Before applying for permanent residence in Ukraine, you need to obtain an immigration permit.
Many of our clients ask how they can get permanent residence in Ukraine?
How much time is needed for this? And what are the conditions for getting it?
Let’s consider these issues in turn.
A permanent residence permit in Ukraine is a document that is issued to a foreign citizen and has an indefinite period of validity.
That is, it does not need to be renewed as a temporary residence permit in Ukraine.
Permanent residence in Ukraine had to be extended 2 times: at 25 years old and at 45 years old.
And this could not be called an extension, but rather an update of the data, because it was just a new photo of a foreigner pasted into it.
Not so long ago, the Migration Service switched from paper forms of permanent residence to plastic.
The validity of such permanent residence is 10 years.
After the expiration of the period, you need to contact the Migration Service of Ukraine to obtain a new form.
To obtain a permanent residence permit in Ukraine, you need to obtain an immigration permit.
This is a required document.
Foreigners can only apply for a permanent residence permit if they have a copy of the immigration permit.
The original of this document remains in the archives of the Migration Service.
Immigration permit to Ukraine is the main document for obtaining permanent residence.
The term for consideration of submitted documents for immigration to Ukraine is up to 12 months.
After submitting the documents, the Migration Service sends requests to the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Police, Interpol, the Border Guard Service to see if there are any questions, criminal proceedings against the person who applied for immigration.
Immigration permit to Ukraine is issued for 1 year.
During this year, a foreign citizen has the right to apply for permanent residence in Ukraine.
The term for consideration and issuance of a form of a permanent residence permit is only 22–24 calendar days.
In fact, all foreign citizens who plan to obtain a permanent residence permit and have the right to do so, apply for immigration permit to Ukraine.
After receiving a positive decision on immigration, foreigners apply for permanent residence in Ukraine throughout the year.
To apply for immigration to Ukraine, you need to have a reason.
That is, in addition to the desire to obtain a permanent residence permit, one must have the right determined by law.
In everyday life, these items in the law are called “Grounds for immigration.”
For example, it can be if a foreigner has:
- the child is a citizen of Ukraine;
- wife or husband a citizen of Ukraine and being married for more than 2 years;
- a son or daughter who has a permanent residence permit in Ukraine.
All grounds for immigration to Ukraine are divided into 2 categories: outside the quota and under the immigration quota.
Every year, the government of Ukraine determines the number of foreign citizens who can apply for an immigration permit for various reasons.
This is called the immigration quota.
The second category of immigration, which is outside the quota.
It implies that foreign citizens, if there is a corresponding reason for being outside the quota category, are eligible to apply, regardless of whether an immigration quota is assigned this year or not.
What else do I want to draw your attention to:
What to do after receiving permission to immigrate to Ukraine?
This document – an immigration permit, is issued for a period of 1 year.
Let’s look at 3 cases where a foreigner received an immigration permit.
1. A foreigner who has a temporary residence permit
Such a foreign citizen can apply for a permanent residence form in Ukraine if at least 22-24 days are left before the expiration of his temporary residence permit.
2. A foreigner who was in Ukraine during the consideration of his immigration case
Such a foreign citizen extended the period of stay and received an immigration permit.
After that, he needs to leave the country and get a D-1 visa in order to immigrate to Ukraine.
This rule does not apply to citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan.
They can apply for a permanent residence form if they have extended their stay and are legal.
3. A foreigner who came on a short-term visa type “C”
Such a foreigner, after obtaining permission to immigrate to Ukraine, needs to leave the country.
After that, contact the embassy and get a new visa type “D-1” for the purpose of immigration.
The last thing I want to tell you is that in case of refusal to immigrate, you can re-apply documents only after 1 year from the date of refusal.
That is, imagine that a foreigner applied for immigration, waited a year and was refused.
He will be able to apply for immigration to Ukraine again only after 1 year. That is, in fact, he lost 2 years.
Refusal to immigrate can happen for many reasons.
One of the cases is incorrectly prepared documents for immigration. No one will call from the Migration Service and say that there is a mistake and it needs to be corrected.
Therefore, we advise all foreign citizens who have the right to apply for immigration and obtain a permanent residence permit in Ukraine to do this with the help of lawyers.
Take one step towards a new life.
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