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UKRAINE: RULES OF WORK PERMIT ISSUANCE AMENDED

Dear Clients and Partners!

           Please be informed that changes to the Rules of issuance of work permits in Ukraine became effective February 3rd, 2017.

Which law introduces the changes

ü  Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 28 dated January 18,2017

What are the changes

The decree formalizes several rules which earlier existed in practice and also introduces the following changes:

1.    Work permits can be issued for the purpose of concurrent employment

 

2.    The employer is obliged to conclude an employment agreement within 90 days since the decision to issue the work permit was made. If the employer fails to do so the work permit is to be cancelled. The time limit for submitting a copy of the contract is 10 days since the date of conclusion.

3.    If the documents supporting the application are insufficient or inadequate, such application will be left without consideration. The applicant will be notified of this within 3 business days after the application was submitted.

4.    The application for work permit extension can be submitted not earlier than 40 days before expiry date.


If the state body decides to reject the application, the employer can appeal to the State labour service within the next 10 days. The terms of appeal are defined by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.Back to list