Aiming at the search of viable mechanisms of foreign investments involvement to Ukraine the government regularly holds business forums with foreign investors participation
Kiev is the capital of Ukraine
Aiming at the search of viable mechanisms of foreign investments involvement to Ukraine the government regularly holds business forums with foreign investors participation
Kiev is the capital of Ukraine
Stage I: Permanent Residency

Procedure and Investment requirements

Ukraine offers permanent residency through investment to all foreign nationals and their families (spouse and children below 18). Permanent residence permits are issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior. This entitles the person to the same rights as a Ukrainian citizen, except the right to vote.

Benefits

Risk free investment in own company
No requirment to reside in Ukraine
Can work in Ukraine without work permit
Can receive free state education to family members
No taxation on worldwide income
Holding Ukrainian permanent residence for one year entitles you to apply for Ukrainian citizenship

Investment

The investor has to register his/her company in Ukraine, open a company bank account in Ukrainian bank and invest in it USD 100,000. In exchange for this safe investment, applicants from all nationalities can obtain permanent residence with only 2 statutory visits to Ukraine. The applicant will have to travel to apply for his Permanent Residence Permit, and later to apply and obtain his ID card.

Key requirements for applicants

The Applicant must possess a valid passport or another foreign travel document and must have a clean criminal record.

Close family members of the investor are eligible to acquire permanent residence and obtain Ukrainian citizenship in several ways. The main applicant’s spouse and unmarried children under 18 are eligible to become permanent residents after the main applicant is granted resident status. A main applicant’s spouse is only eligible if the spouses have been married for no less than three years at the time of application. Spouses and children of the applicant are eligible to acquire permanent residence. Though, they will not be granted citizenship at the same time as the applicant.

The applicant must apply for a permanent residence permit and ID card in Ukraine. Applicants are not required to be in Ukraine during the whole process. However, when applying for a permanent residence permit and ID card the investor is required to be present in Ukraine. There are a number of documents that have to be prepared and legalized including, but not limited to, criminal record certificate, marriage license, proof of funds, etc.

Schedule of the process

MONTHS 1 – 2

Step 1

Submission of initial documents and signing of the investment agreement

Step 2

Transfer of application fee

Step 3

1st trip to the Ukrainian consulate for signing the relevant documents and POAs

Step 4

The agent registers a company and opens bank account in the name of the investor

Step 5

The investor transfers the investment of USD 100,000 in his/her bank account

Step 6

2nd trip to the Ukrainian consulate for applying for entry visa

Step 7

1st trip to Ukraine for submission of Application for Permanent residence
MONTHS 3 – 4

Step 8

Approval of Permanent residence

Step 9

2nd trip to Ukraine, applying and receiving Ukrainian ID card
MONTHS 5 – 6

Step 10

The Agent prepares the family members’ Visa application documents

Step 11

1st trip to the Ukrainian consulate for applying for family reunification visa

Step 12

The visa is granted and stamped in each family member’s passport

Step 13

1st trip to Ukraine for submission of Application for Permanent residence

Step 13

1st trip to Ukraine for submission of Application for Permanent residence

Step 14

Approval of Permanent residence

Step 15

2nd trip to Ukraine, applying and receiving Ukrainian ID card
Stage II: Ukrainian citizenship

Procedure and Investment requirements

The Investor may apply for Ukrainian citizenship by investment if he holds a permanent residence and maintains the investment for one year. There is no physical residence requirements or fluency in Ukrainian language as required by the general naturalization rules.

Benefits

Free movement in EU
No requirements to pass any general naturalization rules
No obligation to pass Ukrainian language test
No restrictions to buy agricultural land in Ukraine
Visa free travel for more than 134 countries

Requirements

Ukrainian citizenship requirements for investors are as follows:

  • Be of the age of maturity (note: children under 18 obtain citizenship when one of their parents becomes a citizen);
  • Must have maintained permanent resident status and a valid residential address for the past one year;
  • Has not been sentenced for a premeditated criminal offence and is not subject to criminal proceedings for such an offence;
  • Possesses an income and/or occupation allowing him or her to subsist in Ukraine.

Schedule of the process

MONTHS 18 – 24

Step 1

The agent prepares the citizenship application documents

Step 2

1st trip to Ukraine for applying for citizenship

Step 3

Citizenship is granted by the President

Step 4

2nd trip to Ukraine for receiving Citizenship Act and applying and receiving Ukrainian passport
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