Issuance of the permanent residence permit for foreigners and stateless persons, who have immigrated to Ukraine for permanent residence

REMARK! Before the completion of the work on full provision of territorial bodies and units of State Migration Service of Ukraine with appropriate material-and-technical support for processing and issuance of the permanent residence permit in a form of card with implemented contactless electronic media, temporary residence permit could be issued with the use of the blanks for temporary residence in a form of booklet, technical description of which was approved by the paragraph 3, Article 1 Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 28.03.2012 № 251.

Basis for receiving the service

Obtaining of immigration permit and arrival to the place of permanent residence in Ukraine

How to claim and receive the service

  • Collect the required documents;
  • Apply to the State Enterprise which comes within the jurisdiction of SMS, Center of Providing Administrative Services and territorial bodies/units of SMS at place of residence of foreigner or stateless person*;
  • Submit required documents;
  • Receive a permit at the territorial body/unit of SMS at your place of residence.

REMARK! State Enterprises which come within jurisdiction of SMS and Centers of Providing Administrative Services will accept documents on issuance of permanent residence permits after appropriate material-and-technical support will be provided.

As of June 01, 2018, issuance of permanent residence permits will be provided exclusively by territorial bodies/units of SMS.

Service fees and benefits

  • Government charge in the amount of 85 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 253.00 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 without contactless electronic media in the amount of 66.00 or 97.50 UAH (depending on the consignment note);
  • Estimated cost of the blank form with contactless electronic media in the amount of 234.00 UAH (depending on the consignment note).

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

  • Foreigners or stateless persons legally temporary staying on the territory of Ukraine and reached the age of 16 years shall submit applications in person;
  • One of parents (adoptive parents) with whom live persons on the basis of immigration permit, guardian, trustee shall submit applications for foreigners or stateless persons legally temporary staying on the territory of Ukraine and didn’t reach the age of 16 years or recognized as legally incapable persons.

Required documents

  1. application (shall be submitted before full provision of territorial bodies/units of SMS with material-and-technical support  required for processing and issuance of permanent residence permit in a form of ID-card with contactless electronic media);
  2. passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person, with visa type “D”, unless otherwise provided by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine (shall be returned after showing) and its copy;
  3. ID document of legal representative and document confirming powers of a person as a legal representative, in case of submitting of documents by such person (shall be returned after showing) and its copy;
  4. 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;
  5. payment slip confirming payment of administrative service fee (original) or document certifying certain exemptions (shall be returned after showing, its copy);
  6. 4 photographs of a foreigner or stateless person 35 mm x 45 mm on matt paper (shall be submitted before full provision of territorial bodies/units of SMS with material-and-technical support  required for processing and issuance of permanent residence permit in a form of ID-card with contactless electronic media);
  7. copy of the decision on granting the immigration permit or according to the category of foreigners and stateless persons:

    a) Persons who arrived to Ukraine for permanent residence before entry into force of the Law of Ukraine “On Immigration” and have in their former USSR citizen passport of the 1974 standard registration (propiska) mark shall submit original and copy of former USSR citizen passport of the 1974 standard with registration (propiska) or permanent residence permit;

    b) Persons who are forced to leave places of permanent residence in Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia and arrived to Ukraine, and their adult children who arrived to Ukraine before their majority shall submit temporary certificate (or certificate confirming arrival of minor with his/her parents) received after arrival to Ukraine and document confirming permanent residence on the territory of Ukraine not less than 5 years, issued by the territorial body of SMS;

    c) Persons who arrived to Ukraine as orphans, due to the armed conflicts at their places of permanent residence, and are/were brought up in state-run children's institutions or family-type orphanages, or under guardianship or care shall submit document confirming upbringing in state-run children's institution or family-type orphanage, or establishing of guardianship or care;

    d) Foreigners or stateless persons who permanently resided on the territory of Ukraine till adoption of decision on termination of Ukrainian citizenship and after such decision continued permanently reside on the territory of Ukraine shall submit certificate on termination of Ukrainian citizenship of a standard form, issued by the territorial body/unit of SMS.

Grounds for exchange of permanent residence permit:

  1. Change of information;
  2. Detection of error in information;
  3. Expiry of permit;
  4. Unsuitability of permit for further use;
  5. Reaching the age of 25 or 45 years by foreigner or stateless person (in case foreigner or stateless person is documented with permit without contactless electronic media).

In case of loss or theft of the permanent residence permit, its exchange foreigner or stateless person shall submit such documents:

  1. Permit to be exchanged (except loss and theft);
  2. Passport of a foreigner or ID document of a stateless person (shall be returned after showing) and its copy;
  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. Documents confirming circumstances for permit exchange (except cases mentioned in paragraph 7 (3-5) of this Order) (shall be returned after showing) and its copy;
  5. ID document of legal representative and document confirming powers of a person as a legal representative, in case of submitting of documents by such person (shall be returned after showing) and its copy;
  6. Payment slip confirming payment of administrative service fee (original) or document certifying certain exemptions (shall be returned after showing) and its copy.

In case of exchange due to expiry of permit, documents, mentioned in paragraphs 32 (4), 33 and 34 of the Order on permanent residence permit processing, shall be additionally submitted.

Time limit for application review

Timeframe for permit issuance is 15 working days.

Result of the service

Receipt of the permanent residence permit

Validity period of a document resultant from the service

Permanent residence permit is issued for 10 years. Permanent residence permit without contactless electronica media shall be exchanged when a person reaches 25 and 45 years of age.

Grounds for denying the service

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

  1. foreigner or stateless person has valid permit or temporary residence permit (except cases of permit exchange or processing of permit for foreigner or stateless person who temporary resided on the territory of Ukraine on the basis of temporary residence permit), refugee certificate or  certificate of a person in need of complementary protection;
  2. foreigner or stateless person stays on the territory of Ukraine with violation of established term of staying or there is established non-compliance with the decision of authorised authority on forced return, forced expulsion or ban for further entry to Ukraine;
  3. information obtained from the Register data bases and archives doesn’t confirm information provided by foreigner or stateless person;
  4. belonging to Ukrainian citizenship is established;
  5. appeal of legal representative without appropriate documents confirming powers on receiving of permit;
  6. foreigner or stateless person submitted not complete package of necessary documents or did it with violation of terms defined in paragraphs 17 and 18 of this Order;
  7. information on actions of foreigner or stateless person that threaten national security, public order, health, rights and lawful interests of Ukrainian citizens and other individuals residing in Ukraine, received from National Police, SSU, other public authority;
  8. passport of a foreigner or ID document of stateless person is forged, damaged, does not conform to the established template or belongs to another person, or its validity expired;
  9. foreigner or stateless person knowingly present false information, forged documents or his/her immigration permit is cancelled;
  10. 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;
  11. in other cases, as stipulated by the law

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

  • Dur ing the validity period of the immigration permit that is issued for one year;

Documents on permanent residence permit are submitted not later than 15 working days before expiration of established term of stay/residence on the territory of Ukraine.

In case of circumstances (events) whereby permit is subject to exchange (except expiry), documents on permit exchange are submitted within one month from the date of such circumstances (events) appearance.

In case of  surname or/and name, patronymic change, discrepancy in records it is necessary to exchange passport of a foreigner or ID document of stateless person and documents on permit exchange are submitted not later than a month after receiving of a new passport of a foreigner or ID document of stateless person.

In case of expiration of permit, documents for its exchange are submitted not later than 15 working days before date of expiry.

Legislation on service providing