The Soviet term “residence permit” has surprisingly been seized in the minds of citizens and continues to be passed on from generation to generation. In fact, since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the right to private property, the term “residence” has actually been a vestige. Currently, according to the current legislation of Ukraine, there is a concept of registration of residence. That is, all citizens of Ukraine, foreigners, stateless persons who permanently or temporarily reside in the territory of Ukraine on a legal basis, are obliged to register their place of residence within thirty days after removal or arrival at a new place.

According to the current legislation, registration of residence / stay of a person is carried out within 24 hours after submission of the application by him personally or through a representative.

Moreover, the registration of a person’s place of residence can be done simultaneously with the removal from the previous place of residence, ie this procedure is simultaneous and does not require the person to leave the old place of registration.

Currently, applications for registration / removal of residence are accepted in the centers of administrative services, whereby the person must submit to the registrar a special application form, the document which will be entered with the registration stamp, original or notarized copies, confirming the right of ownership or residence in housing or court decision, and in the case of submission by the representative – notarial power of attorney, as well as a receipt for payment of the administrative fee.

The consent of the homeowner to register persons, except for minors who register at the parent’s place of registration, is required. Also, it is obligatory for male citizens of Ukraine to submit a military ticket or a note with a mark about being registered with the commissariat bodies.

The newborn baby must be registered with the parents within three months of the date of birth, usually at the joint or parental address of choice.

It should be noted that the registration of the place of residence is carried out only at the same address and at the choice of the person. It is not possible to register at multiple addresses. The registration address itself is official and it corresponds to and receives and receives official correspondence.

For foreigners who have obtained a residence permit in the form of a certificate, it is mandatory to register their residence within 30 days. However, for further replacement of the certificate and the guaranteed absence of problems, the registration address should be real. In the case of registration at the place of “mass registration”, the foreigner is guaranteed to have problems with the LCA and will not be able to issue a certificate of permanent residence and citizenship.

Prykhodko & Partners Law Firm has partners in the city of Kiev who provide their housing meters for registering the residence of foreigners with a guaranteed limit of persons and specifically for issuing residence permits and citizenship to foreigners.

If a citizen of Ukraine, a foreigner or a stateless person has not applied for the registration of the place of residence within 30 days, then at any request to the state authorities and finding this fact, the employee of the registration authority, LCA or other bodies, draws on the person the administrative protocol of the offense provided for in Article 197 of the Code of Administrative Offenses.

For foreign citizens, the penalty for not registering a place of residence ranges from 1700 to 5100 UAH. It is advisable to contact the specialists of the company “Prikhodko & Partners” on registration of residence / stay and to exclude the possibility of problems on the specified range of issues.

Author: Nikitin Alexey

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