The acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine
The main normative-legal acts on issues of citizenship of Ukraine the Law of Ukraine “On citizenship of Ukraine” and the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 27 March 2001 No. 215 “the organization of the implementation of the law of Ukraine “On citizenship of Ukraine” which approved the Procedure for applications and submissions on citizenship matters and implementation of decisions.
Registration of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine is carried out exclusively on the initiative of individuals. The petition for citizenship of Ukraine can apply not only stateless, but also the foreigner who is obliged to terminate foreign citizenship within 2 years from the date of registration of its nationals in Ukraine.
Persons who have acquired citizenship of Ukraine took the obligation to terminate foreign citizenship are documented by temporary certificate of citizen of Ukraine for the period up to 2 years. Passport of citizen of Ukraine for such persons will be issued only after the termination of their foreign citizenship or in case of submission of declarations of renunciation of foreign citizenship. In this case, the presence of another nationality any responsibility in Ukraine is not selected, the deprivation of nationality impossible.
The acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by children aged 14 to 18 years can take place only with their consent.