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Andryushchenko Vladislav, a Managing Partner at ALTER, Advisor to Kyiv IT Cluster, has expertise in tax law, contract law, migration law, and intellectual property law. Vladislav has worked with clients from Japan, the UAE, Serbia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Estonia, USA, Great Britain, Turkey, and Italy, ready to help with business support, tax optimization, registration of a company opening accounts in international banks and payment systems, support the development of agreements for the company's activities in Ukraine and abroad, protect intellectual property rights. Principles: Effectiveness and trust.
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𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗔 𝗗 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
According to Ukraine’s Visa Rules all applicants should provide the 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 in order to apply for their visa: 𝟭) a passport document that should meet the following requirements: - be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Ukraine; - have at least 2 free pages; - be valid for no more than 10 years; 𝟮) a filled in and signed visa application form. 𝟯) one applicant`s color photograph 35 * 45 mm; 𝟰) a valid medical/travel insurance policy with coverage of at least 30,000 euros or equivalent in another currency, unless otherwise provided by law or international treaties of Ukraine. Holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement; 𝟱) documents confirming the availability of sufficient financial support for the period of the planned stay and for returning to the state of origin or transit to a third state or the possibility to obtain sufficient financial support legally in the territory of Ukraine in accordance with the Procedure for Providing Sufficient Funds by Foreigners and Stateless Persons Entering, Staying in, Transiting through or Leaving Ukraine approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.884 of 4 December 2013. For example, bank statement for 2 recent months, cash in Ukrainian hryvnia/other convertible currency, bank cards along with current/savings account balance statements provided the bank cards can be cashed in Ukraine, hotel/accommodation booking, letter from the applicant’s employer/sponsor confirming their coverage of applicant’s expenses in Ukraine, a return/transit ticket etc. Holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement; 𝟲) a document confirming the payment of the consular fee, unless otherwise provided by the legislation or international agreements of Ukraine. Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad charge $𝟲𝟱.𝟬𝟬 (basic visa fee) for processing visa applications via regular service. In addition to the abovementioned documents, a document confirming the purpose of the trip to Ukraine (depending on the type of visa applied for) is to be provided. For 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴-𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺 (𝗗 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲) 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘀 this may be one of the following: - a certified copy of the work permit for foreigners and stateless persons. Foreigners / stateless persons exempt from the requirement to obtain a work permit in order to be employed in Ukraine are to provide a copy of the work contract. Persons of Ukrainian descent are to provide their certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent and a copy of the work contract. - a copy of the immigration permit issued by a local office of Ukraine’s State Migration Service; - document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person who has been granted refuge/temporary protection in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified; - invitation letter issued by a relevant Ukraine’s state authority/entity/organization which is a recipient of international technical assistance project as well as a confirmation of the registration of the relevant international technical assistance project; - invitation letter issued by a religious organization duly registered in Ukraine for a long-term performance of religious/missionary/canonical activities accompanied by a letter issued by Ukraine’s state authority which has registered that religious organization (e.g. Ukraine’s Ministry for Culture / Department on Religious Matters of the relevant regional or city state administration); - invitation letter issued by a foreign non-governmental organization (branch / office) duly registered in Ukraine; - invitation letter issued by a foreign company duly registered in Ukraine; - invitation letter issued by a branch of a foreign bank registered in Ukraine; - invitation letter issued by a branch of a foreign Mass Media duly registered in Ukraine with a request to issue a visa to the Mass Media staff member; - official letter/verbal note issued by a relevant foreign state authority/foreign diplomatic mission/international organization (office) with a request to issue a long-term visa to the mission/organization (office) staff member as well as her/his family members; - invitation letter issued by Ukraine’s relevant government authority which implements respective cultural, educational, scientific, sport or volunteering programs or an invitation letter issued by an entity/institution/organization engaging volunteers in their activities accompanied by the copy of that entity/institution/organization’s state registration certificate; - document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person residing in Ukraine upon a temporary residence permit accompanied by a copy of that foreigner/stateless person’s temporary residence permit as well as proof of that foreigner/stateless person’s sufficient funds to cover applicant’s expenses in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified; - other documents (if stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties).
𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
LLC is the most popular form of business structure in Ukraine. 𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: 𝟭. Deciding on a proper name of a future company. It cannot be similar to the name of the other company. 𝟮. Choosing legal address for the company. It must be registered in Ukraine in order for the company to conduct business. It can be place of rent or legal address for company can be bought. 𝟯. Choosing appropriate economic activities under the Classification of Types of Economic Activity. There should be one main activity and other additional types. 𝟰. Deciding on the number of shareholders. Law does not limit the number of shareholders. All shareholders must be listed in the Charter. 𝟱. Deciding on share capital. No minimum share capital specified by law. Allocation of shares to the members according to their contribution to capital. 𝟲. Drafting a Charter of LLC. It includes provisions on incorporation of the company, its activities, governance, and dissolution. 𝟳. Holding a meeting of members of LLC. During the meeting the decision on incorporation is made, charter is approved, director and representative are chosen, and responsible individuals for state registration are appointed. The outcomes of the meeting take form in the Minutes of the General Meeting of Members. If there is only one founder, the above mentioned document is called the Decision of the Founder. Note that if director is a foreign citizen, he must obtain work permit and temporary residence permit. 𝟴. Drafting application on registration of the company. 9. Obtaining tax id for non resident and translation of passport. 10. Hiring Ukrainian director till non-resident won’t get work permit to obtain position of director. 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟭. 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀. 𝗥𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: · Application for registration. · Application for choosing the type of taxation system. For example the simplified taxation system. · Original (or notarized copy) of the Minutes of the General Meeting of Members or the Decision of the Founder. · Two originals of the Charter of LLC. · Authorized copy of the passport of the founder. · Authorized copy of the tax ID number of the founder. · List of types of economic activities of the future company. · Power of Attorney, if registration is performed by a representative. 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀-𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀: · Authorized copy of the passport. · Authorized copy of the individual tax ID number, issued for a foreign citizen, which is compulsory for conducting business in Ukraine. · Power of Attorney, if registration is performed by a representative. Additional documents required for foreign legal entities-founders: · reference from the Company Register or other document issued by government authorities from the host country of the entity. · Originals of the Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation or the Company Charter or the Company Constitution. · Authorized copy of the Decision on appointing the legal entity a founder of a new company. · Power of Attorney if registration is performed by a representative. All documents must be filed in Ukrainian, and foreign documents must be legalized or apostatized. If documents compiled in other language than Ukrainian, a certified translation has to be provided. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟮. Filing the documents for the LLC registration with the State Registry of Legal Entities, Private Entrepreneurs and Public Formation. You will receive a document containing description of filed documents and application filling number with what you can check the status of the registration on website of the Companies Register. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟯. After successful registration of LLC you obtain an Reference, the so called Company Profile, from the Companies Register confirming registration of LLC through the Registration Portal. You can also obtain a paper copy of this document. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟰. Ordering a company seal. Copy of reference about registration of the LLC is required for the seal-making company. However, seal is not strictly required by law. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟱. Registering LLC with the tax authorities by filing necessary application with the relevant office corresponding to the registered address of the company. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟲. Registering LLC with the tax authorities responsible for administration of social security tax on hiring each employee. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟳. Opening bank account for LLC company. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟴. Making contributions in full to the share capital by all shareholders with respect to their individual shares. It must be done within 6 months period upon LLC registration. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟵. Establishing accounting policy of the company and appointing an individual responsible to conduct accounting on behalf of the company. There is no administrative fee for registration of LLC company. The decision on registration is made within 24 hours. Terms of registration: 3 days. Opening bank account 5 days. Term of getting tax id - 1 week. Work permit if non resident wants to obtain position of Director and get visa he needs to get work permit. Work permit can be provide for 1 year or 3 years. Government fee for 1 year - 350 EUR, for 3 years - 470 EUR. Law firm fee is 300 EUR. Term of service: 2-3 weeks On basis of work permit non resident can obtain Visa d and temporary residency permit for 1-3 years with possibility to renew. Obtaining visa D will take 3-10 days Temporary residency permit (TRP) TRP gives right for non-resident to stay in Ukraine more than 90 days. On basis of TRP non-resident can stay in Ukraine for 1 - 3 years. Fee for TRP is 500 EUR (including registration address for non-resident) Term of service: 3 weeks. Costs: Registration of company : 300 EUR. Legal address 150 EUR (for 1 year). Tax id 100 EUR. Work permit: 300 EUR. Government fee for work permit: 300 - 400 EUR (depends on term of permit). Temporary residency permit: 400 EUR. Registration address for non-resident 150 EUR (for 1 year). Notary services: 300 EUR ( for 1 founder non-resident). Expenses for Ukrainian director and for changing director: 300 EUR Total cost: 2 200 EUR.
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