Extension of a work permit for a foreigner in Ukraine

Extension of a work permit for a foreigner in Ukraine

Our clients, some of whom have been with us for over 3, 5, and even 10 years, feel a sense of peace and confidence because they have entrusted all their legal and accounting matters to our team of professionals.

We have continued to serve our clients through challenging times, including the COVID-19 quarantine and even periods of war. Our dedicated specialists are always accessible and stay up-to-date with the latest changes and developments in the field.

For example, one of our long-term clients, the head of a charitable foundation founded by foreigners from Lithuania and Norway, approached us in April of last year regarding the extension of work permits for herself and her employees. Due to the war, the situation was highly unstable, and government agencies in Ukraine were barely operational. There was also the additional issue of a name change and passport exchange.

Our team of lawyers became the sole providers who diligently submitted the necessary documents to the Employment Center, despite the challenging circumstances.

Due to various factors, the process took longer than anticipated. Many administrative service providers were operating on reduced hours, the area was subjected to constant shelling, and numerous specialists had left the country. Nevertheless, we remained determined and successfully secured an extension for our client's work permits. We also ensured that the previously issued permits were appropriately updated to reflect the new passport and name.

This is not an isolated incident; it exemplifies our commitment to professionalism. As a trusted and reliable team, we ensure that our clients find 100% guaranteed solutions to their issues.

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How we help with employment document processing

There was another situation that occurred earlier this year. Our team of lawyers provided valuable assistance to a group of volunteers from England who were setting up a charitable foundation. This foundation is currently making a difference by providing much-needed support to animals in the Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Vinnytsia regions.

Here's what we did:

  • We developed all the necessary founding documents and employment contracts, registered the Foundation, and provided comprehensive legal and accounting support.
  • We facilitated the director of the Foundation in obtaining a work permit and a residence permit in Ukraine.
  • We handled all the paperwork required for the legalization of foreign volunteers.

About a month after receiving the residence permit, when assisting with the process of opening a bank account, we discovered an issue. The director, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, had replaced their national passport because the previous one had run out of available pages.

Dealing with the legal requirements in Ukraine can be quite challenging for foreigners, and sometimes they may not even be aware that certain actions could result in fines or the cancellation of their documents.

Our team of experts explained the importance of updating the work permit when replacing a passport within one month. Through our efficient collaboration, we promptly identified this issue and prepared the necessary documentation for the Employment Center. The entire process was completed within three days, ensuring that all the client's documents were in compliance.

Today, we provide assistance for both extending existing work permits and obtaining new ones in Ukraine.

For information on the price of a work permit in Ukraine, please click here.

We also offer valuable resources on related topics:

New regulations for obtaining a work permit in Ukraine in 2023.

Applying for and renewing a work permit for foreigners during times of war.

Residency permits in Ukraine based on employment: advantages for employees and employers.

Publication date: 26/05/2023
Ryzhova Tatiana

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Name: Ryzhova Tatiana

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