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Information for Ukrainian citizens

Hotlines:

Migration hotline +370 5 271 7112 (I–IV 7.30–16.30, V 7.30–15.15) www.migracija.lrv.lt

Humanitarian aid hotline +370 684 98 688 (24 hours a day)

Accommodation hotline +370 677 22 222 (24 hours a day) www.stipruskartu.lt

Emergency number 112 (24 hours a day), www.112.lt

Information about work in Lithuania 1883, +370 661 10 885, www.uzt.lt/ua

Information about health services +370 5 232 2222,  www.ligoniukasa.lrv.lt

Vaccination against COVID-19 1808 (from non-Lithuanian number +370 66 01 1808), www.koronastop.lrv.lt

Emotional support in Russian 1809, or +370 664 65 792 (I-V 18.00-21.00; VI-VII 12.00-15.00). Video consultations of psychologists in Rusian and Ukrainian: www.manodaktaras.lt/slava-ukraini

Helpline for victims of trafficking in human beings 8 800 91119(from non-Lithuanian number +370 61691119)

 

It is necessary to register so that we can take care of you and create conditions for you to stay legally in Lithuania.

Ukrainian citizens and their family members are registered only during the working hours of the Migration Department (I-IV 7.30-16.30, V 7.30–15.15) in:

  • Vilnius, Vytenio str. 18
  • Kaunas (registration center), Vytauto str. 79
  • Klaipėda, Kauno str. 6
  • Šiauliai, Aušros ave. 19
  • Panevėžys, K. Binkio str. 14
  • Alytus, Jotvingių str. 8
  • Marijampolė, Kęstučio str. 1
  • Tauragė, Stoties str. 15
  • Telšiai, Žemaitės str. 34
  • Utena, Maironio str. 4
  • Visaginas, Veteranų str. 13
  • Šalčininkai, Architekto str. 4
  • Elektrėnai, Draugystės str. 32

If you can, before arriving for registration, fill in electronic application for residence permit following this instruction (video instruction).

Migration hotline +370 5 271 7112 (I-IV 7.30-16.30, V 7.30-15.15), www.migracija.lrv.lt

After registration you will be able to:

  • obtain a temporary residence permit in Lithuania (for 1 year)
  • a national visa (for 1 year)

After the registration, you will be able to get free health services at a medical establishment of the municipality where you are registered. Contact information:

  • information on health services tel.: +370 5 232 2222, www.ligoniukasa.lrv.lt
  • emergency medical aid tel.: 112
  • vaccination against COVID-19 tel.: 1808, if you call from a non-Lithuanian number, dial: +370 66 01 1808

Other important information:

  • Memo of health care services
  • "Lietuvos Draudimas" offer a free health insurance for Ukrainian minors
  • Association Diabeto IQ provides free diabetic care supplies (insulin, needles, glucose test strips and glucose monitors) for Ukrainian people with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. Supplies available everywhere in Lithuania. Learn more here.

Register and ask questions at the Employment Service, tel.: 1883 or email: [email protected], also:
+370 658 26 755 Vilnius
+370 374 09 882 Kaunas
+370 672 28 204 Jonava
+370 672 98 949 Alytus
+370 658 24 346 Klaipėda
+370 610 38 727 Panevėžys
+370 616 46 608 Šiauliai
+370 607 54955 Marijampolė

For more information, visit: www.uzt.lt/ua.

You can start working:

  • If you have a biometric passport, you can start working immediately. You do not need a work permit.
  • If you do not have a biometric passport, you will be able to start working after registering procedures. You do not need a work permit.

Ukrainian refugees wishing to provide their services can find more information here. 

Self-employed

A Ukrainian resident who had been running his freelance services in Ukraine and paying taxes there, but who came to Lithuania due to the war situation in Ukraine and continues his freelancer services in Lithuania in accordance with the contracts he had entered into in Ukraine with his clients prior to his arrival in Lithuania, i.e. he does not enter into any new contracts in Lithuania, continues to pay tax in Ukraine. For more information see here.

With and employment contract

If you work remotely from Lithuania on a work contract in Ukraine, you pay taxes to Ukraine.

Ukrainian residents will not be liable to pay income tax in Lithuania on wages received for work in Lithuania from a Ukrainian company or another foreign company not established in Lithuania. 

Recognition of professional qualifications

More information in English and Russian you can finde here.

 

  • To have your child enrolled in school - contact the Reception Desk of the municipality where you are staying. You will find more information and contacts of education coordinators here
  • If you want to study in Lithuania you will find more information on the website www.studyin.lt.
  • About free language courses you can find information here.

 

 

Further information can be found here.

