• Visa Extension

  • Obtaining Tax ID

  • Obtaining Work permit

  • Temporary residence permit

  • Permanent residence permit

  • Citizenship of Ukraine

Successful practice of our specialists and consultants in the field of migration law concerning execution and registration of temporary and permanent residence permit in Kiev allows taking into account all your wishes and objectives, providing you with professional and quality legal assistance at all stages of the process of legalization.

Visa Extension in Ukraine

For those foreigners holding Ukrainian visa and willing to extend their stay on the territory of Ukraine beyond the validity of the visa, we provide legal services for obtaining OVIR registration.


OVIR is a commonly used name for Department of Citizenship, Immigration and Registration, and serves the visa/immigration related questions, keeps track of foreign nationals, etc. OVIR registration is a “single entry” extension (prolongation) of the existing Ukrainian visa. Such extensions are produced for a max. period of 3-6 months depending on issued visa type. “Single entry” meaning that with your extension you are allowed to stay in Ukraine till an extension expires or till the first exit from the country.

You only need to register your passport in OVIR, if you are planning to stay in Ukraine for a greater period than the validity of your visa and the registration process must be started well in advance before your visa expires. Upon successful passport registration, your visa will be prolonged. Extensions of up to 6 motnhs period are available.  Common reasons to request OVIR registration: education, employment, medical treatment, personal reasons, business related.

OVIR registration requirements:

With work permit:
  • 2 photos of 35×45 mm size.
  • Statement from company
  • Copy of work permit certified by corporate seal
  • Copy of certificate of registration from company certified by corporate seal
  • Copy of certificate from Unified State Register certified by corporate seal
  • Copy of company registration card at OVIR certified by corporate seal
  • Foreigner’s completed application form
  • Foreigner’s passport original. Original of immigration card (if available)
  • Notarized copy of lease agreement for foreigner’s certified at Housing Association (ZHEK)
  • Copy of medical insurance
With personal visit:
  • 2 photos of 35×45 mm size
  • Foreigner’s completed application form
  • Foreigner’s passport original
  • Original of immigration card (if available)
  • Notarized copy of lease agreement for foreigner’s certified at Housing Association (ZHEK) or notarized statement from individual admitting a foreigner
  • Copy of medical insurance

We are able to serve you in any Ukrainian city, by providing notarized apartment registration and obtaining your visa extension.

Necessary Information:
  1. visa info (type, place of issuance)
  2. expiration dates
  3. desired prolongation period
  4. Ukrainian city of stay
  5. reason for enquired extension

Obtaining Tax Identification Number

All taxpayers, including foreign nationals, must register with the State Registry for Individuals. Every individual is assigned a personal tax ID number (or tax identification code), without which it is impossible to notarize any documents or perform any transactions such as opening bank accounts and paying personal income tax. Also, identification number is required by various authorities for the purpose of purchasing property in Ukraine and in many other cases. The main requirement for any foreigner to obtain a tax identification number is their intention to receive Ukrainian source income and deduct taxes thereon to tax authorities. Tax ID Ukraine The tax identification code is required for the following purposes:

  • setting up any legal entities (LLC, JSC etc.) in Ukraine or registering as a private entrepreneur
  • doing any kind of business activities
  • working in Ukraine
Upon issuing the tax identification code the foreign national is given a tax payer card (or taxpayer identification code certificate). In order to obtain this card the foreigner needs to submit an application to any regional state tax authority.
List of documents required for a tax ID number application:
  • A copy of the identification page of the foreigner’s passport with an official translation
  • Filled in application form
  • Passport original
In case of non personal applying additional documents are needed:
  • power of attorney
  • extra copy of the foreigner’s passport with an official translation certified by the notary (this one will be submitted to a tax officer when receiving a tax payer card).

