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Visa & Immigration

Hello! My name is Serhii Aleksandrov, a managing partner of Legal Ideas law firm. We are pioneers of immigration legal services in Ukraine providing our clients with top niche lawyer support, unique lega-tech solutions and transparent procedures.

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Last year we provided advice and legal services in visa and immigration to over 800 clients from all over the globe.

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We are the only one unique law firm in Ukraine that developed a digital immigration lawyer and gives free access to it to anyone. It's called iVan and it has several awards from Ukrainian and international organizations.  

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All is official. We sign a legal services contract and you get a detailed estimation of all possible costs. If any new expense appears in the process, then we cover it at our own cost.

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We're fraud free and don't hide behind an unidentified website or Facebook page. We don't provide fake invitations, marriages and another illegal facilitation. We're experts who have earned their trust and regularly give expert opinions to TV channels, radio shows and magazines.

Why to chose us:

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Sandeep, India

Legal Ideas did everything for me from the scratch. I opened a company in Ukraine, got my work permit, visa and residence. Now they are my legal counselor taking care of my import/export business in Ukraine.

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Roy, USA

I'm an IT nomad. Legal Ideas helped set up an IT company in Ukraine and get residence for 3 years. Now I live here and work remotely from Ukraine.

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Paulus, Namibia

My case was really complicated. Due to the quarantine I got stuck in another country almost for a year and missed some immigration deadlines. Legal Ideas mitigated all the risks and solved all issues. Now I'm in Ukraine, legal and run my own business.

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Kobus, South Africa

I'm very thankful to Legal Ideas. My previous lawyer messed up completely and I was on the verge of losing my residence. Legal Ideas sorted everything out and they even charge less! Highly recommended!

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Mahmut, Turkey

I hired another lawyer but my residence application was rejected and the lawyer couldn't help with this. Legal Ideas appealed the rejection and I got my residence in 4 weeks.

Testimonies from our clients

Should You Have a LAWYER on Speed Dial in Ukraine?
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Should You Have a LAWYER on Speed Dial in Ukraine?

#aboutukraine #ukraine Should you have a lawyer on sped dial in Ukraine? You'd be surprised how vulnerable you can be in a country like Ukraine. You're not insured against many unexpected things that could happen to you. That's why planning ahead and covering all the bases also means hiring a good lawyer. It's a good idea in any case, and especially in a country like Ukraine. Serhii Aleksandrov can help. His company Legal Ideas (https://www.legal-ideas.com/) offers a wide scope of legal services for foreigners. Thanks to Serhii for taking his time to sit down for a chat and share this invaluable info. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction to Ukraine 01:27 Difference between a paralegal, notary and lawyer 03:18 Contesting traffic infractions 5:10 Car accidents 7:30 How to deal with police 11:03 Small claims court 12:20 Suing the municipality 13:34 Consumer protection 15:32 Cost of a lawyer 16:43 Can government freeze your account 20:00 Can you go to jail (marijuana) 22:20 Real estate deals 26:49 Do you need a lawyer on speed dial? Where to check fines: 馃憠 DIYA app https://diia.gov.ua/ 馃憠 Electronic driver's profile https://e-driver.hsc.gov.ua/accounts/login/ 馃憠 Shtrafy UA app https://shtrafua.com/ 馃憠 Shtrafy PDR app https://mvs.gov.ua/uk/press-center/news/Mobilniy_dodatok_MVS_SHtrafi_PDR_vidteper_dostupniy_i_dlya_IOS_36773 馃憠 Police check https://bdr.mvs.gov.ua/ Researching, traveling, and creating content for my wonderful audience can be expensive and time-consuming. Your support will help me cover my expenses and help me make better videos - and more of them. Subscribe to channel: http://bit.ly/aboutukraine Make a one-time donation: http://paypal.me/aboutukraine Support me long-term: https://www.patreon.com/aboutukraine Your contribution helps me in so many ways. Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/stuffaboutukraine
馃嚭馃嚘鉁掆湀 VISA TO UKRAINE - HOW TO APPLY
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馃嚭馃嚘鉁掆湀 VISA TO UKRAINE - HOW TO APPLY

