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Withdrawal from the citizenship of Ukraine

A citizen of Ukraine who, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, is a permanent resident abroad.

To relinquish Ukrainian citizenship, a citizen of Ukraine who, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, is a permanent resident abroad, submits the following documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 20, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185, sample of completion, notes);

b) 4 photographs (size 35 x 45 mm);

c) a copy of the passport of a citizen of Ukraine for departure abroad with a mark of departure for permanent residence abroad or a copy of the passport of a citizen of the former USSR of 1974 with a mark of discharge from the territory of Ukraine. If the applicant does not have one of the documents specified in this subparagraph, or another of the documents listed in Article 5 of the Law, to confirm the fact of citizenship of Ukraine and the fact of permanent residence abroad, the relevant certificates issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine or diplomatic mission or consular post of Ukraine;

d) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the applicant has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that a citizen of Ukraine will acquire the citizenship of another state if he renounces the citizenship of Ukraine.

A child who has left abroad with his parents for permanent residence and with his parents is leaving the citizenship of Ukraine

In order to relinquish Ukrainian citizenship to a child who has left the country of permanent residence with his or her parents and relinquishes Ukrainian citizenship together with his or her parents, one of his or her parents initiates a petition for the child’s renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship and submits it together. with their documents (in 4 copies):

a) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

b) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine;

c) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he renounces the citizenship of Ukraine. Such a document is not required if the law of the state of which the child acquires provides for the acquisition of citizenship of that state by the child as a result of the acquisition of citizenship by his or her parents or one of them;

d) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a document confirming the child’s departure for permanent residence abroad.

A child who left with one of the parents for permanent residence abroad and with him leaves the citizenship of Ukraine, and the other parent whose parents remain a citizen of Ukraine or are a foreigner or a stateless person

To relinquish the citizenship of Ukraine of a child who left the country with one of the parents for permanent residence and leaves the citizenship of Ukraine with him, and the other parent of which remains a citizen of Ukraine or is a foreigner or a stateless person, the parent of the child leaves the citizenship of Ukraine, initiates in the application for his renunciation of the citizenship of Ukraine the petition for renunciation of the child from the citizenship of Ukraine and submits together with his documents the following documents (in 4 copies):

a) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

b) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine;

c) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he renounces the citizenship of Ukraine. Such a document is not required if the law of the state of which the child acquires provides for the acquisition of citizenship of that state by the child as a result of the acquisition of citizenship by his or her parents or one of them;

d) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

e) a document confirming the child’s departure for permanent residence abroad.

A child who has left for permanent residence abroad and whose parents have renounced Ukrainian citizenship

To relinquish Ukrainian citizenship to a child who has left for permanent residence abroad and whose parents have renounced Ukrainian citizenship, one of the child’s parents submits the following documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 22, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) 4 photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child, if he / she is 7 years old;

c) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

d) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine;

e) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he or she renounces the citizenship of Ukraine;

f) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

g) a document confirming the child’s departure for permanent residence abroad;

h) documents confirming that the child’s parents have renounced Ukrainian citizenship.

A child who has left for permanent residence abroad with one of the parents who has left the citizenship of Ukraine, and the other parent of which is a citizen of Ukraine, a foreigner or a stateless person

To relinquish the citizenship of Ukraine of a child who left for permanent residence abroad with one of the parents who left the citizenship of Ukraine, and the other parent whose parent is a citizen of Ukraine, a foreigner or a stateless person, the parent of the child who left the citizenship of Ukraine , submits documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 22, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) 4 photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child, if he / she is 7 years old;

c) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

d) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine;

e) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he or she renounces the citizenship of Ukraine;

f) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

g) a document confirming the child’s departure for permanent residence abroad;

h) a document confirming that one of the child’s parents has renounced Ukrainian citizenship.

A child who, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, is considered to be permanently residing abroad

To relinquish Ukrainian citizenship to a child who, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, is considered to be permanently residing abroad, one of the child’s parents submits documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 22, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) 4 photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child, if he / she is 7 years old;

c) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

d) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine; e) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he or she renounces the citizenship of Ukraine;

f) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

g) a document confirming that the child in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine is considered to be permanently residing abroad.

A child who acquired the citizenship of Ukraine by birth, if at the time of its birth the parents or at least one of them were foreigners or stateless persons

To renounce the citizenship of Ukraine of a child who acquired the citizenship of Ukraine by birth, if at the time of his birth the parents or at least one of them were foreigners or stateless persons, one of the child’s parents submits documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 22, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) 4 photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child, if he / she is 7 years old;

c) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

d) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine; e) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he or she renounces the citizenship of Ukraine;

f) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

g) a document confirming that at the time of the child’s birth the parents or at least one of them were foreigners or stateless persons.

A child adopted by a spouse, one of whom is a citizen of Ukraine and the other a foreigner

To relinquish Ukrainian citizenship to a child adopted by a spouse, one of whom is a citizen of Ukraine and the other a foreigner, the adoptive parent of the child who is a foreigner submits documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 22, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) 4 photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child, if he / she is 7 years old;

c) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

d) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine; e) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he or she renounces the citizenship of Ukraine;

f) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

g) a document confirming the stay of one of the adoptive parents of a child in the citizenship of another state (states);

h) a copy of the passport of a citizen of Ukraine or other document provided for in Article 5 of the Law, confirming the stay of the second adoptive parent of a child in the citizenship of Ukraine;

i) a copy of the decision of the court or diplomatic mission or consular post of Ukraine on the adoption of a child or the decision of a body of the state in whose territory the child resides, on the adoption of a child recognized as valid in Ukraine;

j) a document certifying the marital relationship between the adoptive parents of the child at the time of its adoption.

A child adopted by foreigners or stateless persons

To apply for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship of a child adopted by foreigners or stateless persons, one of the adoptive parents submits documents (in 4 copies):

a) application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship (form 22, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

b) 4 photographs (35 x 45 mm) of the child, if he / she is 7 years old;

c) a copy of the child’s birth certificate;

d) a copy of the document confirming the child’s citizenship of Ukraine; e) one of the following documents:

– a document certifying that the child has acquired the citizenship of another state (states);

– a document issued by an authorized body of another state stating that the child will acquire the citizenship of another state if he or she renounces the citizenship of Ukraine;

f) application of a child aged 14 to 18 for consent to renounce the citizenship of Ukraine (form 21, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 15.09.2006 № 185);

g) copies of documents confirming that the adoptive parents of the child are foreigners or stateless persons;

h) a copy of the decision of the court or diplomatic mission or consular post of Ukraine on the adoption of a child or the decision of a body of the state in whose territory the child resides, on the adoption of a child recognized in Ukraine.

The total term for consideration of an application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship shall not exceed 1 year. WARNING! These deadlines do not take into account the time required to send materials by diplomatic or command mail.

The date of termination of Ukrainian citizenship is the date of issuance of the relevant Decree of the President of Ukraine. After receiving the notice of termination of Ukrainian citizenship, the foreign diplomatic mission within a week notifies the applicant of the decision of the President of Ukraine, seizes travel documents of a citizen of Ukraine and issues a certificate of termination of Ukrainian citizenship.

The term of execution of decisions of the President of Ukraine on citizenship shall not exceed 1 month. If the person whose citizenship has been terminated does not receive the relevant certificate and does not return the travel documents of a citizen of Ukraine within the specified period, the foreign diplomatic mission shall take measures to declare the passport document invalid.

Attention!
A consular fee of $ 300 is charged for reviewing an application for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship. USA in the form of “Money Order”.