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Work permit in Ukraine

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A work permit is needed for foreign citizens

Companies in Ukraine have the right to employ foreign citizens on the territory of Ukraine.

To do this, you need to obtain a work permit for foreigners issued by the Employment Center.

With this document, a foreign citizen in Ukraine will be able to legally work for the period of validity of the permit.

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Term of validity of the work permit

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Up to 1 year

A work permit is issued for the duration of the employment contract.
The term of the employment contract cannot exceed 1 year for foreign citizens and stateless persons on the territory of Ukraine.

Up to 3 years

Foreign citizens can obtain a work permit in Ukraine for the duration of the employment contract, but not more than 3 years, if they correspond to one of the following categories:

  • foreign highly paid professionals;
  • founders or participants of a legal entity established in Ukraine;
  • graduates of universities included in the first hundred in the world rankings of universities, in accordance with the list determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
  • foreign creative workers;
  • foreign IT professionals;
  • posted foreign workers;
  • intracorporate assignees.

The work permit can be renewed an unlimited number of times.

Who does not need to obtain a work permit for a foreigner in Ukraine?

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Foreign citizens may not receive a work permit in Ukraine if they meet one of the following categories:

  • issued a permanent residence permit in Ukraine;
  • received refugee status in Ukraine;
  • recognized as persons in need of additional protection in Ukraine;
  • representatives of foreign sea and river fleets, as well as airlines that serve such companies on the territory of Ukraine;
  • recognized as stateless persons by the central executive authority;
  • workers of foreign mass media accredited to work in Ukraine;
  • athletes who have received professional status, artists and art workers to work in Ukraine in their specialty;
  • emergency workers to perform urgent work;
  • employees of foreign missions registered on the territory of Ukraine in the manner prescribed by law;
  • clergymen who are foreigners and are temporarily in Ukraine at the invitation of religious organizations to carry out canonical activities;
  • arrived in Ukraine to participate in the implementation of international technical assistance projects;
  • arrived in Ukraine to conduct teaching or research activities in higher education institutions.

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    Minimum wage for obtaining a work permit

    2200$ - to all foreign citizens on the territory of Ukraine;

    1100$ - 5 minimum wages in Ukraine for foreigners:

    • employees in public associations,
    • charitable organizations,
    • educational institutions.

    The minimum wage requirements for the following categories do not apply:

    • foreign highly paid professionals;
    • founders or participants of a Ukrainian company;
    • graduates of universities included in the first hundred in the world rankings of universities, in accordance with the list determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
    • foreign workers of creative professions;
    • foreign IT professionals.
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    List of required documents

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    To obtain a work permit, you need documents:

    1) information about the company in which the foreign citizen will work;

    2) copies of the pages of the passport of a foreign citizen with personal data;

    3) 4 photographs on a white background, size 3.5 * 4.5 mm

    The cost of our services

    We provide assistance in obtaining a work permit in Ukraine for foreign citizens.

    Cost from:

    300$299$


    After receiving a positive decision of the territorial executive body implementing the state policy in the field of employment and labor migration, the employer must pay the state duty 10 days in advance.

    State fee for a work permit for foreign citizens and stateless persons in Ukraine:

    Up to 6 months - 170$
    Up to 1 year - 335$
    Up to 3 years - 505$

    If the employer fails to pay the fee within 10 working days from the date of the decision to issue or renew the permit, such a decision is canceled.

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      Terms of consideration

      The term for consideration of applications for the issuance or renewal of a permit for the employment of foreigners in Ukraine:

      • 7 working days - on the issue of a work permit in Ukraine;
      • 3 working days - to extend the validity of the work permit or to amend it.
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      Registration of a residence permit for the purpose of working on the territory of Ukraine

      After obtaining a work permit in Ukraine you can get a temporary residence permit on the basis of work.

      Foreign citizens who arrived in Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 calendar days or the duration of a visa, can apply for a temporary residence permit in Ukraine on the basis of employment in a Ukrainian company.

      Having a residence permit in Ukraine, a foreign citizen does not need to further obtain a visa to Ukraine to cross the Ukrainian state border.

      Temporary residence permit of Ukraine is issued for the period of validity of a work permit for a foreigner.

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      Ukraine, Kiev City, Velyka Vasylkivska street 25, office 34

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