign country if he has been granted the reflection period in accordance with the procedure established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, during which he, as a present or former victim of offences linked to human trafficking, has to make a decision on cooperation with the pre-trial investigation body or the court.