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LAW OF UKRAINE

of January 18, 2001 No. 2235-III

About citizenship of Ukraine

(as amended on 14-12-2021)

This Law according to the Constitution of Ukraine determines legal content of citizenship of Ukraine, the basis and procedure for its acquisition and termination, power of the public authorities which are taking part in the solution of questions of citizenship of Ukraine, procedure for appeal of decisions concerning nationality, actions or failure to act of public authorities their official and officials.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Determination of terms

In this Law the terms below are used in the following value:

citizenship of Ukraine - the legal bond between physical person and Ukraine finding the expression in their mutual rights and obligations;

person - physical person;

the citizen of Ukraine - person who acquired citizenship of Ukraine according to the procedure, provided by the laws of Ukraine and international treaties of Ukraine;

the foreigner - person who does not consist in citizenship of Ukraine and is citizen (subject) of other state or the states;

the stateless person - person who any state according to the legislation does not consider the citizen;

legal representatives are parents, adoptive parents, parents tutors, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians, representatives of organizations who fulfill duties of guardians and custodians;

the child - person aged up to 18 years;

registration of citizenship of Ukraine - introduction of record about acquisition-faced citizenship of Ukraine the body which is specially authorized on that in the relevant accounting documents;

accommodation in the territory of Ukraine on legal causes - residence in Ukraine of the foreigner or stateless person which have in the passport of the citizen of the former USSR of sample of 1974 mark about permanent or temporary registration in the territory of Ukraine or registered the national passport in the territory of Ukraine, or have the certificate on permanent or temporary residence in the territory of Ukraine, or have the military ID issued to the foreigner or the stateless person who in accordance with the established procedure signed the contract on passing of military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine or have the certificate of the refugee or the document confirming provision of shelter in Ukraine;

continuous accommodation in the territory of Ukraine - residence in Ukraine of person if its one-time trip abroad on private affairs did not exceed 90 days, and in the amount in year - 180 days. Departure of person abroad in official journey, for study, in leave, on treatment according to the recommendation of the relevant medical institution or change by person of the residence in the territory of Ukraine is not violation of the requirement about continuous accommodation;

obligations to stop foreign citizenship - in writing issued application of the foreigner that in case of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine he will stop nationality (citizenship) of other state or nationality (citizenship) of other states and within two years from the moment of acquisition of citizenship of Ukraine by it will file the document on the termination of nationality (citizenship) of other state or grazhdanstvo (citizenship) of other states to body which issued it the temporary certificate of the citizen of Ukraine;

the reason of non receipt of the document independent from the face on the termination of foreign citizenship (citizenship) - lack of distribution to person at whom authorized bodies of the state of his nationality (citizenship) accepted the petition for the termination of foreign citizenship (citizenship) authorized body of such state of the document on the termination of nationality (citizenship) of person in the time established by the legislation of foreign state (except cases when to person it was refused the termination of nationality (citizenship) or within two years from the date of submission of the petition if term is not established, or absence in the legislation of foreign state of the procedure of the termination of his nationality (citizenship) at the initiative of person or non-realization of such procedure;

legal livelihoods - the salary, profit on business activity or property, pension, grant, the alimony, social payments and benefits, personal financial savings or financial aid from family members, other physical persons and legal entities having the legal income;

the international treaty of Ukraine - the international treaty which consent to be bound is this the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

the declaration on refusal of foreign citizenship - the document in which the foreigner who undertook the obligation to stop foreign citizenship and who has reasons of non receipt of the document on the termination of foreign citizenship (citizenship) or foreign citizenships (citizenship), independent of it, certifies the refusal of nationality (citizenship) of other state or grazhdanstvo (citizenship) of other states;

the declaration on refusal of foreign citizenship of person who is recognized as refugee or who is granted shelter in Ukraine, - the document in which the foreigner recognized as the refugee or which is granted shelter in Ukraine certifies the refusal of nationality (citizenship) of other state which according to the Law of Ukraine "About the refugees and persons needing additional or temporary protection" is considered the country of civil accessory;

the declaration on refusal of foreign citizenship of person who received the residence permit based on part of the twentieth article 4 of the Law of Ukraine "About legal status of foreigners and stateless persons" - the document in which the foreigner certifies the refusal of nationality (citizenship) of other state or grazhdanstvo (citizenship) of other states;

the declaration on lack of foreign citizenship - the document in which notifies person about absence at it foreign citizenship (citizenship) or grazhdanstvo (citizenship) with reasons for the reasons of such absence;

the certificate on belonging to citizenship of Ukraine - the document confirming accessory of person aged up to 16 years to citizenship of Ukraine with indication of the bases of its acquisition;

The paragraph the nineteenth is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 20.11.2012 No. 5492-VI

the temporary certificate of the citizen of Ukraine - the identity document and confirming its belonging to citizenship of Ukraine;

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