How to apply for a visa to Ukraine? What are the most common mistakes? Do consulates take bribes for a visa? Can a lawyer guarantee the visa? Honest talk with a real immigration lawyer in Ukraine Sergey Aleksandrov. Why a UA visa can be rejected: https://www.legal-ideas.com/post/how-to-appeal-ua-visa-rejection ASK IVAN - legal chat-bot advising on immigration law of Ukraine: https://askivan.io/ If you want to contact the lawyer directly: Sergey Aleksandrov Managing Partner Legal Ideas law firm www.legal-ideas.com sergeyaleksandroff@gmail.com +380997227871 To support my project: https://www.patreon.com/olena_gnes Book me for: - Sightseeing Walking Tours in Kyiv - Private Trips to the Chornobyl Zone - Transfer on my car (VW POLO) - Online Consulting - Translation - Other Assistance Private Trips to the Chornobyl Zone: - 1-day trip to Chornobyl - $390 - for 1 foreigner, $440 - for 2 foreigners (on my VW Polo) etc Please, contact me to know the price for more people and tours inside ChNPP - 2-day trip to Chornobyl - $690 for 1 foreigner, $790 for 2 foreigners DISCOUNTS FOR MY PATRONS AND ACTIVE YOUTUBE FOLLOWERS Other services: - Sightseeing Walking Tours in Kyiv: $15/hour for 1-7 people - Transfer on my car (on my VW POLO): $40/Boryspil airport - Kyiv Center - Driving Across Kyiv: $20/hour - Translation: $15/hour - Online Trips to Kyiv and Chornobyl - $15 for 1,5 hours - Other Assistance: depends Contacts: olena.gnes@gmail.com +380683939155 https://www.facebook.com/what.is.Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/olena.gnes https://www.instagram.com/what.is.ukraine https://www.instagram.com/chornobyl_kyiv_guide
馃嚭馃嚘馃攼 "LOCKDOWN IN UKRAINE" - interview with immigration lawyer
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馃嚭馃嚘馃攼 "LOCKDOWN IN UKRAINE" - interview with immigration lawyer

I asked the immigration lawyer your questions: - is there any amnesty for a visa during lockdown or quarantine in Ukraine? - what to do if my visa expires and I can't come back home? - what if I get COVID and my visa expires? - are there any delays in getting a residence permit because of lockdown? - is it a good time to launch a business in Ukraine? I've talked about this with Serhii Aleksandrov, the Managing Partner of the Legal Ideas law firm www.legal-ideas.com office@legal-ideas.com Whatsapp: +380997227871 To support my youtube channel: https://www.patreon.com/olena_gnes Book me for: - Sightseeing Walking Tours in Kyiv - Private Trips to the Chornobyl Zone - Online Trips to Kyiv and Chornobyl - Transfer on my car (VW POLO) - Online Consulting - Translation - Other Assistance Private Trips to the Chornobyl Zone with a discount for my followers: - 1-day trip: starts from $390 - for 1 foreigner, $440 - for 2 foreigners (on my VW Polo) etc - 2-day trip: starts from $690 for 1 foreigner, $790 for 2 foreigners Please, contact me to know more Other services: - Sightseeing Walking Tours in Kyiv: $15/hour for 1-7 people - Transfer on my car (on my VW POLO): $40/Boryspil airport - Kyiv Center - Driving Across Kyiv: $20/hour - Translation: $15/hour - Online Trips to Kyiv and Chornobyl - $15 for 1,5 hours - Other Assistance: depends Contacts: olena.gnes@gmail.com +380683939155 https://www.facebook.com/what.is.Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/olena.gnes https://www.instagram.com/what.is.ukraine https://www.instagram.com/chornobyl_kyiv_guide
APPLY FOR E-VISA UKRAINE | HOW TO GET BUSINESS INVITATION AND RESIDENT CARD IN UKRAINE
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APPLY FOR E-VISA UKRAINE | HOW TO GET BUSINESS INVITATION AND RESIDENT CARD IN UKRAINE

Check events https://www.instagram.com/insight_into_ukraine/ When a foreigner needs a visa to visit Ukraine and when the visa is not needed? There are countries citizens of which cannot enter Ukrainian without obtaining a relevant Ukrainian visa first. But many countries have a visa-free regime with Ukraine and do not need to obtain any visa, usually citizens of those countries are allowed to stay 90/180 days without a visa. There is no some unified law specifying all those countries because it all depends on international treaties between Ukraine and a certain country. Below there is a list of countries with their Ukrainian visa regime: VISAS REQUIRED: Australia, Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bahrein, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Gabon, Haiti, Guyana, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Grenada, Djibouti, Dominican Union, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Kenya, China (CPR), North Korea, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peoples Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, C么te d'Ivoire, Cuba, Kuwait, Laos, Liberia, Lebanon, Libya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mauritania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Africa, Porto Rico, Ruanda, Salvador, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Syria, Singapore, Sudan, Thailand, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, Philippines, Central African Republic, Chad, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, VISA FREE: Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Vatican, Great Britain, Armenia, Hong Kong, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Ireland, Island, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Qatar, Kirghizia, Cyprus, Korea, Latvia, Lithuanian, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Romania, San-Marino, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Tadjikistan, Turkey, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech, Chile, Montenegro, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan What types of visas are in Ukraine? There are 4 types of visas in Ukraine: Transit visa (B-type). Short-term visa (C-type). It is issued for up to 90 days within 180 days and can be a multi-visa, one-time or two-times visa. It is also known also as a tourist visa. There are 17 sub-categories of the C visa, which we will review in another video. 小-01 - business; 小-02 - private; 小-03 - service; 小-04 - transportation of cargo and passengers; 小-05 - trips of foreign Ukrainians; 小-06 - tourism; 小-07 - health treatment; 小-08 - investment; 小-09 - activity in spheres of culture, science, education and sports; 小-10 - religious; 小-11 - work of journalists or representatives of foreign mass media; 小-12 - official; 小-13 - for foreign observer; 小-14 - visit of a funeral of a close family member; 小-15 - in interests of foreign and internal politics or for humanitarian purposes; 小-16 - fighting consequences of extraordinary circumstances; 小-17 鈥 international flights by airplane crew. Long-term visa (D-type). It is issued for foreigners who enter Ukraine with a purpose of arranging documents allowing them to stay in Ukraine over 90 days (e.g. for those who come for employment, registering a company, study, etc.). There are 16 sub-categories of the D visa, which we will review in another video. D-01 - immigration; D-02 鈥 family reunion with a person who holds a refugee status in Ukraine or who got shelter in Ukraine; D-03 - diplomatic (for accreditation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs); D-04 - employment; D-05 鈥 international technical aid; D-06 鈥 carrying out religious activity; D-07 鈥 participation in branches, departments, representative offices and other subsidiaries of non-government organisations of foreign countries; D-08 鈥 work in a Ukrainian representative office of a foreign company; D-09 鈥 work in a Ukrainian representative office of a foreign bank; D-10 鈥 for carrying out teaching, cultural, scientific, sports, volunteering activity; D-11 鈥 work as a journalist or representative of a foreign mass media; D-12 鈥 founder, shareholder, beneficiary owner of a Ukrainian company; D-13 - studying; D-14 鈥 family reunion with a Ukrainian citizen based on marriage; D-15 鈥 family reunion with a Ukrainian temporary residence permit holder; D-16 鈥 other purposes based on international treaties of Ukraine.
HOW TO GET RESIDENCY IN UKRAINE | HOW TO OPEN WORK PERMIT IN UKRAINE
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HOW TO GET RESIDENCY IN UKRAINE | HOW TO OPEN WORK PERMIT IN UKRAINE

