Obtaining a work permit under new rules

What changes were implemented by the government and did they improve the rules for obtaining a work permit in Ukraine?

Anyone wishing to obtain work permit in Ukraine in 2017 has to follow a crucially new procedure adopted in July 2013. A new procedure for obtaining a work permit introduced a new set of documents (it is shorter than the previous one, but it ruled more thoroughly), new requirements for the documents, new terms for preparation and submission of the application for a work permit as well. These changes were advertised to help foreigners simplify the procedure and shorten twice (from 30 to 15 days) the time needed to obtain a work permit in Ukraine.

Has the real time for obtaining a work in Ukraine shortened?

In fact, in Ukraine the most common case for obtaining a work permit is while replacement a vacant place, created specifically for a foreigner (expat). Let’s have a look on how much time, you need to obtain a work permit in Ukraine, according to the changes in regulation in 2013:

1. Report on the availability of vacancies must be submitted to the center of employment not less than 15 calendar days before the submission of a foreigner’s dossier to obtain a work permit.

2. Kyiv enter of employment is given 15 days to review the documents submitted by the applicant.

3. The applicant is notified about the decision on his dossier within three days after such decision.

4. After payment of the obligatory fee (after receiving a positive result on the application) permit is issued within 10 days after receipt of payment by the Center of employment.

Practice shows that in 95% of cases the process of obtaining a work permit takes from 30 to 45 days (instead of the announced 15 days) after submission of the report on the availability of vacancies to the employment center.

Special attention deserves the fact of adding a medical certificate to the list of the required documents. It should include information that a foreigner does not suffer from the chronic form of alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse and has no infectious diseases, according to the list of Ministry of Health of Ukraine. This, of course, creates additional inconvenience and expenditure of time for a foreigner.

Moreover, some provisions of the issuance of work permits are ambiguously interpreted by commissioners of center of employment, who handle applications for work permits. If the applicant or his representative does not have the relevant information about the required paperwork, the chance of a positive decision of the commission for a work permit is negligible.

Is it worth risking for an employer who wishes to employ a foreigner?

As far as the exact date of the beginning of the formal employment of a foreigner in Ukraine is usually linked to specific business processes in a company, it is important to eliminate the risk of failure while handling a dossier for a work permit by the commission of center of employment. Indirect savings of time and money can be achieved by collaboration with professionals who directly and on permanent basis work with the procedure of obtaining work permits for foreigners in Ukraine.

4 reasons to order a work permit obtainment at Morrison Cooper law firm.

Ordering of organizing the process and obtaining of a work permit at Morrison Cooper law firm:

1. You get a comfortable and safe satisfaction of your need in obtaining a work permit for a foreigner in Ukraine.

2. You do not waste your time, money and nerves to overcome bureaucratic procedures in the documentation and the procedure of obtaining a work permit for a foreigner.

If you don’t handle your case with obtaining work permit in Ukraine to Morrison Cooper law firm:

1. You order a relatively cheap service entitled “Getting a work permit turnkey” at one of three dozen sites of practicing lawyers. Then you’ll get to know that a “turnkey” service is available only with additional costs in relation to the alleged initial fee, because the starting price is just a hook for you to call on the advertisement.

2. You won’t get to know that the procedure of obtaining a work permit for a foreigner in a Ukrainian company does not end with receiving a work permit. Moreover, breaking the regulation in the sphere of foreigner’s employment causes penalties for such company.

To the attention of the one who knows the value of time and money.

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1. Preparing and submitting of a report on the availability of vacancies to the center of employment in order to launch the procedure of obtaining a work permit for a foreigner.

1. Preparing and submitting of a report on the availability of vacancies to the center of employment in order to launch the procedure of obtaining a work permit for a foreigner.

2. Organizing of translation and notarization of foreigner’s documents on education (also including information on criminal record, medical information).

2. Organizing of translation and notarization of foreigner’s documents on education (also including information on criminal record, medical information).

3. Drafting of documents required for obtaining of a work permit for a foreigners – applications, statements, and letters – in order to submit this dossier to Kyiv center of employment.

3. Drafting of documents required for obtaining of a work permit for a foreigners – applications, statements, and letters – in order to submit this dossier to Kyiv center of employment.

4. Drafting of a labor contract between the employer and foreign employee.

4. Drafting of a labor contract between the employer and foreign employee.
5. Obtaining certificate of no criminal record in the name of a foreigner. 5. Optional.

6. Getting a medical certificate approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on health status in the name of a foreigner.

6. Optional.
7. Registration of a foreigner in the State Register of Individual Taxpayers (obtaining a taxpayer’s card in Ukraine – identification number).

7. Optional.

Package cost of legal services is from 20000 UAH. Additional payments: official fee for obtaining a work permit for a foreigner – 4 minimal wages (paid directly to the account of the center of employment) + expenditures for translation and notarization of foreign documents in Ukraine (all the expenses may be paid directly to notary’s account).

Package cost of legal services is from 10000 UAH. Additional payments: official fee for obtaining a work permit for a foreigner – 4 minimal wages (paid directly to the account of the center of employment) + expenditures for translation and notarization of foreign documents in Ukraine (all the expenses may be paid directly to notary’s account).

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