Registration of representative office of foreign company in Ukraine

Cost of services

Cost of services:

from 18000 UAH
Registration of a representative office in Ukraine
from 2500 UAH
Consultation of a lawyer on registration of a representative office in Ukraine
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What we offer

  • we help to make the more appropriate choice: a representative office or a subsidiary company in the form of an LLC, all considering the client’s situation;
  • we consult on the matters of registration of a representation office, about particularities of its legal status and functioning;
  • we prepare a draft of decision of the parent company about creation of representation office, application about registration, power of attorney for the chief of the representation office, and also drafts of other documents which the parent company is to sign;
  • if required, we agree with the Ministry of Economic Development the drafts of documents of foreign company yet before they are signed;
  • we submit documents to the corresponding government authorities and support registration of a representation office on a “ready-made” basis;
  • we order and support getting service cards for foreign companies in Ukraine.

Content

Documents for registration

List of documents
The document confirming the fact of registration of a company in the country in which it is located
Reference from the bank at which the account of the parent company is opened
Decision on incorporation of representation office, power of attorney for the chief of representation office

The registration procedure of a foreign company representative office in Ukraine

In order for a representative office of a foreign company to function in accordance with Ukrainian law, you must perform the following actions:

  1. Register the representative office with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine;

  2. Register it in the Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations of Ukraine, and with the state tax authorities. The representative office will be assigned with the EDRPOU code, but it won’t be listed in the Register.

Upon completion of our lawyers’ work, you will receive:

  • certificate of registration of the foreign representative office;

  • certificate of inclusion of the representative office in the Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations of Ukraine (Certificate of Statistics);

  • notification about registration as a payer of the single social fee (if required);

  • Form 34-ОПП.


In addition, our company provides the following services:

  • Obtaining service cards for foreign employees of the representative office;

  • Providing a legal address for the registration of the representative office;

  • Obtaining a TIN for the foreign director of the representative office;

  • Legal and accounting services for the representative office; 

  • Obtaining licenses or other permit documents for the representative office;

  • Making changes to the documents of the representative office.


The period of the representative office registration in Ukraine - 20 business days (one month).

The calculation of the deadline for the registration of a representative office of a foreign legal entity begins after receiving all the signed documents and the requested information from the foreign company.

Service packages offers

Consultation
from 2500 UAH
  • Analysis of the Client's situation and answers to his questions within the service, for example:
  • Which is better: representative office or other organizational and legal form in your case?
  • What kind of representative office should you choose: permanent or non-permanent?
  • Features of the procedure for registration of a representative office, its legal status and functioning
  • Proposal of the optimal algorithm of actions from the lawyer
Standard
18 000 UAH
  • Advising on the registration of the representative office, the peculiarities of its legal status and functioning
  • Preparation of a draft decision of the parent company on the establishment of a representative office, application for registration, power of attorney for the head, etc.
  • Approval with the Ministry of Economic Development of draft documents of a foreign company before their signing
  • Submission of documents and support of registration of a representative office in the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Registration in the tax office and statistical office
Standard + CEO
28 000 UAH
  • Advising on the registration of the representative office, the peculiarities of its legal status and functioning
  • Preparation of a draft decision of the parent company on the establishment of a representative office, application for registration, power of attorney for the head, etc.
  • Approval with the Ministry of Economic Development of draft documents of a foreign company before their signing
  • Obtaining an identification number for the head of the representative office (if he is not a citizen of Ukraine)
  • Obtaining a service card for the head of the representative office (if he is not a citizen of Ukraine)
  • Submission of documents and support of registration of a representative office in the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Registration in the tax office and statistical office
Top
Premium
21 000 UAH
  • Advising on the registration of the representative office, the peculiarities of its legal status and functioning
  • Preparation of a draft decision of the parent company on the establishment of a representative office, application for registration, power of attorney for the head, etc.
  • Approval with the Ministry of Economic Development of draft documents of a foreign company before their signing
  • Submission of documents and support of registration of a representative office in the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Registration in the tax office and statistical office
  • Support for opening a bank account
Premium + CEO
33 000 UAH
  • Advising on the registration of the representative office, the peculiarities of its legal status and functioning
  • Preparation of a draft decision of the parent company on the establishment of a representative office, application for registration, power of attorney for the head, etc.
  • Approval with the Ministry of Economic Development of draft documents of a foreign company before their signing
  • Obtaining an identification number for the head of the representative office (if he is not a citizen of Ukraine)
  • Obtaining a service card for the head of the representative office (if he is not a citizen of Ukraine)
  • Submission of documents and support of registration of a representative office in the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Registration in the tax office and statistical officeSupport for opening a bank account

How much does it cost to register a representative office in Ukraine?

The cost of registration of a representative office of a foreign company in Ukraine does not include the translation and notary fees, as well as the state duty.

The official state fee amounts to one living wage: Since January, 2021 - UAH 2,270, and since December 2021 - UAH 2,481. It is not included in the cost of registration of the company’s representative office in Ukraine.

For your convenience translation of documents into Ukrainian can be done by our partner translators.

Additional information about starting a representative office of a foreign company in Ukraine

Opening and registering a representative office of a foreign company in Ukraine (in Kyiv and other regions) is a multistage and complex task. You should know that:

  • The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine is responsible for the registration of representative offices of foreign companies;

  • It will not have the status of a legal entity;

  • If a non-resident is going to work in a representative office, he/she does not need a Work Permit. Instead, service cards will be issued by the same Ministry;

  • The basis for economic activities of a representative office is a power of attorney for the representative of a foreign company;

  • Representative offices are divided into two types depending on whether they have the right to conduct business activities;

  • It is not the representative office that is registered with the tax authorities, but the foreign parent company.

