MIGRATION TERMS

Memo to a foreign citizen

 

Every foreigner in order to comply with the legislation of Ukraine needs to know and observe important nuances associated with the terms: periods of stay in Ukraine, terms of receiving / submitting / renewing or exchanging certain documents, terms of making documents, etc. Being in Ukraine or planning to come, many foreigners do not pay attention to such details, which ultimately leads to undesirable negative effects.

Timeliness and well-executed documents - the key to success!

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT

1.

Validity TRP

  • General term 1 year
  • For the duration of the work permit (maximum 3 years)
  • For founders / beneficiaries of a company with a registered capital of more than 100,000 euros - 2 years
  • For the period of study in Ukraine

2.

Duration of issuance of TRP

Within 15 working days from the date of acceptance of documents from a foreigner

3.

Deadline for submission of documents for registration of residence permit

Not later than 15 working days before the expiration of the established period of stay in Ukraine or the expiration of the validity of the TRP

4.

Deadline for submission of documents in cases of TRP exchange (besides its expiry)

Within 1 month from the date of the occurrence of certain circumstances (change information that is included in the permit; error detection; unsuitable for use)

5.

During the term of the temporary residence permit changed passport

Submit new documents within 10 days from the occurrence of such changes

6.

The retention period of case for each foreigner

15 years

7.

Period of storage of a residence permit in case of non-receipt by a foreigner

  • Not getting TRP within 1 month - TRP is returned to the territorial body of the migration service
  • Not getting TRP within 6 months from the date of its registration - a residence permit is destroyed

8.

Refusal to processing or issue documents

A copy of the written refusal stating the reason no later than 5 working days delivered against receipt to a foreigner or sent a letter to such a person or the receiving party

9.

Annul of TRP

  • The decision on cancellation of the permit is taken within 5 working days from the date of receipt of the statements, which is the basis for its cancellation;
  • A copy of the written decision is given to the foreign no later than 5 working days  or sent by a letter of recommendation to such person or the receiving party;
  • The territorial body of the State Migration Service notifies the State Migration Service and the State Border Service Administration for 5 working days from the date of the decision on the cancellation of the TRP

10.

End of validity of residence permit / Cancellation of residence permit

A foreigner is obliged within 7 days after the expiration of the validity of the TRP / delivery of a copy of the decision to annul the TRB (1) withdraw from the place of registration and (2) travel outside Ukraine. TRP need to pass in the State Migration Service

 

 

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

1.

Validity PRP

10 years

2.

Period of issuance PRP

Within 15 working days from the date of acceptance of documents from a foreigner

3.

Deadline for submission of documents for registration of permanent residence

Not later than 15 working days before the expiration of the prescribed period of stay / residence in Ukraine or the expiration of the validity of TRP

4.

The deadline for submission of documents in cases of exchange of PRP (except for the expiration of the PRP)

Within 1 month from the date of occurrence of certain circumstances (change of information that is included in TRP; error detection; unsuitable for use, the achievement of the foreigner 25 and 45 years old)

5.

During the validity period of the PRP, the passport was changed

Submit a new document to the migration authority within 10 days from the onset of such changes

6.

Period of storage of the documents in the archive

75 years

7.

Period of storage of TRP in case of non-receipt by a foreigner

  • Not getting PRP within 1 month - TRP is returned to the territorial body of the migration service
  • Not getting PRP within 6 months from the date of its registration - a residence permit is destroyed

8.

Denial of registration or issuance of PRP

A copy of the decision to refuse, stating the reason, no later than 5 working days from the date of the adoption of such a decision, shall be handed over to the foreigner or sent by a letter of recommendation to such person or the receiving party

9.

Annul PRP

  • The decision to annul the PRP is accepted within 5 working days from the date of receipt of statements, which are the basis for its cancellation
  • A copy of the written decision is given to the foreign no later than 5 working days  or sent by a letter of recommendation to such person or the receiving party;
  • The territorial body of the State Migration Service notifies the State Migration Service and the State Border Service Administration for 5 working days from the date of the decision on the annul of the PRP

10.

Actions of the foreign in respect of whom the decision on cancellation of PRP

  • The foreigner is obliged within 1 month from the date of receipt of the decision on cancellation immigration permit (1) to withdraw from the place of registration, (2) to return to the PRP and (3) to leave Ukraine.
  • If the DRI is canceled on the basis of information from the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Police and other authorities that the DRR was issued on the basis of false information, forged documents and did not result in the cancellation of the immigration permit, the foreigner  should (1) withdraw from the place of registration, (2) pass the PRP and (3) can re-apply for registration of PRP with the deadlines for submission of documents

 

 

 

STAYS IN UKRAINE - PROLONGATION OR REDUCTION OF TERMS

1.

Term of temporary stay of foreigners in Ukraine

  • Within the period of validity of the visa - for countries with visa entry procedures
  • No more than 90 days for 180 days (counting back 180 days from the current date of stay in Ukraine) - for countries with visa-free entry procedures

2.

Deadline for submission of applications for extension of stay in Ukraine

Not earlier than 10 and no later than 3 working days before the end of such a period

3.

The term in the Decision to reduce the period of stay in Ukraine, during which the person is obliged to leave

 

Such a period should not be more than 10 days from the date of the decision.

4.

Term of appeal of the Decision to reduce the period of temporary stay in Ukraine

 

It is possible to appeal within 5 working days from the date of its adoption to the State Migration Service, the Security Service of Ukraine or the court

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION PERMIT

1.

Term of consideration of applications of immigration permit

 

Cannot exceed 1 year from the date of application

2.

Validity of documents submitted for immigration permits

 

Documents, information on which may change, should be filed within 6 months from the date of their issuance.

3.

Term of check by territorial divisions at the place of residence of the correctness of paperwork and sending them to territorial bodies

 

 

Within 1 month from the date of submission of documents for obtaining immigration permit

4.

The term of inspection by the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Police, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Interpol Security Service of Ukraine, the State Border Service

 

1 month from the date of application of the State Migration Service (may be extended for another 1 month)

5.

The term verification of documents and the analysis of information from all authorities for the decision to issue or refuse the Immigration Permit

 

1 month

6.

Validity of the Immigration Permit or Decision to refuse to issue such a permit

 

1 year from the date of the decision (if refused, re-submission is possible only after 1 year)

7.

Timeline for sending a copy of the Immigration Permit or decisions to refuse

 

2 weeks from the date of the decision

8.

Cancellation of the immigration permit

A copy of the decision is sent to a foreigner within 1 week + sent copy to the State Border Service

 

 

Lawyer Inna Srovatka