Open a foreign business in Ukraine on a "turnkey" basis

Cost of services

Cost of services:

from 900 USD
Business registration in Ukraine
from 1200 USD
Business registration in Ukraine with further service
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What we offer

  • Help you choose the best business setup option in Ukraine;
  • Provide accounting services, file reports - performed by a professional accountant under the supervision of a lawyer;
  • Arrange the opening of company accounts and their complete maintenance - accounting of all funds received on the account, and all payments from the account of the company;
  • Keep personnel records: hiring, dismissal, wages, taxes, overtime payments, travel allowances, etc;
  • Provide consulting services in the course of business activities, including the development and review of agreements, answering any legal questions concerning your business activity;
  • Register the desired business structure in Ukraine and help choose the most suitable taxation system for your business in Ukraine;
  • Provide assistance in employment of a foreign director or other foreign employees in the company;
  • Assist with obtaining permits, including licenses, required for your business.

Content

Documents for business registration in Ukraine

List of documents
Passports of the founders
Documents on registration of a foreign company
Power of Attorney

How to start a business in Ukraine and really get started?

There are different ways to start a business in Ukraine. Many entrepreneurs see a perspective in business development in Ukraine and want to get an opportunity to tap a new market.

Within the framework of this service we not only register a business but also offer services for its preparation for operation: hiring employees, arrangement of accounting systems, preparation of documentation for operation, etc.

The main issues that you will need to solve in the process of registering a business are as follows:

  • Will you register an LLC, representative office or another business structure?
  • Will registering a business be profitable for you?
  • How to hire employees to work in the company?
  • How to arrange a system of business accounting and personnel record keeping?
  • Do you need additional permits for carrying on business in Ukraine?
  • What period of time and investments should you expect at registration of your business in Ukraine?


Our lawyers will provide answers to all these questions after a thorough analysis of your situation. Our main task is to offer you the option of business registration, which will fully meet your needs and plans.

Important!

If you need, we can begin with a consultation on all the issues concerning the process of registration and starting a business in Ukraine. The cost of such consultation is approximately USD 500.

We offer to use preliminary consultation services if you are planning a start-up of a narrow specific or rare activity in Ukraine. The question is not how to register a business, but whether it is possible, and how it can be done optimally and legally.

Preliminary consultation on your needs and vision of business registration will be included in the package of services, which you can see below.

If you already understand the ways of a business setup, we proceed to its registration, and offer you a further service of 4 components:

  • Record-keeping for tax purposes - filing all necessary reports to the tax authorities of Ukraine in the course of business activities;

  • Payroll - personnel accounting for a company. We take over the operation of the Client’s account, handle the payment of wages, taxes from it for the Client, resolve issues with vacations, bonuses, insurance costs, travel, sick leaves, etc.

  • Accounting - we communicate with representatives of the bank regarding payments received and payments made on the company’s accounts. We process the receipt of funds from the parent company or the withdrawal of funds from the Ukrainian business, etc.

  • Legal servicing - services, which require legal knowledge and skills - development of agreements, orders, internal documentation, everything you need for accounting.

Service packages offers

Start
1200 USD
  • Consulting on business registration in Ukraine
  • All registration activities in Ukraine
  • Employment of Ukrainian director in the company (your authorized person/partner in Ukraine)
  • Opening of accounts for the company
  • Obtaining EDS (electronic digital  signature)
  • Accounting (0 transactions per month)
  • Tax reporting

*The service is provided on condition of absence of hired personnel except for the Ukrainian director, without activity, for 1 quarter after registration of the company.

