Before arrival:

  • apply for visa or residence permit if you need one. Accompanying family members should apply at the same time, even if they arrive in Vilnius later.
  • make sure that you have satisfactory accommodation arrangements
  • take care of a relevant medical insurance (valid in EU/Lithuania)
  • plan on family matters: school and day care

After arrival:

  • apply for National visa (D) or resident permit according your nationality/period of stay.
  • register your place of residence: EU-citizens long term stay (if stay longer than 3 months) or Non-EU citizens long term stay (if you apply for Temporary Resident Permit)
  • get your employment contract or enroll as a Post-Doctoral Candidate if applicable
  • get acquainted with the tax system
  • open a bank account

Upon arrival at VU:

  • make sure that you have signed your work/stay agreement
  • got your employee card
  • activate your IT user account at VU (moodle, eduroam, other VU e-services)


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