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04.10.2013 printer friendly

Subject: The realization of the Treaty on the exchange of trainees,

entered into between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation.

 

(Treaty was ratified by the Law of Ukraine № 510-VI, dated September 16, 2008

"On Ratification of the Treaty on the exchange of trainees,

entered into between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation")

 

In order to obtain a work permit in Ukraine, a Swiss citizen who wants to find employment in the Ukrainian employer as a trainee for the purpose of improving the professional and linguistic skills mustprepare documents that are entitled to obtain a permit and submit them to the competent authority of the Swiss Confederation - Federal Office on Immigration and Foreigners.

The following documents are required to obtain a work permit in Ukraine:

an application;

copies of the applicant’s certificates of education or qualification;

copies of the passport pages that contain personal data of the applicant, together with translation into Ukrainian;

two color photographs of the applicant sized 3.5 × 4.5 cm;

a document issued by the curative and preventive health care institution confirming that the applicant does not suffer from chronic alcohol, solvent or drug abuse, or any other infectious disease as defined by the Ministry of Health.

a certificate issued by the relevant authority of Switzerland confirming that the applicant, as of the application date, is not serving a sentence for a crime committed, and that no criminal proceedings are being taken against them.

All documents must be translated into Ukrainian, certified in accordance with the laws of the issuing country and legalized according to the established procedure, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukrainian international treaties that have been ratified by the Ukrainian parliament.

The competent authority of Switzerland, the Federal Office on Immigration and Foreigners, sends documents to the competent authority of Ukraine, the State Employment Center of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, for consideration and transmission to the relevant local authority of the State Employment Service for the execution of a work permit.

Ukrainian employers who are interested in employing Swiss citizens as trainees must additionally submit to the relevant local authority of the State Employment Service the following documents:

an application, as defined in an appendix to the Rules for issuing, extending and cancelling work permits for foreigners and stateless persons approved by Ministerial Decree No. 437, dated May 27, 2013;

a stamped and signed certificate confirming that that the position which a foreigner will take up under applicable laws is not related to the citizenship of Ukraine and will not expose them to state secret. The certificate must be signed by the head of Classified Records Office as well if there's such an Office in the employer's structure.

The local authority of the State Employment Service makes a decision within 15 calendar days of receipt of all required documents.

Pursuant to the provisions set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on the exchange of traineesentered into between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation, work permits are issued to the Swiss Confederation citizens regardless of the labor market situation in Ukraine.

Pursuant to Article 9 of the above treaty, work permits are issued free of charge.

Pursuant to the legal requirements set out in Section 9 of the Rules for issuing, extending and cancelling work permits for foreigners and stateless persons, in order to enlarge the legal operation of a work permit the trainee's employer must submit the following documents:

an application, as defined in an appendix to the Rules for issuing, extending and cancelling work permits for foreigners and stateless persons approved by Ministerial Decree No. 437, dated May 27, 2013;

two color photographs of the trainee sized 3.5 × 4.5 cm;

Ministry of Interior's certificate of criminal record check confirming that a nonresident foreigner is not serving a sentence for a crime committed and that there are no open criminal proceedings against him.

Other documents are submitted only if they have been amended.

A work permit granted to a citizen of the Swiss Federation provides the grounds for issuing them a visa and a residency permit. To that end, the foreigner should contact the Ukrainian Embassy (Consulate) in the Swiss Federation and the relevant local authority of the State Immigration Service of Ukraine, after their arrival in Ukraine.

After the work permit received by the employer, the employer must provide the local office of the State Employment Service of Ukraine, which issued the work permit, with a certified copy of the employment agreement within three working days of the date this agreement was made with a foreigner.

 

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