*Further business support services - 300 USD/quarter

Standard
3100 USD
  • Consulting on business registration in Ukraine
  • Preparation of all necessary documents, their translation and certification by a notary
  • All registration activities in Ukraine
  • Obtaining a TIN and Work Permit for a non-resident director in Ukraine
  • Employment of a foreign director in the company 
  • Opening of accounts for the company
  • Obtaining EDS (electronic digital  signature)
  • Legal servicing - legal advice on doing business in Ukraine
  • Accounting (0-20 transactions per month) and tax reporting services
  • Personnel record keeping (1-3 employees) - payroll, tax, other payments
  • Employment and dismissal of employees

*Service within the package is provided for 1 month

* Further business support services - 1,500 USD/month

Premium
4100 USD
  • Consulting on business registration in Ukraine
  • Preparation of all necessary documents, their translation and certification by a notary
  • All registration activities in Ukraine
  • Obtaining a TIN and Work Permit for a non-resident director in Ukraine
  • Employment of a foreign director in the company 
  • Opening of accounts for the company
  • Obtaining EDS (electronic digital  signature)
  • Accounting (20-70 transactions per month) and tax reporting services
  • Personnel record keeping (3-5 employees) - payroll, tax, other payments
  • Performing the duties of the HR department: employment, dismissal, recruitment of the right personnel
  • Keeping company’s accounts 
  • Advising on complex tax, labor, corporate law issues, etc.
  • Conducting an audit of the company

*Service within the package is provided for 1 month

* Further business support services - 2,500 USD/month

Firm + ukr. director
900 USD
  • Development of optimal business registration plant in Ukraine
  • Preparation of all necessary documents, their translation and certification by a notary
  • All registration activities in Ukraine
  • Employment of the Ukrainian director in the company (your authorized person/partner in Ukraine)
  • Opening of company’s accounts
  • Obtaining EDS (electronic digital  signature)
  • Obtaining a VAT payer status for the company, if required
Firm + foreign director
2000 USD
  • Development of optimal business registration plant in Ukraine
  • Preparation of all necessary documents, their translation and certification by a notary
  • All registration activities in Ukraine
  • Obtaining a TIN and Work Permit for a non-resident director in Ukraine
  • Employment of a foreign director in the company 
  • Opening of accounts for the company
  • Obtaining EDS (electronic digital  signature)
  • Obtaining a VAT payer status for the company, if required
Firm + Residence permit
from 2800 USD
  • Development of optimal business registration plant in Ukraine
  • Preparation of all necessary documents, their translation and certification by a notary
  • All registration activities in Ukraine
  • Obtaining a TIN and Work Permit for a non-resident director in Ukraine
  • Employment of a foreign director in the company 
  • Opening of accounts for the company
  • Obtaining EDS (electronic digital  signature)
  • Obtaining a VAT payer status for the company, if required
  • Legalization of a foreign director’s stay in Ukraine under the scheme of his /her choice (Temporary Residence Permit, Permanent Residence Permit) and for a desired period of time (1-3 years under a Temporary Residence Permit or 10 years under a Permanent Residence Permit)

*The price depends on the period of the residence permit in Ukraine and the complexity of your chosen scheme.

Legal support services to a foreign business

Our company’s area of strength is that we can undertake not only the business registration procedure, but also provide full legal and accounting support services. This means that you can get a comprehensive solution to all your business-related issues in Ukraine in one place.

We offer multi-faceted services, which you can learn more about here.

To understand the approximate service price in your case, check the price of the following service packages:

1. Accounting and tax/asset reporting.

Bookkeeping (0 transactions per month) + tax reporting service - USD 300,00 (EUR 270)/quarter.

Bookkeeping (0-20 operations per month) + tax reporting service - USD 600,00 (EUR 540).

Bookkeeping (20-70 transactions per month) + tax reporting service - USD 1000,00 (EUR 900,00).

2. Payroll services (if necessary):

"Basic payroll package" 1-3 employees - USD 600.00 (EUR 540) per month.

"Full payroll package" (basic salary + overtime, expenses, etc.) 3-5 employees - USD 1,200.00 (EUR 1,080) per month.

"Full payroll package + additional employee" - plus USD 150.00 (EUR 135) for each person / per month (for example, for 7 employees: 1,200 + 2*150 = 1,500).

*1. Payroll services include all types of payments under the employment agreement (wages, overtime, all kinds of expenses, etc.) and the creation of tax returns in accordance with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation.

*2. The Payroll service does not include the cost of paying wages to employees under paragraph 1, the bank fees, etc., they must be set and paid directly to employees by the Ukrainian company (Client).

