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Will it be possible to relocate my employees to Ukraine?

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If you decided to move your business to Ukraine, it can be done in two ways:

The question is: which option would be the best?

There is no ideal option for everyone. You just need to focus on your needs and types of work that will be performed in Ukraine.

In the case of our Clients, we sit down with them at the negotiating table and carefully study the needs, vision of business in Ukraine and the main goals of our Clients. Based on our experience and knowledge of Ukrainian legislation, including questions on taxation, we recommend the best option for starting a business in Ukraine for a foreign company.

Today we will focus on the representative office option and discuss what opportunities it has to enter the Ukrainian market.tell You about the process of relocation of Your workers to Ukraine.

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Which type of representative office in Ukraine to choose?

In what cases is it worth choosing a representative office to do business in Ukraine?

Registration of a representative office in Ukraine can have a number of advantages:

Impossibility of raider seizure.
A representative office is not a legal entity and is fully controlled by the parent company.

The representative office is fully controlled by the parent company.
The head of the representative office acts solely on the basis of a power of attorney from the foreign company. The powers of such a director are less, all his actions are stipulated in advance within the framework of the power of attorney. 

The possibility of obtaining a licence. Not so long ago, among the disadvantages of representation, was the lack of the possibility to obtain a license. That is to say, if in Ukraine the type of economic activity which one would like to engage in is licensed, then the opening of a representative office would not meet the needs of a foreign company to enter the Ukrainian market. Today's representative offices have been given the green light in licensing, which means we can help you get the license you need for your work.

Possibility to legally transport their employees to Ukraine.
Representative offices of foreign companies in Ukraine have an opportunity to initiate the process of obtaining service cards for their employees, on the basis of which employees can work and legally stay on the territory of Ukraine.

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How to issue a service card for a foreigner in Ukraine?

Service card is an alternative to the Work permit in Ukraine exactly for the organization of activities through a foreign representative office. Our lawyers undertake the whole process of obtaining of service cards of employees of the representative office in Ukraine and legalization of stay of your employees in Ukraine.

The procedure for obtaining these cards takes three weeks. Documents for obtaining business cards:

  • copy of the certificate of registration of the representative office;

  • list of foreign employees;

  • two photos for each employee;

  • power of attorney.

Difficulties may arise if the intended employees are more than three people - in such cases, the Ministry requires a written justification for the need to involve exactly those persons for whom it is planned to receive service cards.

A valid reason for attracting just them may be a specific higher education or other proof of qualification (for example, work experience) exactly in the field where the representation works. As practice shows, it is impossible to get more than three service cards for workers who perform work that does not require qualifications. 

Our lawyers can easily solve such difficulties and will help you move to Ukraine that number of workers, which is necessary for your work process.

You want to move your business to Ukraine or just open a branch here? Please contact us! We will help you decide on the best form of opening a business and we will take care of all its organization.

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Find more information about opening a representative office in Ukraine here.

Consultations of our lawyers on the process of entering the market of Ukraine here.

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