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Ukraine eases entry and work permit process for Belarusian specialists

Christian Fernsby |
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree which allows the Ukrainian Government to extend stay of specialists from Belarus in Ukraine.

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The Decree No. 420/2020 "On some measures to attract entrepreneurs and highly qualified professionals who are citizens of the Republic of Belarus," outlines the new process, stated the press service of the Ukrainian President.

"The Cabinet of Ministers should extend up to 180 days per year the period of temporary stay in Ukraine for Belarusian citizens and their families. This applies to entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals, in particular specialists in information technology and innovation, whose immigration is in the interests of Ukraine," the statement reads.

The government should also start a pilot project on simplified registration of residence permits for these categories of Belarusian citizens.

The period fort obtaining such residence permits should be reduced to three days, they can be obtained without leaving the Ukrainian territory.

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