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Migration from
Ukraine to Klaipėda.

Migration from Ukraine to Klaipėda.

At the moment the only way out of Ukraine is by land travel. It is recommended to leave in these directions – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania. Please note, Ukraine’s border with Poland is currently clogged, and the country’s airspace is closed. The Embassies of the Republic of Lithuania in Kyiv and Lviv have been moved to Poland.

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  • Citizens of Ukraine first need to reach Poland. From there, we can offer transport to Lithuania. Fill in the form for help here – www.sylnirazom.lt or call +370 677 22222 to get a lift. Please note, Ukraine’s border with Poland is currently clogged, and the country’s airspace is closed. The remaining option is a trip by land. More relevant information for citizens of Ukraine can be found on the website of the Migration Department
  • Registration Centre has been opened in Klaipėda as of March 14th. Therefore, information and services regarding migration registration, accommodation, children education and employment will be provided on site (Paryžiaus Komunos g. 16A, Klaipėda
  • Citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa to come to Lithuania and stay for up to 90 days – any personal identification document will work, new documents can be issued in Lithuania if needed (temporary foreigner’s passport) by migration department. There will be no actions taken by migration department if citizens of Ukraine find themselves in Lithuania after deadline to extend their living permit or visa, even those who have received resolution to leave Lithuania can stay and wait for further information from the migration department. During these 90 days or after, Ukrainians can apply at Migration department and they will be issued a permit to live and work in Lithuania, it will be valid for travel in EU. Medical insurance, children education services will be available immediately.
  • More relevant information for citizens of Ukraine can be found on the website of the Migration Department

IMPORTANT TO NOTE. Citizens of Ukraine do not have to apply for asylum.

  • Ukrainians can get temporary residence permit to live and work in Lithuania (it will also have all social guarantees which are usually given to asylum seekers – health insurance, shelter, food, integration services etc.) upon entering Lithuania. Once you are here, contact migration department for residency permit
  • Asylum is granted to persons who are at risk of persecution or other serious harm if they return to their country (e.g. threat to life, freedom, threat of torture, etc.). In case of Ukraine that is almost everyone but applications are examined and decided on a case-by-case basis, considering the circumstances of the specific case. Examination of an asylum application may take up to six months, during which time you will be provided accommodation, food, medical and other services. If your application is granted, you will be issued a residence permit in Lithuania and be provided with further assistance. Read more about the asylum procedure here.
  • While in Lithuania, you may refer to the Migration Department to apply for a residence permit. We recommend applying for a residence permit as soon as you arrive in Lithuania. Please find more information here or call the Migration Department hotline: +370 5 271 7112.
  • If you want to know more information on relocating and living in Lithuania, check out Live section of our page
  • Klaipėda City Municipality provides a financial incentive for small and medium-sized enterprises to create new jobs in Klaipeda. For more, visit Invest section of our website
  • In case of Ukrainian citizens, no restrictions apply, self-isolation does not apply.
  • Masks or respirators are mandatory for those over six years of age in indoor public spaces (in trade and service provision points, institutions, companies, or organizations, at work and in academic institutions, during events, etc.). 
  • Travelers from other non-EU countries who are coming to Lithuania must fill in the Passenger Questionnaire before arrival and, if the person does not meet the vaccination and recovery criteria valid in Lithuania, have a negative PCR test result (valid for 72 hours from the moment of taking the test).). For more information and restrictions for citizens of other countries see here
  • One of Lithuania’s priorities is to help those in need. Municipalities in Lithuania will offer accommodation for refugees and we’ll continue updating information on this page.
  1. Check a project “Stiprūs kartu” (strong together) where volunteers offer accommodation in Klaipėda.
  2. Short-term: AirBnb and Booking.com are the main platforms to look for short-term accommodation. Currently, vacancy rates are high, and we have a lot of options for short-term stays.
  3. Long-term: You can search for flats and homes online using the following platforms: Aruodas, Domoplius
    Find out more about living options here
  4. Work: Klaipėda has many available workplaces for arriving Ukrainians. Ukrainian citizens do not need any permits to work and can start working immediately, after applying to the migration department for a residence permit. Find main websites for job search as well as contacts of recruitment agencies on our job board page
  • There are two types of health insurance in Lithuania – public and private (here is the list of private insurers). Once in Klaipėda, if you have applied for asylum or have gotten a temporary residence permit to live in Lithuania as a Ukrainian citizen, you will be covered by public insurance. If you find a job, you will also contribute towards health insurance through tax and will be covered automatically. If you are not seeking asylum, have not registered for a residency permit for Ukrainians, and do not yet have a job, you will have to purchase private insurance.
  • If you do not have health insurance but find yourself in a medical emergency, services for Ukrainian citizens will be provided free of charge.
  • Klaipeda University Hospital is ready to provide medical assistance to Ukrainians. If necessary, they will be able to receive the necessary medical care in a hospital, just like any Lithuanian citizen. +370 46 396600 / +370 46 396500
  • You can learn more about health insurance here
  • A group of Lithuanian psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists have launched an initiative to provide critical psychological assistance to Ukrainian citizens in warzones. Over 40 professionals are currently available to provide assistance, both at night and during the day. Please contact them at vinkovskiene@gmail.com or lig40d@gmail.com.

