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Ukraine simplifies requirements for immigration of foreign IT professionals

Source : 112 Ukraine

Now MPs must vote for the corresponding bill
23:25, 12 January 2022

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft law on improving the immigration system of foreign IT professionals. The decision was made at a government meeting.

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So, the draft law provides for:

  • simplification of procedures for granting immigration permits to foreign highly qualified IT specialists;
  • cancellation of immigration permits;
  • strengthening measures to counter illegal immigration.

Also, the draft law of Ukraine proposed to settle the issue of obtaining a permanent residence permit by persons
who, as minor children, arrived in Ukraine with their foreign parents or stateless persons and, due to their age, could not have a passport of a citizen of the former USSR of the 1974 model, but were registered with their parents.

In addition, the draft law of Ukraine proposes to reduce the period of consideration of applications for immigration permits submitted by foreigners legally staying in Ukraine from one year to 6 months.

In early December l President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a bill №6369 on multiple citizenship for Ukrainians living in the European Union and the United States.

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