How do I become a Ukraine citizen by marriage?

Marriage to a Ukrainian citizen gives a foreigner the basis for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship, but with many reservations.

The first thing you should understand is that marriage in Ukraine does not give you an immediate right to citizenship.

To begin with, you have to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine and fulfill a number of other requirements:

  • You should live in Ukraine for 2 years without interruption;

  • Your marriage at the time of applying for citizenship must also last at least 2 years;

  • You must renounce other existing citizenships or make such a promise to the SMS;

  • You must obtain an immigration permit and prepare evidence that you are ready to accept Ukrainian citizenship (language skills, sufficient means of subsistence, knowledge of Ukrainian laws, etc.).

Thus, if at the moment you already live in Ukraine for more than two years, being married all this time to a citizen of Ukraine - we can proceed to the procedure of obtaining citizenship, which we have described in more detail here.

If you only intend to get married in Ukraine - your path will begin with obtaining the residence permit. We will help you with the procedure and cover this topic below.

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Legal advice on obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine by marriage

Each case is unique - we are contacted both by foreigners who have already concluded a marriage, and those who only want to do this, but have many questions regarding further procedural steps:

  • Will the place of the marriage affect the procedure for obtaining a residence permit and Ukrainian citizenship? Is it necessary to get married in Ukraine?

  • What to do if the period of stay in Ukraine expires, but the marriage has not yet been concluded and the documents for residence permit have not been yet submitted?

  • What to do if this period has already passed?

Analyzing each case, our lawyers provide Clients with a consultation as part of the ordered service. At this consultation you will get a legal analysis of your situation and clear recommendations of a lawyer to solve your issue. You will understand how to act depending on your circumstances, and the main thing is that you will get a correctly organized solution to your problem.

You can find the price of our services for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine on the service page. We have created for you the following packages: Family, Family + and Family Premium, from which you can choose the one that suits you best.

Please note! The price of the service packages includes a preliminary consultation with a migration lawyer.

We can also help if you have no grounds for a residence permit. You can read more about this here.

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Legal services for obtaining a residence permit and citizenship in Ukraine by marriage from our company

Residency through marriage is also called residency for family reunification, and may be obtained if you are married to a Ukrainian or a foreigner who already has a residence permit in Ukraine.

A residence permit through marriage is issued for 1 year, may be renewed and allows a foreigner to stay in Ukraine, enter and leave the country as required during the period of residence permit.

The conditions for obtaining a residence permit through marriage in Ukraine are as follows:

  • Marriage with a citizen of Ukraine – the fact of existence and legality of such marriage shall be confirmed by a Ukrainian marriage certificate or any other official documents confirming the marriage in another country. That is, you do not need to get married in Ukraine in order to provide such documents to obtain a residence permit. But if you have not married yet, and time is running out - we can offer you the arrangement of the marriage in just 1 day (provided that the Client has all the documents).

  • Collected package of documents, some of which must be translated and apostilled. Thus, to obtain this type of residence permit, a foreign national must submitt a notarized translation of the passport, marriage certificate, insurance in Ukraine. Our lawyers arrange translation and certification of the documents for the Clients.

  • Obtaining D-type Visa in Ukraine and entry/exit from Ukraine. To obtain a residence permit in Ukraine, you will need to obtain a certain type of visa, and then leave Ukraine and enter it again after marriage. This requirement does not apply to some CIS countries.

Please note! One of the requirements for obtaining a residence permit through marriage in Ukraine is a passport issued not less than six months before applying for a residence permit. To learn why you can’t get a residence permit if you have a new passport, and what to do in this case, please follow the link.

We offer you:

  • Relevant consultation of a migration lawyer, who will analyze your situation and help you find the best solution;

  • Assistance with the arrangement of the urgent marriage in Ukraine, if your term of stay comes to an end, and you do not want to delay with the receipt of a residence permit;

  • Preparation of documents for applying for a residence permit in Ukraine;

  • Organization of translation and notarization of documents in Ukraine;

  • Assistance in obtaining D-type visa in Ukraine and the calculation of the correct timing for entry and exit from Ukraine;

  • Full legal support and assistance in obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine;

  • Assistance with registration of the place of residence after obtaining a residence permit.

If you already have a residence permit in Ukraine and you want to proceed to the procedure of obtaining citizenship, we offer you the following services:

  • Consultation of a migration lawyer on obtaining Ukrainian citizenship through marriage;

  • Verification of grounds for obtaining citizenship and applicant’s compliance with all the requirements;

  • Development of a plan of actions for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship;

  • Preparation and submission of documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

  • Full support of the procedure for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship through marriage;

  • Assistance with renunciation of foreign citizenship.

Do you want to get a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We will help you to complete the procedure within the required period, and will take care not only of all the necessary documents, but also organize the procedure as a whole.

Didn’t find an answer to your question?

Everything about the procedure for obtaining a Residence Permit in Ukraine here.

Everything about the procedure for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship here.

Publication date: 16/02/2021

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