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Obtaining Ukrainian Citizenship

Issues of Ukrainian citizenship are regulated by the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine "On Citizenship of Ukraine" as amended on January 18, 2001.

Procedures and procedure for taking action on citizenship issues are determined by the Procedure for Proceedings on Applications and Submissions on Citizenship of Ukraine and Execution of Adopted Decisions, approved by the Decree of the Ukraine President of March 27, 2001 №215 (as amended by the Decree of the President of Ukraine of June 27, 2006 №588 / 2006).

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Foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine exercise their powers on issues of citizenship in respect of persons who, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, are permanent residents abroad (except for the registration of the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by birth, which is also carried out in respect of persons who are temporarily abroad).

The application for citizenship shall be submitted in writing, indicating the date of its preparation and signed by the applicant. The applicant submits the application and other documents on citizenship in person.

The application for the child’s citizenship is signed by one of the child’s parents or other legal representative of the child. The application and other documents on the child’s citizenship shall be submitted by one of the child’s parents or other legal representative at the child’s place of residence or by one of the child’s parents or other legal representative.

A person who has registered a marriage before reaching the age of majority or who has been granted full civil capacity until reaching the age of majority in accordance with the Civil Code of Ukraine shall sign and submit the application for citizenship independently.

If the applicant is unable to sign the application due to illiteracy or physical disabilities, the application shall be signed by another person at his request.

If there are good reasons (the applicant’s illness, natural disaster, etc.), the application and other citizenship documents may be submitted by another person or sent by post at the request of the applicant.

The application and other documents on the citizenship of the incapable person shall be signed and submitted by his / her guardian.