Choose the topic.

  • Citizens of Ukraine first need to reach Poland. From there, we can offer transport to Lithuania. Fill in the form for help here – www.sylnirazom.lt or call +370 677 22222 to get a lift. Please note, Ukraine’s border with Poland is currently clogged, and the country’s airspace is closed. The remaining option is a trip by land. More relevant information for citizens of Ukraine can be found on the website of the Migration Department
  • In Lithuania, all Ukrainians are directed to Alytus, Pramones street 1B, OR Marijampole, Parko street 9 Registration Centres, where shelter, food, clothes and medical care will be provided for up to three days and then those in need will be taken to other municipalities for a long term accommodation. If you are already in Klaipėda, you can contact http://www.sylnirazom.lt or +370 677 22222 for accommodation.
  • Citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa to come to Lithuania and stay for up to 90 days – any personal identification document will work, new documents can be issued in Lithuania if needed (temporary foreigner’s passport) by migration department. There will be no actions taken by migration department if citizens of Ukraine find themselves in Lithuania after deadline to extend their living permit or visa, even those who have received resolution to leave Lithuania can stay and wait for further information from the migration department. During these 90 days or after, Ukrainians can apply at Migration department and they will be issued a permit to live and work in Lithuania, it will be valid for travel in EU. Medical insurance, children education services will be available immediately.
  • More relevant information for citizens of Ukraine can be found on the website of the Migration Department

IMPORTANT TO NOTE. Citizens of Ukraine do not have to apply for asylum.

  • Ukrainians can get temporary residence permit to live and work in Lithuania (it will also have all social guarantees which are usually given to asylum seekers – health insurance, shelter, food, integration services etc.) upon entering Lithuania. Once you are here, contact migration department for residency permit
  • Asylum is granted to persons who are at risk of persecution or other serious harm if they return to their country (e.g. threat to life, freedom, threat of torture, etc.). In case of Ukraine that is almost everyone but applications are examined and decided on a case-by-case basis, considering the circumstances of the specific case. Examination of an asylum application may take up to six months, during which time you will be provided accommodation, food, medical and other services. If your application is granted, you will be issued a residence permit in Lithuania and be provided with further assistance. Read more about the asylum procedure here.
  • While in Lithuania, you may refer to the Migration Department to apply for a residence permit. We recommend applying for a residence permit as soon as you arrive in Lithuania. Please find more information here or call the Migration Department hotline: +370 5 271 7112.
  • If you want to know more information on relocating and living in Lithuania, check out Live section of our page
  • Klaipėda City Municipality provides a financial incentive for small and medium-sized enterprises to create new jobs in Klaipeda. For more, visit Invest section of our website
  • In case of Ukrainian citizens, no restrictions apply, self-isolation does not apply.
  • Masks or respirators are mandatory for those over six years of age in indoor public spaces (in trade and service provision points, institutions, companies, or organizations, at work and in academic institutions, during events, etc.). 
  • Travelers from other non-EU countries who are coming to Lithuania must fill in the Passenger Questionnaire before arrival and, if the person does not meet the vaccination and recovery criteria valid in Lithuania, have a negative PCR test result (valid for 72 hours from the moment of taking the test).). For more information and restrictions for citizens of other countries see here
  • One of Lithuania’s priorities is to help those in need. Municipalities in Lithuania will offer accommodation for refugees and we’ll continue updating information on this page.
  1. Check a project “Stiprūs kartu” (strong together) where volunteers offer accommodation in Klaipėda.
  2. Short-term: AirBnb and Booking.com are the main platforms to look for short-term accommodation. Currently, vacancy rates are high, and we have a lot of options for short-term stays.
  3. Long-term: You can search for flats and homes online using the following platforms: Aruodas, Domoplius
    Find out more about living options here
  4. Work: Klaipėda has many available workplaces for arriving Ukrainians. Ukrainian citizens do not need any permits to work and can start working immediately, after applying to the migration department for a residence permit. Find main websites for job search as well as contacts of recruitment agencies on our job board page
  • There are two types of health insurance in Lithuania – public and private (here is the list of private insurers). Once in Klaipėda, if you have applied for asylum or have gotten a temporary residence permit to live in Lithuania as a Ukrainian citizen, you will be covered by public insurance. If you find a job, you will also contribute towards health insurance through tax and will be covered automatically. If you are not seeking asylum, have not registered for a residency permit for Ukrainians, and do not yet have a job, you will have to purchase private insurance.
  • If you do not have health insurance but find yourself in a medical emergency, services for Ukrainian citizens will be provided free of charge.
  • Klaipeda University Hospital is ready to provide medical assistance to Ukrainians. If necessary, they will be able to receive the necessary medical care in a hospital, just like any Lithuanian citizen. +370 46 396600 / +370 46 396500
  • You can learn more about health insurance here
  • A group of Lithuanian psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists have launched an initiative to provide critical psychological assistance to Ukrainian citizens in warzones. Over 40 professionals are currently available to provide assistance, both at night and during the day. Please contact them at vinkovskiene@gmail.com or lig40d@gmail.com.

