FAQ for Lithuania in English

Where should my business be located? 

When looking for premises for the realization of services and products, it is important to choose a place where your services would be in demand. It also must be a convenient place for employees and customers, convenient access and not too close to competitors, etc.

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If you are planning to engage in individual activity (under a business licence or an individual activity certificate), formation of a legal entity is not required under the Lithuanian laws, meaning that you don’t have to declare your business address. However, if you are planning to establish a company (private limited liability company, individual company, small partnership, etc.), it must be registered in the Register of Legal Entities and business address must be declared. Premises in which the registered office of the legal person is registered must be registered in the Register of Real Estate. Consent of the owner of the premises to provide premises to a legal person for a registered office, if the owner of the premises is not the founder is required. Companies specialising in business registration may help you to find premises for registered office.

If you are trying to set up an e-business, you need to buy a website address, website domain and create your website.

For a small-scale business you may have enough office space in your apartment, however, as the business grows, you may need to search for bigger premises. It is convenient to rent such offices in so-called co-working spaces. Currently there are 25 such workspaces in Lithuania. 15 in Vilnius, 8 in Kaunas and 2 in Klaipėda. Typically, such spaces offer cost-effective rental rates. Short-term rent is also possible — be it one hour or one day.

For several years now, new co-working centres — “Spiečius” — are being set up for entrepreneurs starting a business. These are a non-traditional business development environments intended for cooperation and development of small- and medium-sized businesses. “Spiečius” co-working spaces are focussed on representatives of digital and creative industries. Here entrepreneurs are provided with free workstations with equipment, business consultation, practical mentor sessions and business development trainings. Services there are free of charge.

These co-working spaces can be found in Alytus, Šiauliai, Tauragė, Panevėžys and Klaipėda.

When looking for premises for the realization of services and products, it is important to choose a place where your services would be in demand. It also must be a convenient place for employees and customers, convenient access and not too close to competitors, etc.

IMPORTANT. Before buying the business premises you like, make sure that the purpose of those premises is suitable for your business. The laws of the Republic of Lithuania provide that certain activities may only be carried out at the premises of that purpose, otherwise, a business permit is not granted. Exceptions when buildings or their premises can be used for business without changing their purpose are listed in the Decree on Approval of the Procedure of the use of the building and premises thereof for not their intended purposes. The decree provides activities that may be carried out in apartment buildings, administrative, commercial, cultural and recreational places, etc.