Extension of the period of stay of a foreigner in Ukraine

Extension of the period of stay of a foreigner in Ukraine

Foreigners and stateless persons who have entered the territory of Ukraine legally can temporarily stay in our country according to their passport documents. In this case, the passport documents of these foreign citizens must be registered in the manner prescribed by Ukrainian legislation.

Registration of the passport document of a foreigner or stateless person who has arrived in Ukraine is carried out at the checkpoint across the state border exclusively by the representative of the State Border Service. Registration of a passport document is carried out for the period of stay in our country established by a foreigner:

in case of arrival on the basis of a visa – for the period specified in it;
in the case of a visa-free entry – for a period not exceeding 90 days.

In the case of an international treaty and subject to reciprocity, foreign citizens are exempted from registering a passport document.

In cases where a foreigner wishes or is forced to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days, he is obliged to register his stay with the OGMS at the place of his temporary residence. Failure to comply with this requirement entails significant penalties for a foreign citizen.

At the same time, registration of a passport document and registration of a foreigner’s place of residence in the OGMS are different procedures that are not interchangeable or mutually exclusive.

Grounds for extending your stay in Ukraine.

The extension of the period of stay (registration) in Ukraine of foreign citizens is carried out in the case when they arrived:

Type of visa Reasons for renewal

  • Type “B” (transit visa) Forced stop in the state due to extraordinary circumstances (natural disaster, illness, vehicle repair, etc.) until these circumstances are eliminated
  • Type “C” (short-term visa).
  • Visa-free entry (for countries with a visa-free entry) Pregnancy and childbirth, the need for treatment or care for a sick family member, registration of an inheritance, application for permission to immigrate or obtain citizenship, etc. up to 180 days from the last entry
  • Type “D” (long-term visa) The presence of valid reasons because of which during the validity of the visa a residence permit was not issued up to 1 month

How to extend the period of stay of a foreign citizen?

1. Collect the necessary documents;

2. Contact the state migration service at the place of stay and submit an application together with the necessary documents;

3. Get a document confirming the extension of the period of residence in the country.

Documents required for registration or extension of the period of stay (registration) in Ukraine:

1. If the receiving party is a legal entity:

  • a statement of the established form from a foreigner regarding the extension of the period of stay in the country.
    application from the receiving party to renew the registration of a foreign citizen.
  • document confirming the need to extend the stay of a foreigner.
  • the original passport of a foreigner, a copy of pages with personal data, a visa and a border crossing mark (or migration card).
  • certified translation into Ukrainian of the passport page with the personal data of a foreigner.
  • a copy of the pages of the passport with the personal data of the head of the legal entity and a copy of the pages of the passport of the person authorized by the head (certified by the owner’s signature).
  • copy of extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs.
  • copy of the order (certified by the seal of the company) on the appointment of a person authorized to draw up documents of foreign citizens.
  • a document confirming the availability of financial security to cover the costs associated with the stay of a foreigner in the country or a letter of guarantee from the receiving person on the assumption of these costs.
  • a notarized copy of the legal entity’s title to housing or a rental contract that is provided to a foreigner for residence. In other cases, the written consent of the owners to the residence of a foreigner.
  • valid health insurance policy;
  • 4 photos of a foreigner 3.5 by 4.5 cm.
  • receipt for payment of OGMS services and state fees.

2. In the event that the receiving party is an individual:

  • a statement of the established form from a foreigner regarding the extension of the time spent in the country.
  • application from the receiving party to renew the registration of a foreign citizen.
  • document confirming the need to extend the period of stay of a foreigner.
  • the original passport of a foreigner, a copy of pages with personal data, a visa and a note about crossing the border (or a migration card).
  • certified translation into Ukrainian of the passport page with the personal data of a foreigner.
  • copy of the passport pages with the personal data of the receiving person (certified by the signature of the owner). If the host is a foreigner, a copy of the residence permit.
  • certified translation into Ukrainian of the passport page with the personal data of a foreigner.
  • copy of the passport pages with the personal data of the receiving person (certified by the signature of the owner). If the host is a foreigner, a copy of the residence permit.
  • a document confirming the availability of financial security to cover the costs associated with the stay of a foreigner in the territory of Ukraine or a letter of guarantee from the receiving person on the assumption of these costs.
  • 4 photos of a foreigner 3.5 by 4.5 cm.
  • a document on the right of ownership of housing, which is provided to a foreigner for residence with the consent of all owners of a foreigner. If the housing is in state or communal ownership, a certificate is submitted about all adults living in this housing and their written consent to the residence of a foreigner.
    valid health insurance policy;
  • receipt for payment of OGMS services and state fees.

Duration of appeal to the OGMS to extend the period of stay.

In accordance with the established rules, an application for an extension of the period of stay in Ukraine is submitted no earlier than 10 days and no later than 3 days before the end of the registration period.

For the possibility of a longer (over 180 days) stay in our country, we recommend that you apply for a temporary residence permit in Ukraine.

You can read about other legal services for foreign citizens here.

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