Lithuania became a full member of IOM in 1998. A Cooperation Agreement between IOM and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania was signed on 13 February 1998 and ratified by the Seimas on October 13, 1998.
In Lithuania IOM implements these main activities:
- Assisted voluntary return and reintegration. IOM Vilnius office provides return assistance to home countries for migrants in difficult situations since the establishment of the Office.
- Consultations for returning Lithuanian migrants and their family members. Migration Information Center, established in 2015 at the IOM Vilnius office, is a one-stop shop institution providing consultations for all returning Lithuanian migrants, or those who are still contemplating the idea to return to Lithuania.
- Representation of Lithuania in the European Migration Network. IOM Vilnius office represents Lithuania in the European Migration Network and various working groups.
- Migration research. IOM Vilnius implements topical research and collects, analyses and provides in the user-friendly manner main migration statistics.