Choose the topic.

  • Citizens of Ukraine first need to reach Poland. From there, we can offer transport to Lithuania. Fill in the form for help here – www.sylnirazom.lt or call +370 677 22222 to get a lift. Please note, Ukraine’s border with Poland is currently clogged, and the country’s airspace is closed. The remaining option is a trip by land. More relevant information for citizens of Ukraine can be found on the website of the Migration Department
  • Registration Centre has been opened in Klaipėda as of March 14th. Therefore, information and services regarding migration registration, accommodation, children education and employment will be provided on site (Paryžiaus Komunos g. 16A, Klaipėda
  • Citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa to come to Lithuania and stay for up to 90 days – any personal identification document will work, new documents can be issued in Lithuania if needed (temporary foreigner’s passport) by migration department. There will be no actions taken by migration department if citizens of Ukraine find themselves in Lithuania after deadline to extend their living permit or visa, even those who have received resolution to leave Lithuania can stay and wait for further information from the migration department. During these 90 days or after, Ukrainians can apply at Migration department and they will be issued a permit to live and work in Lithuania, it will be valid for travel in EU. Medical insurance, children education services will be available immediately.
  • More relevant information for citizens of Ukraine can be found on the website of the Migration Department

IMPORTANT TO NOTE. Citizens of Ukraine do not have to apply for asylum.