 

Free of charge services to war refugees from Ukraine 

Bank services

Banks operating in Lithuania are ready to open accounts and provide basic banking services to war refugees from Ukraine free of charge.To open an account in a credit institution, a Ukrainian citizen’s passport - biometric or ordinary - will be enough for the purpose of identification. Other required documents may differ bank to bank. Credit and electronic money institutions where accounts are opened free of charge for Ukrainian citizens:

Currency exchange offices that exchange hryvnia into euro:

Information in Ukrainian, English and Russian here.

Cultural activities and leisure

Free of charge visit to:

  • libraries, where you will find computers with internet, also leisure spaces, etc.
  • national and state museums
  • cultural centres
  • most performing arts institutions 

For more information, please visit: www.lrkm.lrv.lt

Free SIM cards and lower tariffs

  • refugees from Ukraine can get free SIM cards at all refugee coordination centres in Lithuania or at the operators’ customer service desks
  • operators do not charge or charge lower tariffs (usually at cost) for international calls and SMS to Ukrainian numbers, outgoing/incoming calls, SMS and internet data for customers in Ukraine

Bringing pets to Ltihuania

The State Food and Veterinary Service has facilitated the entry of pets. Ukrainians whose pets are properly marked, vaccinated, have a valid animal passport, and meet all the requirements for the entry of pets into the EU will follow the usual procedure for crossing the border. Animals coming from Ukraine that are not micro-chipped or have not been vaccinated against rabies will be micro-chipped and vaccinated, and therefore subjected to simpler quarantine conditions.

The State Food and Veterinary Service notes that the recent changes regarding the entry of pets into the EU apply exclusively to Ukrainian natural persons and not to legal entities such as sellers or breeders - the arrangements for the commercial entry of pets into the EU remain unchanged.

Travel by train

For traveling free of charge by  by train in Lithuania you only need to show your identity document.

Travel by Vilnius public transport

Ukrainian citizens can use public transport free of charge in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys, Alytus. More information here. 

I want to use vehicle registered in Ukraine in the territory of Lithuania. How should I do that properly and what is worth to know?
 
Compulsory motor third party liability insurance is mandatory in order to use a vehicle in Lithuania. Proper insurance documents are the ones where it is indicated that they are valid and provide insurance coverage in the territory of Lithuania (e.g. Ukrainian Green Cards, Polish or Lithuanian Frontier insurance policies). If you want to insure a vehicle that is registered in Ukraine you can do that remotely in these Ukrainian insurance companies or you should contact any insurer in Lithuania which provides compulsory motor third party liability insurance documents.
 
As all vehicles must be insured in Lithuania – it is prohibited to use a vehicle which has no compulsory motor third party liability insurance. Nevertheless, participating in the road traffic with an uninsured vehicle can cause administrative liability.
 
More valuable information and recommendations in English language can be found on the official website of Motor Insurers‘ Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania: “Information for Ukrainian drivers“.

 

The Lithuanian authorities provide and will continue to provide all possible assistance and support to Ukraine - its fearless soldiers and brave people.

#StandWithUkraine

#RazomDoPeremogi

  • We have donated to Ukraine items of defence, civil, medical and COVID19 protection, and provided humanitarian aid to war refugees for more than 37 million euros.
  • Lithuania is sending medical staff to help Ukrainians. The registration of medical volunteers is discontinued as the list has reached 300.
  • We allocated 750 000 euros in aid relief to war refugees who came to Moldova from Ukraine.
  • We help challenging Russia and Belarus over their war crimes and crimes against humanity: Lithuania has turned to Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accusing Russia and Belarus of these crimes.
  • Together with the Prime Ministers of Latvia, Estonia, and Poland, we sent a letter to the leadership of the world’s biggest social media companies calling on them to prevent Russia’s misinformation about the war in Ukraine from spreading across these platforms.
  • Most Lithuanian municipalities are terminating cooperation agreements with cities in Russia and Belarus.
  • The Ministry of Energy and Orlen Lietuva have simplified arrangements for the delivery of petrol and diesel from European companies to the Ukrainian gas station networks (OKKO and WOG).
  • The Ministry of Health has simplified the agreements between private Lithuanian pharmaceutical companies and the Red Cross on the supply of medical goods to Ukraine.
  • The Ministry of Transport assists in providing public and private humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

Lithuania has closed:

  • its airspace for all Russian aircraft.

Lithuania has suspended:

  • issuing visas and permits for Russian citizens to enter the country on an exceptional basis or for medical rehabilitation services;
  • certificates of services and products from Russia and Belarus;
  • selling of Russian and Belarusian publications;
  • retransmission of 6 TV programmes in Russian;
  • Russian gas imports via Klaipėda LNG terminal; electricity supply from Russia is reduced to technical level.
  • certificates of construction products manufactured in Russia and Belarus.

EU-adopted sanctions also apply in Lithuania.

* Information is subject to regular updates

Paskutinė atnaujinimo data: 2022-05-31