How to Get a Residence Permit in Ukraine Through Participation in a Volunteer Organization?

Today, foreigners often come to Ukraine as members of or through participation in various volunteer programs, which are held on the territory of Ukraine among other things. In order to work uninterruptedly in such organizations, programs, in order to be able to participate in the activities of volunteer organizations, non-residents may need to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine, otherwise their stay will be limited to 90 days or other period, depending on the visa regime for their country.

Sometimes getting a residence permit through participation in the activities in a volunteer organization is the best way to stay in Ukraine, if there are no other grounds for that.

Since our company provides services for obtaining residence permits on the basis of a large number of grounds, we also provide assistance to volunteers who want to be able to carry out their activities in Ukraine without having to leave the country.

Today, we will talk about how to prepare for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine on the basis of volunteer activities, as well as elaborate on advantages of obtaining a permit in this way.

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Obtaining a residence permit through volunteering in Ukraine

What is volunteering in Ukraine?

Volunteering is a voluntary, socially oriented, non-profit activity carried out by individuals by rendering assistance on a gratuitous basis.

Volunteer assistance can be provided in areas not prohibited by law.

Volunteers can also be foreigners and stateless persons who legally stay in Ukraine and are legally capable. Earlier we have already written in detail about the organizations that can involve foreign volunteers in their activities. You can read more here.

Who can apply for a residence permit in Ukraine as a volunteer?

Usually it is easier to get a residence permit for this reason than for any other, because a foreigner needs to have a passport and to adhere to the time limits for staying in Ukraine set by the law:

  • Сitizens of Georgia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Russia shall only enter Ukraine and have at least 15 business days of legal stay in Ukraine to submit documents to the migration service;

  • Foreigners from other countries must have a D-10 visa (our company can help obtain it).

The required documents and period for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine on the basis of volunteering.

Since our company has highly qualified lawyers, who treat each task responsibly, the Client has the opportunity to mind go about own business without handling paperwork. Our lawyers need only a copy of the foreigner’s passport to prepare a package of documents.

Our lawyers prepare the following documents for the residence permit:

For a D visa:

  • a notarized translation of the foreigner’s passport;

  • a health insurance;

  • an application-invitation;

  • a letter of guarantee;

  • documents about the organization.

For a residence permit:

  • a notarized translation of the foreigner’s passport;

  • a health insurance;

  • an application;

  • documents about the organization.

All documents prepared by our lawyers comply with legal requirements and allow our Clients to get the desired result on the first try.

We can also provide assistance in: 

  • Registering your own non-governmental organization or union;

  • Obtaining permits to involve foreigners as participants;

  • Help you become a member of the organization that plans to recruit you and obtain a residence permit on the relevant basis. 

Advantages and disadvantages of obtaining a residence permit through participation in volunteer organizations.

Advantages:

  • This ground for obtaining a residence permit is suitable for most foreigners who have arrived in Ukraine or are planning to arrive and who have no other grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine;

  • It does not require extra time and money for drawing up supporting documents;

  • Our lawyers can prepare the package of documents needed for obtaining a residence permit and/or a visa in 1-2 days.

Disadvantages:

  • The permit is valid for 1 year (but the validity period of the residence permit can be extended unlimited number of times without leaving the territory of Ukraine);

  • If you want to work somewhere and make profit, you need to get a work permit in Ukraine in addition.

Please note! Even if you are not a member of a volunteer organization in Ukraine at the moment, we can still offer you to apply for a residence permit just on the basis of volunteering. We have a specially registered Non-Governmental Organization, which can involve foreigners in its activities.

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Legal services for obtaining a residence permit on the basis of volunteering in Ukraine

If you intend to reside in Ukraine to carry out volunteer activity, our lawyers offer you the following services:

  • Advising on the procedure and the possibility of obtaining a residence permit in the Client’s situation;

  • Analyzing the available grounds for obtaining a residence permit and legal recommendations on the optimal algorithm of actions in the Client’s situation;

  • Assistance with the official membership in a volunteer organization in the territory of Ukraine;

  • Assistance in preparing the documents needed to obtain a residence permit through participation in the activities of volunteer organizations in Ukraine;

  • Legal support of the procedure for consideration of documents in the state authority.

The cost of obtaining a residence permit through participation in the activities of a volunteer organization in Ukraine will depend on the amount of legal services you need. You can find information about the available service packages and their prices here.

Do you want to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We will analyze your situation and find the best option for you to achieve your goal.

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Publication date: 05/05/2021

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