Work permit obtainment for foreigner in Kiev (Ukraine)

Cost of services

Cost of services:

from 250 USD
When Client is elegible and has all the necessary documents
from 1300 USD
Premium (includes preparation of additional documents)
Negotiable
For large groups of foreign employees
5.0
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What we offer

While providing services employment permit obtainment for a foreign citizen, our firm:

  • drafts a set of documents for submission to the Employment Center (which is the authority in charge), including a draft of employmentcontract, a contract between a foreign employer and a Ukrainian business entity, etc .;
  • organizes the translation of passports, drafts of agreements and contracts, other necessary for submitting documents in a foreign language;
  • submits the set of documents to the Employment Center based on a power of attorney, supervises the documents examination, informs the client of a positive decision and obtains his/her work permit;
  • gives legal advice on the available / possible grounds for obtaining the permit.


When necessary, our lawyers also can:

  • assistin obtainment of insurance, which is provided together with the original/a notarial copy of the work permit at the embassy of Ukraine for a visa type D.
  • pay official fee for a work permit for foreigners application;
  • make a notarial copy of the permit for further use at the Ukrainian Embassy abroad.

 

Content

Documents for obtaining an employment permit in Ukraine

List of documents
Notarial translation of a foreign citizen’s passport
Draft of employment agreement
Color photo

Documents for obtaining a Work Permit in Ukraine

Given that a work permit is obtained for a foreign citizen, but the applicant is a company (entrepreneur), employer, the documents that need to be collected to obtain a permit can be divided into 2 categories:

1) From a natural person:

  • 1 color photo (size - 3.5x4.5);

  • Ukrainian translation of the foreigner’s passport (certified by a notary).


2) From a legal entity:

  • a power of attorney for the specialists of our company;

  • a copy of the draft employment agreement (contract) with a foreigner.


In addition, there are other documents required for certain categories of foreign employees:

  • a copy of diploma with apostille for graduates of world’s top universities;

  • a notarized copy of the document that confirms the authorship of the intellectual property right object;

  • other documents.


Please note!
Updated application forms for obtaining and extending work permits for foreigners and stateless persons enter into force from 14.11.2020. If applications are submitted in the form other than the established one, the Employment Center has the right to stop the processing of documents and, if errors are not corrected, to reject the permit.

A complete list of documents for obtaining a work permit in Ukraine is as follows:

  • Application, prepared by our lawyers and submitted on behalf of the employer. The application must specify that the job that requires foreign specialist is not related to state secrets and depends on the employee’s citizenship of Ukraine;

  • Document confirming the foreigner’s identity - a notarized copy with a certified translation into the Ukrainian language is required. Our lawyers will arrange both translation and notarization for you;

  • Color photo of the employee - 3.5 x 4.5 cm;

  • Draft employment agreement with the employee - a draft agreement must be certified by the employer’s signature;

  • Receipt of the state fee payment;

  • Power of Attorney for a representative - our lawyers execute a power of attorney.

Service packages offers

Base
250 USD
  • Preparation of documents for submission to for work permit
  • Organization of translation of passports, draft contracts
  • Submission of documents
  • Preparation of details for payment for work permit
Standard (+ insurance)
700 USD
  • Preparation of documents for submission fr work permit
  • Organization of translation of passports, draft contracts
  • Submission of documents
  • Preparation of details for payment for work permit
  • Payment of the official payment 
  • Payment for medical insurance for a year of stay in Ukraine
  • Sending documents to a foreigner to obtain a D visa
Top
Premium
1300 USD
  • Preparation of documents for submission for work permit
  • Organization of translation of passports, draft contracts
  • Submission of documents 
  • Preparation of details for payment
  • Payment of the official payment for work permit
  • Payment for medical insurance for 3 years of stay in Ukraine, including from Covid-19
  • Instructions for obtaining a D visa
  • Sending documents to a foreigner to obtain a D visa
VIP
1900 USD
  • Submission of documents to the registrar for registration of LLC in Ukraine for further receipt of work permit in Ukraine
  • Obtaining an extract from the USR, registration of the seal of the LLC
  • Preparation of documents for submission to the CNAP on the work permit
  • Organization of translation of passports, draft agreements
  • Submission of documents to the CNAP
  • Preparation of details for payment for work permit
  • Payment of the official payment for work permit
  • Insurance for 3 years of stay in Ukraine, including from Covid-19
  • Instructions for obtaining a D visa
  • Sending documents to a foreigner to obtain a D visa

The cost of a work permit for foreigners for large groups of employees (Ukraine business visa)

In addition to the services mentioned in the packages above, we also offer services for obtaining work permit for large groups of foreign employees.

