Professional legal assistance on immigration to Ukraine by marriage
Many foreigners seek ways on how to immigrate to Ukraine, some of them meet women and men in Ukraine, fall in relationship and make families. Family it is a very strong social connection, the right for family reunification in the territory of Ukraine is a right of every family member, including foreign citizen. On the basis of official marriage registered either in Ukraine or its diplomatic missions or registered by foreign states’ authorities, as well as on the basis of paternity over a citizen of Ukraine it is possible to claim an according long term visa such as so called family reunion visa to Ukraine type D-14 in order to obtain a temporary residence permit on arrival to Ukraine or to apply for immigration permit and get extension of visa in Ukraine with further right to obtain a permanent residence permit. In the end, immigrants in Ukraine have right to apply for citizenship of Ukraine.
Can a foreigner apply for Ukrainian citizenship by marriage?
Marriage with foreigner in Ukraine or with a citizen of Ukraine outside Ukraine it is not only a beautiful ceremony, guests and a restaurant. You need to prepare a number of documents. If you intend to connect your life with a foreigner, it is worthwhile to worry about how legally he/she will stay on the territory of Ukraine. A short-term visa may not be enough, because registration can take months – collecting papers, queues, all takes time. Moreover, even after the marriage, you need to get permission to stay in Ukraine. At first glance, everything looks rather confusing and difficult. Especially if you do not have experience in such matters and do not know much about Ukrainian legislation.
It is recommended at least to advice with an immigration lawyer in Ukraine or if possible to ask a lawyer to follow up the case. Turning to us, you can forget about all the difficulties and in the shortest possible time to achieve the goals. We will not only tell you how to make a marriage with foreign citizen, but also make documents for his/her legal stay.
How to register a marriage in Ukraine for foreigners?
It is possible to register a marriage both in the territory of Ukraine, at the Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine or at the competent state authorities overseas. However a marriage registered overseas has to be legalized by competent authorities of both countries in order to be used in Ukraine). To register a marriage in Ukraine bride and groom have to attend department of registration of civil acts and place themselves into a query which can length up to 30 days. Thus, having received a short term visa to Ukraine which allows to travel only for max 90 days, it is necessary to immediately organize the process of marriage without unnecessary delay.
It should be noted that even after the ceremony, the foreign spouse cannot just so continue to reside in Ukraine and apply for extension of stay or residence permit in Ukraine. In most cases it is required to re-enter Ukraine with a long term visa type D-14 on the basis of marriage. Only in few certain cases a foreign spouse can extend his/her stay in Ukraine without re-entering Ukraine.
Marriage with a citizen of Ukraine is a legal basis to apply for a temporary residence permit
Indeed, the fact of marriage with a citizen of Ukraine is enough to apply for a family reunion visa and temporary residence permit on arrival to Ukraine. The temporary residence permit must be renewed annually prior expiry of its validity. If couple will divorce the foreign ex-spouse will loose the legal basis for further stay in Ukraine, his/her temporary residence permit shall be revoked within 5 working days after the divorce, the temporary residence permit shall be taken by State migration service of Ukraine, a foreigner shall leave territory of Ukraine within 7 days.
Immigration to Ukraine by marriage
A foreigner has a right to apply for immigration permit to Ukraine after 2 years of marriage with a citizen of Ukraine or immediately on arrival if his/her spouse is a foreign citizen who has a permanent residence permit. Then one can even think about obtaining citizenship of Ukraine, however to obtain citizenship you have to live at least 5 years without gaps exceeding 180 days each year. In addition, such an immigrant who intends to apply for Ukrainian citizenship should learn Ukrainian language and obtain an according official certificate to prove the knowledge of language.
How to apply for residence permit in Ukraine by marriage?
To marry a foreigner you need to file an application and a list of certain documents in the registry office. All documents that are not in Ukrainian must be translated into Ukrainian. Basically, the list of required documents for registration of marriage is the following (however can be exceptions depends on the individual situation):
– statement of intent to marry;
– passport document of a foreigner with a valid visa;
– certificate from foreign authorities that the future spouse is not married.
After filing all of the above in the registry office is assigned the date of registration of the marriage. On this day you will become a legitimate husband and wife.
Hire an immigration lawyer in Ukraine
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Why you should choose us?
Through our narrow profile, we have gained a great deal of experience in solving any issues or problems listed above. The cost of our services is relatively acceptable, justified and not overestimated, and the quality of services at the highest level. When you will contact us once you no longer need to worry about your legal issues. Our experienced English-speaking licensed immigration lawyer will be your trusted and cost-effective partner. The legal office was established in 2014. The head office located in Kharkiv city in east of Ukraine.
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