  • Ukrainians can get temporary residence permit to live and work in Lithuania (it will also have all social guarantees which are usually given to asylum seekers – health insurance, shelter, food, integration services etc.) upon entering Lithuania. Once you are here, contact migration department for residency permit
  • Asylum is granted to persons who are at risk of persecution or other serious harm if they return to their country (e.g. threat to life, freedom, threat of torture, etc.). In case of Ukraine that is almost everyone but applications are examined and decided on a case-by-case basis, considering the circumstances of the specific case. Examination of an asylum application may take up to six months, during which time you will be provided accommodation, food, medical and other services. If your application is granted, you will be issued a residence permit in Lithuania and be provided with further assistance. Read more about the asylum procedure here.
  • While in Lithuania, you may refer to the Migration Department to apply for a residence permit. We recommend applying for a residence permit as soon as you arrive in Lithuania. Please find more information here or call the Migration Department hotline: +370 5 271 7112.
  • If you want to know more information on relocating and living in Lithuania, check out Live section of our page
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  • Klaipėda City Municipality provides a financial incentive for small and medium-sized enterprises to create new jobs in Klaipeda. For more, visit Invest section of our website
  • In case of Ukrainian citizens, no restrictions apply, self-isolation does not apply.
  • Masks or respirators are mandatory for those over six years of age in indoor public spaces (in trade and service provision points, institutions, companies, or organizations, at work and in academic institutions, during events, etc.). 
  • Travelers from other non-EU countries who are coming to Lithuania must fill in the Passenger Questionnaire before arrival and, if the person does not meet the vaccination and recovery criteria valid in Lithuania, have a negative PCR test result (valid for 72 hours from the moment of taking the test).). For more information and restrictions for citizens of other countries see here
  • One of Lithuania’s priorities is to help those in need. Municipalities in Lithuania will offer accommodation for refugees and we’ll continue updating information on this page.
  1. Check a project “Stiprūs kartu” (strong together) where volunteers offer accommodation in Klaipėda.
  2. Short-term: AirBnb and Booking.com are the main platforms to look for short-term accommodation. Currently, vacancy rates are high, and we have a lot of options for short-term stays.
  3. Long-term: You can search for flats and homes online using the following platforms: Aruodas, Domoplius
    Find out more about living options here
  4. Work: Klaipėda has many available workplaces for arriving Ukrainians. Ukrainian citizens do not need any permits to work and can start working immediately, after applying to the migration department for a residence permit. Find main websites for job search as well as contacts of recruitment agencies on our job board page
  • There are two types of health insurance in Lithuania – public and private (here is the list of private insurers). Once in Klaipėda, if you have applied for asylum or have gotten a temporary residence permit to live in Lithuania as a Ukrainian citizen, you will be covered by public insurance. If you find a job, you will also contribute towards health insurance through tax and will be covered automatically. If you are not seeking asylum, have not registered for a residency permit for Ukrainians, and do not yet have a job, you will have to purchase private insurance.
  • If you do not have health insurance but find yourself in a medical emergency, services for Ukrainian citizens will be provided free of charge.
  • Klaipeda University Hospital is ready to provide medical assistance to Ukrainians. If necessary, they will be able to receive the necessary medical care in a hospital, just like any Lithuanian citizen.
  • You can learn more about health insurance here
  • A group of Lithuanian psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists have launched an initiative to provide critical psychological assistance to Ukrainian citizens in warzones. Over 40 professionals are currently available to provide assistance, both at night and during the day. Please contact them at vinkovskiene@gmail.com or lig40d@gmail.com.

Employment of Ukrainians in Lithuania.

From March 1st, 2022, new legal procedures are in force. They facilitate the rapid access of Ukrainian refugees to more favorable conditions for living and working in Lithuania.

  • Ukrainian citizens that enjoy visa-free travel or hold a valid Schengen visa, as well as those who have obtained a national visa or temporary residence permit issued on humanitarian grounds in Lithuania, have the right to work and are exempt from the obligation to acquire a work permit.
  • After arriving and receiving humanitarian status, citizens of Ukraine can immediately start working in the same way as Lithuanian citizens. There are no requirements for any additional documents. Employers will check the qualifications of employees. Humanitarian status is granted within 1 month.
  • Upon arrival from Poland in Lithuania, Ukrainian nationals and their family members should register at the Registration Centre (Pramonės g. 1B, Alytus).
  • Once a foreigner has been registered, he or she will receive detailed information about the possibilities of staying in Lithuania and will be able to apply for a temporary residence permit or a national visa for humanitarian reasons. No state levy will be charged for examining applications for a national visa or a temporary residence permit. Moreover, refugees from Ukraine will have the right to emergency medical care and other necessary personal health care.
  • Those who do not have a place of residence will be taken to temporary accommodation.
  • In order to be employed, citizens of Ukraine that are visiting Lithuania as tourists have to comply with the legal requirements of arrival and employment in Lithuania. Procedures regarding the employment of non-EU citizens can be found on the website of the Migration Department.
  • After arriving and receiving a temporary residence permit on the grounds of humanitarian status, Ukrainian citizens may register as self-employed and receive a self-employment certificate from the State Tax Inspectorate.
  • The main job search portals in Lithuania will now filter their job advertisements according to whether the job is suitable for Ukrainian war refugees staying in Lithuania.
  • Sources to look for job opportunities:
  1. Lithuanian Employment Service
  2. Work in Lithuania
  3. Klaipeda ID Job Board
  4. CVonline
  5. CVmarket
  6. CVbankas

Employment of Ukrainians in Lithuania.

From March 1st, 2022, new legal procedures are in force. They facilitate the rapid access of Ukrainian refugees to more favorable conditions for living and working in Lithuania.