The cost of working permits for foreigners is negotiable, and the package includes:

  • Creation of a company for the employment of workers
  • Preparation of documents for submission for the work permit
  • Organization of translation of passports, draft contracts
  • Submission of documents
  • Preparation of details for payment for work permit
  • Payment of the official payment for work permit
  • Payment for medical insurance for 3 years of stay in Ukraine, including from Covid-19
  • Instructions for obtaining a D visa
  • Sending documents to a foreigner to obtain a D visa
One of the key costs incurred by applicants for the work permit in Ukraine is the official fee for the issuance of such permission. Its amount depends on the time period for which the permit is to be issued. Calculation is made in the living wage as of January 1 of the year in which the documents are submitted. In 2021, one such living wage is 2270 UAH.

Thus, payment to the state for a permit to work of foreign nationals in Ukraine is:

  • For a period of less than 6 months - is 2 living wage (4540 UAH);
  • for the period from 6 months to one year - is 4 living wage (9080 UAH);
  • for the period from one year to 3 years - is 6 living wage (13620 UAH);
The same official payments are also applicable for the renewal of work permits.

Introductory legal consultation on obtaining a work permit for foreigners in Ukraine

If, before ordering the service, you want to delve deeper into the procedure, find out all possible solutions to the problem of employment of a foreigner in Ukraine, or want to ask a lawyer additional questions regarding the service, the best solution would be to order an introductory consultation with a lawyer.

Such consultation will allow you to clearly understand the procedure for obtaining a Permit. Also a lawyer will:

  • Analyze your situation and tell you if the work permit is the best option for solving your problem; 
  • Find out your goals and needs, and then suggest the best option for achieving them; 
  • Will give you clear and understandable answers to basic questions.
The cost of introductory consultation starts from 2500 UAH. When ordering work permit for foreigners in Ukraine this sum will be included into the price of the service.

We can also provide you with Road Map. It will suit Clients with many complicated issues, and those who want to receive a step-by-step algorithm of actions to resolve the situation. The cost of the "Road Map" will be included in the price of services for issuing a work permit for foreigners when ordering it with us.

Why us

English-speaking lawyers
You will be working with lawyers, who do not only have a professional understanding of the legal aspects of obtaining work permits, but are also able to clearly explain all these aspects to you in English.
Services on a turn-key basis
Obtaining a work permit is rarely standalone service. We usually support a full range of related procedures such as: incorporation in Ukraine, obtaining a residence permit, bookkeeping, etc.
Security of spent money
Since obtaining a work permit is rather expensive procedure, it is very important not only to obtain, but also to save it. By working with us and entrusting us in servicing your business, you can be sure that your permit will not be revoked due to failure to submit the contract or other reasons.

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

Work permit in Ukraine
On 04.01.2021, obtained a work permit for a French citizen for a company engaged in advertising activities.
Work permit in Ukraine
24.12.2020 received a work permit for an Indian citizen in Ukraine

Work permit or business visa Ukraine: how to get it

The cost of services for obtainment or extension of a work permit card starts from 7,000 hryvnyas and depends on the grounds for obtaining a permit and documents which the client can or cannot collect by himself.

The cost of services usually does not include official fees and expenses on notarial services.

The term for obtaining the permit ranges from 7 to 10 working days. Based on the number of applicants for a work permit, it can be obtained faster.

In the case of extension of a permit, the term for the application processing is 3 working days.

Important to know about visa Ukraine 2021

One of the key problems faced by foreigners who have obtained a work permit in Ukraine is failure to submit a copy of their employment contract to the relevant Employment Office after obtaining a work permit as required by law, namely:

  • the contract must be signed no later than 90 calendar days from the date of obtainment of a work permit;
  • a certified copy of the contract must be submitted to the Employment Office not later than 10 days after signing.

