• As of February 2015, the processing time for a work permit application is seven days and renewal applications can be filed 20 days from the date of expiration. Previously, the processing time for work permit applications was up to 30 days and renewal applications needed to be filed at least 30 days from the date of expiration.
  • Specific to companies, the state duty fee for the issuance of a work permit must now be paid within 10 days of a permit’s approval, and employment contracts must be submitted within seven business days from the execution of the contract.
  • This acceleration in processing is expected to increase the opportunities available to information technology workers in Ukraine.