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Acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin

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Who can obtain Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin

A person born before August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine

For registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine on a territorial origin the person who was born till August 24, 1991 in the territory of Ukraine submits:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185;

d) a copy of the birth certificate or other document confirming the fact of birth of a person on the territory of Ukraine.

A person who permanently resided in Ukraine until August 24, 1991

For registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine on a territorial origin the person who permanently resided till August 24, 1991 in the territory of Ukraine submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship

– for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of a person on the territory of Ukraine.

A person whose father or mother was born before August 24, 1991 in Ukraine

In order to register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin, a person whose father or mother was born before August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine shall submit the following documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of birth of the applicant’s father or mother, respectively, on the territory of Ukraine;

e) a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or other documents certifying the applicant’s family relationship with the father or mother who was born in Ukraine.

A person whose father or mother resided permanently in Ukraine until August 24, 1991

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose father or mother resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of the applicant’s father or mother on the territory of Ukraine;

e) a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or other documents certifying the applicant’s family relationship with the father or mother who permanently resided in Ukraine.

A person whose grandparents were born before August 24, 1991 in Ukraine

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose grandparents were born before August 24, 1991 in Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of birth of the applicant’s grandparents on the territory of Ukraine;

e) documents certifying the applicant’s family relations with his / her grandparents born in Ukraine.

A person whose grandparents resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in Ukraine

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose grandparents resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of the applicant’s grandparents on the territory of Ukraine;

e) documents certifying the family relations of the applicant in accordance with the grandparents who permanently resided in Ukraine.

Person, relatives (full-blooded and half-born) whose brother or sister was born before August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine

To register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin, a person whose relatives (full-blooded and half-born) whose brother or sister was born before August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of birth of relatives (full and partial) of the applicant’s brother or sister on the territory of Ukraine;

e) documents certifying the applicant’s family relations in accordance with his / her siblings born in Ukraine.

A person whose relatives (full-born and half-born) whose brother or sister resided permanently until August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine

In order to register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin, a person whose relatives (full-blooded and half-born) whose brother or sister permanently resided in Ukraine until August 24, 1991, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of relatives (full-blooded and half-born) of the applicant’s brother or sister on the territory of Ukraine;

e) documents certifying the applicant’s family relations in accordance with his / her siblings who were permanently residing in Ukraine.

A person whose son or daughter was born before August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose son or daughter was born before August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine, submits documents:

a) an application for the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin;

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of birth of the applicant’s son or daughter before August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine;

e) a copy of the birth certificate of the applicant’s son or daughter or other documents certifying the applicant’s family relations with the son or daughter born in Ukraine.

A person whose son or daughter resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose son or daughter resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of the applicant’s son or daughter until 24 August 1991 on the territory of Ukraine;

e) a copy of the birth certificate of the applicant’s son or daughter or other documents certifying the applicant’s family relations with the son or daughter who permanently resided in Ukraine.

A person whose grandson or granddaughter was born before August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose grandson or granddaughter was born before August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of birth of the applicant’s grandson or granddaughter before August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine;

e) a copy of the birth certificate of the applicant’s grandson or grandchildren, son or daughter or other documents certifying the applicant’s family relations with the grandson or granddaughter born in Ukraine.

A person whose grandson or granddaughter resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine

To apply for the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin, a person whose grandson or grandson resided permanently until August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine, submits documents:

a) application for acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin (form 4, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship – for stateless persons (Form 5, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for foreigners. Foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of several states submit an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. The obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required from foreigners who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states whose citizens are foreigners, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 7, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of the applicant’s grandchild or grandchildren, respectively, until August 24, 1991 on the territory of Ukraine;

e) copies of the birth certificates of the applicant’s grandson or grandchildren, son or daughter or other documents certifying the applicant’s family relations with the grandson or granddaughter who permanently resided in Ukraine.

A minor child together with one of the parents who is applying for Ukrainian citizenship

In order to register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin by a minor child together with one of the parents who is applying for the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship, one of the child’s parents initiates a petition to this effect in his application, to which he adds:

a) application for consent of a child aged 14 to 18 to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine (form 8, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

To register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin by a child whose parent was born before August 24, 1991 in Ukraine and who is a stateless person or a foreigner, one of the child’s parents or guardian or trustee submits documents:

a) an application for registration of a child’s acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin (Form 9 or Form 9a, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185); b) two photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child;

c) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine (form 8, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship of a child – for children who are stateless persons (form 10, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for children who are foreigners. With regard to foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of several states, there is an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. Obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required for foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states, whose citizens are foreign children, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states at the same time as the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 14, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a copy of the child’s birth certificate or other documents certifying the family relationship of the child with one of his parents, who was born in Ukraine;

f) a document confirming the fact of birth of one of the child’s parents on the territory of Ukraine.

If the documents on registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin by the child are submitted by a guardian or trustee, a copy of the decision on establishing guardianship or trusteeship shall also be submitted.

