Work permits for foreigners: new rules

On 11 February 2015, Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On certain business deregulation matters No. 42 dated 28 January 2015, came into effect. This Resolution has simplified the procedure of issuing and renewing   work permits for foreigners and  stateless persons by (1) providing an extended list of grounds for considering the recruitment of foreign labor as appropriate and justifiable; (2) changing time limits for submission of the requests on renewing of the Work permits, and reducing the  time period during which the decision on issuing/ prolongation of the Work permit for the foreigner should be adopted. (3) establishing the regulation that a Work Permit can be prolonged for  unlimited number of periods.