Check events https://www.instagram.com/insight_into_ukraine/ How to get UA residence? TEMPORARY those who came to Ukraine with an employment purpose; those who came to Ukraine for realization of international technical projects; those who are invited to Ukraine by churches for preaching; those who work in Ukrainian branches of foreign NGOs; those who work in Ukrainian representation offices of foreign companies; those who work in Ukrainian representation offices and branches of foreign banks; those who came to do educational, cultural, scientific activities according to international treaties of programs; founders, shareholder and beneficiaries of Ukrainian companies provided that the value of his/her share is not less than EUR 100 000; journalists of foreign mass media; those who work in Ukrainian NGOs; students of Ukrainian educational facilities; those who came to Ukraine for a family reunion. PERMANENT artists and scientists whose immigration is in Ukrainian interests; highly qualified specialist and workers who Ukraine critically experiences shortage of persons whose immigration is in Ukrainian interests; foreign Ukrainians, a spouse of foreign Ukrainian, their children in case of their joint entrance and staying on the territory of Ukraine; persons who has a right to obtain Ukrainian citizenship by the territorial origin principle; persons who have been previously Ukrainian citizens; those who had permanently lived on the territory of Ukraine before dissolution of their Ukrainian citizenship yet kept living on the Ukrainian territory; persons who have been continuously living on the territory of Ukraine during 3 years after receiving the status of a human trafficking victim; persons who served in the Ukrainian army over 3 years; those who invested in Ukrainian economy over EUR 100 000; native siblings, grandparents, grandchildren of Ukrainian citizens; parents, spouse and minor children of the immigrant; spouse of a Ukrainian citizen married over 2 years; children and parents of Ukrainian citizens; foster parents or custodians of Ukrainian citizens; persons who are fostered or under the custody of Ukrainian citizens. Shall I live in Ukraine for some time to keep my residence valid? Do I have to pay taxes in Ukraine being a Ukrainian resident and do I still have to pay taxes in my own country while living in Ukraine? Will I lose my citizenship and benefits if I get Ukrainian residence? Can my Ukrainian residence be annulled? Insight into Ukraine - is an informative project dedicated to making Ukraine more accessible to tourists. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive guide to Ukraine - the largest and most underrated country in Europe. Ukraine is able to offer anyone a unique and unforgettable experience. From walking along Odesa's embankment and experiencing its luxurious summer nightlife, the rich architectural monuments of Lviv - filled with cozy restaurants and delicious coffee, the majestic capital - Kyiv, to the desolate rocks of the Carpathian Mountains where there are plenty of opportunities for nature lovers to enjoy Ukraine's pristine nature such as hiking, climbing, and other extreme sports. We shed light on: 鉂 Thousands of attractions that include the historical and cultural heritage of Ukraine; 鉂 Multidimensional monuments of Ukrainian nature; 鉂 Ukrainian Gastronomy; 鉂 Traditional crafts and Ukrainian brands; 鉂 Popular tourist destinations; 鉂 Different events taking place in Ukraine such as concerts, festivals, conferences, etc; 鉂 Current visa policies and other administrative issues; 鉂 Actual prices for various types of goods and services. Additionally, we consult with tourists and offer support with their questions, work with them to plan their trip, and discover new places to gain insight into Ukraine.
HOW TO OPEN COMPANY IN UKRAINE | BUSINESS AND INVESTING IN UKRAINE
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