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— How to relocate to Lviv?

Ukraine is ready to support IT-professionals from Belarus. Here we gathered all the necessary information you need to move to Ukraine and work here. Here you will find information on how to move your business, legal issues, and information to get to know Lviv and Ukraine better. Welcome to Lviv!

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Relocating the company

If the foreign company wants to do business in Ukraine, it can be done by the establishment of the company in Ukraine in form of LLC as the most popular form of activity.



  • — Preparation of constituent documents — (Charter and Minutes of the General Meeting of Founders / Decision of the Sole Founder), other documents and information that necessary for state registration of the company

    Identification of key questions related to the company's activities:● list of founders (individuals and/or legal entities);● banks in which will be opened accounts of the company;person who will be the director of the company (citizen of Ukraine or foreigner);● types of economic activity that will correspond to the scope of the company;● location (legal address) of the company;amount of authorized capital (there are no requirements to its amount).
    Preparation of the Charter.Key provisions of the Charter that shall be defined:● determination of powers for the Director;● determination of restrictions for transactions that the director may independently conclude;● determination of the order of decision-making by the General Shareholder Meeting.
    If the founders of the company are individuals, it is also necessary to obtain individual tax number. For this you need to file to the Regional department of State Tax Service the following documents:● notarized copy of passport with translation● applicationPower of Attorney, copy of passport and copy of individual tax number of authorized person (if the documents are submitted by representative on the basis of Power of Attorney).State Tax Service will issue individual tax number in 5 business day after receiving of documents.

  • — State registration of the company —

    Submission of documents to the state registrar can be done through the Center for Providing of Administrative Services or to the notary public (documents can be submitted by the founders or by authorized persons on the basis of Power of Attorney).List of documents to be submitted:● Charter;● Minutes of the General Meeting of Founders / Decision of the Sole Founder;● notarized copy / copies of the founder/founder's passports with translation (individuals founder or beneficiary);● extract from the court / trade register, another document that confirm the registration of the company in the country of its location with a translation (if the founder of the Ukrainian company is a foreign company);● Power of Attorney (if documents are submitted by the authorized persons).    For confirm of the state registration of the company state registrar issues an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Private Entrepreneurs and Public Formations, in which you can find main information about company.

  • — Opening a bank account and authorization of the company's director —

    Submission of documents for opening of the bank account for the company (the list of documents may differ in each bank, usually questionnaire and copies of constituent documents, as well as documents that confirm the person of the director).
    Authorization of the director at bank and registration of the electronic key for Internet banking.
    Tax reports can be submitted both in paper or electronic form (most of companies submit report in electronic form).
    For submitting of tax reports in electronic form it is necessary to purchase the "M.E.Doc" program for electronic tax reporting. For this you need to submit documents about company and director to authorized provider and to make a qualified electronic signature for the director.

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Personal Relocate

As a general rule, foreigners who are citizens of countries with a visa procedure for entering the territory of Ukraine may temporarily stay on the territory of Ukraine during the validity of the visa. Citizens of countries with visa-free entry into Ukraine may temporarily stay in Ukraine for no more than 90 days within 180 days, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine.

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  • STEP 1
    Obtaining of the work permit

    (This stage is mandatory only for the purpose of employment)OVERVIEWForeigners can be employed in Ukraine only after obtaining an appropriate permit that is issued by State Employment Service of Ukraine. Work permit does not entitle a foreigner to reside in Ukraine, but is one of the basics to obtain residence permit in Ukraine.The work of foreigners may be used in different positions by one or more employers, provided that such a work permit is obtained for each position. So, one work permit allows work only in certain company on a certain position and there is no general work permit.Work permit in Ukraine can be issued for the period up to 3 years (the term depends on the basis on which the permit is obtained). Work permit may be renovated before it is expired unlimited number of times.

