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Getting a residence permit in Ukraine through volunteer organizations

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Obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine on the basis of work in a volunteer, public or charitable organization may be needed in several situations:

  • If volunteering is your main occupation, you want to work in a volunteer organization located in Ukraine and you need an official residence permit to be able to work without leaving the country;

  • If you do not have other options for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine, and participation in a volunteer organization will suit you as a suitable basis for obtaining a residence permit.

Important! If your option - this is the second situation, you must first determine how well you suit this method of obtaining a residence permit, because it has its limitations. For example, the inability to get an official job without additional permits.


Our company receives a residence permit on any available basis for a foreigner and even without grounds. Today we will talk about who benefits from obtaining a residence permit on the basis of work in volunteer organizations, and how this procedure differs.


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Grounds for getting a Residence Permit in Ukraine

Who can get a residence permit in Ukraine as a volunteer?

It is often easier to obtain a permit for this reason than for any other, because a foreigner only needs to have a passport and to comply with the statutory terms of stay in Ukraine, i.e. not to violate the terms of stay.


Apart from complying with the above requirements, you also need proof of participation in a volunteer organization registered or operating in Ukraine. 

Important! It can even be an organization registered especially for you. That's why we additionally offer such services: 

  • assistance with the registration of your own public organization or union;

  • Registration of permits for attracting foreigners as participants;

  • assistance with membership in an established organization and obtaining on this basis a permit in the organization that plans to attract you. 

Related article: How to obtain a Residence Permit in Ukraine: terms, cost and legal services

Who benefits from obtaining a residence permit on the basis of volunteering?

Obtaining a residence permit on the basis of work in a volunteer organization has its advantages and disadvantages. Having considered them, you will be able to decide for yourself whether this is the right way to legalize your stay in Ukraine.


Advantages:

  • Suitable for those foreigners who have no other grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine;

  • Does not require additional time and finances for processing related documents;

  • Our lawyers can form a package of documents necessary for registration of residence permit and/or visa in 1-2 days.

Disadvantages:

  • The certificate is valid for 1 year (but it is possible to extend the validity of the residence permit unlimited number of times without leaving the territory of Ukraine);

  • If you want to work somewhere and get profit, you need to get a work permit in Ukraine in addition.

You need help with the registration of residence permit in Ukraine? Please contact us! We will choose for you the best grounds and help you to go through the whole procedure simply and safely.


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