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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”. 

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. 

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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.

Note! Persons who have reached the age of 16 shall personally submit the application form to the relevant services, and the application forms of foreign children under 16 shall be submitted on the basis of similar applications of one of the parents.

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Our company’s specialists can answer any other questions related to obtaining a residence permit for a child, as well as provide you with a legal support and assistance in obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine on a turnkey basis.

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