  • STEP 2
    Obtaining of Visa type D

    Visa type D is a special multi-entry visa issued for 90 days that allows a foreigner to come to Ukraine and apply for temporary residence permit. Basically, visa type D is a mandatory pre-step of temporary residence permit application.So, in order o obtain temporary residence permit the foreigner should cross the border on the basis of visa type D.However, there are some EXCEPTIONS: citizens of Belarus, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Russia are not obliged to obtain visa type D as pre-step of temporary residence permit application (based on international treaties between the counties). They can omit this step, but such persons have the right to apply for temporary residence permit without leaving Ukraine (exceptions are Russian citizens) no later than 30 days from the date of the last entry into Ukraine and no later than 15 business days before the end of the established period of stay in Ukraine.In order to obtain visa type D, the foreigner must complete an online application form (https://visa.mfa.gov.ua) and at the certain time personally apply for visa at the Ukrainian embassy.

  • STEP 3
    Obtaining a temporary residence permit

    To apply for temporary resident permit foreigner must be physically present in the Ukraine (and cross the border on the basis of visa type D, if applicable), as his fingerprints are collected and photo are taken on the day of application.Application for temporary resident permit cannot be supplied later than 15 business days before visa type D expiry.

  • STEP 4
    Registration of the place of foreigner’s residence in Ukraine

    Once the temporary residence permit has been obtained, the next step is to register the residential address. Foreigners are obliged to register the residential address within 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of the temporary residence permit.

  • STEP 5
    Registration as private entrepreneur in Ukraine

    (NOTE! This step is not mandatory, you should follow it, only if you want to work in Ukraine as private entrepreneur)A foreigner who has received a temporary residence permit may also carry out business activities on the territory of Ukraine, provided that he is registered as private entrepreneur.Registration may be carried out in the personal presence of a foreigner or an authorized person on the basis of a power of attorney, without the personal presence of a foreigner.

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Quick facts about Lviv

Official language: UkrainianPopulation: 757,500 peopleArea: 182.01 km2Time zone: Eastern European Summer Time, GMT +2

Currency: hryvnia (UAH). You may exchange currency at hotels, banks, and currency exchange kiosks. Credit cards are accepted in most places. ATM machines are widely available.Founder of Lviv: King Danylo Halytskyi, who named the city in honor of his son Lev.The cultural capital of Ukraine. The historic city center (120 ha) is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city has unique architecture preserved throughout the centuries.
Geographical position: Located in the western part of Ukraine, 70 km from the EU border, and 160 km from the eastern Carpathian Mountains.Climate: Lviv has a temperate continental climate with soft winters, wet springs, mild summers, warm and dry autumns. The average temperatures are –3.4°C in winter, +17.5 °C in summer, and +11 °C in the nearby mountain regions.

Visa: Citizens of the● EU, ● USA● UK● Argentina● Bosnia & Herzegovina, ● Brazil, ● Brunei, ● Darussalam, ● Canada, ● Japan, ● Korea,● Switzerland,● Liechtenstein, ● Andorra, ● Vatican, ● Monaco, ● Norway, ● San Marino, ● Mongolia, ● Serbia, Montenegro,● Georgia,● Hong Kong, ● Israel, Paraguay, ● Macedonia, ● Panama, ● Turkey and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan) don’t need a visa to come to Ukraine. Please check here to see if you require a visa to enter Ukraine.

  • — Opening a bank account and authorization of the company's director —

    Submission of documents for opening of the bank account for the company (the list of documents may differ in each bank, usually questionnaire and copies of constituent documents, as well as documents that confirm the person of the director).
    Authorization of the director at bank and registration of the electronic key for Internet banking.
    Tax reports can be submitted both in paper or electronic form (most of companies submit report in electronic form).
    For submitting of tax reports in electronic form it is necessary to purchase the "M.E.Doc" program for electronic tax reporting. For this you need to submit documents about company and director to authorized provider and to make a qualified electronic signature for the director.

Telephone calls

Country code is +380Lviv: 32

Emergency Phone Numbers

Firefighters 101

Police 102

Ambulance 103

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