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Obtaining a residence permit by representation

Petryk Tetiana
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Head of migration law practice, master of law, expert in the field of migration law.

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Foreign companies and banks have the right to establish their representative offices and branches in Ukraine. To work in such repoffices (from the representative office), both citizens of Ukraine and foreigners, as well as stateless persons, can be recruited.

All non-resident employees of representative offices of foreign companies are issued by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade with service cards valid for three years or until the end of their employment relationship with the employer. The service card of an employee of a foreign mission is the basis for obtaining a residence permit.

Assistance from specialists of Prikhodko & Partners law firm in obtaining a service card for an employee of a foreign representative office

The receipt of a service card is initiated not by the foreign worker himself, but by the director of the representative office. At this stage, with the support of a lawyer at the Law Firm Prikhodko & Partners, a package of documents is being collected for submission to the Ministry of Economic Development:

a petition on behalf of the head of the representative office with a signature and seal;

translated copy of the passport;

photo according to standard;

documents confirming the state. registration of a representative office / accreditation of a bank branch;

properly executed information about all non-resident workers of the repofis, indicating the time of stay in Ukraine and positions.

Important! Acceptance of a foreigner / stateless person to work in a representative office without issuing a service card entails a fine for the manager and the threat of deportation for the employee.

Legal support in obtaining a residence permit for an employee of a representative office

On the basis of a service card, a foreigner has the right to obtain a type D visa. Having arrived in Ukraine, he can apply to the State Migration Service to obtain a residence permit.

For your information! The term of a residence permit based on work in a representative office is no more than one year.

With the assistance of a lawyer, the following documents are collected and submitted to the migration service:

  • a translated copy of the passport with a type D visa;
  • a valid health insurance policy;
  • receipt for payment admin. collection;
  • documents confirming the state. registration of a representative office / accreditation of a bank branch;
  • service card of an employee of a foreign mission.

With an experienced migration lawyer, you can go through the procedure quickly and comfortably!

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1 question

Do you need a separate permit from the Employment Center to work in a representative office?

Yes
No

2 question

Can the representative office issue an unlimited number of service cards?

Yes
No

3 question

Registration of the employee of the representative office in the OVIR is no longer needed?

Yes
No
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