Employment
Ukrainians and members of their families with  the right to temporary protection on the  grounds of Art. 1a, para. 3 of the Law on Asylum and Refugees have the right to work in Bulgaria without permission for access to the labor market. Persons who have the status of temporary protection can register as jobseekers with the Labor Office Directorate at their permanent or current address of residence.

Ukrainians and members of their families with  the right to temporary protection on the  grounds of Art. 1a, para. 3 of the Law on Asylum and Refugees have the right to work in Bulgaria without permission for access to the labor market. Persons who have the status of temporary protection can register as jobseekers with the Labor Office Directorate at their permanent or current address of residence.

 

Citizens of Ukraine can access the Bulgarian labor market for the purpose of work and the following simplified procedures:

  • The employment of people who have the necessary documents certifying Bulgarian origin is regulated by registration with the Employment Agency. They must also have an employment contract with a local employer for a period of at least 6 months.
  • Ukrainian citizens have the right to seasonal work for up to 90 days in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, hotels and restaurants in Bulgaria without interruption within 12 months. For this purpose, registration with the Employment Agency is required on the basis of a declaration submitted by the employer.
  • Ukrainian citizens who have lodged an application for international protection and the proceedings have not been completed within three months of lodging the application for reasons beyond their control have the right to work in Bulgaria without a work permit until the end of the procedure. The declaration of employment of Ukrainians enjoying rights under the Law on Asylum and Refugees is carried out by the local employer who has hired them under an employment contract.
  • Ukrainians and their family members with the right to asylum or granted international protection in Bulgaria have the right to work in Bulgaria without permission for access to the labor market. Persons who have refugee or humanitarian status can register as jobseekers with the Labour Office Directorate at their permanent or current address of residence.

 

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