The Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania is a government agency, which participates in the shaping of national policy in the field of management and use of documents and archives, as well as implements this policy, supports the Chief Archivist of Lithuania in the carrying-out of state administration of the field of documents and archives.



More information about work of a particular state archive is available on its website.


Lithuanian State Modern Archives



Mailing address:

O. Milašiaus 19,

LT-10102 Vilnius, Lithuania


Telephone: +370 660 38600

E-mail: [email protected]


Information can be provided in English, информация предоставляется на русском языке,Informationen können zur Verfügung gestellt in deutscher Sprache werden.



Ms. Danutė Kontrimavičienė


      Archives exercises control over records management in major state institutions (the Parliament, Office of the President of Republic of Lithuania, Chancellery of Government, ministries and departments etc.)

It also accumulates and preserves documents of state institutions, popular organizations and Individuals, dating from 1990; provide institutions with consultations on the organization of records management, administration and preservation of documents.


The documents of the Archives occupy more than 1,030 linear metres of shelving space and comprise 4 sets:

  • Documents of state and governmental institutions, and other public institutions: documents of Lithuanian state authorities, electoral bodies, courts; documents created by audit, environment, finance, tax, culture, education, national security, national defence, social security, communication and telecommunication, health care, law and order, economy, agriculture and other institutions;
  • Documents of political and public organisations: Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis, Lithuanian National Union (LTS), National Union of American Lithuanians, Lithuanian Citizens’ Charter, Independence Party, Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (LSDP), Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania (LDDP), Party of Christian Democrats of Lithuania, Union of Modern Christian Democrats of Lithuania (MKDS), Union of Poles in Lithuania (LLS), New Union (Social-liberals);
  • Private collections. The set comprises documents related to the political and professional activities of the signatories of the Act of 11 March 1990: Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, Kazimieras Antanavičius, Virgilijus Juozas Čepaitis, Bronislovas Genzelis, Bronislovas Juozas Kuzmickas, Kazimieras Motieka, Leonas Milčius, Saulius Pečeliūnas, journalist and politician Algimantas Degutis;
  • Documents of private legal entities.


Aplication forms

1 The Request for documents certifying the period of working

2 The Request for documents confirming that the will has not been revoked

3 The Request for documents certifying that the will has not been notarized

4 The Request for inheritance documents

5 The Request for a certified copy of the certificate of inheritance (ownership)

6 The Request for a certified copy of the contract (gifting, transfer, exchange, buy sell, privatization, loan, bond)

7 The Request for a certified copy of the will

8 The Request for a certified copy of the document

9 Free form application


1. Просьба о предоставлении документов, подтверждающих трудовой стаж

2. Просьба о предоставлении документов, подтверждающих, что завещание не было отменено

3. Просьба о предоставлении документов, подтвеpждающих, что завещание не было подтверждено

4. Просьба предоставить документы, подтверждающие получение наследства

5. Просьба предоставить подтвержденную копию свидетельства о получении наследства (имущества)

6. Просьба предоставить подтвержденную копию договора (о даровании, о передаче, об обмене, о купле-продаже (о приватизации), о кредите, о залоге 

7. Просьба о выдаче подтвержденной копии завещания

8. Просьба о выдаче подтвержденной (-ых) копии (-ий ) документа (-ов) 

9. Просьба  написана (написанная) в свободной форме 

10. Заявление на ознакомление с документами, хранящимися государственном архиве

11. Лист заказа документов

12. Просьба о снятии (удостоверении) копий с документов

13. Описание порядка работы в читальных залах государственных архивов

14. Список платных услуг государственных архивов и расценок на них u Описание порядка оказания государственными архивами платных услуг


 Der Antrag


1. Description of work procedure in state archives reading rooms

2. Documents order sheet

3. List of paid services provided by the state archives and their price list and procedure of provision of paid services by the state archives

4. Request to make documents copies (and verify it)

5. Request to read the documents stored in the archives


Descrptions of the services


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Updated by: Agnė Vilkišienė,
Updated: 2023-03-21 10:19