Obtaining Work Permit

The employment of foreign individuals and stateless persons regardless of the position is allowed in Ukraine only on receipt of respective work permits for each foreign individual (unless the person has Ukrainian residency permit), that generally takes up to one month. Work permit is necessary both in case of direct employment of a foreigner, and in case of secondment of a foreigner. Otherwise Ukrainian authorities may deport foreign workers and impose huge penalty on your legal entity (approx. 2.500 USD). A foreigner or a stateless person cannot apply for employment in the territory of Ukraine without the direct involvement of the future Ukrainian employer. work permit in Ukraine

Labor of foreigners can be used by Ukrainian companies in case they meet such requirements:

  1. The company is a payer of insurance payments to the State Fund of the Obligatory Social Insurance of Ukraine in Case of Unemployment;
  2. The foreigner has obtained a work permit for employment with a specific company.
The list of documents for work permit consists of:
  • Application form;
  • Reasonable grounds for employment of foreign specialists;
  • A copy of employment contract;
  • Notarized copy of the registration certificate and charter of the subject of economic activity;
  • List of the foreigners with the full names of the foreigners;
  • Document certifying the powers of the employer’s representative;
  • Document certifying education and qualifications of the invited foreigners;
  • Certificate issued by the State Tax Administration concerning payment of all taxes and dues required by legislation;
  • Receipt confirming payment for work permit.
The work permits are granted by the local departments of the State Employment Centre upon the respective application of the employer. Formally, the work permits can be granted, provided that there are no employees available in Ukraine (in the given region) qualified to do the work such foreign individual is supposed to be employed for, and in the presence of sufficient grounds for use of foreign qualified manpower. 

Work permit is issued for a term of up to one year and is subject to prolongation upon employer’s request. For this purpose the employer shall apply to respective local department of the State Employment Centre one month prior to expiration of the original work permit.

Temporary Residence Permit

To help the foreign nationals feeling comfortable in Ukraine, in many cases it is necessary to obtain a residence permit. Temporary residence permit shall be issued by the State Migration Service in the manner prescribed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the duration of the work permit delivered by the Employment Centre or for the duration of an international technical assistance project or other work. Entry and departure of foreigners and stateless persons from Ukraine in such cases can be performed with a passport document and a temporary residence permit.

Residence permit is issued for the period of 1 year and can be renewed.

Temporary residence permit is issued to foreigners and stateless persons arrived in Ukraine:
ObjectGround
EmploymentWork permit delivered by the relevant Employment Centre
Participation in the implementation of international technical assistance pr, duly registeredAppropriate application of a state institution, a company or an organization being a recipient of international technical assistance
Work in religious organizations in UkraineInvitation from the religious organization certified by Ministry of Culture of Ukraine
Work in branches, departments, offices or other structural units of public (non-governmental) institution of a foreign stateInvitation
Work in a representative office of a foreign companyInvitation of such representative, certified by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Work in a branch or representative office of a foreign bankInvitation of such branch or representative offices, certified by the National Bank of Ukraine
In other cases provided by international treaties of Ukraine

Temporary residence permit can be issued as well for foreigners and stateless persons:

– Arrived in Ukraine for a family reunion with the citizens of Ukraine or if they concluded marriage to citizens of Ukraine during their legal stay in the territory of Ukraine

Documents required for application:
  1. Printed application of the foreign citizen with full biographical data (in Ukrainian)
  2. Application of the host side for issuing to a foreigner or a stateless person a temporary residence permit in the prescribed form and other documents in accordance with p. 5 hereof
  3. Passport Document of a foreigner with a visa D and with appropriate special inscription on the visa label, unless otherwise provided by law and international treaties of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages carrying personal data and visa
  4. Notarized translation of the foreigner’s passport
  5. Document of title for housing where a foreigner or a stateless person has the right for residence permit, application of a foreigner or a stateless person on residence permit considered by the territorial division of the State Migration Service of Ukraine
  6. Copy of an executive document on appointment of an employee responsible for receiving and processing the documents from foreigners or stateless persons asking for the right of residence in Ukraine
  7. Photocopy of passport of the representative of the host side certified with the signature of the owner
  8. Notarized work permit
  9. Four photographs of a foreigner or a stateless person 3.5 x 4.5 cm on matte paper

Permanent Residence Permit

Foreigners and stateless persons arriving in Ukraine (or remaining in Ukraine) for their permanent residence shall be allowed to immigrate under the Law of Ukraine.

