Service recipients

Foreigners and stateless persons who have reached 16 years of age

Basis for receiving the service

Request of a foreigner or stateless person with application according to the established form and required documents

How to claim and receive the service

  • Collect the required documents;
  • Visit the territorial body or unit of SMS at your place of residence;
  • Submit an application together with the required documents;
  • Receive a temporary residence permit.

Service fees and benefits

  • Government charge in the amount of 34 UAH (on the basis of para. 6 Article 3 of the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine «On Government Charges»);
  • Administrative service fee in the amount of 156.46 UAH (according to the List of administrative services related to migration and their fees, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 2 November 2016 No. 770 regulating some issues of administrative service delivery in the area of migration);
  • Cost of the blank form in the amount of 21.30 or 28.50 or 57.00 UAH (depending on the consignment note).
  • Administrative service fee in the amount of 340.00 UAH

Exemption from government charge applies to:

  • citizens referred to categories 1 and 2 of individuals affected by Chernobyl catastrophe;
  • disabled veterans of the Great Patriotic War and families of servicemen (resistance fighters) killed in action or missing, and individuals equalized with these groups according to the established procedure;
  • people with disabilities referred to groups I and II.

Application submission

Application is to be submitted in person.

Required documents

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who, according to the law, arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of employment shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D Visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. permission to recruit foreigner workers and stateless persons (shall be returned after showing) and its copy. With regard to foreigners and stateless persons whose employment is not subject to permission to recruit foreign labour, such permission shall be substituted by an employment contract, and with regard to persons recognized as foreign Ukrainians – an employment contract and a foreign Ukrainian ID card.
  5. request (solicitation) of the host organization (employer) with the obligation to inform the territorial body or unit of SMS at the place of issuance and the territorial body of the State Employment Service in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regions, cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol in case of early termination of the employment contract with such foreigner or stateless person;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available);

In order to apply for a temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of participation in technical assistance projects, registered according to the established procedure shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (public authority, company or organization identified as recipient in the framework of the international technical assistance project);
  5. copy of the project registration card for the international technical assistance project issued by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and attested by the recipient’s seal;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available)

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of preaching and delivering religious instruction, carrying out religious rituals or other canonical activity, upon invitation of religious organizations and in agreement with a public authority that performed registration of this religious organization, shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (respective religious organizations);
  5. letter of agreement from a public authority that performed registration of the respective religious organization concerning issuance of temporary residence permit to a foreigner or stateless person;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of participating in the activity of branches, divisions, representative offices and other structural units of civil society (non-governmental) organizations of foreign states, registered according to the established procedure, shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (respective branch, division, representative office or other structural unit of the civil society (non-governmental) organization of the foreign state in Ukraine);
  5. original (returned after verification) and copy of the registration certificate of a structural unit of the civil society (non-governmental) organization of the foreign state in Ukraine;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of employment at representative offices of foreign business entities in Ukraine, registered according to the established procedure, shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (respective representative office of the foreign business entity in Ukraine);
  5. original (shall be returned after showing) and copy of the registration certificate of such representative office;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of employment at branches or representative offices of foreign banks, registered according to the established procedure, shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (respective branch or representative office of the foreign bank in Ukraine);
  5. original (shall be returned after showing) and copy of the accreditation certificate of such branch or representative office;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of carrying out cultural, scientific or educational activity on the basis and according to the procedure established by international agreements of Ukraine or special programmes, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of participating in international and regional volunteer programmes or participating in the activity of organizations and institutions that engage volunteers on the basis of the Law of Ukraine on Volunteering, the information of which is present on the official website of the central executive agency tasked with implementation of public policy in the area of volunteer activity, shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (returned after verification) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (public authority responsible for implementation of cultural, educational, sport, scientific or volunteer programmes for participation of which a foreigner or stateless person arrived in Ukraine, or volunteer organization);
  5. original (shall be returned after showing) and copy of the state registration certificate of the volunteer organization (for volunteer organizations);
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of working as a correspondent or representative of foreign mass media outlets shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. application of a foreign mass media outlet;
  5. solicitation from the State Committee of Ukraine on TV and Radio Broadcasting concerning issuance of temporary residence permit in Ukraine to a foreigner or stateless person;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of study shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (returned after verification) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host organization (education institution) with the obligation to inform SMS in case of enrolment termination;
  5. document confirming the actual study in Ukraine;
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of family reunification with persons who are Ukrainian nationals or who during their legal stay on the territory of Ukraine in cases listed in parts three – twelve of Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine on the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (returned after verification) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host (Ukrainian national married to a foreigner or stateless person);
  5. original (shall be returned after showing) and copy of the document confirming the marriage to a Ukrainian national (documents issued by competent authorities of foreign states shall be legalized according to the established procedure, unless otherwise provided for by Ukraine’s international agreements);
  6. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  7. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  8. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  9. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of family reunification with persons listed in parts two – twelve of Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine on the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (returned after verification) with D-type visa, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine, and copies of passport pages containing personal data and visa (if applicable);
  3. Ukrainian translation of pages of passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person containing personal data, attested according to the legally established procedure;
  4. request (solicitation) of the host (person listed in parts two – twelve of Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine on the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons);
  5. original (returned after verification) and copy of the document on the basis of which they, according to the law of the country of origin of a foreigner or stateless person, are considered to be family members of the indicated person. The document confirming kinship shall be recognized in Ukraine if it is legalized, unless otherwise provided for by the law or international agreements of Ukraine;
  6. documents confirming the host’s sufficient financial means to support family members in Ukraine;
  7. health insurance coverage, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international agreements;
  8. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  9. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered);
  10. copy of the identification number certificate issued by the tax authority (if available).

