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IMMIGRATION PERMIT BASED ON FAMILY REUNION GROUNDS

Updated: Jul 24, 2019


The process of applying for an immigration permit is regulated by the Procedure of Forming Immigration Quotas and by the Procedure of Processing Immigration Permit Applications and Decisions on Its Cancellation and Execution of Made Decisions, approved by the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1983 dated December 26, 2002.


A package of documents to be submitted to obtain an immigration permit:

  1. Application (original).

  2. Applicant’s ID (copy).

  3. Certified and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language of the applicant’s ID (original).

  4. 3 photos 3,5 х 4,5 centimetres.

  5. Documents certifying the place of residence in Ukraine and abroad (original). *Legalhack: This requirement is a tricky one. It often happens that the authorities do not accept a translated copy of an applicant's document containing his/her address on it as a proof or residency in the foreign country because there are no "place of residence" on it. To solve this issue, try asking your translator to write in the Ukrainian translation of the document "місце проживання" (place of residence) even if the original does not have these words. Ukrainian authorities are obliged to be guided by the official certified translation. So, since the translation expressly states "місце проживання" (place of residence), then formally there is no legitimate ground to reject this document and translation as the translator is duly certified and his signature on the translation is certified by a notary.

  6. Marriage certificate (copy).

  7. Child’s birth certificate (copy).

  8. Bank receipt proving payment of the administrative duty (original).

* Extra documents may be requested if necessary as well as the applicant may be invited for an interview.


A service authorized to process the documents and to issue the immigration permit for applicants living already in Ukraine – territorial department the State Migration Service of Ukraine by the place of applicant’s residence. Those who live abroad can apply through overseas Ukrainian consulates.

Representation option – an applicant must at least either personally apply for the immigration permit or personally receive the permit. No representative is allowed for both cases.


Application processing time – up to 1 year from the day of receiving a full package of documents.


All originals of the above documents should be present upon submission and be provided for a review by the officer. Copies of documents must be notarized.


All documents should be issued at least 6 months prior to applying for an immigration permit.


Administrative duty – UAH 179,74.


An applicant is obliged to apply for a permanent residence permit within 5 (five) business days upon arrival to Ukraine. How to do this - read here.


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