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easterjegg2 posted car insurance on the Lithuania forum on April 14, 2015:
Hy I have been driving for around 35 years in the uk and my insurance is low in cost at fully comp if I take out an insurance for car in Lt what sort of charge might i be looking just a ball park figue would be helpful many thanks from the egg.
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easterjegg2 replied to the thread transfer funds from uk to Lithuania on the Lithuania forum:
easterjegg2 initially posted:
Hy can anyone tell me if I place funds into my wife's Lithuanian bank account from the UK would she have to pay tax she has been working here for ten years and paying UK tax
easterjegg2 replied on April 12, 2015 with:
Hi thanks for the prompt reply I shall look up transferwise and see what they can do for me .We want to retire to Lt and any information regarding resettlement would be real good
rammy121 replied on April 11, 2015 with:
Nope...she only pays tax on income. e.g. If she earns interest on it, that is liable for tax, in the country the interest is earned. How you got this money in the UK is between you and H.M.R.C. there are what are known as "DTAs"-Double Taxation Agreements. Check the H.M.R.C. website. These can be complicated. I'd recommend you use transferwise . it's all legal etc.
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rikmo replied to the thread Work in Lith. on the Lithuania forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
My wife and I are wondering "What are the mejority of people DOING for work in Lith?" Latvia has sproats, and the propaganda people for the U.S. claim there is some I.T. work, but Lith is so small, (not even as big as Indiana). It seems to be only tourists, pickles, and mayonnaise.
rikmo replied most recently with:
Hello Nerka, Just to correct some facts - "Lithuania is a bit bigger and has a larger population than Latvia." - What is that supposed to mean, Nerka? "My point is that if you think that we majority of population is fishermen or farmers, your are quite mistaken." - Nerka, nobody said this - this is your own idea of what other people think, and I don't think that is true. "There's no difference between Lithuania and Germany or France in this regard." - There is quite a bit of difference, actually, - please don't insult Germany or France. "Regarding IT - Lithuania has indeed a quite strong position in this field - many strong, potential IT companies and lots of young skilled IT professionals in the market. Many world wide know companies have outsourced their IT operations to LT, like for instance Barclays." - We both know, Nerka, that the only reason Lithuania ever gets any attention from any business at all is because its labour is cheap. The jobs that are created here from most foreign investment are for labourers, not graduates. "Please don't mind "rikmo" - he's notorious on this website for his unbelievable extent of pessimism and negative attitude and opinion on all and everything that starts with the letters Lithuan.... I'm afraid the cruel fate might have indeed trapped him in some poor ventilated position at some "sproats" fish-farm... :-) " - Sorry, Nerka, but I speak from many years of experience here in Lithuania, and if you think that I'm pessimistic or negative, then you'd better put a large percentage of Lithuania in the mirror, and see what it sees back. You don't get to be one of the Suicide Kings of the World by being positive, eh? And God forbid you should ever have to trust anyone here. Why do you think so many Lithuanians would love to leave, and are leaving their country? If only half of what you said is partially true, then why Nerka? By the way, "sproat's fish farm"? No - actually the only fish industry people I know here are Danish, and they don't like Lithuania either much, either.
nerka replied most recently with:
Just to correct some facts - Lithuania is a bit bigger and has a larger population than Latvia. And people are working everything from A to Z, like in most of the other civilized countries. My point is that if you think that we majority of population is fishermen or farmers, your are quite mistaken. There's no difference between Lithuania and Germany or France in this regard.

Regarding IT - Lithuania has indeed a quite strong position in this field - many strong, potential IT companies and lots of young skilled IT professionals in the market. Many world wide know companies have outsourced their IT operations to LT, like for instance Barclays.

Please don't mind "rikmo" - he's notorious on this website for his unbelievable extent of pessimism and negative attitude and opinion on all and everything that starts with the letters Lithuan.... I'm afraid the cruel fate might have indeed trapped him in some poor ventilated position at some "sproats" fish-farm... :-)
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richard9567 replied to the thread Buying a home at the Baltic coast on the Lithuania forum:
bigEd initially posted:
I am thinking of buying a HOME in Palanga or Klaipeda for retirement. Can anyone give me a good realtor with an English / USA website with listings ? Labai aciu.
richard9567 replied most recently with:
No worries, in regards to homes.......I don't know what to suggest. There arent any companies here that do inspections and to put not too fine a point on it, a lot of homes are.....sh...t. btw, if your're looking round klaipeda, stick to the north of town as there are two chemical factories to the south and property values there have plummeted because of the smell. Cheers Rich.
