Procedure for residential registration was simplified in Ukraine
Legislative changes that simplify residential and passport procedure for registration came into force in Ukraine.
According to ‘Podrobnosti’ these changes coincided in time with the transfer of numerous functions from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to the State Migration Service of Ukraine.
In particular, the law ‘On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the residential registration and location of individuals in Ukraine’, which came into force on August 5, 2012, provided the following important innovations:
- Registration and de-registrations are made in one place. Therefore, from now on for de-registration it is enough to apply to the territorial DMS of Ukraine subdivision at the new place of residence.
- Residential registration is not linked with the list of military service officers and recruits’ registration. Therefore, from now on they will be able to get registered in the military service office.
- The range of grounds for de-registration has greatly expended. If earlier it was a statement or a court’s decision, than now de-registration is possible also in case of the grounds for the right to use housing or legal grounds for the residence in Ukraine for foreigners and stateless people.
New rules for processing and issuing passport to citizen of Ukraine were approved by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In particular, the procedure for issuance of passport was changed - from now on documents shall be submitted directly to the territorial divisions of DMS, but not to residential offices, as it was before.
6 August 2012 15:22