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Conditions and documents for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage with a citizen of Ukraine

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To obtain a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage with a citizen of Ukraine, you must meet certain conditions. Firstly, you must be legally married to a Ukrainian citizen, and the marriage must be registered with the Ukrainian authorities. You must also provide evidence of your spouse's Ukrainian citizenship, which can be in the form of a Ukrainian passport or other official documents. Furthermore, you must provide proof that you are not a threat to national security or public order, and you must not have any outstanding criminal charges or convictions.

Documents Required for Obtaining a Residence Permit in Ukraine through Marriage


To apply for a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage, you will need to provide several documents, which include:

  1. A valid passport: You will need to provide a valid passport that is not set to expire soon.

  2. Marriage certificate: You will need to provide a marriage certificate that is registered with the Ukrainian authorities.

  3. Proof of Ukrainian citizenship of your spouse: You will need to provide evidence that your spouse is a citizen of Ukraine, which can be in the form of a Ukrainian passport or other official documents.

  4. Medical certificate: You will need to provide a medical certificate confirming that you do not have any infectious diseases.

  5. Police clearance certificate: You will need to provide a police clearance certificate from your home country and from any other country where you have resided for more than six months.

  6. Proof of financial support: You will need to provide proof that you have sufficient financial support to sustain yourself in Ukraine. This can be in the form of bank statements, income tax returns, or a letter from your employer.

  7. Application form: You will need to complete an application form for a residence permit, which can be obtained from the Ukrainian authorities.

Obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage with a citizen of Ukraine requires careful preparation and documentation. You will need to provide evidence of your spouse's Ukrainian citizenship, a marriage certificate, and a range of other documents, including a medical certificate, police clearance certificate, proof of financial support, and an application form. With the right preparation, however, obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage can be a relatively straightforward process.

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Procedure of obtaining the residence permit through marriage in Ukraine


Once you have gathered all the required documents, you will need to submit them to the local office of the State Migration Service of Ukraine (SMS). The SMS will review your application and documents, and if everything is in order, they will issue a temporary residence permit for a period of one year. This temporary permit allows you to legally reside in Ukraine, and you can use it to obtain a work permit and register for healthcare.

It is worth noting that the entire process of obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine through marriage can take several months, so it is important to plan accordingly and to be patient. It is also advisable to seek the assistance of a lawyer or an immigration specialist, who can guide you through the process and help you to ensure that all your documents and application are in order. We can make all the preparations for you beforehand, all you need - is just to come to Ukraine to personally apply the documents and receive the permit.

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How to get a visa to Ukraine to get married if it is needed?


If you are a foreign national and wish to marry a citizen of Ukraine, you will need to obtain a visa to enter the country. Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter Ukraine. Citizens of some countries are exempt from the visa requirement for short-term stays, but for longer stays, a visa is required.

To obtain a visa to Ukraine, you will need to submit an application to the Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine in your country of residence. The application should include the following documents:

  1. Valid passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of entry into Ukraine.

  2. Completed visa application form: The form can be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine.

  3. Photographs: You will need to provide two recent passport-sized photographs.

  4. Invitation letter: If you are traveling to Ukraine to marry a Ukrainian citizen, you will need to provide an invitation letter from your fiance(e), along with a copy of their passport.

  5. Evidence of financial support: You will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient financial support to sustain yourself during your stay in Ukraine, such as bank statements or a letter from your employer.

  6. Medical insurance: You will need to have medical insurance that is valid in Ukraine for the duration of your stay.

The visa application process can take several weeks, so it is advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel dates. Once you have obtained your visa, you can travel to Ukraine and get married. After you get married, you can then apply for a residence permit as described in the previous section.

It is worth noting that visa requirements and application procedures may vary depending on your nationality, so it is advisable to check with the Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine in your country of residence for specific requirements and instructions.

Our company has already helped more than one couple to get married in Ukraine first, and then get all the necessary documents so that a foreigner can safely live in Ukraine with his new family.

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