Confirmation of the child’s citizenship in Ukraine

Proof of the child’s citizenship

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Proof of the child’s citizenship

The question of the need to confirm the child’s citizenship usually arises suddenly. This leads to a variety of problems related to urgency and lack of understanding of the process. We can confidently recommend not to delay the application and in advance, at a convenient time, carry out the procedure for confirming the citizenship of your child.

Confirmation of a child’s citizenship is a legally significant procedure by which parents, by their own decision, determine what citizenship their child will have before the age of majority. Naturally, this decision should be made by mutual agreement of both parents and not contradict the interests of the child. After reaching the age of majority (in Ukraine from the age of 18), the child will already have the right to independently determine whether he wants to remain in Ukrainian citizenship.

Confirmation of the child’s citizenship – independently or entrust the lawyer ?

Once you are on this page, it means that the issue of confirming the child’s citizenship is important for you. Most likely, you asked yourself a question about how best to act: entrust a lawyer to represent your interests in the migration service and instruct him to issue & nbsp; a certificate confirming the child’s citizenship or try to do everything yourself

We are ready to take on all the issues of passing the procedure for confirming the citizenship of your child and make this process as fast and comfortable as possible.

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Do I need to confirm the citizenship of the child

Confirmation of the child’s citizenship, on the one hand, makes it possible to clearly define the legal status of the child, on the other hand, it gives certain opportunities to parents.

Confirmation of Ukrainian citizenship makes it possible:

  • receive medical care in Ukraine;
  • enjoy educational preferences: & nbsp; preschool institutions, school;
  • social benefits and payments;
  • the ability to issue a passport to travel abroad (visa-free from more than 100 countries, including the EU);

For parents, if the parents are foreigners, the presence of a child who is a citizen of Ukraine gives the right to obtain a permanent residence permit with the subsequent opportunity to apply for Ukrainian citizenship. It goes without saying that you can take advantage of these benefits only after passing the procedure for confirming Ukrainian citizenship for a child.

Confirmation of the child’s citizenship in Ukraine – who will need the service?

Citizenship confirmation takes place with all children born in Ukraine. However, for children, both of whose parents are citizens of Ukraine, and the child himself was born in Ukraine, this procedure takes place in an “automatic”, formal mode and is invisible to the common man in the street. If one or both parents are foreigners, or the child himself was born abroad, the question arises about the citizenship of the child. Do the parents want the child to be a citizen of Ukraine or have him assigned another citizenship?

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  • one of the child’s parents is a foreigner *, the second citizen of Ukraine, the child was born in Ukraine and the parents want to confirm the citizenship of their child;
  • both parents are foreigners *, the child was born in Ukraine and the parents want to confirm the child’s citizenship of Ukraine;
  • parents are citizens of Ukraine, the child was born abroad, the parents want to confirm the child’s Ukrainian citizenship;

 *by the term foreigners we mean both foreign citizens or nationals, and stateless persons

In order for foreign parents to confirm the citizenship of their child, they had to be legally in Ukraine at the time of the child’s birth: have a valid visa, permanent or temporary residence permit, or, for countries with a visa-free regime of stay, have an unexpired period of stay in Ukraine … Also, foreigners can have the status of a refugee or a person requiring subsidiary protection.

Stages of confirmation of the child’s citizenship:

  •   preliminary consultation

The most important step in the entire procedure. During the consultation, an immigration lawyer will be able to help determine the complete package of documents, decide what additional documents need to be requested. An error at the initial stage, often, can negate all further efforts or create huge obstacles in the subsequent registration

  •  requesting necessary, missing documents

Based on the analysis of the results of the consultation, the lawyer forms a complete pool of documents that must be obtained additionally. In the future, we either request the necessary documents from the relevant institutions: the Civil Registry Office, the State Archives, the State Archives of the Russian Federation, TsNAP, etc., or send lawyer inquiries to establish certain information. In the most difficult situations, a lawyer will go to court to establish the necessary legal fact.

  • formation of a complete package of documents for submission to the migration authority

based on the results of the previous stages, a complete package of documents can be formed, which is necessary for submission to the migration service to obtain a certificate of confirmation of the child’s citizenship.

  • approval of a finished package of documents

The process of obtaining confirmation of the child’s citizenship is prescribed by law. However, given the peculiarities of our legal system, one can never be guaranteed against arbitrariness. In order to save the client’s time and, most importantly, in order to prevent the possibility of refusal in registration, our lawyers always carry out a preliminary coordination of the package of documents with the inspectors of the migration service. In case of disputable issues, we find a solution before the submission of documents.

  • submission of a package of documents to the territorial body of the State Migration Service of Ukraine

High-quality work at all previous stages allows the client to submit documents to obtain confirmation of the child’s citizenship in the most comfortable conditions and with a minimum investment of time.

  • support of the registration process and control of terms

An immigration lawyer remotely accompanies the entire process of issuing a certificate of confirmation of the child’s citizenship. This makes it possible to track all stages of registration in time and avoid unforeseen “force majeure” situations.

  • support of the process of obtaining a ready-made certificate

Perhaps the easiest and most pleasant stage for both the client and the lawyer is the stage of obtaining a ready-made, drawn up certificate of confirmation of the child’s citizenship.

What documents are needed to confirm citizenship for a child

In order to confirm the citizenship of the child, it is necessary to prepare a package of documents for submission to the migration service. In accordance with who are the parents of the child, what citizenship they have and how they stay in Ukraine, and a list of necessary documents will be formed. The package of documents for confirming the citizenship of a child has both certain common features for all categories of citizens, and differences in different categories of categories.

Documents to confirm the citizenship of the child :

1. Document confirming the birth of a child

    such a document can be a child’s birth certificate if the child was born in Ukraine and any other document that meets the legal requirements of the state where he was born, if he was born not in Ukraine. It should be noted that if the child is not born in Ukraine, then the document certifying the fact of birth must be legalized accordingly. This can be the affixing of the “apostille” stamp on the document or a more complicated procedure of consular legalization of documents. & nbsp; Which of the options for legalization to apply is determined by whether the country is a party – signatory to the Hague Convention of 1961 “The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents of October 5, 1961»

2.  Extract from the register of civil registry offices on registration of birth with an indication of the articles of the Family Code of Ukraine according to which paternity was formalized

     this document is required only for children born in Ukraine. For other children, such an extract from the register is not required.

3. Parents’ passports

The most common situation is when one of the parents is a citizen of Ukraine, and the second is a foreigner, or a stateless person (a rare case). & Nbsp; With this option, to confirm the citizenship of the child, the applicant’s passport is required – in the overwhelming majority of cases, such an applicant is a parent who is a citizen of Ukraine, he is required to have a regular photocopy of all pages of the passport + the original passport for comparison by the inspector of the migration service. The original is returned to the owner immediately.

 From the second parent – a foreigner, a passport translation into Ukrainian is required with a notary certification of the translation by a notary.

If both parents are foreigners, a notarized translation of the passports of both parents is provided. The applicant, in this case, will be any of the parents of their choice.

4. Legality of stay in Ukraine

In order for a foreigner to apply to the migration authorities in order to confirm the citizenship of a child, he must legally stay in Ukraine. This requirement applies only to the parent who makes the application. & Nbsp; A foreigner can stay in Ukraine for 90 days (for countries with a visa-free regime) or for the duration of a visa (for “visa” countries). Also, legality can be confirmed by a certificate of temporary or permanent residence or a refugee certificate or a certificate stating that a person has applied for such status.

If your period of stay is overdue, then before applying for confirmation of the child’s citizenship, you must bring your status in Ukraine into a legal form.

Proof of the child’s citizenship for a passport

At present, to travel abroad, any person, both an adult and a child, requires a passport to travel abroad – “international passport”. Previously, it was possible to take out a child with only one child’s birth certificate. But now only with a passport! Since a passport for traveling abroad is a document confirming the citizenship of Ukraine, in order to obtain such a passport, a child needs a certificate confirming the child’s citizenship. Naturally, if both parents of the child are citizens of Ukraine, and the child was born in Ukraine, then such a certificate is not required. In other cases, it is worth worrying in advance about obtaining confirmation of the child’s citizenship, so that if necessary, and there are situations when such a passport needs to be issued urgently, you had a document ready and did not need to spend precious & nbsp; time.

Certificate of confirmation of the child’s citizenship

The result of the entire procedure for confirming the child’s citizenship will be the receipt of a certificate of proof of the child’s citizenship . Subsequently, one of the copies of the certificate will be required for the child to obtain a passport upon reaching the age of 14.

A certificate of confirmation of citizenship is issued in two copies, which have the same legal force.

The second copy of the document is required for exchange for an ID – card of a citizen of Ukraine.

The first copy will remain with you forever.

Timely appeal to an immigration lawyer for legal support in the process of issuing a certificate – confirmation of the child’s citizenship, will guarantee a positive result within a strictly defined time frame!

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