You can always ask our specialists about the price of registration of a representative office for your specific case by phone or in any other way convenient for you.

Documents needed to regidter a foreign representative office in Ukraine

To register a representative office you will need the following documents:

  • Application for registration;

  • Certificate of the parent company registration;

  • Certificate from the bank where the account of the foreign company is opened, account numbers;

  • Power of attorney for the head of the representative office, duly certified;

  • Permission of the central bank of the respective country for opening an account with the right to conduct business activities for the representative office of a foreign company in Ukraine (if necessary);

  • Minutes on establishment of a representative office and appointment of the director;

  • Office lease agreement (required for information);

  • Power of attorney for our lawyers.

Our lawyers provide a template decision of the parent company on establishing a representative office in Ukraine, power of attorney to the director of the representative office, power of attorney to our employees for registration of the representative office.

The document confirming the registration of the parent company, as a rule, is an extract from the commercial, banking or court register of the country where such company is located.

Copy of the lease agreement for the office space (office) of the representative office is not provided at the stage of registration of a representative office with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. However, such an agreement is required for future activities, and our company can provide it for the regulatory authorities.

You do not have to separately look for a legal address for the representative office. We provide such services, if necessary.

Why us

We guarantee final result
We always focus on the final result – registration of a representation office on a “ready-made” basis. Therefore, in case of force majeure circumstances (for example, illegal actions or inaction of officers of government authorities, failure in the database of state registers etc.) we independently look for ways out of the given situation. With that, the cost of our services is not increased.
You economize your time with us
Firstly, Client’s participation is limited by providing the necessary information and signing the documents we have developed and have sent him via e-mail. Secondly, thanks to competence of our specialists, there will be no need to redo documents. Thirdly, thanks to many years’ experience of registration of representation office and communication with the Ministry of Economic Development, for the latter, there arise no questions concerning documents prepared by our specialists, therefore, as a rule, they are considered within shorter time than provided by the law.
If required, we can provide a legal address
A representation office should be registered at a specific address. Foreign clients do not always manage to find a suitable office. Therefore, for a certain period, a representation office can be registered at our address as sub-lease holder.

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:

Our successful projects

Registeration of a representation office of a foreign company in April 2019
Registered a non-permanent representatative office of the Swedish company and registered it at the corresponding government authorities (statistical office and SFS of Ukraine).
Registered the permanent representation of Georgian company
Spesialized lawyers of our company escorted the process of registration the permanent representation of Georgian company in Kiev in December, 2018.

Consultation of a lawyer on registration of a representative office in Ukraine

Registration of a representative office of a foreign company in Ukraine is a complicated process, which is difficult to perform independently. If you want to understand its peculiarities, we recommend applying for an introductory consultation to our lawyers.

Thanks to such consultation you will receive a step-by-step algorithm of actions for successfully achieving your goal, which will be made taking into account the peculiarities of your case. The specialist will also answer the questions associated with the activities of the future representative office, for example:

  • What will be better: registration of a representative office of a foreign company or another organizational-legal form (depending on your situation)?

  • How to employ the head of the representative office, if it is a foreigner?

  • How to employ the staff of the representative office?


We provide consultations online, e.g. via Skype or WhatsApp, so you do not have to visit our office. 

The cost of introductory consultation is from 2500 UAH. When ordering the service of registration of representation in Ukraine the cost of consultation is included in the total price.

Note: In case you have a complicated project in mind, or want additional tax or other advice, our lawyers can offer you a more in-depth consultation – "Roadmap".

Procedure of registration of a foreign representative office

You have decided to open a representative office in Ukraine. What's next?

As soon as we agree on the terms and cost of services for this task, we sign an agreement with the Client on the provision of legal services.

We prepare a full package of documents for submission to the Ministry, which a representative of a foreign company will only need to sign.

After the end of the registration process within the prescribed period of time, we provide the Client with ready-made documents (for Clients located in other regions - by courier mail).

Services to non-residents and foreign companies are one of the main focuses of our company. Among our regular customers are many foreign enterprises and citizens. You can find their reviews on our website. Also, in the section "Useful information", you can find various interesting cases from our practice on this topic. All materials from this section are the fruit of intellectual work, as well as the great practical experience of our lawyers.

Working with our firm, you will receive the decision of any of your questions quickly, safely and effectively. Among our indisputable advantages: 

  • Communication at a high level - you won’t need to look for our Client manager, he will keep you informed of the situation 24/7.

  • Simplicity of explanation - we do not write volumes for consultation. All information is given as simple and accessible as possible so that you can fully understand the process.

If You wish to open a representative office in Ukraine fast and easy - call us!

Answers to frequently asked questions

Which is the better choice: a representation office or a subsidiary company in form of an LLC?

Everything depends on the purposes of coming to the Ukrainian market. If that is, for example, making Ukrainian consumers familiar with activity and products of the parent company, a representation office is enough. If you plan an activity which is licensed in Ukraine, that should be obligatorily a legal entity. A LLC is the most suitable for those purposes. A representation office has no right to get a license. You can familiarize yourself in detail here about the difference between a representation office and a LLC.

Can a representation office in Ukraine act based on approval documents issued for the parent company in the country of its registration?

No, it cannot. The licenses and permits issued for the parent company in the country of its registration are not valid in Ukraine.

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