Procedure and required documents
If you are a doctor, general practice nurse, midwive, dentist, pharmacist, architect, veterinary surgeon, you diploma is recorded in the Directive 2005/36/EC, Annex V and started your studies from the reference date specified in the above-mentioned annex – your professional qualification will be recognised by the principle of automatic recognition of professional qualification.
Minimum training requirements are set for the following 7 professions in the EU Member States: doctors, general practice nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, architects, veterinary surgeons. Annex V of the Directive 2005/36/EC has only those evidence of formal qualification that meet the minimum training requirements recoded.
If your diploma does not meet the minimum training requirements, a certificate of acquired rights certifying 3 years of employment in that profession during 5 years before the issue date of the certificate is required. Certificate of acquired rights is issued by a competent authority of a Member State, in which the diploma was issued to you and acquired your experience.
To have recognition of your professional qualification you are requested to apply to an appropriate competent authority (link to competent authorities and contact persons), which will provide you with a form of an application for recognition of your professional qualification and comprehensive list of documents required to be submitted.
Decision on recognition of your professional qualification is adopted within 3 months from the day of submission of all documents.
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:
Birutė Kindurienė, tel. 8 706 63 246; Birute.Kinduriene@eimin.lt
A. Goštauto st. 40 A, LT-03163 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 (5) 249 90 83
Company code: 302454111
VAT number: LT100005125012
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