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How can you get Ukrainian citizenship? What is the procedure for obtaining citizenship?

Citizenship of ?? Ukraine is a legal relationship between an individual and the state, which is manifested in mutual rights and obligations.

The grounds for obtaining citizenship of ?? Ukraine may be as follows: by territorial origin, by birth, due to the establishment of guardianship or trusteeship / acceptance into Ukrainian citizenship / one of the parents holding Ukrainian citizenship.

In accordance with the current legislation of ??Ukraine, there are 2 options for obtaining citizenship of ??Ukraine:

? – Obtaining citizenship of ??Ukraine under a simplified procedure – in accordance with the provisions of Articles 3, 7, 8, 10 of the Law of Ukraine “On Citizenship of Ukraine” August 1991, they permanently lived on the territory of Ukraine. Also, such an opportunity is available to foreigners who were born on the territory of Ukraine before 1991, or relatives. Obtaining citizenship of Ukraine under a simplified scheme is possible in case of restoration of citizenship of ?? Ukraine;

? – Obtaining citizenship ?? of Ukraine in a general manner – in accordance with the provisions of Articles 9, 12 of the Law of Ukraine “On Citizenship of Ukraine” takes 1 year.

It is worth noting that the conditions for admission to the citizenship of ?? Ukraine are quite simple:
?- recognition and observance of the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine and other regulatory legal acts;
?- permanent residence on the territory of Ukraine on a legal basis over the past 5 years;
?- obtaining an immigration permit;
? – proficiency in the state language or its understanding in an amount sufficient for communication;
?- the presence of legitimate sources of income.

However, it is also worth noting that there are conditions that do not allow obtaining Ukrainian citizenship in the following cases:
?- commission of a crime against humanity by a foreigner or genocide;
?- a foreigner was sentenced in Ukraine to imprisonment for committing a grave or especially grave crime (until the expiration or removal of the conviction), taking into account the level of threat to the national security of the state;
? – a foreigner has committed an act on the territory of another state that is recognized by the legislation of Ukraine as a grave or especially grave crime.

Obtaining citizenship for foreign citizens or stateless persons gives many advantages for living on the territory of Ukraine. Having received Ukrainian citizenship, foreign citizens receive a passport of a citizen of Ukraine, which opens up many opportunities for the owner of such a document. Some of the aforementioned opportunities include simplified procedures for formal employment, visa applications for traveling abroad, registration as an individual entrepreneur, or registration of a legal entity for doing business.
The result of obtaining Ukrainian citizenship is a certificate of registration of a person as a citizen of Ukraine, which gives the right to receive a passport of a citizen of Ukraine.
Prikhodko & Partners Law Firm is ready to promptly provide a full package of documents and related legal services for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the PRIKHODKO & PARTNERS Law Firm!

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