In order to apply for temporary residence permit, a foreigner or stateless person who prior to expiration of the maximum period of their stay at Migrant Accommodation Centres for foreigners and stateless persons illegally staying in Ukraine have not been expelled from Ukraine on the basis of absence of travel document, transport connection with their country of origin or other reasons outside their control, shall submit the following documents:

  1. application;
  2. passport, if available, (returned after verification) and copies of passport pages containing personal data;
  3. certificate confirming that a foreigner (stateless person) is held in the Migrant Accommodation Centre;
  4. payment slip confirming payment of government charge or document certifying certain exemptions;
  5. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (it is admissible to submit a photograph of a person with head covered that does not disguise facial contours for individuals whose religious beliefs preclude not covering head in public, provided that in their passport photo they appear with head covered).

Time limit for application review

Within 10 days after the territorial body or unit of SMS accepted documents from a foreigner or stateless person

Result of the service

Obtaining temporary residence permit

Validity period of a document resultant from the service

Temporary residence permit is issued for one year with the possibility of extension.

Temporary residence permit for foreigners and stateless persons who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of implementing international technical assistance projects shall be issued for the duration of implementation of the relevant international technical assistance project.

Temporary residence permit for foreigners and stateless persons who arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of study shall be issued for the duration of study.

Grounds for denying the service

A decision to deny issuance of temporary residence permit to a foreigner or stateless person shall be adopted in the following cases:

  1. necessity to ensure national security or protect public order;
  2. necessity to protect public health, rights and lawful interests of Ukrainian citizens and other individuals residing in Ukraine;
  3. when passport of a foreigner or stateless person is forged, damaged, does not conform to the established template or belongs to another person;
  4. when a foreigner or stateless person knowingly presents false information or forged documents;
  5. when there is established non-compliance with the decision of court or public authority empowered to apply administrative penalty, or they have other property liability before the State, physical or legal persons, including those related to previous expulsion from Ukraine, also after expiration of the ban for further entry to Ukraine (for persons obtaining temporary residence permit);
  6. in other cases stipulated by the law.

The time limit within which a person has to apply to SMS and liability for breach of this time limit

No later than within 10 days before expiration of the allowed duration of stay on the territory of Ukraine. Foreigners and stateless persons who arrived from a country with visa-regime travel must hold long-term D Visa.