Dual (multiple) citizenship


Double citizenship. Second passport.

Dual, it is also multiple citizenships – the status of a person who simultaneously has the citizenship of two or more states. The important thing is that each of these states can require a person to fulfill all duties.

Such a legal status of citizens is possible for residents of those countries that have concluded an agreement between themselves on the mutual recognition of the citizenship of both states, i.e. this status is enshrined in international legal acts and does not give rise to legal problems.

Also, in many states, it is possible to obtain second citizenship without mutual recognition by international acts, according to the “right of the soil” or “right of birth”, on a territorial basis. Such states do not require the renunciation of former citizenship upon obtaining their own.

Dual citizenship in Ukraine

The principle of single citizenship is enshrined in the Constitution and the norms of the Law of Ukraine “On Citizenship”. In accordance with this legislation, there is single citizenship in Ukraine, and provided that a Ukrainian has received another one, Ukrainian citizenship is lost.

At the same time, there are no laws that somehow establish responsibility or punishment for dual citizenship – the fact of a second citizenship is not recognized in Ukraine.

Article 2 of the Law of Ukraine “On Citizenship” – “Ukrainian legislation on citizenship is based on the principles of single citizenship – citizenship of the state of Ukraine, which excludes the possibility of the existence of citizenship of administrative-territorial units of Ukraine. If a citizen of Ukraine has acquired the citizenship of another state or states, then in legal relations with Ukraine he is recognized only as a citizen of Ukraine. If a foreigner has acquired citizenship of Ukraine, then in legal relations with Ukraine he is recognized only as a citizen of Ukraine.

In Ukraine, no law or regulation would oblige them to notify the authorities about obtaining a second citizenship and passport. Although, if there is information about dual citizenship, the competent state authorities can initiate the termination of citizenship by loss.

At the moment, several draft laws have been registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the subject of legal regulation of which is dual (multiple) citizenships and the procedure for acquiring, noticing, and using in public relations.

When adopting any normative acts regulating these legal relations in the field of dual citizenship in Ukraine, we will inform you additionally.

Crossing the border with dual citizenship

In the presence of a second passport and the absence of international regulations on the mutual recognition of second citizenship, legal problems may arise when crossing the border and during customs control.

To avoid these problems if you have a second citizenship and cross the border of Ukraine with a second passport, make an appointment with a migration lawyer in Odesa to get qualified advice and prevent legal problems when passing through passport and customs control.

If you already have any legal problems when using a second citizenship, our migration lawyer in Odesa will provide qualified legal and migration services to resolve the situation within the framework of the law, protecting your rights and interests!

Recently, more and more people talk about what dual citizenship is in Ukraine, whether it is allowed, and, if so, under what conditions. Currently, this problem is being solved at the legislative level and is very common, including among residents of border regions. The main thing is to do everything right so that the design goes according to existing standards. To do this, you need to enlist the support of a qualified lawyer who will advise on all issues of interest, help you understand the intricacies of the process, and find the right solution.

Features of use and design.
Until a certain period, many Ukrainians believed that this procedure was prohibited by the Constitution. But it’s all legal. For many Ukrainians, obtaining another citizenship is becoming an increasingly urgent issue. It is especially acute among those who go to work in other countries. On the one hand, I do not want to lose Ukrainian citizenship, but on the other hand, citizenship of a country from the EU opens up completely new opportunities for working abroad. The main thing is to do everything right.
A professional approach becomes a kind of guarantee of an effective solution to the issue. If you enlist the support of a competent lawyer, you can count on the following benefits:

  • Personal approach for each case
  • Reasonable cost of services.
  • Constant consultations at the main stages of preparing documentation or resolving a problem with officials of the border or customs services.

How to apply in Odesa?
If you turn to a competent lawyer, you can get all the necessary services with a guarantee of quality and an optimal ratio with the price. Everything is carried out in strict accordance with the legislation of the country, which excludes the occurrence of unforeseen problems and similar situations later. The cost of the service depends on several factors, among which is the citizenship of which country a person wants to receive. But when contacting a trusted place, you can always count on reasonable prices and other benefits. Contact the best lawyer in Odesa on all migration issues. This approach becomes something like a guarantee of timely and high-quality execution.

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