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List of Governmental institutions to know while working and living in Lithuania

There are various Governmental services which are important to know about, if you are planning to work and live in Lithuania.

Social insurance & health care system (also known as SODRA) :

Once you have formally signed a work contract you will be able to receive all the public medical services for free. Register yourself in the nearest “Poliklinika” a health care clinic and choose a family doctor.

Also you get covered for sickness insurance, unemployment insurance, occupational insurance, pension and maternity insurance as well.

More information can be found in the link:

Lithuanian Public Employment Service ( :

Also known as “Užimtumo tarnyba” is responsible for public employment service in Lithuania and implementing labor market policies.

The agency provide various services for free of cost; such as Information and counselling, Individual employment plans, subsidized employment and many more.

To know more about the services and how to register, please check the article from here:

VMI (Valstybinė mokesčių inspekcija) :

Starting an enterprise or declaring the taxes the government state tax agency “VMI” regulates and manages them.

The main taxes applied to the employees are as follow:

  • State social insurance (Sodra taxes): 19.5%
  • Personal income tax: 20% or 32% *(depends on the gross salary)
  • Pension: 2% (optional)

You can also calculate your monthly taxes from the calculators available below depending on the gross salary you will earn. As taxes system in Lithuania is quiet complicated, it is always good to use Taxes Calculator for better understanding:

MIGRIS ( Electronic migration services:

With the electronic migration platform, you can request for a visa or a residence permit, all the requirements for the documents are mentioned for each application to be submitted. Also you can book a visit to the migration office for consultations or to pick your document as well.

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