2021 Migration Quotas

The ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On Establishing an Immigration Quota for the Year 2021 set a quota of 5706 permits for highly qualified professionals and workers, where 5110 belong to the IT sector.

The total number of immigration permits is allocated to the following Ukrainian regions and cities:

Kyiv – 2611 permits;

Kharkiv region – 1293 permits;

Odesa region – 600 permits;

Mykolaiv region – 1 permit;

Lviv region – 600 permits;

Dnipropetrovsk region – 600 permits;

Volyn region – 1 permit.

According to the Order of the Ministry of Economic Affairs On Amendments to the List of Professions and Qualification Requirements for Specialists and Workers to be Obtained through Immigration in 2021, the list of professions in the field of IT has expanded, if compared to the previous year, and is as follows:

Technical Manager, Technical Director – 500 applicants;

Information Security Systems Manager, Quality Manager – 100 applicants;

Software Engineers (Senior Software Engineer, Computer Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Engineer (database), System Software Engineer, Applications Software Engineer, Design Engineer (electronics)) – 3013 applicants;

Analysts (Computer Communications Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Operational and Application Software Analyst, Consolidated Data Analyst) – 208 applicants;

Database Administrator – 6 applicants;

Data Administrator – 2 applicants;

Computer Database Analyst – 3 applicants;

System Administrator – 12 applicants;

Computer Software Engineer – 3 applicants;

Information Technology Management Expert (in the field of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, virtual assets) – 50 applicants;

Computer Application Engineer – 3 applicants;

New Equipment and Technology Implementation Engineer – 3 applicants;

Information Security Specialists (Professional in the organization of information protection with limited access, Information Security Professional, Specialist in the organization of information security with limited access, Information Security Specialist) – 301 applicants;

Specialists in the field of computer technology (Information Technology Specialist, Software Development and Testing Specialist, Computer Programmer) – 803 applicants;

Computer Graphics (Design) Specialist – 3 applicants;

Information Processing and Software Operator – 100 applicants.

Technical Managers, Technical Directors shall have at least 3 years of confirmed work experience in the relevant position. Additional requirements: degree in the technical field of study, confirmed income in the preceding calendar year – not less than 24,000 US dollars, MIT certificate.

Information Security Systems Managers, Quality Managers shall have at least 3 years of work experience in the relevant field. Additional qualification requirements: degree in the appropriate field of study; income for a particular occupation in the preceding calendar year in the amount equivalent to 24,000 US dollars and above; valid certificate on information security (one of the following: CISSP, CISA, CISM, ITIL Master, CompTIA Security +).

The following mandatory requirement is set for all Software Engineers: confirmed work experience of at least 3 years. However, additional qualification requirements differ for each profession.

The following additional requirements are set for the Senior Software Engineers: technical degree; income of at least 24,000 US dollars in the preceding calendar year for a particular occupation; MIT certificate.

For Computer Systems Engineers and Design Engineers (electronics) – a degree in one of the following technical fields: Computer Engineering, Cybernetics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science; income for a particular occupation in the preceding calendar year in the amount equivalent to 24,000 US dollars and above; MIT certificate in the relevant field.

Additional requirements for Software Engineers, Software Engineers (database), Applications Software Engineers, System Software Engineers are the following: degree in one of the technical fields – Cybernetics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or technical education in the field of automation and computer technology; income for a particular occupation in the preceding calendar year in the amount equivalent to 24,000 US dollars and above; MIT certificate in the relevant field.

Analysts shall have at least 3 years of confirmed work experience in the relevant profession. Additional qualification requirements include a degree in one of the following technical fields: Cybernetics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science; income of at least 24,000 US dollars in the preceding calendar year for a particular occupation.

Database Administrators shall have at least 3 years of work experience in the respective profession, and as for additional qualification requirements – a degree in the relevant field, skills to ensure the performance of databases under the guidance of MySQL / PostgreSQL / MS SQL, support and development of existing database infrastructure, monitoring and performance and analysis of databases, creating SQL queries, working with operating systems Windows, Linux; experience in MySQL / PostgreSQL / MS SQL database administration.

A mandatory requirement for Data Administrators is 3 years of work experience. A degree in the field is an additional requirement.

Computer Database Analysts shall have at least 3 years of work experience in the relevant profession. Additional qualification requirements: degree in the field, skills in checking the details of invoices, audit of freight invoices, analysis of shipment data, checking the logic of calculation, communication with customers, optimization of business processes; knowledge of English at the Intermediate level (or higher); confident use of MS Excel.

System Administrators shall have at least 3 years of work experience in the relevant profession. Additional qualification requirements: degree in the technical field; skills in maintenance and repair of computer equipment and peripherals, installation of Windows, Microsoft Office and other applications, implementation of medical and accounting information systems, customer support, maintenance of computer network and server equipment; knowledge of electronics, computer technology, Windows operating systems, network technologies.

Computer Software Engineers and Computer Application Engineers shall have at least 3 years of work experience in the relevant profession. Additional requirements for both categories are degree, and additionally for Computer Software Engineers – knowledge of Macintosh.

Information Technology Management Experts (blockchain, cryptocurrencies, virtual assets) shall have 3 years of work experience in this field. Additional qualification requirements: degree, income for a particular occupation in the preceding calendar year in the amount equivalent to 24,000 US dollars or above.

A mandatory requirement for New Equipment and Technology Implementation Engineers is the confirmed work experience in this profession for at least 3 years. Additional qualification requirements: degree, skills in developing and designing technical tasks for the implementation of the latest information systems (creation of projects of computer classes, laboratories, video surveillance systems, control and management systems), implementation and improvement of the latest information technologies.

Information Security Specialists shall have 3 years of work experience in the relevant profession. Additional qualification requirements are as follows: degree in the appropriate field of study; income of at least 24,000 US dollars in the preceding calendar year for a particular occupation; valid certificate on information security (one of the following: CISSP, CISA, CISM, ITIL Master).

Specialists in the field of computer technology shall have at least 3 years of confirmed work experience in the occupation in the relevant field. Additional qualification requirements: degree in the technical field; income for a particular occupation in the preceding calendar year in the amount equivalent to 24,000 US dollars or above.

Computer Graphics (Design) Specialists shall have 2 years of work experience in the relevant occupation. Additional qualification requirements: degree; professional knowledge of WordPress web programs; knowledge of HTML, php, SEO, Link, Webmaster Tools; ability to analyze and create information content.

Information Processing and Software Operators shall have at least 3 years of confirmed work experience in the relevant field. Additional qualification requirements: degree in the technical field of study; income for a particular occupation in the preceding calendar year in the amount equivalent to 24,000 US dollars or above.

Work experience shall be confirmed by one or any set of documents, including in particular:

1) employment history record book or equivalent;

2) letters of reference confirming the provision of services in the relevant field;

3) agreements on the provision of services in the relevant field;

4) certificates of services rendered in the relevant field;

5) other documents confirming work experience issued in the applicant’s country of residence.

Tetiana Yashchenko

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