Фото: Verification of belonging to the citizenship of Ukraine

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Verification of belonging to the citizenship of Ukraine

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Ukrainian citizenship is the legal bond that arises between a person and our state. This relationship gives rise to mutual rights and obligations. We invite you to take a closer look at the principles on which citizenship in Ukraine is based and how you can check your citizenship.

What are the principles of Ukrainian citizenship?

So, the key theses here will be the following statements:

  • There is a single citizenship in Ukraine. So if a citizen has acquired the citizenship of another state, he is still considered a citizen of Ukraine, until there is a special decree of the President regarding his withdrawal from citizenship.
  • Ukrainian citizenship cannot be revoked. Therefore, when in numerous comments on the news about certain crimes one can read calls to deprive the persons involved in the cases of Ukrainian citizenship, this is impossible. Persons who have committed serious crimes will bear responsibility within the framework of the current legislation, but they cannot be deprived of citizenship.
  • Recognition of a citizen's right to change his citizenship. For this purpose, a special procedure for exiting the citizenship of Ukraine upon acquiring the citizenship of another state has been developed.
  • The impossibility of acquiring citizenship automatically in the case of a foreigner or a stateless person.

It is also important to know that all citizens are equal before the law, regardless of the basis on which they acquired Ukrainian citizenship. Equally important is the fact that citizenship is preserved, regardless of the place of residence. By the way, lawyers are often approached with a question on this topic by people who left and gave birth to a child abroad and are worried about what citizenship she will have. If at least one of the parents has Ukrainian citizenship, the child will also have it.


How to check Ukrainian citizenship?

When it is necessary to establish the citizenship of a person who lives on the territory of Ukraine, it is necessary to contact the head of the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the place of residence of this person.

In order to carry out such a check, you need:

  • present a document certifying the identity of the applicant;
  • add documents regarding the applicant's residence in Ukraine (copies are also required);
  • submit a photo;
  • to pay the state duty in situations where it is provided by law (when it happens abroad through a consular institution, the consular fee is paid there).

The application must specify the circumstances that guide the person when applying for citizenship verification. The inspection itself continues until the moment when the answers are received from the authorized bodies.

What documents confirm Ukrainian citizenship?

When we talk about Ukrainian citizenship, it is confirmed by such documents as:

  • passport of a citizen of Ukraine (both internal and for travel abroad);
  • temporary certificate of a citizen of Ukraine;
  • service or diplomatic passport;
  • identity card of a crew member or seafarer;
  • identity card for return to Ukraine.

Thus, legislation carefully regulates this issue.


How can we be useful?

When you need to verify your citizenship of Ukraine, it can take quite a long time on your own, given the overloading of territorial units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Therefore, a good decision would be to use the help of lawyers practicing migration law of the law firm "Prikhodko&Partners".

In this matter, we will be useful by submitting an appropriate request, to which the authorized bodies must respond within the time limits established by law. So this will significantly simplify your obtaining the necessary information regarding belonging to the citizenship of Ukraine.

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