Immigration Permit shall be given within the immigration quota

The immigration quota according to the categories:
  1. Scientists and cultural workers whose immigration meets the interests of Ukraine
  2. Highly qualified specialists and workers, the urgent requirement of whom is notable for the economy of Ukraine
  3. Persons who made foreign investment in the economy of Ukraine in foreign convertible currency amounting to not less than one hundred thousand dollars
  4. Individuals being a brother or sister, a grandfather or grandmother, or a grandchild of citizens of Ukraine
  5. Former citizens of Ukraine
  6. arents, husband (wife) of an immigrant and their minor children
  7. Persons who lived for permanent in Ukraine within three years from the date of obtaining the refugee status or asylum in Ukraine, and their parents, husbands (wives) and minor children residing with them

Immigration permit out of the immigration quota is granted:

  1. One spouse if another spouse with whom he/she has been married for over two years is a citizen of Ukraine, children and parents of citizens of Ukraine
  2. Persons who are guardians or trustees of citizens of Ukraine, or under guardianship of citizens of Ukraine
  3. Persons who are eligible for citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin
  4. Persons whose immigration is a matter of the state interest for Ukraine
  5. Foreign Ukrainians, spouses of Foreign Ukrainians and their children if they enter and stay in Ukraine together

Documents required for residence permit application:
  1. Printed application of the foreign citizen with full biographical data (in Ukrainian)
  2. Photocopy and translation of the national passport (or other document identifying the person) with valid Ukrainian visas and registration in the MIA
  3. Photocopy of the passports of relatives accepting the foreign citizen certified with the signature of the owner
  4. Notarized documents confirming close relationships with the citizens of Ukraine
  5. Copies of police clearance documents in Ukraine
  6. Certificate of Residence (Form – 3 from local building-utilities administrator offices ZhREO)
  7. Certificate of residence abroad (or departure sheet)
  8. Application for registration of residence, stamped by local building-utilities administrator offices, ZhREO
  9. Eight photographs 3.5 x 4.5 cm on matte paper

Citizenship of Ukraine

Our support team will be glad to consult you regarding acquiring of citizenship of Ukraine.

  1. by birth;
  2. by territorial origin;
  3. due to admission to the citizenship;

    → continuous residence on legal base on the territory of Ukraine, not less, than 5 years

    → more than 2 (two) years of official marriage with citizen of Ukraine

  4. due to restoration of the citizenship;
  5. due to adoption;
Citizenship of Ukraine

In order to obtain citizenship on the basis of the above reasons the person shall:
  • recognize and observe the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine;
  • undertake to terminate foreign citizenship or not to have foreign citizenship;
  • live on legal basis on the territory of Ukraine during the last five years;
  • obtain permit to permanent residence in Ukraine;
  • speak state language or understand it in volume sufficient for communication;
  • have legal sources of existence.

  • Visa Prolongation

  • Obtaining Tax ID

  • Obtaining Work permit

  • Temporary residence permit

  • Permanent residence permit

  • Citizenship of Ukraine

Successful practice of our specialists and consultants in the field of migration law concerning execution and registration of temporary and permanent residence permit in Kiev allows taking into account all your wishes and objectives, providing you with professional and quality legal assistance at all stages of the process of legalization.

Visa Prolongation in Ukraine

For those foreigners holding Ukrainian visa and willing to extend their stay on the territory of Ukraine beyond the validity of the visa, we provide legal services for obtaining OVIR registration.


OVIR is a commonly used name for Department of Citizenship, Immigration and Registration, and serves the visa/immigration related questions, keeps track of foreign nationals, etc. OVIR registration is a “single entry” extension (prolongation) of the existing Ukrainian visa. Such extensions are produced for a max. period of 3-6 months depending on issued visa type. “Single entry” meaning that with your extension you are allowed to stay in Ukraine till an extension expires or till the first exit from the country.

You only need to register your passport in OVIR, if you are planning to stay in Ukraine for a greater period than the validity of your visa and the registration process must be started well in advance before your visa expires. Upon successful passport registration, your visa will be prolonged. Extensions of up to 6 motnhs period are available.  Common reasons to request OVIR registration: education, employment, medical treatment, personal reasons, business related.

OVIR registration requirements:

With work permit:
  • 2 photos of 35×45 mm size.
  • Statement from company
  • Copy of work permit certified by corporate seal
  • Copy of certificate of registration from company certified by corporate seal
  • Copy of certificate from Unified State Register certified by corporate seal
  • Copy of company registration card at OVIR certified by corporate seal
  • Foreigner’s completed application form
  • Foreigner’s passport original. Original of immigration card (if available)
  • Notarized copy of lease agreement for foreigner’s certified at Housing Association (ZHEK)
  • Copy of medical insurance
With personal visit:
  • 2 photos of 35×45 mm size
  • Foreigner’s completed application form
  • Foreigner’s passport original
  • Original of immigration card (if available)
  • Notarized copy of lease agreement for foreigner’s certified at Housing Association (ZHEK) or notarized statement from individual admitting a foreigner
  • Copy of medical insurance

We are able to serve you in any Ukrainian city, by providing notarized apartment registration and obtaining your visa extension.

