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Getting a residence permit if your relatives already live in Ukraine

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Those foreigners who have already received a permanent residence permit in Ukraine may well think about legally transporting their family members to Ukraine.


And it is quite possible to do this under the Ukrainian legislation. Of course, if you correctly follow the procedure and terms, and if you fit the waiting period for permanent residence in Ukraine.


Our lawyer of migration law will tell you about the procedure of obtaining a residence permit on this basis, how to prepare for the long process of obtaining a
permit, and how not to spend more time than necessary.


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What are the grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine?

Is it effective to get a permanent residence permit in Ukraine on this basis?

What are the benefits of obtaining a permanent residence permit on this basis?

  • This ground allows a foreigner to immigrate to Ukraine without preliminary registration of residence permit;

  • A foreigner becomes a resident in Ukraine and does not need to obtain a work permit;

  • After receiving a favorable immigration decision a residence permit is issued for 10 years.

  • It is possible to apply for Ukrainian citizenship after 5 years of residence on the territory of Ukraine.

What are the disadvantages of obtaining a permanent residence permit in Ukraine on this basis?

  • The review period takes at least 1 year;

  • Immigration quota is limited in number and is set by CMU for each calendar year;

  • Brothers/sisters, grandparents do not fall under this criterion, for them legalization of residence in Ukraine will take place on other grounds.

Important: Permanent residence permit is not the only option for legalization of stay in Ukraine. If you want to be able to move now - you may want to think about obtaining a residence permit on other grounds.


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How to get a permanent residence permit in Ukraine through relatives?

Who can get a permanent residence permit on this basis:

  • A person who is legally in Ukraine (on the basis of residence permit, type C visa, etc.);

  • A person who has a valid passport on the basis of which he or she enters Ukraine;

  • A person who has family ties with a foreigner legally residing in Ukraine and documents to prove it.

In order to obtain a permanent residence permit, all three of the above conditions must be met.


At the same time, a Permanent Residence Permit can be obtained only on the basis of such family ties:

  • Marriage;

  • Ukrainians are parents of an immigrant;

  • Ukrainians are minor children of an immigrant (persons under 18 years old).

The process of obtaining a permanent residence permit will consist of two stages:

  • Obtaining an immigration permit (longer, the period of review of documents takes approximately 1 year);

  • Obtaining a permanent residence permit in Ukraine.

For each of the mentioned stages, you will need to form your own package of documents and go through a different procedure.


One of the main documents to be submitted is a document confirming the family ties, on the basis of which you want to obtain a permanent residence permit in Ukraine. Depending on the nature of your family ties, the confirming documents may be different. There are also complicated cases when such documents are lost; in such a situation, the first thing to do is to recover or obtain duplicates of these documents. 


Here is a standard list of possible supporting documents:

  • for a spouse - the original marriage certificate (with translation)

  • For parents, you need the original birth certificate of the receiving party, in which they are listed as parents (with translation)

  • For children, the original birth certificate where the other party is listed as parent (with translation) is needed.

Of course, you will also need personal documents of the immigrant, documents for entry into Ukraine and insurance in Ukraine. 


Our team will help you not only with the preparation of all required documents, but also with all stages of the procedure.


If you want to get permanent residency in Ukraine or legalize your stay in the country in any other way, contact us. We will find the best way for you to achieve your goals.


The cost of registration of permanent residency in Ukraine can be found here.


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