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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 higher education diploma2;
  3. a copy of the certificate confirming the completion of the guides training courses3;
  4. a documentary photograph of the person4 (digital or scanned);
  5. a copy of paid fixed state fee5.

 

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 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.

3A 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.

4 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.

5 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

5813

Description

State fee

Beneficiary’s name

State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance

Beneficiary’s account

LT24 7300 0101 1239 4300

Bank

Swedbank

Bank Code

73000

Amount

18 EUR

 

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.

 

 

METHODS OF SUBMISSION OF THE DOCUMENTS

A signed and scanned application for the issue of the guide certificate is submitted by email to Ieva Lankelienė, Advisor of the Tourism Market Surveillance Division, tel. No. (+370 5) 205 47 93 ieva.lankeliene@vvtat.lt.

Other options for submitting the application:

  • in person - Vilnius, Algirdo 31 (Room No. 331);
  • 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

                   LITHUANIA

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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 “Versli Lietuva” website or by clicking here.
  • Information on issues related to guides is provided by: Ieva Lankelienė, Advisor of the Tourism Market Surveillance Division, tel. No. (+370 5) 205 47 93, el. p. ieva.lankeliene@vvtat.lt.