Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine


Agreement to issue a permit for temporary residence in Ukraine for foreigners (stateless persons) – journalists or foreign mass media workers

 

Foreigners (stateless persons), who are foreign mass media journalists (workers) and are planning to obtain a permit for temporary residence in Ukraine in order to carry out their professional activities (hereinafter referred to as ‘foreign journalists’), have to obtain a recommendation from the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.

 

The recommendation from the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine is a necessary document when filing a motion to the State Migration Service of Ukraine for issuing (prolonging) a temporary residence permit for foreign journalists.

 

Procedure for obtaining a recommendation from the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine

 

1. A foreign journalist submits to the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine a letter from the mass media he represents.

 

Requirements for a letter from the foreign mass media:

 

1. The letter is composed according to the sample below, or in a free form, but shall include the following information:

- full name and type (e.g., newspaper, TV and radio company, news agency) of the foreign mass media;

-full name of the foreign mass media worker in the Ukrainian language;

- full name of the foreign mass media worker in the same language as in the passport (ID card);

- nationality, date of birth of the foreign journalist;

- information about the foreign journalist’s passport (ID card) – number of the passport (ID card), date of issuing and the date until which the passport (ID card) is valid (it is important that information be provided about the passport which will be submitted to the State Migration Service of Ukraine);

- position at the foreign mass media.

 

Also, the following shall be included in the letter:

- reference to part 11 of article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons”;

- aim of the motion, that is the issuing or prolonging of a temporary residence permit;

- local office of the State Migration Service of Ukraine to which the motion for issuing (prolonging) a temporary residence permit is planned to be submitted (if unknown, the name of the city where the local office of the SMS is situated).

 

Requirements for a letter from the foreign mass media:

- it shall be composed on the letter-headed paper of the foreign mass media;

- it shall be signed by the head of the foreign mass media (or another authorized person);

- it shall be affixed with a seal (if available).

 

Attention!

 

The signature of the head or another authorized person must be original. Photocopies of the letter shall not be considered.

The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine disclaims any responsibility for the entirety and credibility of information in the letter from a foreign mass media.

 

Sample letter of a foreign mass media.

 

How can a letter be submitted to the Ministry of Information Policy?

 

Personally, at 2, Prorizna St, Kyiv, notification in advance about your visit by e-mail  [email protected].

By email, by sending a scanned copy of the motion at [email protected]

Attention!

 

In case when a letter of a foreign mass media is sent by email, a foreign journalist or his representative shall present the original of the letter from the foreign mass media when obtaining a recommendation of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine. Failing the presentation of the original, a recommendation of the Ministry of Information Policy shall not be issued!

 

2. A letter from a foreign mass media shall be considered within three working days.

 

In case when all the requirements for a letter from a foreign mass media are met, the Ministry shall within three working days prepare a recommendation to the local office of the State Migration Service of Ukraine regarding the issuing/prolonging of a permit for temporary residence in Ukraine for a foreign journalist.

 

In particular cases, the period within which a letter from a foreign mass media is to be considered can be extended. The fact of extension shall be communicated to the applicant within two working days from the day when the letter was received.

 

3. How can a recommendation of the Ministry of Information Policy be obtained?

 

Personally, at 12/2 Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St, Kyiv (entry from Sadova St, Entrance 6), subject to preliminary agreement via (044) 256-60-51 or [email protected]

By mail, in case when the address of the addressee has been communicated beforehand (given only that the original letter from a foreign mass media has been submitted to the Ministry).

By an authorized representative, given that the representative confirms his or her rights to represent the interests of a foreign journalist or a foreign mass media (office of a foreign mass media in Ukraine).

 

Additional information.

 

This service is rendered free of charge.

The procedure does not cover foreigners or stateless persons who have arrived in Ukraine for the purpose of working at Ukrainian mass media.

 

Legal and regulatory instruments:

Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons"

 

For consultations, please contact Oleksii Tarabukin, Head of the Sector of Strategic Communications

 

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: (044) 200-41-28; (044) 200-41-27

 

 

Address of the Ministry:

Ukraine, Kyiv, 2 Prorizna St.

Be sure to notify in advance about your visit by e-mail  [email protected].

 



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