UKRAINIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD
A residence permit in Ukraine is processed and issued by territorial
subdivisions of the State Department of Citizenship, Immigration and
Registration of Natural Persons (hereinafter referred to as territorial
divisions of the Department) at a place of immigrants' residence.
Immigrants under 16 years of age are not granted a residence permit in the
prescribed order unless territorial divisions of the Department are addressed in
person or by legal representatives on their behalf acting by a notarized letter
of attorney at immigrants' residence.
In exceptional instances a residence permit can be issued to a person under
16 years of age, should there be a notarized consent from both parents.
The following documents shall be submitted instead of those envisaged by
paragraphs 3 and 4 of the item 4 of the Cabinet's Resolution on Processing
and Issuing of Permanent Residence Permits to issue a residence permit to
persons mentioned in the item 4 of the Final Provisions of the Law of Ukraine
Foreigners and stateless individuals, who arrived at Ukraine for their
permanent residence prior to this Law on Immigration becoming
effective and have a mark of residence registration in Ukraine in their
1974-type USSR passports or have received a permanent resident card in
Ukraine shall submit originals and copies of their passports of the
1974-type USSR passport with the mark of residence registration or a
permanent residence card.
Foreigners and stateless individuals, who had been forced to leave their
permanent places of residence in the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia in
Georgia, and came to Ukraine shall submit a document confirming the fact of
their continuous stay in Ukraine within a period not less than five years
issued by a migration authority.
Foreigners and stateless individuals, who arrived at Ukraine prior to March
6 of 1998 on the basis of the Agreement between the Government of the
Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics of April 2 of 1981 allowing the Vietnamese citizens to
receive professional training and to work for enterprises and organizations
of the USSR and applied for the permanent residence card of Ukraine shall
submit a copy of a document confirming their right to receive professional
training and to work in Ukraine.
Foreigners and stateless individuals, who arrived at Ukraine as orphan
children in connection with armed conflicts in places of their permanent
residence, and have been or are being brought up at state-owned
children-care institutions or family-type orphanages, and who are or have
been under the guardianship or trusteeship of citizens of Ukraine, shall
submit a document confirming their being brought up at state-owned
children-care institutions or family-type orphanages, or being under the
guardianship or trusteeship of citizens of Ukraine.
Residence permit is processed within a week after an immigrant submitting his
or her application and is issued against acknowledgement to an applicant, legal
representatives of immigrants or to other persons by their notarized letters of
attorney. There should be a note of an established pattern in a passport
document of an immigrant entitling him or her to permanent residence in Ukraine.
Residence card is subjected to change at the age of 25 and at the age of 45.
Should the given document be damaged or lost, an immigrant can get a new one at
a territorial division of the Department. An immigrant shall inform a local
division of the Department of such a loss, which, in its turn, immediately
conveys the information to the Department and the State Border Service of
Ukraine. A new document is issued instead of a lost one according to the
procedure established for its initial issue on having clarified circumstances
under which it was lost. Unduly filled out or damaged forms are withdrawn and
destroyed by burning once a quarter, with a corresponding act approved by
a head of a territorial division of the Department being made up in two copies.