On January 18, 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (the CMU) announced changes to the Procedure of issuance, extension and revocation of work permits for foreigners in Ukraine*.

The changes came into effect on February 3, 2017**.

Key changes are the following:

  • employers are now able to have foreigners employed on several positions simultaneously;
  • an employer is now obliged to sign an employment agreement (contract) with a foreign employee within 90 calendar days from the date when the respective work permit was issued;
  • rules and procedure for administrative appeal of refusal to issue or extend a work permit were established.

It is expected that the introduced changes will improve the investment climate and simplify doing business in Ukraine.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on the issue.

*The CMU Resolution No. 437, May 27, 2013
**The CMU Resolution No. 28, January 18, 2017


Camiel van der Meij, Partner & TLS Leader, camiel.van.der.meij@ua.pwc.com
Andrey Pronchenko, Partner, Tax and Legal Services, andrey.pronchenko@ua.pwc.com
Alexey Katasonov, Director, Tax and Legal Services, alexey.katasonov@ua.pwc.com

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