Necessary Information:
  1. visa info (type, place of issuance)
  2. expiration dates
  3. desired prolongation period
  4. Ukrainian city of stay
  5. reason for enquired extension

Obtaining Tax Identification Number

All taxpayers, including foreign nationals, must register with the State Registry for Individuals. Every individual is assigned a personal tax ID number (or tax identification code), without which it is impossible to notarize any documents or perform any transactions such as opening bank accounts and paying personal income tax. Also, identification number is required by various authorities for the purpose of purchasing property in Ukraine and in many other cases. The main requirement for any foreigner to obtain a tax identification number is their intention to receive Ukrainian source income and deduct taxes thereon to tax authorities.

The tax identification code is required for the following purposes:

  • setting up any legal entities (LLC, JSC etc.) in Ukraine or registering as a private entrepreneur
  • doing any kind of business activities
  • working in Ukraine
Upon issuing the tax identification code the foreign national is given a tax payer card (or taxpayer identification code certificate). In order to obtain this card the foreigner needs to submit an application to any regional state tax authority.
List of documents required for a tax ID number application:
  • A copy of the identification page of the foreigner’s passport with an official translation
  • Filled in application form
  • Passport original
In case of non personal applying additional documents are needed:
  • power of attorney
  • extra copy of the foreigner’s passport with an official translation certified by the notary (this one will be submitted to a tax officer when receiving a tax payer card).

Obtaining Work Permit

The employment of foreign individuals and stateless persons regardless of the position is allowed in Ukraine only on receipt of respective work permits for each foreign individual (unless the person has Ukrainian residency permit), that generally takes up to one month. Work permit is necessary both in case of direct employment of a foreigner, and in case of secondment of a foreigner. Otherwise Ukrainian authorities may deport foreign workers and impose huge penalty on your legal entity (approx. 2.500 USD). A foreigner or a stateless person cannot apply for employment in the territory of Ukraine without the direct involvement of the future Ukrainian employer.

Labor of foreigners can be used by Ukrainian companies in case they meet such requirements:

  1. The company is a payer of insurance payments to the State Fund of the Obligatory Social Insurance of Ukraine in Case of Unemployment;
  2. The foreigner has obtained a work permit for employment with a specific company.
The list of documents for work permit consists of:
  • Application form;
  • Reasonable grounds for employment of foreign specialists;
  • A copy of employment contract;
  • Notarized copy of the registration certificate and charter of the subject of economic activity;
  • List of the foreigners with the full names of the foreigners;
  • Document certifying the powers of the employer’s representative;
  • Document certifying education and qualifications of the invited foreigners;
  • Certificate issued by the State Tax Administration concerning payment of all taxes and dues required by legislation;
  • Receipt confirming payment for work permit.
The work permits are granted by the local departments of the State Employment Centre upon the respective application of the employer. Formally, the work permits can be granted, provided that there are no employees available in Ukraine (in the given region) qualified to do the work such foreign individual is supposed to be employed for, and in the presence of sufficient grounds for use of foreign qualified manpower. 

Work permit is issued for a term of up to one year and is subject to prolongation upon employer’s request. For this purpose the employer shall apply to respective local department of the State Employment Centre one month prior to expiration of the original work permit.

Temporary Residence Permit

To help the foreign nationals feeling comfortable in Ukraine, in many cases it is necessary to obtain a residence permit. Temporary residence permit shall be issued by the State Migration Service in the manner prescribed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the duration of the work permit delivered by the Employment Centre or for the duration of an international technical assistance project or other work. Entry and departure of foreigners and stateless persons from Ukraine in such cases can be performed with a passport document and a temporary residence permit.

Residence permit is issued for the period of 1 year and can be renewed.