A child, one of whose parents resided permanently in Ukraine until August 24, 1991, and who is a stateless person or a foreigner

To register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin by a child, one of whose parents resided permanently before August 24, 1991, and who is a stateless person or a foreigner, one of the child’s parents or guardian or trustee submits documents:

a) an application for registration of a child’s acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin (Form 9 or Form 9a, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child;

c) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine (form 8, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship of a child – for children who are stateless persons (form 10, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for children who are foreigners. With regard to foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of several states, there is an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. Obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required for foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states, whose citizens are foreign children, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states at the same time as the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 14, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a copy of the child’s birth certificate or other documents certifying the child’s family relationship with the parent who permanently resided in Ukraine;

f) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of one of the child’s parents on the territory of Ukraine.

If the documents on registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin by the child are submitted by a guardian or trustee, a copy of the decision on establishing guardianship or trusteeship shall also be submitted.

A child whose grandparents were born before August 24, 1991 in Ukraine and who is a stateless person or a foreigner

To register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin by a child whose grandparents were born before August 24, 1991 in Ukraine and who are stateless or a foreigner, one of the child’s parents or guardian or trustee submits documents:

a) an application for registration of a child’s acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin (Form 9 or Form 9a, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child;

c) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine (form 8, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship of a child – for children who are stateless persons (form 10, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for children who are foreigners. With regard to foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of several states, there is an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. Obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required for foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states, whose citizens are foreign children, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states at the same time as the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 14, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a document confirming the family relationship of the child with grandparents born in Ukraine;

f) a document confirming the fact of birth of the child’s grandparents on the territory of Ukraine.

If the documents on registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin by the child are submitted by a guardian or trustee, a copy of the decision on establishing guardianship or trusteeship shall also be submitted.

A child whose grandparents resided permanently in Ukraine until August 24, 1991, and who is a stateless person or a foreigner

In order to obtain the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin by a child whose grandparents permanently resided in Ukraine until August 24, 1991, and who is a stateless person or a foreigner, one of the child’s parents or guardian or trustee submits documents:

a) an application for registration of a child’s acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin (Form 9 or Form 9a, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child;

c) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine (form 8, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship of a child – for children who are stateless persons (form 10, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for children who are foreigners. With regard to foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of several states, there is an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. Obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required for foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states, whose citizens are foreign children, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states at the same time as the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 14, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a document confirming the family relationship of the child with the grandparents who permanently resided in Ukraine;

f) a document confirming the fact of permanent residence of the child’s grandparents on the territory of Ukraine.

If the documents on registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by territorial origin by the child are submitted by a guardian or trustee, a copy of the decision on establishing guardianship or trusteeship shall also be submitted.

A child who was born on the territory of Ukraine after August 24, 1991 and did not acquire the citizenship of Ukraine by birth and is a stateless person or a foreigner

To register the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin by a child born on the territory of Ukraine after August 24, 1991 and not acquired Ukrainian citizenship by birth and is a stateless person or a foreigner, one of the child’s parents or other legal representative submits documents:

a) an application for registration of a child’s acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin (Form 9 or Form 9a, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) two photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child;

c) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to acquire the citizenship of Ukraine (form 8, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

d) one of the following documents:

– Declaration on the absence of foreign citizenship of a child – for children who are stateless persons (form 10, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

– obligation to terminate foreign citizenship – for children who are foreigners. With regard to foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of several states, there is an obligation to terminate the citizenship of all these states. Obligation to terminate foreign citizenship is not required for foreign children who are citizens (subjects) of states whose legislation provides for automatic termination of citizenship (citizenship) of these states simultaneously with the acquisition of citizenship of another state, or if Ukraine’s international agreements with other states, whose citizens are foreign children, provide for the termination of citizenship of these states at the same time as the acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine (form 14, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

If the child’s legal representative (except for parents or one of them) submits documents on registration of acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin, a copy of the decision on establishing guardianship or custody or a copy of the agreement on organizing a family-type orphanage or a copy of the agreement on placement of children upbringing and cohabitation with a foster family, or a copy of the foster care agreement.

WARNING! In the absence of documents confirming the fact of permanent residence or birth of a person before August 24, 1991 in the territory that became the territory of Ukraine in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Succession of Ukraine” or in other territories included at the time of his birth or residence in the Ukrainian People’s Republic, the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic, the Ukrainian State, the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, Transcarpathian Ukraine, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), or documents confirming the relevant family relations.

The foreign diplomatic mission to which the documents on registration of acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship are submitted shall check the compliance of their registration with the requirements of the legislation of Ukraine and confirm the existence of facts to which the Law connects a person’s citizenship of Ukraine.

The decision to issue a person acquiring Ukrainian citizenship or to refuse to satisfy the application shall be made by the head of the foreign diplomatic mission or his deputy not later than within one month from the date of receipt of the documents. The decision to refuse shall be notified to the applicant in writing no later than one week from the date of its adoption.

In case of a positive decision, the person is registered as a citizen of Ukraine and documented by a certificate of registration of the person as a citizen of Ukraine. Persons who have acquired the citizenship of Ukraine, with the exception of persons who have undertaken to terminate foreign citizenship, are issued travel documents confirming the citizenship of Ukraine.

A person who has undertaken to terminate the citizenship of Ukraine must provide within 2 years from the date of registration the relevant document on the termination of foreign citizenship. In case of failure to provide the document within the specified period, the decision on registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine is canceled.

Attention!
A consular fee of $ 130 is charged for consideration of an application for the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by territorial origin. USA in the form of “Money Order”.