3. Legalservicing

Legal support services include all sorts of consulting services to the Client and its employees on labor, tax laws of Ukraine, development and review of agreements - USD 1200,00 per month.

This is a necessary part of another type of service, as an accountant, HR-specialist and Client constantly need legal advice concerning business activity.

This also includes control of the compliance with tax legislation.

4. Personnel Services

Hiring of employees and execution of all related documents (including vacations, sickness, insurance, etc.) - 1 salary for hiring an employee + plus USD 50.00 ( EUR 45) for each person / per month.

We do not provide separate accounting services - it is not expedient and carries risks for your business. In order to guarantee that the combination of an accountant and a lawyer work smoothly, we offer these support services only as a package.

We can also offer you development of personal packages of legal services in Ukraine.

Our task is to provide your business with reliable legal protection, to handle all the routine work, which requires an in-depth knowledge of Ukrainian legislation. You manage your business and we take care of its smooth and legal operation in Ukraine.

We can also help with the selection and lease of office or other premises for your business.

Terms and cost of starting a foreign business in Ukraine

The period of foreign business registration in Ukraine will depend on the desired business structure. So, to register an LLC in Ukraine with foreign founders will take about 1-3 days + time for preparation (obtaining a TIN).

Registration of business through opening a representative office will take about 1 month.

After the registration of the company it will be necessary to notify other state authorities, such as tax authorities, and to solve all personnel issues - recruitment and employment of employees.

If the company will need a license or any other permit to operate - you will need to add the time required to obtain the document.

The price of business registration in Ukraine will depend on the amount of legal services that you will need and the type of your business activity. In Ukraine there are state fees for company registration:

  • the LLC registration - UAH 680;

  • registration of a representative office - UAH 2,270 (as of November 2021).

Investments in the development of Ukrainian business

If you are ready to invest more than USD 100,000 for business development or purchase of real estate in Ukraine, we can help you with obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit through investment. 

See the service price and the list of our actions within its framework here.

Why us

One-Stop-Services
We offer not only registration of foreign business in Ukraine, but also its further legal and accounting support. You manage, and we keep records and solve all the legal issues of your business.
Turnkey Business Setup in Ukraine
Extensive experience of registration and business support for our foreign Clients gives us the opportunity to tell you exactly how to build the whole system correctly. You will be initially confident in the correctness of your organizational decisions.
Migration Lawyer Assistance
For those Clients, who are planning to hire foreign employees, including a foreign director, we offer assistance with obtaining all necessary Work Permits and legalization of their stay in Ukraine for the required period.
Personal Client Manager
You will be assigned a personal client manager and lawyer, who will clarify all the issues of cooperation at the start, and will answer your questions throughout the entire period of work. We are always in touch.

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:

Registration of a company in Ukraine by a foreigner for doing business

A foreign person can become a founder of a company in Ukraine. For this purpose, you need to understand what kind of business you wish to start in Ukraine, as well as the minimum package of documents:

  • TIN - our lawyers can get it under a power of attorney;

  • notarized translation of the passport.


To register a company, the Articles of Association and the Minutes must be developed, and then all the registration forms must be filled out for submission to the state registrar. Our lawyers will handle preparation and submission of documents.

During the whole period of company registration, the foreign founder can be out of the territory of Ukraine. Personal presence is required when opening a company’s account, which takes a few hours.

Registration of an LLC is one of the easiest decisions for starting foreign business in Ukraine. You can be the sole owner of the company, become its director and manage the company both from Ukraine and from abroad.

Registration of a company in Ukraine by a foreign company for doing business

If an established foreign company wants to register a company in Ukraine, the procedure will be almost identical to the registration of a company by an individual, but will require more attention at the stage of preparation. First of all, it will be necessary to answer the following questions:

  • Will a foreign legal entity act as a founder of a Ukrainian company, or will it be better to register an LLC in Ukraine with physical persons as founders (founders of the parent company)?

  • How to stipulate the procedure of withdrawing income to the accounts of the foreign company in the Charter of the Ukrainian company?

