Government of Ukraine simplifies issue of permit for employment of foreigners

Source : 112 Ukraine

239 MPs voted in the affirmative
19:12, 23 May 2017

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The Verkhovna Rada passed a bill #4541 in the second reading. The bill aims to cancel the recordation of the foreign investments. 239 MPs supported this decision.

According to the explanatory note, the procedure of the issue of the permit for the foreigners’ employment is complex in Ukraine for this moment. Particularly, the foreign investor, who is not a worker of the enterprise at the same time, has no right to freely visit Ukraine to control the work of his own enterprise. This bill aims to remedy the situation.

There are some categories of the foreigners for whom the simplified terms to issue a permit for employment and temporary accommodation is provided. The foreign highly paid professionals, founders, members and beneficiary of the juridical persons that were founded in Ukraine, university graduates who are included in the first hundred in the world list of the university, foreign creative professionals and foreign IT-professionals are among these categories.

Moreover, the document provides the order of the receiving the residence permit for the foreigners.

However, the bill received a lot of remarks from the High Council of Justice. Particularly, they negativity judge the decision to separate out the category of foreigners who can receive a permit for employment in Ukraine independently of the investments and whether there are the workers of the proper qualification in the state. This impairs the conditions of employment for Ukrainians. 

Moreover, they noticed that it is inappropriate to regulate by legislation the way the employer issues the permit for employment for foreigners or persons without citizenship.

The High Council of Justice noticed that right of the foreigner to receive the residence permit without the visa does not correspond to other norms of the same law.

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