Import your project from GitHub to GitLab

It takes just a couple of steps to import your existing GitHub projects to GitLab. Keep in mind that it is possible only if GitHub support is enabled on your GitLab instance. You can read more about GitHub support here

If you want to import from a GitHub Enterprise instance, you need to use GitLab Enterprise; please see the EE docs for the GitHub integration.

  • Sign in to and go to your dashboard.
  • To get to the importer page, you need to go to the "New project" page.

New project page

  • Click on the "Import project from GitHub" link and you will be redirected to GitHub for permission to access your projects. After accepting, you'll be automatically redirected to the importer.

Importer page

  • To import a project, you can simple click "Add". The importer will import your repository and issues. Once the importer is done, a new GitLab project will be created with your imported data.


When you import your projects from GitHub, it is not possible to keep your labels and milestones. We are working on improving this in the near future.