Some Of the Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the popular questions we get asked about the legal system in Kiev...

What is the fastest we can set up a business in Kiev Ukraine?

Generally it can take up to 4 weeks. However as we are based in Kiev and have an in-house notary, a lot of contacts in the Registration offices and a good relationship with them we can do it in 6 days.

This can be significantly faster if necessary. We have set up companies, tax systems and bank accounts in 48 hours. (Please ask about our priority service.)

Is it a similiar system to my country's Tax, VAT and corporate payments?

In a word, no. Even with a good understanding of the system it is very difficult for any outsider or foreigner to even know where to start.

At LHUA we have setup numerous companies for foreigners. We also pride ourselves on the ultimate client service and getting the job done within the timescale and budget agreed.

We specialize in company registration so call us with your question.

I want to setup an Import/Export company; What do I need to think about?

We assist clients with many issues they have encountered in this subject area.

There are import taxes, specific local legal issues and it does really help to have a good relationship with the right officials. We work closely with the officials in Kiev and Odessa where ports are based. Whatever the situation, whether it is products from abroad, the movement of bikes or cars, personal effects or valuables, we can help.

Our team needs to stay in Kiev for longer than 90 days but there is no provision for a Business VISA; What do we do?

We can realize temporary residency or even after some time organize a Ukraine permanent residency for you. There are many ways to do this including setting up business, buying property, marriage. To organize this for you is not difficult for us. Please contact us for more details.

What is the correct process and procedures for marrying a woman from (or in) Ukraine? Can we make her a U.S. VISA? How fast?
At LHUA we have a large number of men who we have helped with this process.

It can be organized quite fast however the necessary documentation and forms must be completed and some waiting is necessary. We make this as fast as possible to help you. VISA's to EUROPE, UK & USA for your future partner take 1-2 or 4-6 weeks.

We will assess your case before it goes to the embassy and give you some additional advice on additional documents you could provide to help push your application through faster with a more likely successful outcome. (Our team members have actually done this for their wives and families).

How do VAT, corporation tax and other taxes work?

At LHUA we have a specialist corporate team who will be able to answer any questions and deal with any inquiries that you may have. Rest assured, whatever it concerns we have probably dealt with similar things before. There are almost 100 different tax systems currently in operation so please send us your specific question for further advice.

I am based in the U.S. I can't leave but I need to deal with my investment portfolio; Can you help?

Yes, we have representatives on our team from the US and they are ready to serve you TODAY!

They will take the details they need from you, consider the timescale and other issues surrounding the case and carry out due diligence on your behalf.

We have carried out this process for clients all over the world and advised accordingly.

Our clients will be more than happy to share their experiences with you if you would like to consider our references.

How do I buy 6 properties in Kiev?

Yes it is possible. With any investment there are a significant number of checks that should take place. We run through the checklist, check all that needs to be checked and understand where to be extra cautious or to run. As was seen in Kiev sometime ago it is important to carry out title searches, billing status and encumbered property checks.

I am concerned about reserving an apartment, maybe its a scam! Can you help?

We have worked with a number of hotels and Realtors during the last 30 years.

We can help you find the right property to suit you without even stepping into the country. At LHUA we will organize keys, your airport/limousine pickup and deliver you safely to your place of business or residence.

Our personal assistants are also on hand to help you out with anything else you may need. Taxis, travel, translation and all the usual concierge services.

We must write some contracts with new businesses in Ukraine, what questions should I ask?
First all contracts and legal papers must be in Ukrainian. LHUA does not advise anyone to even think about any kind of contract without discussing it and understanding it with your lawyers. If it is an employment contract, an apartment, import/export or any other contract you must be sure that you are protected and be aware of the things that are NOT in the contract.

With over 15 years of experience we will be able to decode and advise on any contracts you come across.

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