bigEd replied most recently with:
I thank you for the timely reply. These sites will be saved for a reference point. Thanks for the translation reminders. I am somewhat like the rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen in respect to the fact that I could not speak English till I was 6. Still retain a good command though. In R.E. sites I have seen there are not many homes that impress me as"neat." I'm not 'loaded' but would look to do a cash deal when the time comes. My wife and I are very grateful for your input. Ed
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rimantasa replied to the thread relocation/work on the Lithuania forum:
eglev initially posted:
Hello, i am a lithuanian who has USA citizenship and who is planning to move back to lithuania for good in two months. How does that work ? Do i need a visa / permits to live and work ? Has anyone went though this ? Please help and advise. I am so lost. Also, are there any groups of americans in vilnius ? i would like to meet you and share stories/get some advices.
rimantasa replied most recently with:
(I am not a lawyer but I have researched this area.) Your passport may expire but theoretically you still have your citizenship. The question is ... when you received US citizenship did you lose your Lithuanian citizenship? Lithuania recently tightened its laws on dual-citizenship. One possibility is to go to the Lithuanian consulate (not sure where you live) and renew your passport. Your expired passport is proof of your citizenship. Pay your money and be done with it. However you may be asked if you have citizenship with another country. I am not very familiar with the citizenship laws but the US Consulate website has plenty of documentation on who can have dual-citizenship and who cannot. Again, don't confuse citizenship with a passport. Hope this helps.
eglev replied most recently with:
Hey , Thanks for replying. Well, my situation with Lithuanian passport is a little weird. When I got American citizenship I did not inform Lithuania about it. At that time I had not idea I was supposed to that ( nobody bothered to tell me that ). So I do have a Lithuanian passport. But it expired in 2012. Also, while getting my American passport I changed to my last name ( made it shorter). so... well, what do I do now ? go back to Lithuania and claim that I have a right to Lithuanian citizenship and loose my American passport ? What is going to happen to my last name ? which one will they use ? I mean... this whole situation is so weird. Makes more confused and there is nothing on the internet that would normally explain what to do :( Please let me know if have any more input. I would really really appreciate it.
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StudentServicesLt replied to the thread Master in Public Health on the Lithuania forum:
parabha3 initially posted:
Hello guys, Im a dentist from India and planning to take Master in Public Health in Lithuania this year. Jus wanted to know how much is monthly expense thr? N overall how is life thr?
StudentServicesLt replied most recently with:
It depends a lot on where you are going to live. Dormitories can be very cheap, and it is best to stay there at the beginning of your studies. 350 - 450 euro can be enough for living expenses for one month.
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LTorange posted Special Needs School in Vilnius? on the Lithuania forum:
Are there any public or private schools in Vilnius (English or Lithuanian) that can accommodate young children (7 years old) with autism?
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nerka replied to the thread How do I find qualified workers? on the Lithuania forum:
LTorange initially posted:
Other than ExpatExchange, what are good ways for me to advertise a vacancy for nanny and housekeeper on the local market in Vilnius? Is there a "monster.com" for Vilnius? Or a Craigslist? Or a department of Labor that could help me advertise the position? What is the best way to reach potential applicants over the internet?
nerka replied most recently with:
It's 1500 LTL /month (due to the switch-over to the EUR currency from the 1st Jan 2015, the prices here, along with salaries, will go up a bit in 2015, though). You don't need to worry about anything else as long as you do not employ her, but hire her instead, as a private person who has either "Individuali veikla pagal pazyma" (Private business with certificate) or "Verslo liudijimas" (Business certificate). In other words the burden of the taxes and similar stuff is then lying solely on their shoulders. One note though - for 1500 LTL payment majority of the nannies will hesitate signing a contract, in order to hide the income and save taxes. If you pay above 1500 LTL, you should find also those willing to sign the contract, and to pay their taxes. Hope that helps.
nerka replied most recently with:
It's 1500 LTL /month (due to the switch-over to the EUR currency from the 1st Jan 2015, the prices here, along with salaries, will go up a bit in 2015, though). You don't need to worry about anything else as long as you do not employ her, but hire her instead, as a private person who has either "Individuali veikla pagal pazyma" (Private business with certificate) or "Verslo liudijimas" (Business certificate). In other words the burden of the taxes and similar stuff is then lying solely on their shoulders. One note though - for 1500 LTL payment majority of the nannies will hesitate signing a contract, in order to hide the income and save taxes. If you pay above 1500 LTL, you should find also those willing to sign the contract, and to pay their taxes. Hope that helps.
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jurgy posted health insurance on the Lithuania forum:
Expat from USA living in Lithuania is seeking health insurance. Self-employed (online business). How can I get into the Lithuanian healthcare system - tired of paying for private doctor & hospital visits. Private policies are prohibitively expensive. Seeking advice and guidance as I am facing some serious health issues.
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