Virginia, US


If your company is sending employees to Ukraine—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Ukraine, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

Ukrainian immigration law is relatively restrictive. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by the purpose of stay and by visa classification.

Business visitors to Ukraine generally require a C visa for short-term stay, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. C visas usually permit single, double, or multiple entries, and are granted for six months or for a duration that corresponds to the intended visit, but no longer than five years. Business visitors must limit their stay to 90 days in a 180-day period. Business visitors may apply for an exceptional extension of stay for a total stay of six months calculated from the initial entry, provided they can demonstrate compelling reasons for the extension and evidence of sufficient funds. The allowable activities under business visitor status are limited.

The main work authorization categories are the Work/Temporary Residence Permit if the host entity is a Ukrainian company, or the Accreditation Card if the host entity is a Ukraine-based representative office of a foreign company. The Work/Temporary Residence Permit combines a work permit, D Visa and temporary residence permit. It can be issued between one and three years, depending on the position and the salary.

Note that the D Visa generally permits multiple entries and is valid for up to 90 days. To avoid travel restrictions, foreign nationals intending to make trips over a longer period should file a Temporary Residence Permit application immediately upon arrival. Nationals of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Uzbekistan (generally) are D Visa exempt.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.