Issue of a guide certificate

In order to obtain a guide licence, a person* must provide the following documents to the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority (hereinafter: the „Authority“) (the name of the Authority in Lithuanian languageValstybinė vartotojų teisių apsaugos tarnyba):


  1. a completed application1 in the prescribed form (.doc or .pdf);
  2. a copy of the personal identity confirmation document2
  3. a copy of the higher education diploma3;
  4. a copy of the certificate confirming the completion of the guides training courses4;
  5. a documentary photograph of the person5 (digital or scanned);
  6. a copy of paid fixed state fee6.


1 If your name / surname was changed, please provide along with the application the documents confirming the change of your name / surname (e. g. marriage, divorce certificate).

2 with the exception of cases where the application and documents are submitted by electronic means by users of the electronic banking or electronic signature system, who have completed the personal identification procedure in this system or who apply directly to the Authority.

3 Copy of the higher education diploma issued abroad must be submitted along with the decision of the Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (the name in Lithuanian languageStudijų kokybės vertinimo centras) on the academic recognition of the diploma (education). The diploma, if it’s written in other language than Lithuanian language, has to be translated in Lithuanian language by translation agency, stamped by translation agency and signed by the translator who translated the document.

4A certificate must confirm that the person completed at least 250 academic hours of a specific guide training course covering methodology for organizing and conducting excursions, rhetoric, professional ethics, communication, psychology, Lithuanian culture, history and geography, legal regulation of guide activities and to have passed a practical exam for conducting excursions. A certificate confirming the completion of the guides training courses and a passed exam of practical conduction of excursions is valid for 2 years, during which the person must apply for a guide certificate. A list of guide course organizers can be found here.

5 The documentary photograph must comply with the requirements lead down in the Requirements for Photographs of Personal Documents approved by Order No. 569 of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania on 6 December 2002. 569. The documentary photography will be displayed on the guide certificate.

6 Upon receipt of a person's application and documents required for obtaining a guide certificate, the Authority shall take personal data from state registers and information systems regarding the payment of the state fee for the issuance of the certificate.


a person must be a legal resident in the Republic of Lithuania. 

**Payment details of a fixed state fee: 

Payment code



State fee

Beneficiary’s name

State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance

Beneficiary’s account

LT24 7300 0101 1239 4300



Bank Code



EUR 22 (only entry in License information system or change of certificate); EUR 38 (if desired and guide certificate card)


The state fee contribution may also be paid to other revenue collection accounts of the budget of the State Tax Inspectorate. The list is here.




A signed and scanned application for the issue of the guide certificate is submitted by email to Marija Dankė, Adviser of the Tourism Market Surveillance Division, tel. No. +370  658 82 392, e-mail marija.danke@vvtat.lt.

Other options for submitting the application:

  • in person - Vilnius, Vilniaus g. 25 (Room No. 308);
  • via the Electronic Government Gate portal epaslaugos.lt
  • by post to:                   

                   Valstybinės vartotojų teisių apsaugos tarnybos

                   Turizmo rinkos priežiūros skyriui

                   Vilniaus g. 25, LT-01402 Vilnius





  • The application is processed within 20 working days since the receipt of all proper documents and information.
  • The guide certificate is issued for an unlimited period of time.
  • Information on regulated professions in the European Union, including guides, can be found in the Regulated Professions section of the VšĮ “Inovacijų agentūra” website or by clicking here.
  • Information on issues related to guides is provided by: Marija Dankė, Adviser of the Tourism Market Surveillance Division, tel. No. +370  658 82 392, el. p. marija.danke@vvtat.lt.