The procedure for recognition as a stateless person is regulated
The Council adopted in the second reading and as a whole the Law (draft № 2335) “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Recognition as a Stateless Person”. The law establishes the procedure for recognition as a stateless person, which will further allow such persons to legally stay on the territory of Ukraine; to obtain a document certifying their identity and confirming the legality of residence in Ukraine – a temporary residence permit and a stateless person’s certificate for travel abroad, and if you live in Ukraine in this status for more than 2 years – to obtain an immigration permit and a residence permit permanent residence. The law amends a number of laws that regulate the granting of stateless persons the right to free secondary legal aid and exempt them from paying court fees and advance payments for the execution of court decisions relating to appeals against recognition decisions. stateless persons, provide opportunities for stateless persons to exercise the right to work and adequate living conditions. In particular, the Law on the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons: improves the definition of the term “stateless person”, which is consistent with the term “stateless person” as defined by the Convention on Stateless Persons; the definition of the terms “child divorced from the family”, its “legal representatives” is given; it is assumed that a person has the right to apply for recognition as a stateless person, regardless of the legality or illegality of his / her stay on the territory of Ukraine; persons who have been recognized as stateless persons in accordance with the procedure established by this Law and have received a temporary residence permit shall be considered as those who legally temporarily reside on the territory of Ukraine for the period prior to obtaining a permanent residence permit or acquiring Ukrainian citizenship; supplemented by a new Article 6-1, which defines the procedure for recognition as a stateless person.
The information was prepared by the lawyer Kedik V.P.