What information can be found in the Lithuanian register of legal persons?
The data in the Lithuanian register of legal persons (Lietuvos juridinių asmenų registras), the documents stored in the register and any other information supplied to the register are public. Data and documents on private and public legal persons are stored in the register of legal persons. A total of 26 different kinds of legal person appear in the register.
The following information is recorded in the register: legal person's name; code; legal form; legal status; legal person's registered office; legal person's bodies; members of the governing bodies (first name, surname, identity number, place of residence) and partners authorised to enter into a contract on behalf of the legal person and the extent of their rights; branches and representatives; restrictions on the legal person's activities; expiry of the term set for the legal person; financial year; dates when changes were made to documents and data in the register; information about physical persons able to enter into a contract on behalf of the legal person and other data provided for by law.
The register of legal persons also contains: documents on the establishment of legal persons, decisions of the bodies of the legal person, sets of annual financial reports submitted by companies and other documents provided for by law.
The Lithuanian register of legal persons is managed and maintained by the State enterprise Registrų centras (Register Centre).
Is access to the Lithuanian register of legal persons free of charge?
The register can be searched for legal persons free of charge. The following information about the legal person is provided free of charge:
- registered office
- legal form
- legal status.
A charge is made for more detailed data concerning legal persons, which are provided if:
- a contract is signed for the provision of services as a registered user;
- the Register Centre's self-service system is used;
- a request is made to the register's manager.
The Lithuanian register of legal persons provides the possibility of checking for free whether a name is not identical to names used by other legal persons, branches or representatives or names that have been recorded temporarily in the register.
How reliable are the documents in the register?
Once the register's manager has entered changes to data or information on legal persons in the register, these changes will be published no later than the following working day and the date on which they were registered will be published in the electronic information bulletin.
When the register's manager publishes extracts of information or data or copies of documents from the register, this indicates that, on the face of it, they are valid.
How to search the Lithuanian register of legal persons
Legal persons can be searched for in the register free of charge by using the following search criteria:
- historical name.
Registered users who have signed a contract for the provision of services may carry out a search using the following criteria: code, name, physical person, legal person or foreign legal person.
The self-service system allows a legal person to be searched for by code, name and historical name (for legal persons that have changed their names).
History of the Lithuanian register of legal persons
The register of legal persons was created in 2004, though data on legal persons from earlier information systems have been transferred automatically since 1990.
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