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Updated : 02/10/2014

Professional qualifications – Lithuania – Physiotherapists

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* Information not yet provided by national authorities

Only if you want to work abroad, not for study purposes.

If you have obtained your professional qualification outside the EU, you should check with relevant authority whether you can apply for the recognition of your professional qualifications.

Permanent stay

Documents [permanent stay]

If you wish to work as a physiotherapist in Lithuania on a permanent basis you will have to submit the following documents:

  • completed application form (in Lithuanian)
  • documentation of name and proof of your nationality (e.g. copies of ID card or passport)
  • documentation of any name change - if relevant
  • copy of your diploma/degree
  • the diploma supplement or
  • detailed transcript of study programme from the educational institution. The transcript must contain information about:
    a. total length of programme and amount of credits
    b. theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours of each subject
    c. clinical education: departments (patient categories) and number of weeks in each department
  • proof that you have obtained a professional qualification as a physiotherapist in an EU country (even if you trained outside the EU)
  • certificates for any relevant further training (e.g. practical training, specialisation courses)
  • documentation of your professional experience as a physiotherapist
  • if the profession of physiotherapist is NOT regulated in your home country, proof that you have worked as a physiotherapist for at least 2 years out of the last 10
    Submit working contracts or attestations from employers stating that you've been working as physiotherapist and for how long
  • if your application has been filled out by a third party, power of attorney authorising this person to act on your behalf
  • proof that you have successfully completed an aptitude test or probation period (only if required in case your qualifications wouldn't match the level required for physiotherapists in Lithuania).

All documents - except your ID card or passport - must be in Lithuanian. You can submit documents in other languages, but each must be accompanied by a notarised translation.

Responsible authority [permanent stay]

Lietuvos Respublikos sveikatos apsaugos ministerija
Ministry of Health
Vilniaus g. 33
LT-01506 Vilnius

Tel.: +370 (85) 268 51 10
Lithuanian Ministry of Health

When can you expect an answer [permanent stay]

Once you have sent your documents, the authorities have:

  • 1 month (from the time they receive your application) to acknowledge receipt and ask you for any other documents they require
  • 3 months to take a decision, once your application is complete.

You can send your application by post or submit it directly to the registration office of the relevant authority. We recommend you use registered post, to avoid any lost documents.

Cost [permanent stay]

Free of charge.

Temporary stay

Documents [temporary stay]

If you wish to work as a physiotherapist in Lithuania on a temporary basis you will have to submit the following documents:

  • completed declaration form lietuvių kalba (lt) (in Lithuanian)
  • documentation of name and proof of your nationality (e.g. copies of ID card or passport)
  • documentation of any name change - if relevant
  • proof from an EU country that you are entitled to work without any restrictions as a physiotherapist there (if you are established in more than 1 EU country, you must submit proof for each one)
  • proof that you have obtained a professional qualification as a physiotherapist in an EU country (even if you trained outside the EU)
  • if the profession of physiotherapist is NOT regulated in your home country, proof that you have worked as a physiotherapist for at least 2 years out of the last 10
    Submit working contracts or attestations from employers stating that you've been working as physiotherapist and for how long
  • proof of professional liability insurance coverage.

All documents -except your ID card or passport - must be in Lithuanian. You can submit documents in other languages, but each must be accompanied by a notarised translation.

Responsible authority [temporary stay]

Lietuvos Respublikos sveikatos apsaugos ministerija
Ministry of Health
Vilniaus g. 33
LT-01506 Vilnius

Tel.: +370 (85) 268 51 10
Lithuanian Ministry of Health

When can you expect an answer [temporary stay]

Once you have sent your documents, the authorities have:

  • 1 month (from the time they receive your application) to acknowledge receipt and ask you for any other documents they require
  • 1 month to take a decision, once your application is complete.

You can send your application by post or submit it directly to the registration office of the relevant authority. We recommend you use registered post, to avoid any lost documents.

Cost [temporary stay]

Free of charge.

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