There are some categories of people who can count on the citizenship of our country in the first place. These are those born in Ukraine, children of Ukrainians, artists, scientists, refugees.
Requirements for applicants of various categories:
The concept of “residence” means legal stay in the country without going abroad. People who have physical disabilities such as deafness, blindness and dumbness may deviate from the language skills requirements.
After the applicant has become Ukrainian, he is obliged to renounce his previous citizenship within 24 months, because our legislation does not imply dual citizenship. It should be clarified that the date of acquiring citizenship is the day when the appropriate decree is issued by the President of the country.
Acquisition of nationality is a painstaking and long process that requires the preparation of many papers:
It is also necessary to prepare documents regarding renunciation of previous citizenship:
Persons who have started living in Ukraine as foreign citizens must present certificates confirming their official stay in the country for at least 5 years.
Stateless applicants are required to document permanent residence in the country for more than 3 years.
Those who have been married to a Ukrainian for at least 2 years need to present a marriage certificate, as well as a document certifying the Ukrainian citizenship of a husband or wife. In the event of the termination of a marriage due to the death of a spouse, a death certificate is also required.
Applicants, with the exception of some categories, are required to know the state language. This requires the following documents.
Minors who are going to obtain citizenship with their parents must have a translation of the birth certificate certified by a notary. Also, at least one of the parents or those who replace them must have an immigration permit.
Children who have reached the age of 14 must draw up a statement of their consent to become a citizen.
If the children don`t have parents, it is necessary to provide documents on the establishment of guardianship, patronage, guardianship or an agreement on the placement of a minor in a foster family or a family orphanage.
The SMS has the right to require additional documents to clarify the reasons for entering citizenship and call the applicant for a conversation. It happens that in the process of checking documents, some errors are found.
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