Since 2021 residence in Ukraine has been significantly simplified.
From now all participants of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Volunteer Programs are eligible for the residence permit of Ukraine. This residence is valid for 12 month with annual prolongation.
Advantages of the Volunteer Program in Ukraine:
Continuous stay in Ukraine for 12 month, free in-out entries, prolongation available
Visa to third countries from Ukraine
Free healthcare & medical treatment (according to legislation)
Financial services in Ukraine (cards, accounts, credits, loans etc.)
Discover employment, education & business opportunities of Ukraine
Volunteers do not pay taxes, therefore it's much cheaper than employment & business registration.
Participation in the Volunteer Program is aimed to get the residence permit. You are welcomed to visit your project events, but you are neither required to nor you are bound to any specific location.
Volunteer project areas: education, language & healthcare programs, development of democratic institutions, intercultural communication.
Requirements to participate in Volunteer Program:
- at least 18 years of age
- Ability to cover your own personal expenses throughout the duration of the volunteer program
- Speak English at an intemediate level
- 'Clean' Criminal Background
Time-frames: invitation processing takes 3-4 days, delivery worldwide up to 5 days,
D-type visa application processing depends on the embassy, normally it's 2-3 days, residence permit on arrival - 10 days.
In total it's plus/minus 5 days due to processing delays, holidays etc.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE:
Provide your information for review
Receive the documents from the Volunteer Organization (NGO)
Visit the closest Ukrainian embassy/VFS office for visa processing (long-term migration visa, D-type)
Accompanied by our lawyer visit the State Migration Service of Ukraine & receive your residence card
Final stage. Your residence permit is ready. You will get registered by the residential address in Ukraine.
To start the procedure we need the following information:
- CV including background of basic knowledge, skills and abilities
- Your residential address and phone number (for documents delivery)
- Scanned passport copy
Step 1. $330
official invitation & all supporting documents (delivery isn't included)
Step 2. $330
on arrival to Ukraine, before submitting your residence application
Step 3. $330
as soon as your residence permit on hand
* We cover all processing expenses except courier charges & embassy fees.