There are situations when a Belarusian legal entity decides to engage more than ten foreign citizens who do not reside permanently in the territory of the Republic of Belarus to carry out labor activities in their company (for example, to implement any projects). In this case, the legal entity (company) must obtain a permit to engage foreign labor to the Republic of Belarus. Otherwise, the company may employ no more than ten foreign employees, which is often insufficient to implement a project or perform work under a contract.
The Belarusian legal entity must apply for the above-mentioned permit at the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Republic of Belarus, it should pre-prepare the necessary documents for this procedure and pay the state fee. The size of the state fee is fixed and depends on the base value.
The term for consideration of documents by the state body is fifteen calendar days from the date of filing the documents by a legal entity (unless otherwise provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus, for example, such as the Decree, or the Order of the President of the Republic of Belarus, etc.)
The permit to engage foreign labor to the Republic of Belarus is issued for a period of one year. This permit can be renewed no earlier than two months before the expiration of the permit and no later than two weeks before its expiration.
Upon the expiration of the permit and if there is no need to renew it, this permit must be returned to the Department of Citizenship and Migration within 5 business days from the date of its expiration (according to the Law on External Labor Migration). Failure to return it in a timely manner, the legal entity will be fined in the amount and manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.
For more information about migration services provided by our company, as well as about the necessary documents and requirements for applying for them, you can find out from our company’s specialists by phone number, or during a personal meeting with specialists in the company’s office.