Immigration (Permanent Residence) of IT-Specialists To Ukraine

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Obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit for IT Specialists in Ukraine
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What we offer

  • Assess the Client’s situation, as well as their documents on the possibility of immigration to Ukraine within the quota for IT-specialists;

  • Advice on the algorithm of the procedure of obtaining permanent residence permit (procedure of obtaining a work permit for foreigners, immigration permit, permanent residence permit as the final stage and migration issues related to the stay of foreigners in Ukraine)

  • Develop a complete set of documents for immigration of IT specialist to Ukraine;

  • Obtain official approval of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of permit for immigration of a foreign IT specialist to Ukraine;

  • Communicate with all state authorities involved in the procedure: submit documents for obtaining a work permit for foreigners, an immigration permit, a permanent residence permit

  • Register foreigner’s place of residence in Ukraine.

Content

Documents for immigration to Ukraine

List of documents
Documents confirming that the foreigner meets the qualification requirements (documents of work experience, education, amount of income)
Documents confirming the actual place of residence
Document confirming that the person does not suffer from chronic alcoholism, substance abuse, drug addiction or infectious diseases and does not have a criminal record

Documents needed for obtaining a permanent residence permit in Ukraine for IT-specialists may vary for each individual case, and actions required from our specialists.

For example, the above list of documents is usually accompanied by the Certificate of No Criminal Record, if the person permanently resides outside of Ukraine) and other documents.

This service is provided on a “turnkey” basis, that is, the company undertakes to carry out all necessary actions related to obtaining a permanent residence permit, including:

  • proper preparation and translation of all documents;

  • payment of official fees, assistance in obtaining a visa for immigration to Ukraine, preparation of insurance policies needed for foreigner’s stay in Ukraine, etc.

The price of legal services for obtaining a permanent residence permit within the immigration quota for IT specialists depends on the stage of procedure and the exact scope of services he/she needs.

The maximum list of actions includes:

  1. Registration of employment relations between the foreign worker and the employer (obtaining a work permit, an identification code for a foreigner, translation of necessary documents);

  2. Legal support of the procedure of obtaining an immigration permit within the quota for IT-specialists (gathering and preparing all necessary documents, obtaining official confirmation of education / work experience documents, obtaining approval from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Digital Transformation, obtaining visa documents for entry into Ukraine, etc.);

  3. Legal support of the procedure for obtaining permanent residency in Ukraine for IT-specialists and, if necessary, for his/her family members (preparation and execution of all documents, personal presence of a lawyer when submitting/obtaining documents);

  4. Registration of a foreigner's place of residence in Ukraine.

If necessary:

  • Starting a business in Ukraine: Registration of a foreign IT-specialist as an individual entrepreneur (to conduct independent business activities with a significantly reduced tax burden), or starting a business in another way.

Why us

Residence Permit in Ukraine for an IT specialist on a turnkey basis
Obtaining a permanent residence permit requires passing through a large number of related procedures, in particular, obtaining a work permit for a foreigner, arranging a foreigner’s stay in Ukraine, obtaining a foreigner’s identification code, etc. We offer a turnkey service, i.e. with minimal involvement of the Client in the entire procedure.
English-speaking lawyers
You will work with lawyers who not only understand the legal aspects of obtaining work permits, but can also clearly communicate all of these aspects in English.
Experience in a large number of jurisdictions
Our migration lawyers have supported migration projects for citizens of the United States (a number of states), Germany, Turkey, India, Sweden, Great Britain, Slovenia, the Republic of Seychelles, Afghanistan, Iran, and other countries.

We are ready to help you!

Contact us by mail [email protected], by phone number +38 044 499 47 99or by filling out the form:

The procedure for obtaining a permanent residence permit within the quota for IT-specialists in Ukraine

Stage 1. Organising drive.

At this stage, we establish whether the person meets the qualification requirements, the actual possibility of obtaining a permanent residence permit, and develop a plan of official recognition in Ukraine of the documents on work experience/education/income amount, if they were issued abroad.

The period of the preparatory stage depends on how quickly the Client provides us with all necessary documents and information to start work.

Stage 2. Preparation of documents and legal support of the procedure for obtaining a work permit for a foreigner

The execution period is 7-10 business days. You do not need to be in Ukraine to pass this stage.

The employment procedure is initiated by the employer with the support of our lawyers. The Client will have to provide us with:

- a high quality photo in electronic form;

- a high quality scanned copy of the passport (full spread with photo, with no cropped edges).

The procedure results in a work permit for a foreign IT-specialist.

Stage 3 (can be carried out in parallel with the following stage). Obtaining an identification code for a foreigner.

The execution period is 2-3 business days. To pass this stage, a foreigner is not required to personally stay in Ukraine, but he/she needs to issue a power of attorney for our lawyers to perform such actions (we will provide a draft of the power of attorney).