  • How to stipulate the levers of management of the company, duties of its director, etc. in the company’s Charter .


To register a company in Ukraine with a foreign founder, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • document of registration of a foreign company (certified by the issuing authority/apostilled/legalized - depending on the country);

  • Copies of passports (also certified) of all persons who own 25% + shares in the authorized share capital.

Registration of a foreign representative office in Ukraine as a form of doing business.

The representative office of a foreign business in Ukraine is a special form of doing business, which at the moment takes a back seat.

A representative office has its advantages as a form of business structure. Firstly, it is a somewhat simplified scheme of employment of foreign workers in the company - they still need to obtain a Work Permit, but it is issued through the Ministry of Economy and is called a Service Card. There are fewer requirements for employees, and the employment is a bit simpler. The disadvantage is that you can employ only three employees at the same time. If you plan to relocate more employees - the representative office may not meet your needs.

In addition to employment, a representative office has the following advantages:

  • complete controllability of the parent company;

  • simplified system of money withdrawal to the parent company;

  • the ability to operate directly under the company’s brand, without TM registration in Ukraine;

  • certain customs preferences in the supply of goods for the representative office.


But even in spite of such advantages, for most types of business it is more suitable to register a company. For example, a representative office cannot obtain most types of licenses for activities in Ukraine.

The full procedure for registration of a representative office of a foreign brand can be found here.

Answers to frequently asked questions

Can a foreign founder become a director of a company in Ukraine?

Yes, but not at the moment of company registration. In order to be employed in your own company, you first need to obtain a Work Permit in Ukraine.

Can the necessary personnel be relocated to Ukraine?

Yes, of course. However, all foreign workers that you want to employ in Ukraine must obtain Work Permits. For their long-term stay you will also need to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit for each employee.

Do you need a real office to do business in Ukraine?

Not in every instance. It all depends on the type of your business activity. For example, most activities that require a license in Ukraine also require the availability of appropriate premises.
. If you plan business activity in the IT sector, it'll be enough to have a legal address for the registration of the company.

Can a large number of personnel be relocated at once?

This will depend on the form of business registration you choose. For example, when registering a representative office, you can get only three service cards for the personnel - work permits.
. If you want to relocate more staff, it will better to register an LLC in Ukraine.

Becoming a director of a company registered in Ukraine

A large number of entrepreneurs starting a business in Ukraine prefer to take the position of director of a company or a representative office. This has the following advantages:

  • Full control over business management in Ukraine;

  • Opportunity to get a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine, if you plan to manage your business from Ukraine, or want to be able to come and stay in Ukraine for the desired period;

  • No need to spend money on the salary of the director at the first stage after the business establishment - when appointing a founder as a director, there are no requirements for his/her minimum wage.


Of course, having registered a company or a representative office in Ukraine, you can become its director, but not at the moment of registration.

The fact is that according to the law, you can start working as a director of the company only after getting a Work Permit. The employer, an already registered company, must apply for your Work Permit. But it is impossible to register a company or a representative office without a director.

Therefore, at the time of business registration, its director must be a Ukrainian citizen. There are two solutions:

  • Our company can offer the services of a nominee director - our lawyer will become the director, who immediately after the founder obtains a Work Permit, will transfer the position to him/her;

  • You can find a trusted person in Ukraine, who will become the director of your company for an agreed period.


These and other questions we discuss at the preliminary consultation on starting a business in Ukraine. Our task is to clarify all the important aspects for you and make sure that you get the desired result in the most effective way.

Why us?

Registering a business in Ukraine with us is:

  • Reliable - taking on the task, we bring the matter to an end.

  • Safe - we will find the solution which will allow you to start absolutely legal business in Ukraine with minimum risks for you.

  • Simple - when you work with us you'll know exactly what result you'll get and when. The personal client manager will always be in touch with you. 

  • Effective - we are focused on your needs, not on your proposed objectives. With extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the law and the rules of doing business we will find the option that suits you best.


Do you want to get a real and ready-to-work business in Ukraine? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We will find the best solution for you and translate it into action.

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