President Volodymyr Zelensky signed decree No. 420/2020 "On some measures to involve entrepreneurs, highly qualified specialists who are citizens of the Republic of Belarus." This was reported on October 4 by the press service of the head of state.
According to the document, the government should extend the period of temporary stay of Belarusian citizens on the territory of Ukraine to 180 days a year.
"This applies to entrepreneurs, highly qualified specialists, in particular specialists in the field of information technology and innovation, whose immigration is in the interests of Ukraine, and members of their families," the message reads.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers should implement a pilot project on simplified registration of a residence permit for these categories of citizens of the Republic of Belarus.
"At the same time, it is necessary to provide for the possibility of reducing the time frame to three days for obtaining such documents without the need for additional travel outside the Ukrainian territory," the decree says.
Separately, the government should optimize the procedure for obtaining permits for the use of the labor of foreigners and stateless persons for the employment of Belarusian citizens who are highly qualified IT specialists. To do this, it is proposed to reduce the period for granting such permission to five days and provide for the possibility of obtaining it on the basis of tacit consent.
According to the decree, the procedure for registering Belarusian IT specialists as individual entrepreneurs - single taxpayers needs to be improved. You also need to recognize the documents issued by the competent authorities of Belarus, which are necessary for the implementation of labor activity in Ukraine.
At the same time, the government must ensure the smooth functioning of a single information portal and hotline telephones to provide consultations to Belarusian citizens who immigrate to Ukraine. For their part, the regional state administration and the Kyiv city state administration should facilitate the provision of consultations to such citizens.
The decree comes into force on the day of its publication. It is expected that the document will contribute to the development of the investment potential of Ukraine and the attraction of highly qualified IT specialists and innovators.
As you know, due to the political situation in Belarus, many Belarusian IT specialists are forced to leave their jobs and move to other countries.