CHANGE OF PLACE OF REGISTRATION IN 2022

Registration of a place of residence in Ukraine or the so-called vestige of Ukraine’s past “registration” is currently an administrative service that has become surprisingly easy due to innovative innovations. 

To change the registration of the place of residence in Ukraine, it is enough to sign an application and obtain the consent of the home owner. And all this without the need to visit the state authorities, everything can be done online. 

However, despite the alleged ease of this procedure, some questions arise around this service. 

Every citizen of Ukraine, as well as a foreigner or stateless person who permanently or temporarily resides in Ukraine, must register their place of residence in Ukraine. 

Yes, declaring and changing the place of residence in Ukraine is not equal to the right of ownership. Yes, you just report the state where you live, not what you own. 

TERMS OF REGISTRATION OF THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE IN UKRAINE

A citizen of Ukraine who lives in the territory of Ukraine, as well as a foreigner or a stateless person who, on legal grounds, permanently or temporarily lives in the territory of Ukraine, must declare or register it within 30 calendar days after arriving at a new place of residence (stay).

Parents or other legal representatives are obliged to declare or register the place of residence (stay) of a newborn child within three months from the date of state registration of its birth.

A foreigner, a stateless person is obliged to declare or register their place of residence and the place of residence of children under 14 years of age (including newborn children), whose parents or other legal representatives they are, within 30 calendar days from the day of receiving a permanent residence permit , temporary residence permits, a refugee’s permit, a permit for a person in need of additional protection, a permit for a person granted temporary protection, or after removal from the declared or registered place of residence.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGISTERING A PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND DECLARING A PLACE OF RESIDENCE IN UKRAINE

Declaration is a notification by a person to the body of registration of the address of his place of residence by submitting a declaration about the place of residence in electronic form using the Unified state web portal of electronic services, with subsequent entry of such information into the register of the territorial community. Whereas registration is the entry of information about the person’s place of residence (stay) into the register of the territorial community based on the application for registration of the place of residence (stay) submitted by the person in paper form. So, the electronic form of notification about the place of residence is a “declaration”, the paper form is “registration”.

CAN THE HOME OWNER INDEPENDENTLY DEREGISTER THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE IN UKRAINE?

At the legislative level, the right of the owner of a home of private ownership to apply to the registration authority or through the center for the provision of administrative services for the removal from the declared or registered place of residence (stay) of an adult, as well as a child, in the event that such a registration action is carried out together with his parents or other legal representatives or one of them.

It is not possible to remove from the declared or registered place of residence (stay) of a child or exclude from the register of the territorial community information about the declared or registered place of residence (stay) of the child, separately without his parents or other legal representatives or one of them.

REGISTRATION OF THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE IN UKRAINE OF MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

Registration of the place of residence of servicemen and their family members at the legal address of the military unit is not provided for by law.

Once upon a time, in order to change the place of residence, conscripts had to register at the district military commissariat, pass a medical examination, fill out an application, and take a bunch of photocopies and 3×4 photos. Then come again to the military commissariat and get a registration card or a military card. This added several days or even weeks to the entire procedure of changing residence. 

Now military registration is done electronically. Institutions will receive all necessary information from the State Migration Service automatically. 

But this option will not work if you have not visited the military commissariat since 1996 and have not changed your registration to a military card upon reaching the age of 27. In this case, you will have to personally communicate with people in uniform. 

IS THERE A FEE FOR CHANGING THE PLACE OF REGISTRATION OF RESIDENCE IN UKRAINE?

Usually required, but there are exceptions. 

The administrative fee does not work:

  • for registration of the place of residence/change of place of residence of an orphan child, a child deprived of parental care, in an institution for orphans and children deprived of parental care, a family-type orphanage, a foster family;
  • for registration of place of stay/change of registered place of stay.

The administrative fee is also not paid in case of removal from the declared/registered place of residence/change of place of residence:

1) upon notification of a territorial body or subdivision of the State Migration Service of Ukraine;

2) upon notification of a specialized social institution, an institution for homeless persons, another provider of social services with accommodation;

3) on the basis of a court decision, which has entered into force, on the deprivation of the right to ownership of housing or the right to use housing, on eviction, on recognition of a person as missing or declaring him dead;

4) upon notification of the authorized person of housing;

5) on the basis of a death certificate or information on state registration of death from the State Register of Civil Status Acts.

HOW TO FIND OUT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PLACE OF REGISTRATION OF RESIDENCE IN UKRAINE?

An official of the registration authority informs the person (persons) whose place of residence has been removed at the request of the home owner by means of mail, telephone or electronic communication.

Is it possible to declare or register a person’s place of residence with simultaneous removal from the previous place of residence?

Yes, a person can declare or register a place of residence with simultaneous removal from the previous place of residence.

In the event that a person whose place of residence is declared/registered declares or registers a new place of residence with simultaneous removal from the previous place of residence, an application for removal from the declared/registered place of residence shall not be submitted.

For the declaration/registration of the place of residence simultaneously with the removal from the previous place of residence, the administrative fee is paid for only one administrative service (declaration/registration of the place of residence).

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE FOR DECLARING THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND REGISTERING THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE TAKE?

On the day of receipt of the declaration on the place of residence or on the next working day, in the event that such a declaration was received outside working hours, the registration body declares the person’s place of residence or makes a decision to refuse to declare the place of residence in accordance with the procedure established by law.

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