On October 21, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 1202, which resolved the issue of using residence permits that expired during the period of martial law.
According to the decision of the Government:
● holders of temporary or permanent residence permits that expired after February 24, 2022, and who are located on the territory of Ukraine, are those who are legally present in Ukraine during the period of martial law and within 30 days from the day of its end*;
● holders of temporary or permanent residence permits, the validity of which expired after 02/24/2022, and who are abroad, have the right to enter and legally stay on the territory of Ukraine during the period of martial law and within 30 days from the day of its end*.
However, such permits must be prolonged (i.e., exchanged for new ones) within 30 days of the end of martial law. Of course, it will be possible to do this only if the foreigner still has the grounds to apply for a permit exchange. For example: the marriage has not been dissolved, the employment permit has been extended, and it is valid at the time of applying for the exchange of the permit, the student is still studying at a university, etc.
*the above-mentioned norms do not apply to citizens of the russian federation.
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