Ukraine Immigration Services

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.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

• Ukrainian immigration law provides limited options for employers of foreign nationals. Nationals of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Uzbekistan are D visa exempt. Nationals of North Macedonia are D visa exempt for certain purposes of stay, including employment and family reunification. 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 a 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. ​They may apply for an exceptional extension of stay for a total stay of six months calculated from the initial entry if they can show compelling reasons 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 for when the host entity is a Ukrainian company or the Accreditation Card/Temporary Residence Permit for when the host entity is a Ukraine-based representative office of a foreign company. Work Permits can be issued between one and three years, depending on the position, education, and salary of the foreign national, and can be renewed. Accreditation Cards are issued for up to three years and can also be renewed

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