Work permit

Work Permit (permission for use of foreign labor)

For those employers who plan to employee foreign nationals, registration permits for the use of their work, is mandatory.
If you ignore this procedure, the fines for such businesses will be extremely noticeable.
Under the current legislation (Resolution of CMU from 27.05.2013 N 437, p.4 Resolution of CMU from 28.01.2015 №42 ) organs of the Government Employment Service of Ukraine on the location of enterprises, institutions, organizations issue permits for the use of foreign nationals working (stateless persons) to concrete posts, in the presence of these conditions:

  • Ukraine lacks skilled workers capable of performing appropriate type of work;
  • Expediency of foreign labor (stateless persons);
  • foreigners sent to Ukraine by foreign employer to carry out an appropriate amount of work on the basis of contracts concluded between domestic and foreign enterprises, provided that the number of skilled foreign nationals does not exceed half of the total number of persons working on the terms of contracts;

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As to the procedures for issuance of such a permit, the employer has to obtain it no later than 15 calendar days before the date of application for leave to relevant information on labor demand (vacancies) in the GES organs in Ukraine.

Subsequently, to obtain a permit for the employment of foreigners (stateless persons) the employer shall submit such documents:

  • standard application form;
  • copies of documents on education and qualifications of the foreigner (stateless person);/li>
  • copy of the alien’s passport or identity document without citizenship with translation into Ukrainian language, certified as required;
  • 2 color photos of foreigner (stateless) – 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  • document issued by a medical institution that the person does not suffer from infectious diseases (alcoholism, substance abuse, drug abuse or other.);
  • certificate from the employer (certified as required) that the post, which is planned to be used alien labor (stateless persons) is not associated with belonging to Ukrainian citizenship and does not require the provision of access to the state secret. In case if the employer Secrecy organ such certificate shall be submitted for signature of the head of such organ;
  • certificate issued by the MIA of Ukraine that a foreigner (stateless person), not serving a sentence for the offense in respect of it is not open criminal proceedings;
  • certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of origin (residence) of an alien that he was not serving a sentence for the offense in respect of it is not open criminal proceedings;
  • Receipt of payment of court fees.

*Depending on the reason the permit on the employment of foreigners (stateless persons), the above list of documents may be supplemented by others documents.

Employment in own company
Legal servicesCostTerms
1Register Company (Limited Liability Company):270$up to 10 days
2Obtaining the work permit in the State employment service of Ukraine800$4-6 weeks
3Accounting support for 1 year200$1 year
Additional services
4Registration of residence in Kiev for 1 year130$1 day
5Obtaining a temporary residence permit on the basis of a work permit500$up to 10 working days
Legal servicesCostTerms
1.Obtaining the work permit in the State employment service of Ukraine800$4-6 weeks
2.Employment of foreigner in the company for 1 year400$1 day
3.Accounting support for 1 year1400$1 year
Additional services
4.Registration of residence in Kiev for 1 year130$1 day
5.Obtaining a temporary residence permit on the basis of a work permit500$up to 10 working days

Also note that in order to obtain a permit for the employment of persons with respect to whom a decision on processing the documents for resolving the issue of refugee status (a person who is in need of additional protection), the employer shall submit the following documents:

  • standard application form;
  • copy of the decision to execution documents for resolving the issue of refugee status (a person who is in need of additional protection), and information about applying for protection in Ukraine
  • 2 color photos foreigner (stateless) – 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  • Receipt of payment of court fees.

To extend the validity of the permit the employer takes the organ the State Employment Service in Ukraine no later than 20 calendar days before the end of the permit the following documents:

  • standard application form;
  • 2 color photos foreigner (stateless) – 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  • • certificate issued by the MIA of Ukraine that a foreigner (stateless person) is not serving a sentence for the offense in respect of it is not open criminal proceedings.


Within 7 working days from the date of registration of documents of Ukraine State Employment Service takes the decision to issue (or refusal to issue, extension of or refusal to extend or revocation) permit.
The permit is issued for a period specified in the employment contract, but not more than 12 months. If the employment contract is of indefinite duration, the permit is issued for 12 months. The permit shall be extended for the same period an unlimited number of times (in the presence of bases).

Given the time-consuming process for getting permission for the employment of foreigners (stateless persons) is much easier to ask the Company «Getpass», which will provide the necessary advice for getting permission for the employment of foreigners, as well as help to collect the necessary documents for registration of permits for the employment of foreigners.