Permanent residence in Ukraine for rare reasons

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Obtainment of permanent residence permit in Ukraine for foreigners
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Typically, we discuss the most common requests we receive from our clients. However, we often encounter unique situations where we find a way to meet our clients' needs.

For instance, standard requests for obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit in Ukraine include those from relatives of Ukrainian citizens, individuals seeking a permit through investments, or IT workers looking to obtain such a permit via a quota.

However, Ukrainian laws outline other criteria for foreigners to obtain a Permanent Residence Permit in Ukraine. In our article, we will explore some fascinating scenarios and requirements for gaining a Permanent Residence Permit in Ukraine for various countries.

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Obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit for legal guardians of Ukrainian citizens

A couple from Lithuania came to us with a request to help them stay in Ukraine legally for more than 90 days.

Upon studying their case, we discovered that the man's sister had passed away, leaving behind a minor nephew who is a Ukrainian citizen and studying in a school in Ukraine. They did not want to interrupt his education by taking him out of the country and getting an education in Lithuania, where they do not speak the language, would be difficult. Moreover, there were many unresolved issues related to the inheritance of property in Ukraine.

Our lawyers developed a step-by-step action plan - a roadmap - which we implemented after its approval. Firstly, we helped them prepare the necessary documents and organized the appointment of legal guardianship over the minor nephew.

The next step was to prepare documents for submission to the migration service to obtain permission for immigration. We helped them gather all the documents, including proof of guardianship, evidence of housing for residence in Ukraine, confirmation of their living in Lithuania, and the corresponding translations.

While waiting for permission for immigration, we helped them extend their stay in Ukraine for up to 180 days. During this time, we obtained permission and submitted the documents for obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit.

It was a challenging journey to overcome bureaucratic obstacles, but thanks to the experience and high qualifications of our lawyers, we were able to complete this complex project in less than ten months.

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Obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit for science and culture professionals whose immigration serves Ukraine's interests

Our legal experts have successfully assisted a scientific research center in inviting foreign scientists to participate in a joint project approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Our team organized the preparation of the required documents for immigration approval. As this is a quota-based category, the first step was to verify the availability of free spots, the number of which is set annually by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Our lawyers quickly organized the medical examination and assisted in obtaining a certificate of no criminal record and proof of residency in the country of origin through the consulate. Additionally, we helped draft a document demonstrating the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for their application.

We then submitted the documents to the immigration service, resulting in the scholars being granted Permanent Residence Permits in Ukraine.

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Obtaining a temporary or permanent residence permit in Ukraine for citizens of former Soviet countries

The most common reasons for obtaining a residency permit in Ukraine for citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan are:

  • Marriage to a Ukrainian citizen
  • Having a child who is a Ukrainian citizen, or when one of the parents has Ukrainian citizenship
  • Meeting the criteria for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship based on territoriality (birth or residence of the applicant or their close relatives)
  • One of the spouses has a temporary or permanent residence permit
  • Presence of a brother/sister, grandfather/grandmother with Ukrainian citizenship
  • Previous Ukrainian citizenship.

These reasons are common because before 1991, there was one country in which active migration processes were maintained due to education, employment, military service, etc. Therefore, one family could be scattered across different corners of the country.

Our clients often come to us for assistance in the initial stages of document collection, especially when verifying family relationships. The most common discrepancies are differences in surnames, first names, patronymics, loss or damage of documents, and difficulties in drafting statements of commitment, among others.

Our lawyers make the process of obtaining a residence permit as comfortable and convenient as possible because we:

  • minimize the number of visits to state authorities, including registration offices and migration services;
  • help gather a complete package of documents in accordance with all requirements;
  • if necessary, we develop a step-by-step roadmap for our clients.

If you plan to obtain a temporary or permanent residence permit in Ukraine, don't hesitate to contact us! We will take care of the entire process, and you will receive a ready-made result and reliable legal assistance in Ukraine for the future.

Check out the cost of obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit in Ukraine here.

Publication date: 01/02/2023
Ryzhova Tatiana

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