Ukraine further simplifies relocation requirements for IT professionals


In July 2020, Ukraine introduced quotas for foreign IT professionals that allowed local companies hire them using a simplified procedure. This fall, Ukrainian economy ministry adopted a revised document making the process even easier, BRDO reports.

What changed compared to the previous version:

  • Professions roster expanded from 10 to 23 and grouped by categories with common qualification requirements. The updated list includes managers, executives, information security specialists, softwae developers, computer scientists, analysts, and information processing operators. The complete list of the professions with qualification requirements may be found in the decree (PDF).
  • Vocational education requirement replaced with a combination of obligatory and additional qualifying requirements. Work experience currently remains as the only mandatory requirement, while vocational education, salary for the previous year, and internationally recognized professional certificates are now considered additional requirements. To meet the quota, immigrating IT specialist should meet the obligatory requirement and one of the additional ones.
  • Minimal work experience requirement reduced from 7 to 3 years. Ukrainian IT firms are in great demand for middle-level specialists with 3+ years of experience. The new decree accounts for that, lowering work experience requirements to meet the market needs.
  • List of documents confirming work experience. Previous version of the decree had no clear indication as to what documents a foreigner had to provide to confirm their work experience. The latest revision contains a complete list of such documents:
  1. employment record book or equivalent document;
  2. reference letters;
  3. services agreements;
  4. certificates of acceptance;
  5. other documents officially confirming the work experience at the employee’s country of residence.

Vladyslav Andruschenko, Intelectual Property Specialist and head of law at Kyiv IT Cluster, comments: “Introduction of the quota might have a positive effect on Ukraine if the news about it is spread the right way. First of all, it will position Ukraine as a sought-after location for freelancers and digital nomads thanks to better taxation option. Second, it will result in more high-level IT professionals coming here and making Ukraine more popular among international investors and IT business owners, which, in its turn, will benefit the country’s economy. On top of that, Ukraine will be more often considered as a location for R&D offices and hubs.

According to BRDO, the next important facilitation step would be to reduce the time the State Migration Service takes to process the documents of incoming specialist. Now, this can take up to a year, while it shouldn’t be more than 10 weeks.


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Michael Furaev

Strategic partner

Head of Quattrgroup

Visionary leader and designer of synergistic teams

Anna Zharova


Entrepreneur and International Consultant, specializes in developing, managing and launching impact projects in commercial and social spheres

Co-founder of nonprofit organization "Israeli Friends of Ukraine"

Board Member in “Pnima” - Israeli organization, uniting public and government leaders

Eddy Dave

Chairman of IUA

15 years of experience in capital markets, investments, business development

Owner of Israeli-Ukrainian outsourcing company: 400 employees, 5 years of operations, offices in Kharkov and Kiev

Managing Partner of Camalia Capital Markets, which was successfully sold to Meitav Dash 5 years ago. Meitav Dash is the second biggest investment house in Israel with more than 50b$ at the disposal

Olha Stoliarchuk

Director of IUA

LL.M., Consultant, Project Manager, Attorney-at-Law

10 years of expertise in International and Ukrainian business and corporate law, energy law and antitrust law

Member of the GS Kyiv Hub community, WEF initiative

Co-founder of investment video blogs - VC ChatrOOm

Daniil Tsiporukha

Co-founder of IUA

Social Media, Digital Marketing and Paid Ad Expert, Entrepreneur

Skilled in PPC, Analytics, Product Marketing, Start-ups, and Product Development

BA degree in Communications and New Media Studies IDC Herzliya, MA in Law ISU Kyiv

Co-Founder at Draw Days Tel-Aviv, IUA and Echo

Eugene Proskulikov

Communication expert

Design of social, corporate, and business relations by developing and implementing long-term communication strategies and ad hoc campaigns, based on data-driven analyst, creative approach, and coherent content policy

17 years of practice in communications as a strategist, analyst, copywriter, and marketing expert. Provided services for about 200 international and Ukrainian brands in various industries

Mykyta Khodakivskyi

Co-founder of IUA

An independent international expert that has been in software development, in particular, in cross-application development projects in global e-payments, eCommerce and FINTECH for nearly 15 years

Founder of Paris-based, he runs consultancy and software development projects to assure successful launches for new startups and SaaS businesses

Buyers Tour:Furniture and Interior Design Industries in Ukraine


05.02 - 08.02.2019


As for the Export Strategy of Ukraine 2017 - 2021, presented by the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Ukraine, the IT and creative industries (services) are one of the seven key directions. Moreover, the Ukrainian Furniture market is a fast-growing segment of the economy which augments 14% annually. That is why Architects & Designers Buyers Tour was a well-time event in terms of Ukrainian Export Strategy implementation and further policy adoption.



  • Deep dive into Ukrainian Furniture Industry and Interior Design Ecosystem.
  • Present Ukraine`s export capabilities in the sector of architecture and design
  • Lay the groundwork for long-term business relations between Israeli and Ukrainian enterprises in the sphere
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of the Ukrainian market niche.

Results/goals reached:

  • 10 - 15 participants, architects, developers and design businesses from Israel;
  • 20 - 40 B2B meetings in Kyiv and its region;
  • 60% of participants report increased business linkages with businesses in Ukraine;
  • 40 new business contacts established during the trade mission;
  • 5000 of target audience reached by the media campaign in Israel;
  • 8 B2B itineraries company-specific developed.
Study tour“Exploring Israeli FoodTech Industry”


29.10. - 02.11.2019


With expertise in biotech, food e-commerce and ingredient innovations, Israel holds its position as one of the biggest food tech communities globally. At the same time, Kormotech is the leading pet food producer in Ukraine. Therefore, we have found an opportunity for promising cooperation through sharing experiences with high-tech and family companies, innovation, and R&D сenters.


  • Deeper insight into the Israeli market niche.
  • Discover the hottest technologies, get to know innovative approaches in production, business development and sales strategies on an international scale.
  • Expand and strengthen the network.
  • Sharing experience and learning from real successful cases.

Results/goals reached:

  • 7 B2B meetings with key industry companies in Israel;
  • Bringing to negotiations with 3 Israeli companies.