Stage 4. Support of the procedure for formalizing the employment relationship between the Ukrainian employer and an IT specialist.

The execution period is 2-3 business days. You do not need to be in Ukraine to pass this stage. Our lawyers will carry out all the necessary actions on the basis of the power of attorney.

As a result of this stage, we formalize the employment relationship of the foreigner with the employer.

Please note! You should remember that after obtaining a work permit you have 90 calendar days to conclude an employment agreement, otherwise it will be annulled.

Stage 5. Preparation of documents and legal support of the procedure for obtaining an immigration permit for a foreign IT-specialist.

The execution period is 3-6 months.

This stage includes the preparation of documents for obtaining an immigration permit, as well as obtaining recommendations from the Ministry of Immigration and the Ministry of Social Policy regarding the approval of the issuance of an immigration permit for a foreigner.

It is necessary to remember that a foreigner must apply for a permit in person:

  • to the territorial subdivision of the SMS in case of legal stay on the territory of Ukraine;

  • by applying to the consular office of Ukraine in the country of his/her citizenship or legal residence in case of staying abroad. 


Once submitted, the SMS reviews the applicant’s file on whether there are grounds for issuance/refusal to issue a permit. As a rule, the period of review is about 3-4 months, and in “complicated cases” it takes much longer. However, if there are recommendations of the Ministry of Social Policy to approve the issuance of a permit, this procedure is significantly accelerated and simplified.

Stage 6. Preparation of documents and legal support of the procedure for obtaining a permanent residence permit for 10 years

The execution period is 15-18 business days.

Please note! A foreigner must personally submit documents for obtaining a residence permit to the territorial subdivision of the Migration Service. In this connection, the Client must arrange legal stay in Ukraine (obtain a visa, if necessary). Our lawyers can help with this as well.

Stage 7. Registration of the foreigner’s place of residence in Ukraine.

The execution period is 2-3 business days. 

Ukrainian legislation stipulates that after obtaining a temporary residence permit, a foreigner must register his/her place of residence in Ukraine within 30 days.

Our company can help you register your place of residence.

Pravova Dopomoga Law Firm can help you both at individual stages of the procedure for obtaining a permanent residence permit for an IT specialist in Ukraine, and undertake the entire scope of work on a turnkey basis.

Answers to frequently asked questions

How can I prove that I have the sufficient work experience to obtain an immigration permit? Is it compulsory to have records in the employment book?

Ukraine is very interested in the development of the IT sphere, and therefore state authorities do not play bureaucracy when checking eligibility. Therefore, official letters of recommendation from employers about services provided, contracts or acts of service and other documents can be used to confirm the sufficient work experience.

How can I prove that I have the proper education in the appropriate fields of study for the specified position?

As a general rule, the main tool for confirming education is the procedure of recognition of foreign educational documents in Ukraine (or nostrification). However, there are cases when official recognition of foreign educational documents is not required. In addition, the Government of Ukraine plans to replace the recognition procedure with a simplified procedure for immigration of IT-specialists to Ukraine.

What do you need to know about the immigration of an IT-specialist to Ukraine?

Who has the right to immigrate to Ukraine within the quota for IT-specialists?

Today, the IT specialist quota applies to the following types of positions: 

  • managers of information security/quality systems;

  • managers (technical managers and technical directors);

  • information security specialists, programmers, etc.


There are separate requirements for each type of position, but in general they are as follows:

  • compliance with the mandatory qualification requirement: 3 or more years of experience working in the appropriate IT sphere/related position;

  • compliance with one of the qualification requirements: a verified previous year’s income in the amount equal to ,000 or more; a certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a relevant field; or an advanced degree in one of the technical fields of study.


Ukraine sets a determined course to comfortable conditions for the IT-sector.

Over the past few years, the Ukrainian government is trying all sorts of ways to attract new specialists to the IT-sphere. This course is manifested in many benefits, such as the possibility to employ foreigners without wage restrictions in the procedure for obtaining a work permit for foreigners, or allowing IT-specialists to enter Ukraine with a ban on border crossing in September 2020.

One of these benefits was the introduction of a separate immigration quota for foreign IT specialists in March 2020. 

This decision means that up to 5,000 people may get a permanent residence permit in Ukraine in the future on this basis.

What gives a permanent residence permit for IT specialists in Ukraine?

A permanent residence permit allows for development and a professional career in Ukraine, because:

  • a residence permit is issued for 10 years, which allows for free employment and residence in Ukraine, as well as relocation of the family;

  • the employment of a foreigner is carried out under the conditions envisaged for the citizens of Ukraine (the permit is NOT tied to a specific place of work);

  • a foreigner can get a visa to travel to other countries within the territory of Ukraine;

  • and etc. 


Do you work in the IT sphere and want to continue your activity and life in Ukraine? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We will help you to get a residence permit in Ukraine easily and safely!

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