How Much Does a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine Cost?

How to get a residence permit in Ukraine with the legal company "Pravova Dopomoga"

When planning to move to Ukraine, regardless of the reasons: for work, business, marriage, one of the most important questions will be the budget. You should clearly understand whether the services of a law firm are worth paying for, or maybe you can solve the issue on your own?

You also have every right to know what you are paying for and why it is worth the money.

Today we will talk about how much it costs to move to Ukraine, why the price of a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine may differ for different foreigners and how to be sure that you get what you want for your money.

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What is the procedure for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine?

The first thing you should know when preparing to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine is that a residence permit without any legal grounds for it. The most common basis for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine are as follows:

  • Reunion of families - if the second spouse or close relative is a resident of Ukraine (a citizen of Ukraine, or already has a Temporary Residence Permit, Permanent Residence Permit in Ukraine);

  • Employment in Ukraine (a Work Permit obtained in Ukraine according to all rules);

  • Work at the representative office of foreign company in Ukraine;

  • Marriage with a citizen of Ukraine;

  • Work for a volunteer (non-governmental, charitable) organization in Ukraine.

This is only part of the possible grounds for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine. Of course, each of the types of grounds has its own set of required documents, confirming the grounds, the requirements for the applicant and even the period of obtaining the Temporary Residence Permit.

But what about the situation if there are no grounds in Ukraine: no relatives or work invitations? In this case, we can use a system of “creating grounds” through the registration of a company in Ukraine and official employment there. Details on this procedure you can find here.

In addition to having grounds for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit, a foreigner must meet the following criteria:

  • Have no outstanding convictions in Ukraine;

  • The foreigner’s passport used to enter Ukraine must be 6 months from the date of issuance.

Lawyer’s note: In our practice, there was a case where the Client wanted to get a Temporary Residence Permit for marriage with a passport issued less than six months before the application. Read about how to manage this situation here.

In brief, the procedure for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine is as follows:

  • Preparation of documents that you will submit for a Temporary Residence Permit: foreigners in Ukraine who apply for a TIN (when registering a company or obtaining a Work Permit) must also submit documents that confirm the basis - marriage certificate, Work Permit, etc.

Please note! For the procedure you will need an insurance policy in Ukraine!

  • Submission of documents to the state authority is the stage when a foreigner needs to be personally present in Ukraine. Before submitting documents, in most cases, all preparatory work can be done by a lawyer under a power of attorney;

  • Issuance of a Temporary Residence Permit and registration of a place of residence of a foreigner in Ukraine - in exceptional cases, if the foreigner has no address for registration, we additionally offer this service.

The list of documents will differ depending on the grounds for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit. It is important to remember that all documents in a foreign language must be translated into Ukrainian, and the translation must be certified by a notary.

The period of consideration of an application for a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine is 15 business days. But for the decision on your case to be positive, all your documents must be gathered and executed in accordance with the norms of the law. Moreover, you must know where to go and how to communicate with the state authorities to avoid delays or formal rejections. And here we come to the question of the cost of obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit.

How is the cost of obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine defined?

The cost of obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit, which you can find on various websites of law firms in Ukraine, depends on the following factors:

  • The basis for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit. It’s one thing to get a Temporary Residence Permit by marriage, although even here you will have to give yourself much trouble, and quite another thing to correctly register a company for a foreigner, obtain the appropriate work permits and take care that the state authorities have no objections;

  • The amount of services and time the lawyer offers. Often, the lower price hides the lack of customer support - that is, for example, only work with the documents and then the Сlient will somehow manage on his own, or the absence of such things as insurance or the provision of residence registration address after obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit;

  • Guarantee of a successful outcome. Another common case is the provision of legal services without a guarantee. “We will do everything according to the rules, but then you file the documents yourself and we are not responsible for any outcome.” Guaranteed result is always more expensive, because it carries a huge experience of a lawyer and well-established work with state authorities.

Based on the above, our company has developed its own packages of services for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit. We specify the cost based on the complexity of the task and the amount of legal services that will be needed in one case or another. Our team will give you the best result even in the most difficult situations. 

  • Package “Temporary Residence Permit by Employment” - from USD 800. Suitable for those foreigners who plan to move to Ukraine for a new job. Includes assistance in obtaining a Work Permit in Ukraine;

  • Package “Family Temporary Residence Permit” - from USD 400. Aimed at successfully obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit by marriage or family reunion. 

  • Package “Temporary Residence Permit without grounds” - from USD 2,500. Suitable for foreign nationals who have no legal basis for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine. It includes the cost of company registration in Kyiv, obtaining a Work Permit.

You can see a complete list of packages here or ask our specialist for more information. Based on your situation, we can also develop a personalized package of services that will meet your interests and needs.

By analyzing your situation we will be able to offer exactly the set of services that are guaranteed to solve your problem.

What do our lawyers in Ukraine offer?

Our company has been providing assistance in legalizing foreigners’ stay in Ukraine for more than 14 years. We offer a variety of services in the field of migration law:

We value your time and our time and offer you a solution to your problem in the shortest possible time and in the most efficient way. Applying to us, you can be sure that your goal will be achieved.

Do you want to get a Permanent Residence Permit in Ukraine? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We can help even if you have no grounds for obtaining a residence permit.

Didn’t find an answer to your question?

Everything about the process and the grounds for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Ukraine here.

How to get a residence permit in Ukraine with the legal company "Pravova Dopomoga"

Publication date: 18/05/2021

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