Citizenship of Ukraine by birth

Obtaining the citizenship of Ukraine by birth

According to art. 7 Law of Ukraine “About Citizenship” the person is a citizen of Ukraine, if (any of the items):

  • parents or one of the parents on the time of his birth were citizens of Ukraine ;
  • was born on the territory of Ukraine from the stateless persons, that lawfully residing in the territory of Ukraine ;
  • born outside of Ukraine of stateless persons, which permanently legally resident in the territory of Ukraine , and not acquired by birth the citizenship of another country;
  • was born in Ukraine from foreigners who legally reside in the territory of Ukraine , and not acquired by birth the citizenship of any of the parents;
  • was born in Ukraine, one of the parents has been granted refugee status in Ukraine or asylum in Ukraine, and not acquired by birth the citizenship of any of the parents or acquired by birth the citizenship of the parent who has been granted refugee status in Ukraine or asylum in Ukraine;
  • was born in Ukraine from the foreigners and persons without citizenship, are legally resident in the territory of Ukraine, and not acquired by birth the citizenship of the parent who is a foreigner;
  • a newborn child found in the territory of Ukraine, both of whose parents are unknown (foundling )

Confirming of child’s Ukrainian citizenship

DescriptionTermsCost
60 daysfrom 350 $

As for the list of documents required to confirm Child Citizenship of Ukraine, it consist of:

  • Statement
  • birth certificate of the child
  • depending on the age of the child:
    • statement of the child (age 14-18 years);
    • 2 photos (3,5×4,5sm) of the child (over 5 years);
  • parents passports/permanent or temporary residence permit in Ukraine
  • a marriage certificate
  • one of the documents:
    • declaration of not joining the citizenship of another state by birth;
    • declaration of not joining the nationality of any of the parents;
    • declaration of not joining the citizenship of the parent who is a foreigner.

Confirmation of citizenship of a child gives grounds for parents immigration with the subsequent registration of the permanent residence. As well as the citizenship of Ukraine grants the right to free education and medical care of the child.