In the light of recent events in Belarus, the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation Myhailo Fedoriv invited Belarusian IT specialists to immigrate to Ukraine. Fedorov presented such an initiative in his Telegram channel.
“The latest serious restrictions on access to the Internet, mobile communications and systematic interruptions in the banking system make IT companies of Belarus look for opportunities to move to other countries ... Together with the Ukrainian IT business, the Ministry of Digital Transformation is ready to create all the necessary conditions for a comfortable relocation of IT companies and specialists to Ukraine," Fedoriv noted.
With the support of the government, the Ministry of Finance provided the opportunity to immigrate to Ukraine 5 thousand highly qualified IT specialists. They can obtain a residence and work permit in Ukraine for 10 years. Ukrainian IT-companies can invite citizens from abroad to work. Immigration within the framework of quotas allows foreign IT specialists to find a job on the same conditions as citizens of Ukraine.
To take advantage of quotas, foreign specialists who already live in Ukraine must submit their documents to the territorial unit of the State Migration Service at the place of their registration. And those who are outside the country - to the consular offices of Ukraine abroad.
5 thousand quotas for the employment of foreigners are distributed across the regions of Ukraine, in which the largest number of IT companies are concentrated. Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa and Lviv regions can attract 600 foreign specialists, Kharkov region - 700, and the city of Kyiv received 2500 quotas.
Among the documents that a foreign worker must provide to the company are only copies of his passport with a certified translation and a color photo 3.5x4.5. Then the company applies to the Employment Center, to which it encloses copies of the foreigner's passport, photo and draft labor agreement with him. Within 5-7 days, the Employment Center issues such a permit. After that, the person can legally live and work in Ukraine. This mechanism can be used by any foreign specialist, regardless of the level of qualification.
Also, Belarusian IT specialists can become private entrepreneurs and immigrate to Ukraine with their families. Fedorov recalled the possibility of registering a private enterprise in Ukraine, making changes or closing business activities online. The Minister stressed that in Ukraine there is one of the fastest and simplest procedures for registering an entrepreneur.