Work permit in Ukraine, requires any Citizens not Ukrainian, include the European Economic Area and Switzerland need a working permit for Ukraine…
– Students from other countries who have a residence permit for study in Ukraine can apply for a work permit at the Police and Border Guard Board. You need written confirmation from the education institution at which you are studying.
– The maximum period of validity for a student work permit is the period of validity of the residence permit.
– Processing applications takes about 1-2 months.
– Ukrainians work 40 hours per week
– The working day is usually 08.00-17.00 or 09.00-18.00
In Ukraine it is usual to send an e-mail a potential employer, phone calls may work but are not normally preferred. You should send a CV, and a motivation letter is often requested. Be ready for an interview. Most students work and study at the same time. Having a part-time job is very common.
Places where you can look for job vacancies:- Career centres and info desks in universities- Websites- Friends, classmates and local students- Direct contact with someone from the company, which can be made from the company’s websiteHow much will they pay me?- average monthly salary: 800 USD$ per month (first quarter of 2010) for a full time work- minimum salary: 278 EUR
Processing the application takes about a month. Additional information concerning work permits can be found from the Citizenship and Migration Bureau.
Foreign employees need a work permit in Ukraine. This rule is also applicable for employees from the CIS, except for the ones from Belarus. The application process for a work permit for Ukraine includes several steps and has to be planned in detail.
Depending on the purpose for which a foreign manager travels, he needs a special visa. For example, there is a differentiation between a working visa and a business visa. The business visa does not allow official employment, but is restricted to business trips. Business visa may be issued with a validity of one year, but only allow 90 days of stay in the country within every period of 180 days, which means a maximum of 180 days within the whole year.
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There is no special regime for foreign nationals working in Ukraine, although there is a general requirement for work permits. Note: Such work permits legalize foreigners’ work activities and also gives them the full right to reside in Ukraine year-round by obtaining the work visa, or IM-1 visa. According to visa regulations, only holders of immigration visas and student visas are entitled to be in Ukraine year-round. Other categories of visas allow to stay in Ukraine for just 6 months out of each calendar year. The IM-1 visa, is one of the few types granting the right to year-round residency. Ukrainian employers (all resident legal entities) must obtain work permits for foreign nationals who are either directly employed by them or seconded to Ukraine by foreign companies. According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 322 “On Approval of the Procedure of the Issuance, Extension and Annulment of Work Permits for Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons” from April 8, 2009 Ukrainian employers may obtain work permits for foreigners only if:
there is an absence of Ukrainian citizens capable of performing the required work or
there are substantiated grounds for the necessity to hire a foreigner.
In practice, a company has to report a vacancy to the Employment Center for the specific position to be occupied by a foreigner at least 1 to 2 months before submitting the application for the work permit. It should be noted that the Ukrainian legislation does not provide a definition of the term “significant grounds”. Nevertheless, a document outlining such grounds should be filled, together with other required documents, with the relevant Employment Center. Presumably, the education and expertise of the foreign national in the relevant area will be taken into account in evaluating whether to issue a work permit to such foreign national employee. It is important to know that work permit is issued for a maximum term of one year and can be renewed for a similar term. Intra-company cessionaries (i.e. foreign nationals assigned to work in Ukraine at a temporary basis at their WTO residing employer’s subsidiaries in Ukraine) may apply for a work permit valid for up to three years and eligible for renewal lasting two more years. In any case application for extension must be filed at least one month prior to expiration. The overall time of a foreign citizen’s employment in Ukraine is unlimited.
A work permit is not required for:
Work permits are issued by the State Employment Center at the employer’s location on the basis of an application with supporting documents. Each local Employment Center creates a special commission for reviewing work permit applications and issuing or refusing work permits (Work Permit Commission).
A draft employment contract and the Ukrainian police clearance certificate do not need to be submitted with the work permit application in the following cases:
At the same time, the following additional documents are required in such cases:
Note: All documents issued in a foreign country in its official language must be translated into Ukrainian, certified by a notary, and either certified by Apostille or legalized with the Ukrainian consulate in the country of origin. As Ukraine is a signatory to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, Apostille stamps from most countries are accepted with the glaring exception of Germany, where the more cumbersome procedure of legalization with the Ukrainian consulate is required. Accordingly, if the issuing country is not a member of the 1961 Hague Convention, then legalization is applicable, unless otherwise provided by another international treaty. The term of consideration by labour authorities an application for a work permit – is 30 days from the date of submission of the entire packet of documents in good order.
Possible reasons for foreign work permit refusal
After reaching positive decision the Employment Center sends copies of all issued work permits to the Ukrainian consulate at the place of permanent residence of the recipients for purposes of executing IM-1 visas to such recipients. Upon receipt of a work permit, a foreigners applies for work visas or IM-1 visas, which are single entry visas requiring registration with the local immigration authorities or “UGIRFO”, formerly “OVIR” (temporary residency certificates). It should be noted, foreigners who intend to work in Ukraine on the basis of a work permit more possible are able to apply for visas only in their home countries rather than at any Ukrainian consulate abroad. It is also very important to know that The Employment Center is aware visa denials by Ukrainian consulates abroad and, more specifically, refusals to issue the coveted IM-1 visas. Thus, all visa and work permit applications must be prepared with extreme care and submitted in time to avoid refusals. Otherwise, a foreigner will have to wait one year from the date of a visa or work permit refusal to re-apply.
To apply for IM-1 visa foreign national besides filling in a standard visa application will need to provide the following:
Upon succeeding in obtaining the work permit and IM-1 visa, foreign employees of Ukrainian companies have to register with UGIRFO within 90 days of their entrance in order to receive a temporary residency certificate. A temporary residency certificate will allow a foreigner to exit and enter the country for the duration of the work permit without having a multiple entry visa.
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