Temporary Residence Permit

The specific grounds for staying at the territory of Ukraine is a temporary residence permit. According to Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine On Legal Status of Foreigners and Persons without citizenship of 22.09.2011  № 3773-VI, foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived for temporary employment, for participation in the implementation of technical assistance, registered in the order prescribed, for  participation in the activities of subsidiaries, branches, representative offices and other structural units of public (non-governmental) organizations of foreign countries duly registered, for work in offices of foreign companies in Ukraine, registered in the order  prescribed, for work in branches or representative offices of foreign banks registered in the order prescribed receive a temporary residence permit.  

The only reason for obtaining a temporary residence permit is a work permit for the foreigner.

Temporary residence permit allows the foreign citizen to stay in Ukraine for the term of validity (validity period not exceeding work permit term, i.e. one year), to enter the territory of Ukraine without the need to obtain a visa (for citizens from countries for which visa is stipulated to enter the territory of Ukraine).

In fact, the temporary residence permit in Ukraine is obligatory document for a foreign citizen who has received a work permit because the permit allows a foreign citizen the right for employment in the Ukrainian company on temporary basis, however, it itself does not resolve the issue of legal stay of such foreign citizen in Ukraine during the term of work permit. Concerning foreign citizen who received a work permit and got a permit for temporary residence in Ukraine the restrictions imposed for short-term stay in Ukraine (90 days of 180 days from the date of first entry) continue to act.

Obligatory condition for obtaining temporary residence permit in Ukraine is obtaining of immigrant visa D type for the foreigner on the basis of his valid work permit.