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Permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine)

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Permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine) is a document, confirming the right of a foreigner or a stateless person to reside permanently in Ukraine.

A foreigner is required to get an immigration permit to be granted a permanent residence card (PRC in Ukraine).

According to the Law “On immigration”, foreigners and stateless persons may immigrate to Ukraine for permanent residence.

Immigration is arrival in Ukraine or staying in Ukraine of foreigners and stateless persons for permanent residence according to the procedure provided for by the legislation.


Permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine) may be available for two categories of foreign residents according to the Law of Ukraine “On Immigration”:

Immigration permit is granted within the immigration quota:

The immigration quota is set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the manner specified by the Cabinet of Ministers according to the categories of immigrants:

  1. Scientists and workers of culture, whose immigration meets the interests of Ukraine;
  2. Highly skilled experts and workers, an acute need for whom is notable for the economy of Ukraine;
  3. Persons who invested in the economy of Ukraine with foreign convertible currency for an amount not less than 100 (one hundred) thousand U.S. dollars, registered in the manner established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
  4. Persons who are full brother or sister, grandfather or grandmother, grandson or granddaughter of Ukrainian citizens;
  5. Persons who used to be citizens of Ukraine;
  6. Parents, husband (wife) of an immigrant and his/her minor children;
  7. Persons who have lived continuously within Ukraine for the period of three years from the date of being granted refugee status in Ukraine or provided a shelter in Ukraine, as well as their parents, husbands (wives) and minor children who live with them.

Immigration permit is granted out of immigration quota to:

  1. One of the spouses if the other spouse, who he/she has married to for more than two years, is a citizen of Ukraine, a child and parent of a citizen of Ukraine;
  2. Persons who are the guardians or trustees of the citizens of Ukraine, or are under guardianship or in trusteeship of the citizens of Ukraine;
  3. Persons who have the right to acquire Ukrainian citizenship under the territory of origin;
  4. Persons, whose immigration meets state interest for Ukraine;
  5. Foreign Ukrainians, spouses of foreign Ukrainians, and their children in case of their joint entry and stay on the territory of Ukraine.


Documents for obtaining a permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine)*:

  1. Application form;
  2. Certificate of no criminal record on the territory of Ukraine;
  3. Translation of the passport of a foreign citizen into the Ukrainian language, certified by a notary;
  4. Document, certifying the ground for obtaining a permanent residence card in Ukraine;
  5. Form No.3 from the Municipal housing committee office at place of future registration (affixed with the seal of the Municipal housing committee office);
  6. Document on the place of residence in a country which a foreigner has come from (it will probably be specified in the passport);
  7. Copy of a residential property ownership certificate, where a foreigner will be registered;
  8. 8 color photos on matte paper;
  9. Insurance policy for foreign residents on the territory of Ukraine;
  10. power of attorney, certified by a notary, on behalf of a foreign resident in the name of a representative (our employee) that we may represent his/her interests in the OVIR/State Migration Service (SMS) and submit the documents on his/her behalf.

* List of documents may be added, depending on the grounds for execution of a permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine).


Foreigners who are staying on the territory of Ukraine, the immigration permit and permanent residence card (PRC) are executed at one time.

Foreigners who permanently reside outside Ukraine, firstly they are required to address the consulate and make out an immigration permit. Then they are required to obtain D-type visa with a mark immigration (permanent residence) to enter Ukraine and execute a permanent residence card (PRC).

Please note that according to the Law of Ukraine “On immigration”, after obtaining a permanent residence card they are required to register at their place of residence (put a stamp on registration) within 10 days.

Foreign residents, who have executed a permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine), have the same rights and freedoms as the citizens of Ukraine, except for the right to vote.

Foreign residents who have a permanent residence card:

  • Do not need to execute a work permit
  • Do not need a visa to enter Ukraine
  • They have unlimited terms of stay on the territory of Ukraine
  • Permanent residence card is an undated document (subject to exchange at the age of 25 and 45 years old)
  • They have the right to execute visas in Ukraine to enter other countries.


Terms and cost of obtaining a permanent residence card in Ukraine (PRC in Ukraine) in the OVIR/State Migration Service (SMS)

According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 185 of 13.03.2013, centralized execution, production and issue of a permanent residence card is carried out by the territorial authority or subdivision of the SMS in cooperation with the Main Computing Center of the Unified State Demographic Register and a public enterprise “State Centre for Document Personalization”, specially authorized central body of executive power on issues of immigration within 15 working days from the date of acceptance of the application should issue a residence permit. In practice, the terms may differ from those established by law. Rates for obtaining a permanent residence card in Ukraine are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 795 of 04.06.2007 and reviewed on a regular basis.

Terms and rates for obtaining a permanent residence card (PRC in Ukraine) in cooperation with our specialists depend on the availability of documents, the need for urgent obtaining of a PRC and other circumstances. To determine the exact price and terms for obtaining a residence permit, please contact our experts.


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