It should be noted that violation of the rule causes cancelling of the work permit.

It does not prevent a foreign citizen from obtaining a new one, but requires considerable time and financial expenses, as the procedure will have to be fully completed from the very beginning, including paying the official payment to the state, and therefore it is better to submit the contract on time.

Employment of foreign workers without a work permit

The requirements for a work permit do not apply to a number of foreign workers, which are specified in the Law of Ukraine "On Employment of Population".

Among other things, without special permit from the Employment Office, the following categories of foreign citizens are engaged in labor activities:

  • holders of a permanent residence permit in Ukraine;
  • personnel of marine and air transport, if they service ships in our country;
  • foreign journalists and other media workers accredited in Ukraine;
  • employees of representative offices of foreign companies;
  • other categories of foreign citizens.

It should be noted that in certain cases, other laws and subordinate legislation may establish a document that replaces a work permit.


For example, for the abovementioned employees of foreign representatative offices in Ukraine, it is required to obtain a so called work card from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, which allows to work, and also serves as one of the documents for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine.

Secondment of employees of foreign companies to Ukraine

Current legislation stipulates need to obtain a work permit even in cases, where a foreign employee arrives in Ukraine on a business trip.

At the same time, a business trip should be understood not just as a business visit to Ukraine, but rather as execution of a specific amount of work on the basis of a Ukrainian business entity.

A work permit in this case can be obtained for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension. The key document for obtaining the permit will be a contract between foreign employer and Ukrainian business entity.


Answers to frequently asked questions

Do you need to obtain a work permit for a foreigner employee seconded to Ukraine?

Usually, it is necessary. Current regulations stipulate for the obtaining of an employment permit for a foreign citizen even if he is employed by a foreign company but is seconded to perform a certain amount of work (provide services) in Ukraine.

For what period of time can one obtain a work permit in Ukraine?

In accordance with the current regulations, the work permits are issued for one of the following terms: less than 6 months, from 6 months to 1 year, from 1 year to 3 years. The official payment for the issuance of permit is based on the term.

Do you need a medical certificate from narcologist and a no-criminal record certificate?

No, you do not need them. The specified certificates were indeed necessary in the past, but the requirement for their submission is currently canceled.

Do you need to submit the educational degree for all the categories of employees?

No, you do not. As of today the requirement is only relevant for graduates of top-tier world universities, although it has been applied to almost all employees in the past.

How to apply for a Work Permit for a foreigner in Ukraine?

Documents for obtaining a Work Permit for a foreigner in Ukraine shall be submitted to the territorial Employment Center.

Please note! After the work permit is issued, a certified copy of the employment agreement must be submitted to the Employment Center to complete the procedure. The employer will have 90 days to sign the agreement and 10 days to submit it from the date of signing.

Do I need to get a work permit in Ukraine, if I have a residence permit in Ukraine?

If a foreigner already has a residence permit in Ukraine on some other basis, for example, by marriage, it is required to apply for a work permit to be able to work in Ukraine.

But! If a foreigner wants to change the place of work, and the residence permit was issued on the basis of the previous work permit - he/she will need to go through the entire procedure again.

Terms for wor permit in Ukraine

The issue of obtaining an employment permit is regulated by the Law of Ukraine "On Employment of Population" dated July 5, 2012.

A work permit is issued for employment at the specific position and the specific legal entity.

Permit validity cannot exceed 3 years, the term can be extended.

Procedure of work permit in Ukraine obtainment

The Client signs the contract with the firm and pays for the services after the final approval of the firm’s fees the term of services provision.

At the same time the Client provides the documents specified in the section «DOCUMENTS FOR OBTAINING AN EMPLOYMENT PERMIT IN UKRAINE» and other documents that may be required in his/her particular situation.
After this the firm starts to draft the necessary documents. All necessary documents are signed by the Client (including the power of attorney).

The following step is to undertake all the actions necessary for the obtaining of an employment permit by the firm's lawyers. At this stage the Client pays the official fee for consideration of his application.

Consequently (after the documents consideration by the Committee), we provide the employment permit for a foreigner to the Client.

Work permit is a first step for future immigration and happy life in Ukraine.

If You want to get Your work permit fast or undergo the work permit renewal procedure without a blink - call us!

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