Every year millions of foreign citizens come to Ukraine under the rule of a visa-free regime.
Foreigners in Ukraine have the right to stay legally on the territory of the country for a period of 90 calendar days for a period of 180 days according to the rules of a visa-free regime with Ukraine.
Why count the number of days?
You will need this if you often come to Ukraine in order not to disrupt the stay.
It is also necessary in cases when you plan to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine.
To submit documents for obtaining a temporary residence permit in Ukraine, you must have at least 15 working days on the date of submission of documents to the Migration Service of Ukraine.
If you add weekends to these 15 working days, you get 22-24 calendar days.
This means that if you arrived under the 90/180 visa-free regime and want to obtain a temporary residence permit in Ukraine, then you can apply only if you have 22 calendar days left, and you were in Ukraine for a period of 180 days. no more than 68 days.
Otherwise, your documents will not even be accepted for consideration.
To apply for immigration, in order to obtain a permanent residence permit in Ukraine, you must have at least 1 day, even the 90th day.
How to count days?
If you make a miscalculation of the number of days that you have left, then you need to take today’s date, for example, 01/12/21, and count 180 calendar days from it.
In our example, it will be 05/06/21.
This is our 180-day time frame.
Next, you need to calculate the number of calendar days that you were in Ukraine in the time interval from 05/06/21 to 01/12/21, according to the stamps in your passport.
Let’s say that you have counted and you have 73 days left.
According to the 90/180 regimen, the maximum number of days that you can legally stay is 90.
Further math: 90-73 = 17
This will be the number of days that we can still legally stay in the country.
The above method shows the number of days for today.
But it is not suitable if you need to count the number of days you have left in the 90 out of 180 mode for a date in the future.
For example, you came and left Ukraine and are planning a trip in a week or a month. In this case, you need to count a little differently.
You will need to take the date when you plan to come to Ukraine as the countdown date.
Let’s say it will be 30/12/21.
We count from this date 180 days ago – 04/07/21.
And we get a period of 180 days from 04/07/21 to 30/12/21.
Then we count the number of days according to the stamps in the passport when you were in Ukraine during this time.
For example, let’s take 53 days that you were in Ukraine during this time.
We subtract the days that you were in Ukraine from the allowed 90 calendar days:
90-53 = 37
37 days is the number of days that you can legally stay in Ukraine if you arrive on 12/30/21, and before that, there were already 53 days in Ukraine.
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