How to apply for a residence permit for a child in Ukraine?

We are often contacted by foreigners wishing to move to Ukraine and get a residence permit here. And while the procedure and documents for adults are often discussed, the issue of obtaining a residence permit for children remains a mystery for most people.

This fact gives rise to the following questions: 

  • Does the procedure for obtaining a residence permit for a child have any peculiarities and what?
  • What documents shall be submitted to obtain a residence permit for a child?

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What changes were introduced to the procedure for obtaining a residence permit for children?

Residence permit is the only document that certifies the identity and confirms the legality of a long-term stay of a foreigner or stateless person on the territory of Ukraine. 

Before the introduction of the process of making and issuing residence permits with electronic contactless carriers (ID-cards), information on minor children had to be included in an old-type document belonging to their parents, which until June 1, 2018 was in the form of a so-called “book”. 

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Now this procedure has undergone a number of changes, according to which this document is issued in the form of a plastic card and shall be granted to both parents and their children. 

What documents shall be submitted to obtain a residence permit for a child?

In order to commence the procedure of obtaining a residence permit for foreign minor children or stateless persons lawfully staying in Ukraine, it is necessary to submit the following package of documents to State Migration Service of Ukraine:

  • A passport or other identification document (including notarized translation into Ukrainian) with D type visa, unless otherwise provided by law;
  • A document that certifies the identity of the legal representative, as well as a document confirming his/her relevant powers;
  • Health insurance;
  • A document confirming the relationship with the parents, who are citizens of Ukraine or foreigners staying in Ukraine on the basis of a residence permit (for minor children arriving on family reunion). Such a document is usually a duly certified (legalization, apostille, etc.) birth certificate with a translation into Ukrainian;
  • A document confirming their education in a Ukrainian educational institution, as well as the period of such education (for foreign students);
  • Other documents, depending on the length of stay.

Important! Application form to the relevant services by persons over the age of 16 is filed personally, and foreign children under 16 — on the basis of similar applications of one of the parents.

Our company can give you answers to other questions on obtaining a residence permit for a child, as well as accompany the receipt of the residence permit in Ukraine "turnkey". We offer:

  • Advising on obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine for your child or other family members;

  • Obtaining a residence permit for the whole family, even without having the grounds (through the registration of the company);

  • Assistance with all necessary translations and notarization of documents;

  • Registration of insurance in Ukraine, required for obtaining a residence permit, including from Covid-19;

  • Advice on further action in Ukraine, the risks of revocation of residence permit, and how to avoid them;

  • Extension of residence permit in Ukraine.

The cost of residence permit for a child in Ukraine you can learn here, or contact our experts.

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Publication date: 21/10/2019

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