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 on Immigration:
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 Unduly filled out or damaged forms are withdrawn and destroyed by burning once a quarter, with a corresponding act approved by a head of a territorial division of the Department being made up in two copies.