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Work permit obtainment for foreigner in Kiev (Ukraine)

Work permit obtainment for foreigner in Kiev (Ukraine)

What we do

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

  • gives legal advice on the available / possible grounds for obtaining the permit;
  • 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.

When necessary, our lawyers also can:

  • pay official fee for the issuance of a work permit;
  • make a notarial copy of the permit for further use at the Ukrainian Embassy abroad;
  • 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.

 

OUR FEES

When Client is elegible and has all the necessary documents
200 USD
Turnkey support
1600 USD
For large groups of foreign employees
Negotiable

There are two possible scenarios of services provision:

  • The Client provides all the necessary documents; our firm is responsible for the  process to go without problems at the Kyiv City Employment Center and obtains an employment permit for the Client;
  • our firm performs all the necessary actions relatedto the process of obtaining a permit (not only the work with the Employment Center, but also the collection/drafting of all necessary certificates, records, makes the translation of the necessary documents).

One of the main costs incurred by applicants for the employment permit is the official payment for the issuance of such a permit. Its sum depends on the term for which you need to obtain the permit.The calculation is carried out in subsistence minimums as of January 1 of the year in which the documents are submitted. Such subsistence minimum equals to one thousand seven hundred and sixty-two hryvnyas in 2018.

 

Therefore, the payment to the state for an employment permit of a foreign citizen in Ukraine equals to:

  • for permits with validity less than 6 months - 2 subsistence minimums (UAH 3524);
  • for permits from 6 months to one year - 4 subsistence minimums (UAH 7048);
  • for permits from one year to 3 years - 6 subsistence minimums (10572 UAH).

The same official payments are also applicable for extension (renewal) of work permits.

Successfully rendered services

Our lawyers obtained a work permit for a foreigner at the Kyiv City Employment Center in early October 2018

Supported obtainment an employment permit for a German citizen on a senior management position in a Ukrainian company. Obtainment of a residence permit was not planned, and business management had to be carried out from abroad.

Obtained a work permit for a British citizen in September 2018

Represented interests of a foreign head of a charitable foundation at the Kyiv City Employment Center and obtained a work permit for him.

Оbtained a work permit for a new member of the LLC at the end of August 2018

Lawyers of our firm accompanied the addition of a new founder in the Ukrainian LLC and obtained an employment permit for the position of deputy director responsible for sales.

Obtained a work authorization document for a foreigner at the end of August 2018

The work permit was obtained for 3 years for a Norwegian citizen who was meant to lead a mining company in Ukraine.

Obtained a work permit for a foreign head of a Ukrainian company in July 2018

The permit was obtained for the head of Ukrainian office of the US based law firm for 3 years.

Work permit for US citizen in July, 2018

We have received a work permit for a US citizen who had to head the Ukrainian office of the American IT company.

Have received work permits for married couple in March-April, 2018

Our lawyers have helped to receive work permits for wedded pair from USA who came to Ukraine to implement charity projects through the charity created by them.

Work permit for foreigner in January, 2018

We have received the permit for the position of director in a Ukrainian company for a USA citizen, which allowed him to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine later.

Work permit obtained in June of 2016

Our immigration attorneys helped a national of Germany to get work authorization for the position of director. This document also allows to apply for residence permit in Ukraine.

Employment permit received in May of 2016

Immigration attorneys of our law firm helped a national of Turkey to get permit to work as Chief technical officer of a company in Ukraine.

Work permit for a foreigner that was received in October of 2014

Work permit for US citizen in Ukraine.

WHY CHOOSE US

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    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.
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    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.
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    PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH DIFFERENT FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS

    Working for a long time in the field of obtaining permits for foreign citizens, we have learned to understand the distinguishing features of many foreign regulations. It helps us to determine more quickly and precisely the client's needs in Ukraine.
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    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.

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Documents for obtaining an employment permit in Ukraine

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

Documents for obtaining an employment permit in Ukraine

Taking into consideration the fact that a work permit is obtained for a foreign citizen, although the applicant is the company-employer (private entrepreneur), the documents that are required for obtaining the permit can be divided into 2 categories:

 

1) From an individual

  • 1 color photo (size 3,5 cm х 4,5 cm);
  • Ukrainian translation of the foreigner’s passport (notarized).

2) From a legal entity

  • a power of attorney for our lawyers;
  • a copy of the draft of employment agreement (contract) with a foreigner.

Additionally, other documents are stipulated for certain categories of foreign employees:

  • a copy of the diploma with apostille for graduates from the top universities of the world;
  • a notarized copy of the document, which confirms the authorship to the object of intellectual property;
  • other documents.

REFERENCES FROM OUR CLIENTS

Daniel Holmes, Citizen of USA

Based on our positive experience of cooperation with Volodymyr Gurlov and his team we can recommend them as a reliable legal advisor on the matters of Ukrainian law...... More information

Important to know

Term and cost of a work permit obtainment

The cost of services for obtainment or extension of a work permit starts from 5,000 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

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.


ANSWERS TO FAQs

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.

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Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

RELEVANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT WORK PERMIT OBTAINMENT


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 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.


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