Obtain Ukrainian citizenship

What we do

  • analyze the situation of the Client and his chances of obtaining citizenship;

  • provide information regarding the timing, cost and procedure for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship specifically for the Client;

  • undertake the organization of the entire process, control over the deadlines, obtaining additional documents;

  • accompany the Client in the migration authorities of Ukraine, prepare for interviews, etc.;

  • receive a confirmation of citizenship for a child in Ukraine;

  • go through all the stages of obtaining citizenship with the Client, we help with the renunciation of previous citizenship.

Citizenship of Ukraine
from 1700 USD

How do I get citizenship in Ukraine?

First of all, everything depends on your situation - on what grounds you have for Ukrainian citizenship, and on what procedure you decide to follow in connection with this. Migration lawyer will help to determine exactly what grounds you have and on which grounds you should obtain citizenship.

If we speak in general, there are two options for acquiring Ukrainian citizenship:

  1. Admission to Ukrainian citizenship. Terms - 1-2 years;

  2. Acquisition of citizenship by birth or territorial origin. Terms - 3-4 months.

Such a big difference in terms is connected with the number and duration of verifications, which are passed by the documents of a foreigner and by the foreigner himself.

Thus, acquisition of citizenship is possible on those grounds, when the state considers a foreigner already close enough to obtaining citizenship, if it is possible to put it that way. For example, a person was already a citizen of Ukraine, but renounced citizenship for certain reasons. Or a foreigner has close relatives who are citizens of Ukraine.

If you do not have any grounds to get Ukraine citizenship, but it is your goal - it is worth preparing for 7-8 years of waiting. It is called naturalization and means that you stay in the country for so long, that it becomes your new center of life interests. Naturalization is the longest way with lots of requirements. We can describe for you in detail the algorithm of your actions and help you to obtain the residence permit that is possible in your case. We will also make sure you have all the preparation work done like getting your visa in time. We will advise on where to buy the insurance if you need one etc.


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    An English-speaking specialist will communicate with you, who will keep you up to date and be responsible for the success of obtaining citizenship in Ukraine. You will clearly know the terms, the cost of obtaining citizenship, and also at what stage the case is
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    If, for example, to confirm the citizenship of a child in Ukraine you need a judicial procedure to resolve the issue - we will provide you with its successful passage. The same applies to other possible obstacles - we will solve them.


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Documents for obtaining citizenship of Ukraine

  • Obligation to renounce previous citizenship
  • Ukrainian Language Proficiency Certificate
  • Document confirming residence in Ukraine

Who has the right to obtain citizenship in Ukraine?

The main grounds noted in the law for registration of citizenship are:

  • birth in Ukraine;

  • past Ukrainian citizenship;

  • admission to citizenship;

  • adoption by a citizen of Ukraine or acceptance of guardianship;

  • if one of the parents is a citizen of Ukraine, etc.

Notice! There is no such grounds as marriage or investment. Through these ways you can possibly obtain a residence permit, but not citizenship. The easiest way to go is through ancestry and nationality. This procedure gives benefits on time spent. But of course requires you to have those grounds and documents that prove your ancestry or nationality.

Let's distinguish from the list the acceptance of citizenship - for this you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Obtain permission to immigrate;

  • To reside on the territory of Ukraine for the last 5 years (continuously).

Refugees who have lived in Ukraine for three years, persons of special interest to our state and other persons, the list of which is defined by law, may be granted Ukrainian citizenship.

Not only citizenship gives you the opportunity to live, work, conduct your business in Ukraine or do other types of investments. Residence permit and permanent residence permit give you actually the same benefits and rights as citizenship, and obtaining these types of permits is several times easier, for example, through marriage.

If your goal is to live in Ukraine - we will select for you exactly the option that will meet your interests, as well as provide our recommendations to achieve your goals. We can also help with other tasks, if you want to buy property in Ukraine or obtain visas for your family.


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Important to know

How to confirm the citizenship of a child?

If a child was born in Ukraine, even if his parents or one parent are foreigners, he has the right to obtain Ukrainian citizenship by birth.

To do this, you need to obtain a certificate of registration of a person as a citizen of Ukraine.

Terms of confirmation - about 4 months, not including the process of preparing documents. 

Do you want to become a citizen of Ukraine? Please apply to us! We will take care of the whole process. Our lawyers have more than 15 years of experience.


Do I have to apply for Ukrainian citizenship in person?
Yes. All documents can be prepared in advance, but the application itself must be submitted personally by the foreigner.
What will the confirmation of citizenship for a child give if both parents are foreigners?
It gives the possibility to get a permanent residence permit and in 5 years to apply for Ukrainian citizenship.


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner