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Tips on how to shorten businesses, organizations etc. names

At your request, we present the main name and other word shortening rules and examples to help you abbreviating sender’s and recipient’s names in the SEPA instruction fields:

MAIN RULES
TOP NAME ABBREVIATIONS
OTHER USEFUL ABBREVIATIONS
  1. Names of states, organizations, institutions, etc., consisting of more than one word, are abbreviated by first letters of all the words (except for dependent words) in capitals, e.g.:
    • Limited Liability Company: AB
    • United Nations: JT
    • Land Protection Department: KAD
    • Academy of Science: MA

    No period is put after the letters or in the end of abbreviation!

  2. Sometimes separate capitals are used for compound word components, e.g.:
    Hydro Power Plant:HE
    • Ultra short waves: UTB

  3. Word can be abbreviated by two capitals, e.g.:
    • Lithuanian Standard:LST

  4. First syllable is written, more rarely two first syllables and all the consonants before vowel of the next syllable are written, e.g.:
    • alley: al.
    • county: apskr.
    • ministry: m-ja

Lithuanian Namesand Legal Statuses

The Republic of Lithuania: LR. This abbreviation is written also before names of the bodies concerned, e.g.: Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania: LR Ministry of Finance.

Companies, Organizations

Company, Organization

Abbreviation used in Lithuania

Apartment House Owners Association

DNSB

Land Protection Ministry

KAM

Kaunas M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum

KČDM

State Tax Inspectorate

VMI

State Social Insurance Fund Board

VSDFV

 

Legal Status of a Company or Body

Legal Status of a Company or Body 

Abbreviation used in Lithuania

Limited Liability Company

AB

European Company

EB

Individual Company

Small Partnership

MB

Municipal Company

Limited Liability Private Company

UAB

Public Body

VšĮ

State Enterprise

Agricultural Company

ŽŪB

 

Names of European Union Bodies and Organizations

For abbreviations of all main EU bodies and organizations see electronic Interinstitutional Style Guide.

State Names

For state name abbreviations see electronic Interinstitutional Style Guide.  

Word

Abbreviation used in Lithuania

alley

al.

square 

a.

county

aps., apskr.

city

m., mst.

 town

mstl.

municipality

saviv., sav.

eldership, elder

sen.

parish

vlsč.

library

b-ka

company

b-vė

workshop

d-vė

fellowship

d-ja

institute

i-tas

committee

k-tas

publishing house 

l-kla

ministry

m-ja

school

m-kla

council

t-ba

board

v-ba

agriculture

ž. ū.