Setting up business in Ukraine: as a basis for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine

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How to get a residence permit in Ukraine with the legal company "Pravova Dopomoga"

One of the most common problems foreigners encounter when trying to obtain a temporary residence permit in Ukraine is the lack of legal grounds for obtaining such a permit. You can find detailed information about all the possible grounds for a temporary residence permit in Ukraine

Well, if you don’t have any grounds, you can create them, and the easiest way is to register a business in Ukraine.

Today we will tell you exactly how to get a temporary residence permit by starting a company in Ukraine, and why it will be a legal basis for the legalization of your stay in Ukraine.

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Legal advice on starting a business in Ukraine

Let’s find out how the business setup can be the basis for obtaining a temporary residence permit, because the list of possible grounds doesn’t include this basis.

In this case, the basis for obtaining a temporary residence permit isn’t actually the start of the business, but a permit for employment in Ukraine, which you get as the director of a newly established company. But you should pay attention to the algorithm of actions:

  1. We register an LLC in Ukraine with you as the founder. In this case a Ukrainian person shall be appointed as a director of the LLC (it will be one of the company’s lawyers). The thing is that you cannot immediately become the director of the company without having a work permit, and to get a work permit the company must be already established and have a director;

  2. On behalf of the LLC you apply for a work permit in Ukraine, we also help you to get a TIN in Ukraine;

  3. After obtaining a TIN we change the director of the company — you replace our lawyer in this position.

Of course, each of these stages requires a different set of documents and understanding of the Ukrainian laws and regulations. But our lawyers have been providing services on business immigration to Ukraine for many years, and can conduct the entire procedure within the shortest possible time.

As for the situation where you want not only to move to Ukraine, but also relocate, for example, your wife or husband, this can also be arranged. Some of our Clients wonder if it is possible to employ a spouse in the established company to obtain a work permit, and accordingly the basis for a temporary residence permit. Here it is important to understand that hired employees in the company, that is, the second spouse, will entail the need to pay taxes. Much easier and more profitable will be to get a temporary residence permit for family reunion. We can also help you with this issue.

The cost of business registration in Ukraine will depend on your goals. If we are talking about starting a business to further obtain a residence permit in Ukraine on the basis of a work permit, the price of our legal services is available at our service page. You can choose a residence permit package, which is suitable for you in terms of cost and amount of legal services.

Please note! When you purchase any of the service packages for obtaining a temporary residence permit in Ukraine the service price will include introductory consultation of a migration lawyer.

A client, citizen of the USA, applied to our company at the end of September this year. He wanted to register his business in Ukraine and have a possibility to stay legally in its territory.

The principle wish was to arrange it in the most optimal way. Therefore we suggested the client registering a limited liability company in Kiev and getting permission for employment in Ukraine. For the period of the procedure of getting permission for employment, our specialists also suggested picking a temporary director of the company. Because an enterprise cannot exist without a head, and upon the moment the documents are submitted for registration of the company, a director should already have been appointed by the founding members’ meeting. Since it is impossible to become a founder of a company without identification number (taxpayer registration identification card number), so getting it, and also providing a registered address of the future company was also a part of the set of services.

Stages of obtaining residence permit in Ukraine through company or NGO registration

  1. registration of identification number (taxpayer registration identification card number);
  2. registration of a limited liability company in Kiev;
  3. getting permission for employment;
  4. change of director from temporary for permanent (for the client).

Our specialists organized the work so that for performing all the necessary procedures the client did not have to come to Ukraine. The draft of the power of attorney was sent via e-mail. By that draft, the client registered at the local notary a power of attorney for our colleagues, apostillized it, and sent to us via international courier delivery.

What can go wrong?

When our colleagues got a power of attorney from the USA and compared it with the passport, they noticed mismatch of client’s name in the power of attorney and in the copy of his passport. According to the passport, the client had a binomial name, and in the power of attorney he had a single name. That is a common practice in the USA to use one name (as a rule, the first name). But when submitted to the Ukrainian authorities, such documents raise questions on the part of government officers. One has to give explanations at every authority that it is the same person. That was namely what we did in case with this client, in order not to complicate the matter with correction of the power of attorney. Since then, we have begun to draw attention of all of our clients to that nuance with the name and the need for the name being spelled in the same way as in the passport.

The whole package of documents was collected within the period stipulated with the client. We also concluded an agreement of further accounting service of the enterprise.

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Legal services for starting a business in Ukraine

Starting a business in Ukraine is not only a basis for obtaining a temporary residence permit. An operating company is an opportunity to develop your business, earn money and be happy with a quiet life in Ukraine.

Please note! Having registered a company, you must follow the rules of its maintenance, i.e. regularly pay taxes and submit reports to the tax authority. This is not difficult. For example, if the company doesn’t carry out any activity, you have to submit so-called “blank” reports to the tax office. Our lawyer will advise you on the tax rates and their payment.

However, it is important to pay taxes, as well as to submit reports, in time and without interruptions. After all, the existence of the company directly affects the validity of your work permit, and therefore the validity of the temporary residence permit.

If your goal is a business in Ukraine and obtaining a temporary residence permit in Ukraine, our lawyers offer you the following services:

  • LLC registration in Kyiv, services of the LLC temporary director;

  • Obtaining an insurance policy covering COVID-19 infection;

  • Obtaining a TIN for a foreigner;

  • Obtaining a work permit for a foreigner in Ukraine;

  • Appointment of a foreigner as Director of the LLC on the basis of a permit for employment in Ukraine;

  • Obtaining a temporary residence permit in Ukraine on the basis of a permit for employment in Ukraine;

  • Registration of the place of residence in Kyiv.

If necessary, we can also take care of accounting, filing reports to the tax authorities on behalf of your company for the established period.


Until 2022, our company provided services for obtaining a residence permit and for the peace and security of our Clients, we also gave clear instructions on how to provide reports in the future so as not to lose the RNT and residence permit in Ukraine.

In 2022, a number of legislative acts were adopted, which somewhat complicate independent accounting and reporting for the established company. The fact is that now such companies in which a foreign citizen is an employee must pay Single tax even if the company is not operating.

In this regard, after obtaining a residence permit, we offer our clients accounting services for their company, which will include the payment of the necessary tax. Service cost - from 300 USD depending on the paid period. More information from our specialists.

Do you want to get a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine on the basis of starting a business? Or do you intend to set up an actively operating business in Ukraine? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We will help you achieve your goal quickly and easily.

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Everything about obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine here.

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How to get a residence permit in Ukraine with the legal company "Pravova Dopomoga"

Publication date: 29/03/2021

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