Our immigration lawyer in Ukraine has a wide experience on legal assistance on obtaining long term visa to Ukraine based on family reunification. Our services include a full scope of legal assistance at all stages of the visa application to Ukraine starting from assessment of the individual case, complex legal consultations, preparation of support documents and representation of interests in the Embassy/Consulate and other state authorities of Ukraine.
What is a family reunion visa to Ukraine?
In accordance with the requirements for the organization of work on the issuance of visas for entry into Ukraine and transit passage through its territory family reunion visa it is a long-term visa type D which is issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine for the purpose of processing documents that entitle to stay in Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days – to apply for residence permit.
Who can apply on family reunion visa to Ukraine?
Family members include wife (husband), their children and parents.
There are three types of family reunion visa to Ukraine:
D-02 – family reunification with a person recognized as a refugee in Ukraine or a person in need of complementary (sometimes also called as subsidiary) protection or granted temporary protection in Ukraine (read more details about refugee procedure in Ukraine on this link);
D-14 – family reunification with Ukrainian citizen based on marriage with Ukrainian citizen of holder of permanent residence permit (read more details about residence permit by marriage in Ukraine on this link and permanent residence permit in Ukraine on this link);
D-15 – family reunification with persons who have a temporary residence permit in Ukraine (this rule applies to holders of all types of temporary residence permit);
How to apply on family reunion visa to Ukraine?
Among with standart documents for visa application procedure (passport/travel document, printed and signed visa application form, 1 applicant’s photo (35×45 mm), proof that the applicant is a holder of (or is entitled to benefit from) a valid medical/travel insurance policy, proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay, paid visa fee receipt), the Applicant should to submit the following documents, depending on the family reunion visa:
D-02 – document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person who has been granted refuge/temporary protection in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified;
D-14 – documents confirming that the applicant is a spouse of a national of Ukraine. Marriage certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified;
D-15 – document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person residing in Ukraine upon a temporary residence permit accompanied by a copy of that foreigner/stateless person’s temporary residence permit as well as proof of that foreigner/stateless person’s sufficient funds to cover applicant’s expenses in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified.
What else is important for the family reunion visa procedure to Ukraine?
Authorized person upon receipt of the original visa application form and other documents may request additional documents if necessary and conducts a personal interview if necessary.
In accordance with the requirements for the organization of work on the issuance of visas for entry into Ukraine and transit passage through its territory there is a list of countries whose visas to nationals and stateless persons residing in, should be carried out after having a personal interview with a foreigner or stateless person and in agreement with the competent authorities: 1. The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 2. The Republic of Angola 3. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 4. The People’s Republic of Bangladesh 5. The Republic of Benin 6. The Republic of Botswana 7. Burkina Faso 8. The Republic of Burundi 9. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam 10. The Gabonese Republic 11. The Islamic Republic of The Gambia 12. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana 13. The Republic of Ghana 14. The Republic of Guinea 15. The Republic of Guinea-Bissau 16. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea 17. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea 18. The Republic of Djibouti 19. The State of Eritrea 20. The Federal Democrats Ethiopia 21. The Arab Republic of Egypt 22. The Yemeni Republic 23. The Republic of Zimbabwe 24. The Republic of Zimbabwe 25. The Republic of Iraq 26. The Islamic Republic of Iran 27. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 28. The Republic of Cape Verde 29. The Republic of Cameroon 30. The Republic of Kenya 31. Kyrgyz Republic 32. Union of Comoros 33. Republic of Congo 34. Democratic Republic of the Congo 35. Democratic People’s Republic of China 36. Republic of Ivory Coast 37. Lesotho Kingdom 38. Liberia Republic 39. Lebanese Republic 40. Islamic State of Libya 41. Islamic State Re public Mauritania 42. Republic of Madagascar 43. Republic of Malawi 44. Republic of Mali 45. Kingdom of Morocco 46. Republic of Namibia 47. Republic of Namibia 48. Republic of Nigeria 50. Islamic Republic of Pakistan 51. Palestine 52. Russian Federation 53. Republic South Sudan 54. Republic of Rwanda 55. Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe 56. Kingdom of Swaziland 57. Republic of Senegal 58. Syrian Arab Republic 59. Federal Republic of Somalia 60. Republic of Sudan 61. Republic of Sierra Leone 62. Republic Tajikistan 63. United Republic of Tanzania 64. Togolese Republic 65. Kingdom of Tonga 66. Tunisian Republic 67. Republic of Uganda 68. Central African Republic 69. Republic of Chad 70. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
What if you applied on family visa to Ukraine by your own and got visa refusal decision?
In case of rejection to issue a visa to Ukraine, do not despair – you have a free right to appeal such a decision by submitting an appeal letter to the head of the embassy or consulate. The term of consideration of this letter is set to 10-30 days. Our immigration lawyer can prepare an appeal letter requesting to reconsider visa application and grant you a visa to Ukraine. Read more about visa refusal appeal procedure on this link.