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Prolongation of foreigner’s stay in Ukraine

What we do

  • We provide services for extending the stay of foreigners in Ukraine.

  • We will help with the preparation of all the paperwork, but most importantly, we will determine if the procedure is feasible for you.

  • We will help you not only with stay prolongation, but with legalization of your stay in Ukraine overall.

  • We will become your legal partner for any other issues in Ukraine - property, business, etc.

Prolongation of foreigner’s stay in Ukraine
from 700 USD/month

Who and on what grounds can prolong a stay in Ukraine?

In order to be able to extend stay in Ukraine, you must have valuable reasons. We are talking about situations when a person arrived in Ukraine legally but, let's say, on a short-term visa. You have come by invitation, as a guest or as a tourist. There are a number of reasons why you can legally stay in the country for some time without obtaining a residence permit. For example, the birth of a child, a medical situation that required prolonged treatment. The reason can also be the care of a sick relative. In such situations, it is important to understand that your stay is extended for the period required to resolve your issues. You will then have to leave the country.

If you have been staying in Ukraine on a legal basis, say, as a tourist, but you want to stay for a longer period of time, you need to understand:

  1. Do you have a legal basis for a longer stay in Ukraine, let's say you had time to get married or find a job;

  2. Whether you need to leave and re-enter Ukraine with another type of visa (which may be required, for example, to obtain a residence permit);

  3. Exactly how long you can expect to stay in Ukraine.

Our lawyers will help to determine all this for you.


  • plus

    More than 15 years of work with foreigners in Ukraine

    Our lawyers have not only impressive experience, but also the most recent one. We understand all innovations that may affect the process of your legalization in Ukraine or further stay on its territory.
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    Lawyer with work experience in migration authorities

    We have specialists working with us, who in their time more than 5 years worked in the migration authorities of Ukraine, and therefore know the whole process from "A" to "Z".


Our lawyers will advise you!

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What documents are required to extend stay in Ukraine?

Extending stay in Ukraine might require a number of documents, including an application, the passport of the foreigner etc. The main document is the one that will explain your reason for staying in the country.

Our lawyers will provide you with a full list of documents after the consultation, because for its formation you need to understand what grounds you have to continue to stay in Ukraine. However, there may be visa issues, change of the basis for stay, etc. Our lawyers will help you to deal with all this.


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Important to know

How to extend your stay in Ukraine as a foreigner?

The first thing you need to know when dealing with migration services is that you will have to go there in person. A lawyer will not do this for you, although he will prepare you for the visit 100%. An important point of the procedure is the time limit. Your main task is not to exceed the period of stay in Ukraine. Therefore, you should submit your application at least 3 days before your previous period of stay expires.

Please note that during the war period, migration authorities may work in a limited mode or require additional documents from foreigners staying on the territory of Ukraine.

Important: If you have already exceeded the period of stay in Ukraine, you will first have to deal with the offense you committed. In most cases, you will need to go to another country, pay the fine and stay outside of Ukraine for a certain period of time.

If you need professional help with extending your stay in Ukraine, contact us!


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner