Legal stay of foreigners in Ukraine

Saturday March 3rd, 2018

Today I would like to dwell in more detail on the legal grounds for the stay of foreigners in Ukraine, because as can be seen from the appeals, this issue is relevant not only for foreigners but also for citizens of Ukraine.

In general, the possible period of temporary stay of a foreigner in Ukraine is provided by a visa and international agreements, and for citizens of countries with visa-free border crossing, the maximum period of stay in Ukraine is 90 days for six months (180 days). If you need a longer stay of a foreigner in Ukraine, provided that there are grounds specified by law, a temporary residence permit is issued, as well as a permanent residence permit.

Consider the most common grounds for issuing a temporary residence permit (Temporary residence permit) and the algorithm for obtaining them.

Temporary residence in connection with the employment of a foreigner

List of documents that must be submitted to the migration service:

  • statement of a foreigner
  • health insurance policy

Permit for employment of foreigners and stateless persons

  • a written commitment of the employer to the migration service and the employment center on the mandatory notification of early termination of the employment contract.
  • a copy of the diploma of a foreigner from an educational institution, which belongs to the first hundred, determined by the law of the rating

We must remember that the labor legislation of our state is fully applied to a foreigner employed in Ukraine, with all the rights, obligations and guarantees. The certificate is valid during the validity of the work permit issued by the territorial bodies of the State Employment Service at the location of the employer. To obtain a work permit for a foreigner, the employer submits information on the demand for a vacant position in Ukraine, justifies the feasibility of employment of a foreigner, pays a salary of 4 minimum wages. As a rule, such a permit is issued for one year and extended, if necessary, for the same period.

Temporary residence in connection with the study of a foreigner

List of documents that must be submitted to the migration service:

  • statement of a foreigner
  • health insurance policy
  • confirmation of the fact of training
  • written obligation of the educational institution to the migration service on the obligatory notification regarding the expulsion of the foreigner.

Temporary residence in connection with family reunification

List of documents that must be submitted to the migration service:

  • statement of a foreigner
  • health insurance policy
  • a document confirming the fact of marriage

A foreigner is the founder of a legal entity in Ukraine.

As a participant (founder) of a legal entity, a foreigner has the right to obtain a temporary residence permit, but certain conditions must be met.

The legislator sets requirements for the size of the share in the authorized capital of a legal entity registered in Ukraine. Yes, the size of the share must be at least 100,000.00 euros. In this case, the temporary residence permit is issued for 2 years and its validity may be extended if such a legal entity has employed at least 3 citizens of Ukraine, and also paid to the state budget income tax in a certain amount.

To obtain a temporary residence permit (in all the above cases) it is necessary to obtain a long-term visa and pay an administrative fee.

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