Temporary residence permit is issued to foreigners and stateless persons arrived in Ukraine:
ObjectGround
EmploymentWork permit delivered by the relevant Employment Centre
Participation in the implementation of international technical assistance pr, duly registeredAppropriate application of a state institution, a company or an organization being a recipient of international technical assistance
Work in religious organizations in UkraineInvitation from the religious organization certified by Ministry of Culture of Ukraine
Work in branches, departments, offices or other structural units of public (non-governmental) institution of a foreign stateInvitation
Work in a representative office of a foreign companyInvitation of such representative, certified by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Work in a branch or representative office of a foreign bankInvitation of such branch or representative offices, certified by the National Bank of Ukraine
In other cases provided by international treaties of Ukraine

Temporary residence permit can be issued as well for foreigners and stateless persons:

– Arrived in Ukraine for a family reunion with the citizens of Ukraine or if they concluded marriage to citizens of Ukraine during their legal stay in the territory of Ukraine

Documents required for application:
  1. Printed application of the foreign citizen with full biographical data (in Ukrainian)
  2. Application of the host side for issuing to a foreigner or a stateless person a temporary residence permit in the prescribed form and other documents in accordance with p. 5 hereof
  3. Passport Document of a foreigner with a visa D and with appropriate special inscription on the visa label, unless otherwise provided by law and international treaties of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages carrying personal data and visa
  4. Notarized translation of the foreigner’s passport
  5. Document of title for housing where a foreigner or a stateless person has the right for residence permit, application of a foreigner or a stateless person on residence permit considered by the territorial division of the State Migration Service of Ukraine
  6. Copy of an executive document on appointment of an employee responsible for receiving and processing the documents from foreigners or stateless persons asking for the right of residence in Ukraine
  7. Photocopy of passport of the representative of the host side certified with the signature of the owner
  8. Notarized work permit
  9. Four photographs of a foreigner or a stateless person 3.5 x 4.5 cm on matte paper

Permanent Residence Permit

Foreigners and stateless persons arriving in Ukraine (or remaining in Ukraine) for their permanent residence shall be allowed to immigrate under the Law of Ukraine.

Immigration Permit shall be given within the immigration quota

The immigration quota according to the categories:
  1. Scientists and cultural workers whose immigration meets the interests of Ukraine
  2. Highly qualified specialists and workers, the urgent requirement of whom is notable for the economy of Ukraine
  3. Persons who made foreign investment in the economy of Ukraine in foreign convertible currency amounting to not less than one hundred thousand dollars
  4. Individuals being a brother or sister, a grandfather or grandmother, or a grandchild of citizens of Ukraine
  5. Former citizens of Ukraine
  6. arents, husband (wife) of an immigrant and their minor children
  7. Persons who lived for permanent in Ukraine within three years from the date of obtaining the refugee status or asylum in Ukraine, and their parents, husbands (wives) and minor children residing with them

Immigration permit out of the immigration quota is granted:

  1. One spouse if another spouse with whom he/she has been married for over two years is a citizen of Ukraine, children and parents of citizens of Ukraine
  2. Persons who are guardians or trustees of citizens of Ukraine, or under guardianship of citizens of Ukraine
  3. Persons who are eligible for citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin
  4. Persons whose immigration is a matter of the state interest for Ukraine
  5. Foreign Ukrainians, spouses of Foreign Ukrainians and their children if they enter and stay in Ukraine together

Documents required for residence permit application:
  1. Printed application of the foreign citizen with full biographical data (in Ukrainian)
  2. Photocopy and translation of the national passport (or other document identifying the person) with valid Ukrainian visas and registration in the MIA
  3. Photocopy of the passports of relatives accepting the foreign citizen certified with the signature of the owner
  4. Notarized documents confirming close relationships with the citizens of Ukraine
  5. Copies of police clearance documents in Ukraine
  6. Certificate of Residence (Form – 3 from local building-utilities administrator offices ZhREO)
  7. Certificate of residence abroad (or departure sheet)
  8. Application for registration of residence, stamped by local building-utilities administrator offices, ZhREO
  9. Eight photographs 3.5 x 4.5 cm on matte paper

Citizenship of Ukraine

Our support team will be glad to consult you regarding acquiring of citizenship of Ukraine.

  1. by birth;
  2. by territorial origin;
  3. due to admission to the citizenship;

    → continuous residence on legal base on the territory of Ukraine, not less, than 5 years

    → more than 2 (two) years of official marriage with citizen of Ukraine

  4. due to restoration of the citizenship;
  5. due to adoption;
In order to obtain citizenship on the basis of the above reasons the person shall:
  • recognize and observe the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine;
  • undertake to terminate foreign citizenship or not to have foreign citizenship;
  • live on legal basis on the territory of Ukraine during the last five years;
  • obtain permit to permanent residence in Ukraine;
  • speak state language or understand it in volume sufficient for communication;
  • have legal sources of existence.

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