  • Ukrainian citizens that enjoy visa-free travel or hold a valid Schengen visa, as well as those who have obtained a national visa or temporary residence permit issued on humanitarian grounds in Lithuania, have the right to work and are exempt from the obligation to acquire a work permit.
  • After arriving and receiving humanitarian status, citizens of Ukraine can immediately start working in the same way as Lithuanian citizens. There are no requirements for any additional documents. Employers will check the qualifications of employees. Humanitarian status is granted within 1 month.
  • Upon arrival from Poland in Lithuania, Ukrainian nationals and their family members should register at the Registration Centre (Pramonės g. 1B, Alytus).
  • Once a foreigner has been registered, he or she will receive detailed information about the possibilities of staying in Lithuania and will be able to apply for a temporary residence permit or a national visa for humanitarian reasons. No state levy will be charged for examining applications for a national visa or a temporary residence permit. Moreover, refugees from Ukraine will have the right to emergency medical care and other necessary personal health care.
  • Those who do not have a place of residence will be taken to temporary accommodation.
  • In order to be employed, citizens of Ukraine that are visiting Lithuania as tourists have to comply with the legal requirements of arrival and employment in Lithuania. Procedures regarding the employment of non-EU citizens can be found on the website of the Migration Department.
  • After arriving and receiving a temporary residence permit on the grounds of humanitarian status, Ukrainian citizens may register as self-employed and receive a self-employment certificate from the State Tax Inspectorate.
  • The main job search portals in Lithuania will now filter their job advertisements according to whether the job is suitable for Ukrainian war refugees staying in Lithuania.
  • Sources to look for job opportunities:
  1. Lithuanian Employment Service
  2. Work in Lithuania
  3. Klaipeda ID Job Board
  4. CVonline
  5. CVmarket
  6. CVbankas

Information for businesses.

A help package for transferring Ukrainian businesses to Lithuania is currently being prepared by relevant authorities. This information will be added in due time.

  •  Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry launched a hotline (+370 616 95910) for all Ukraine-related business questions. More information is currently under preparation.

Information for businesses.

A help package for transferring Ukrainian businesses to Lithuania is currently being prepared by relevant authorities. This information will be added in due time.

  •  Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry launched a hotline (+370 616 95910) for all Ukraine-related business questions. More information is currently under preparation.

Useful contacts.

  • For migration related consultations, contact Migration Department hotline +370 5 271 7112 (Everyday 7:30-21:00).
  • For various consultations related to accommodation, transportation from the Polish border contact “Stiprūs Kartu” (NGO Strong together) hotline +370 6 772 2222 (All day every day).
  • For employment questions visit Lithuanian Employment Service
  • Red Cross Info Centre in Klaipėda +370 6 756 8475, klaipeda@redcross.lt
  • Ukrainian Culture and Education Center in Klaipėda +370 6073 8056, rodynaukr@list.ru
  • Klaipeda University Hospital provides medical assistance to Ukrainians. +370 46 396600 / +370 46 396500
  • Public Transport is free of charge after registering at migration department
  • Clothes and home supplies for Ukrainians (Audros str. 17), +37064773177
  • Food bank +37066943597
  • Children’s Hospital for medical assistance for children +37046217970
  • Red Cross provides psychological help, +37067568475 as well as 4P centre 
  • Free emergency dental care. Contacts
  • Free Lithuanian courses starting April 19th and May 2nd. lccx@lcc.lt, +370 667 67324.

Useful contacts.

  • For migration related consultations, contact Migration Department hotline +370 5 271 7112 (Everyday 7:30-21:00).
  • For various consultations related to accommodation, transportation from the Polish border contact “Stiprūs Kartu” (NGO Strong together) hotline +370 6 772 2222 (All day every day).
  • For employment questions visit Lithuanian Employment Service
  • Red Cross Info Centre in Klaipėda +370 6 756 8475, klaipeda@redcross.lt
  • Ukrainian Culture and Education Center in Klaipėda +370 6073 8056, rodynaukr@list.ru
  • Klaipeda University Hospital provides medical assistance to Ukrainians. +370 46 396600 / +370 46 396500
  • Public Transport is free of charge after registering at migration department
  • Clothes and home supplies for Ukrainians (Audros str. 17), +37064773177
  • Food bank +37066943597
  • Children’s Hospital for medical assistance for children +37046217970
  • Red Cross provides psychological help, +37067568475 as well as 4P centre 
  • Free emergency dental care. Contacts
  • Free Lithuanian courses starting April 19th and May 2nd. lccx@lcc.lt, +370 667 67324.

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