How to cross the border of Ukraine for IT specialists from Belarus: instructions

How to cross the Ukrainian border for Belarusian IT specialists

Protests continue in Belarus, and the IT business, which was partially or completely paralyzed due to Internet disruptions that began on August 9, is also at risk. Some companies began to consider options for relocating business indefinitely, and Ukraine became one of such countries.

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers №757 from 27 August 2020 prohibited foreigners to travel to Ukraine, but there are exceptions. Restrictions on entry to Ukraine came into force from 00:00 on August 28 to 00:00 on September 28. The Association “IT Ukraine” in partnership with the company “ALCOR” has prepared detailed instructions for IT specialists who are going to come to Ukraine from Belarus in the near future.

The instruction contains:

  • a detailed list of categories of foreigners who may cross the border of Ukraine according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers №757;
  • step-by-step algorithm of actions required for border crossing;
  • invitation letter template from the employer company.

The instructions are prepared in two languages, you can separately download the template of the invitation letter from the employer in Ukraine, which you will need to show when crossing the border.



IT Ukraine Association is the largest pool of service and product IT companies in Ukraine, which together form 50% of all export revenues of the IT industry in Ukraine and unite 27% of Ukrainian IT professionals. The association has been operating in the market for more than 15 years. Our mission is to provide favorable conditions for the development of IT in the country and abroad.

ALCOR provides legalization services to more than one hundred foreign specialists a year for large IT companies, such as Wargaming, Luxoft, Grammarly, Amadeus, etc. The company also helps their foreign partners and employees to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine. ALCOR will be happy to take care of all the arranging of IT specialists in Ukraine and solve problems of any complexity.