Procedure and required documents
If profession in which you intend to be engaged in Lithuania is regulated and its training requirements are not harmonised with the EU (EU minimum training requirements are set for 7 professions only: doctors, general care nurses, midwifes, dentists, pharmacists, architects, veterinary surgeon), your professional qualification will be recognised in accordance with the General system for the recognition of professional qualification.
According to the General system for the recognition of professional qualification, your training subjects will be compared with the requirements set in the Republic of Lithuania for respective professional training. Lithuanian competent authority in every specific case having assessed the circumstances and discovered certain differences, substantially different matters, can request you to complete professional adaptation period of maximum three years or aptitude test (compensation measure). In certain cases, competent authority can apply both compensation measures.
What do you have to do if you are coming from a Member State in which appropriate profession is not regulated, while it is regulated in Lithuania? You have to prove that you have pursued the profession in question on a full-time basis for one year or for an equivalent overall duration on a part-time basis during the previous 10 year in home Member State and have one or more an attestation of competence or evidence of formal qualification.
What do you have to do if you are coming from a Member State in which appropriate profession is regulated, while it is not regulated in Lithuania? In such event your professional qualification recognition is not required. You can apply directly to an employer who will establish job requirements.
For your professional qualification recognition, you are requested to apply to a competent authority, which will provide you with a form of an application for your professional qualification recognition and comprehensive list of documents required.
Decision on recognition of your professional qualification is adopted within 3 months from the day of submission of all documents.
A Lithuanian competent authority will confirm receipt of your application within one month from the day of receipt of the application and documents and inform of any missing document. A competent authority can set a deadline of maximum one month for elimination of any deficiencies from the day of dispatch of the notice.
Certified copies and translations
The application must be supported with Lithuanian translations of the documents. Translations must be certified by a translator’s signature and/or seal of a translation agency affixed.
For more information about certified copies of submitted documents (by a notary or an appropriate authority), please apply to appropriate competent authorities.
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