Work permit in Ukraine for the owners (beneficiaries) of the Ukrainian company

Work permit in Ukraine – one of the most attractive ways to get legalized in Ukraine. Exactly the existence of a work permit gives the basis for issuing a temporary residence permit for a period of validity of such a permit.

At this moment, for the employment of foreigners in companies of Ukraine, the employer is obliged to pay them a salary of not less than 32 thousand UAH (from 01.01.2018 - 37 230 UAH). But there is an exception for such salary for a "special category" of foreigners.

To this "special category" are foreigners who are founders and/or beneficiaries of the Ukrainian company. At the same time, the size of the charter capital (share in the charter capital) does not matter - at least 100 UAH or 100 000 UAH. To such foreigners, salary may be set at a rate not less than one minimum salary, which established at the time of signing the employment contract. For founders who are employed in their company, it is recommended to set the salary at least 5 000 - 8 000 UAH.

For this category of foreigners, work permits can be issued for a period of up to 3 years inclusive, with the possibility of extending unlimited times.


The main conditions for such employment:

  1. The foreigner should be a participant/founder or beneficiary of the Ukrainian company;

  2. Obligation to submit a copy of the concluded employment contract (official employment) within 3 months from the date of issue of the work permit.


Please note that in order to obtain the work permit, the presence of foreigner in Ukraine is not required.


Required documents:

  1. Application

  2. Passport

  3. Photo 35х45 mm

  4. Draft employment contract


Term: up to 9 working days + time to pay a fee



Offer for foreigners who are interested in real business in Ukraine and legalization:

Our company is ready to provide assistance both in opening a company in Ukraine (for business in Ukraine), and obtaining a work permit through foundation in your company, as well as in processing a temporary residence permit and registering a place of residence.

If you plan to conduct a real business in Ukraine, our company is ready to provide services, according to Package No. 1 «Business + legalization in Ukraine», which include:

1. Opening of an LLC in Ukraine, where you are a founder

2. Registration of tax number

3. Obtaining work permit

4. Support in obtaining a visa if you are a citizen from a country with a visa order of entry

5. Obtaining temporary residence permit

6. Registration of the address (residence permit) (Kiev, Kiev region)

Please note, payment of salary to yourself as a hired employee who obtained a work permit is required. The level of salary for founders is not regulated by law and can be any. However, your company will be required to keep accounting records, submit reports, etc.. Otherwise, the work permit and temporary residence permit can be canceled on the initiative of the state body.

As an additional service we can offer you and keeping accounting on a temporary or permanent basis.

The term for all 6 stages listed above takes an average of 1.5-2 months.

If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us under the email (any time) or reach us by phone +38 (067) 216 75 64 in our working hours If you wish to find our more, read our Article "Legalisation in Ukraine through business (founder of own company)"