Grounds for stay of foreigners on the territory of Ukraine

Grounds for stay of foreigners and persons without citizenship on the territory of Ukraine

Foreigners and persons without citizenship may, in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On immigration to immigrate to Ukraine for permanent residence.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship, who are recognized as refugees in Ukraine or asylum in Ukraine, shall be regarded as permanently residing on the territory of Ukraine from the moment of recognition as a refugee in Ukraine or asylum in Ukraine. Permanent residence on the territory of Ukraine refugee is confirmed by a refugee certificate.

Foreigners and stateless persons who are recognized as persons in need of additional protection or granted temporary protection in Ukraine shall be deemed to lawfully temporarily reside in the territory of Ukraine for the period of validity of the circumstances under which additional or temporary protection was granted. Temporary residence on the territory of Ukraine of foreigners and persons without the citizenship confirmed by the identity of the person who needs complementary protection in Ukraine, or identity card, which granted temporary protection in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who in accordance with the law arrived to Ukraine for employment and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of work in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine to participate in implementation of international technical assistance projects, duly registered and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of work in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine with the purpose of preaching religious beliefs, perform religious rites or other canonical activities by invitation of religious organizations and coordination with public authority, which carried out the registration of the religious organization, and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of activity in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine to participate in the activities of subsidiaries, branches, representative offices and other structural units of public (governmental) organizations of foreign States, registered in the prescribed manner, and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of activity in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine to work in representative offices of foreign business entities in Ukraine, duly registered and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of work in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine to work in branches or representative offices of foreign banks registered in the prescribed manner, and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of work in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine for the implementation of cultural, scientific, educational activities on the grounds and in the manner stipulated by international treaties of Ukraine or special programs, as well as foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine to participate in international and regional volunteer programs or participation in activities of organizations and institutions, attracting to his activities of volunteers in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On volunteer activities”, information about which is available on the official web-site of the Central Executive authority that implements the state policy in the sphere of volunteer activities, received the permit and carry out volunteer activities on the basis of these organizations and institutions are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of such activity.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine to work as a correspondent or representative of foreign mass media and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of work in Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship, who are founders and/or participants and/or beneficial owners (controllers) of legal entities registered in Ukraine, and arrived in Ukraine to monitor the activities of such entities and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of validity.

The basis for the issuance of a residence permit in this case is the following:

1) the foreigner and person without citizenship is a founder and/or participant and/or beneficial owner (controller) of a legal entity, which is included in the Unified state register of legal entities, individuals – entrepreneurs and community groups;

2) the size of the share of the property of a foreigner or person without citizenship or foreign legal entity, the beneficiary (the controller) of which he is, in the Charter capital of a Russian legal entity is not less than 100 thousand euros at the official exchange rate set by the National Bank of Ukraine on the date of entering foreign investment.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine with the purpose of training and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period of study.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine with the purpose of family reunification with persons who are citizens of Ukraine, or while staying legally on the territory of Ukraine in cases specified in parts three – thirteen of article 4 of the Law, were married to citizens of Ukraine and obtained a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine for the period up to the receipt of permission on immigration.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who arrived in Ukraine with the purpose of family reunification with the persons indicated in parts two – thirteen of article 4 of the Law, and received a temporary residence permit, are those which are lawfully present on the territory of Ukraine, for the period specified in the second parts of the thirteenth article 4 of the Act.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship who entered Ukraine on other legal grounds, are those which are temporarily staying in Ukraine on legal grounds for the period granted visa entry permits, or for the period prescribed by law or international Treaty of Ukraine.

Foreigners and persons without citizenship, until a decision on the termination of citizenship of Ukraine permanently residing on the territory of Ukraine and after the decision on the termination of citizenship of Ukraine remained permanently reside on its territory, be deemed to reside in Ukraine.

Persons released from places of temporary stay of foreigners and stateless persons which illegally are in Ukraine, on the basis of a court decision about cancellation of the decision about their detention or forced deportation from Ukraine, or until the completion of the deadline of stay in points were not forcibly expelled from Ukraine because of the lack of the travel document, transport communication with the country of origin or for other reasons dependent on such persons, and admit such who legally temporarily stay in Ukraine for the period of validity of circumstances that make it impossible for their compulsory deportation from Ukraine.

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