Lithuanian Assistance Centre for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications

Lithuanian Assistance Centre for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications

WHO ARE WE?
Assistance centres are operated across all the Member States of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to provide information regarding the recognition of professional qualifications to persons intending to pursue a regulated profession in the Member States.

In Lithuania, the functions of the assistance centre for the recognition of professional qualifications are performed by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation. The Assistance Centre was established in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.

The activities of the Assistance Centre are regulated by the following legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania:
• the Law on the Recognition of Regulated Professional Qualifications;
• Resolution No 637 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania “On the implementation of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Recognition of Regulated Professional Qualifications”.

 

WHAT ASSISTANCE DO WE PROVIDE?
• We provide assistance on issues regarding the recognition of professional qualifications for citizens and for assistance centres of other Member States: we provide assistance on the procedures for the recognition of professional qualifications in Lithuania and other Member States, on regulated professions, on issues regarding the European Professional Card, among others.
• We help citizens of Lithuania and other Member States to exercise the rights granted to them by the Law on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and the Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications. Where necessary, we cooperate with the assistance centres, competent authorities and contact centres of the Member State of origin or host Member State.
• We are the competent authority for the processing of Internal Market Information System (IMI) files and the issuance of European Professional Cards when the profession in which a person intends to be established or provide services on a temporary and occasional basis in another Member State is not regulated in Lithuania.

 

IDENTIFY YOURSELF AND LEARN MORE
I am an EU citizen who has obtained a professional qualification in an EU Member State.
I am a citizen of a third state who has obtained a professional qualification in an EU Member State.
I am an EU citizen who has obtained a professional qualification in a third state.
I am a citizen of a third state who has obtained a professional qualification in a third state.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Check whether your profession is regulated in Lithuania and find out which competent authority performs recognition procedures.
Check whether your profession is regulated in the EU Member States, EEA states and Switzerland.
Learn about the European Professional Card.
Learn about the recognition of professional experience.
Find out more about regulated professions for which the required qualifications may be subject to prior verification.
Contact SOLVIT if you face concerns relating to the recognition of professional qualifications in Europe.
Learn more about the recognition of regulated professional qualifications.
Contact the institutions of the EU, the EEA, and Switzerland that provide information.
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CONSULTATIONS
The Assistance Centre can provide advice by telephone, by e-mail or at the premises of the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation.
Queries submitted by e-mail are answered as soon as possible, within 5 working days. If replying to the questions formulated in the query requires obtaining information concerning the authorities or education institutions of Lithuania and/or other Member States, the applicant will be informed that the query has been accepted and that an answer will be provided as soon as all the necessary information has been received.
Advice can be provided in Lithuanian or English.

 

IMPORTANT!
The Lithuanian Assistance Centre provides advice on the recognition of professional qualifications free of charge. The competent authorities of the Republic of Lithuania do not apply any taxes for the recognition of professional qualifications and consultations.


GET IN TOUCH
Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
Gedimino Ave. 38, 01104 Vilnius, Lithuania

BIRUTĖ KINDURIENĖ
E-mail: Birute.Kinduriene@eimin.lt
Phone: +370 706 63 246

SANDRA KVARACIEJIENĖ
E-mail: Sandra.Kvaraciejiene@eimin.lt
Phone: +370 706 64 698

 

 

Last updated: 18-12-2020