Foreigners who wish to establish a stable and unlimited legal relationship with our state must undergo the procedure for registering citizenship.
However, it should be kept in mind that the right to acquire citizenship arises by virtue of the law only in specific cases and with the simultaneous observance of certain obligations. This is a rather lengthy and troublesome process that will force you to rush from pillar to post in search of the necessary documents. In addition, in order to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine, it is necessary either to withdraw from the citizenship of the country of residence or to file a declaration of withdrawal from it, which is also an additional troublesome procedure.
Lawyers of our firm provide a full range of services for both residents of Odessa and for guests of our city by supporting the procedure for obtaining citizenship. The specialists of our company have all the necessary skills and abilities to ensure that our customers receive a result that exceeds their expectations. We will provide full legal support, representation of interests in the necessary bodies and institutions in order to promptly pass the preparatory stage and submit the documents for obtaining this status.
If you have the time, the opportunity and the desire to go through the procedure for registering citizenship by yourself, we recommend that you take into account the following practical tips.
We will consider the procedure for taking out citizenship of Ukraine in more detail, because it is the most difficult, since those foreign citizens take to it, who previously had no direct ties with the state before immigration, and this fact explains the close attention to them.
So, themain condition for naturalization is the continuous (one-time trip is allowed for not more than 90 days, and in the amount of 180 days within 1 year) stay in its territory during the last 5 years (for the period starting from the date of issue of the immigration permit). The exception is immigrants who have been living in a registered marriage with Ukrainian citizens for more than 2 years (or the marriage lasted more than 2 years and ended with the death of the spouse-citizen).
As for the general list of documents, it looks as follows:
When applying for Ukrainian citizenship, one of the parents has the right to declare the desire to simultaneously get citizenship for his/her children (additional documents on children: copies of birth certificates, foreign passports, copies of the passport of the second parent, an obligation to terminate the citizenship of children, and in the case of reaching the age of 14 + consent of a child for acquisition of citizenship).
After making a positive decision on granting citizenship, in order to complete the procedure and to obtain a passport, a person is required to file a declaration of renunciation of foreign citizenship or a certificate of withdrawal from the citizenship.
It should be remembered that each situation is unique, that is why to independently pass the procedure for obtaining citizenship, you should study the requirements of the law which will apply to you personally in detail. However, if you need qualified help and support during the course – the lawyers of our firm will be glad to help you.