Starting your own business has never been easier. In 2017, together with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the State Agency for E-Governance — now the Ministry of Digital Transformation —, we launched the online registration of individual entrepreneurs or FOPs. As of April 2020, this registration can be done on the Diia platform in 10 minutes.
Registering a new entrepreneur is one indicator of a growing economy. On average, about 26,000 FOP are registered every month. In 2019, the number of registered FOP in Ukraine approached 2 million.
Status as a FOP has a number of advantages: self-employment, a choice of many areas of activity, a flexible schedule, and working in the legal economy. Most importantly, it’s a great way to fulfill your professional dreams and visions.
What you need to do
- Log into the Diia platform using your digital signature.
- Select the service Registering a FOP in the section Entrepreneurship.
- Fill in the application and sign it using your digital signature.
- The result of your processed application will be sent to you by e-mail and to your account at Diia.
Since 2017, some 80,000 Ukrainians have taken advantage of registering a FOP in through the online Palace of Justice.
In April 2020, the EGAP Program, together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation, transferred the registration and closure of FOPs to the Diia portal, simplifying registration at the same time. Instead of 58 fields in the application form, there are now only 12 and autofill works as well. Setting up as a FOP includes not just the registration of an individual entrepreneur, but the registration of a payer of the unified tax and VAT as well, all through the same application.
Video of the “E-services” component Coordinator Oleksii Zelivianskyi about one-time financial assistance to FOP (individual entrepreneur) and employees.