Ukraine Country Profile

Passport
For more details visit Ukraine Passport Ranking
  • Passport Grade
    B
  • Passport Ranking
    67/198
  • Passport Score
    133.9/198
  • Visa-free Countries
    132
  • Visa-required Countries
    66
  • Access to the World's GDP
    36%
  • Access to the World's Surface Area
    48%
  • Access to the World's Population
    35%
  • Access to the Unesco Sites
    68%
Citizenship and Naturalization
Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
  • Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
    No
    No provisions
Naturalization - Standard Conditions
  • Minimum residency period
    5 years
  • Physical presence requirement
  • Language test
    Yes, Ukranian
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
    Yes, but there are several exceptions
  • Can minor children naturalize?
  • Can naturalized parents pass citizenship to a child born abroad?
  • Can you lose naturalization due to prolonged absence/ naturalization elsewhere?
Naturalization - Your Spouse is a Citizen
  • Living IN the country: Residency/marriage requirement
    0 years / 2 years
    Must be married for 2 years. No in-country residency requirements.
  • Living ABROAD: Marriage requirement
    2 years
    Can reside abroad.
  • Language test
    Yes, Ukranian
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
    Yes, but there are several exceptions.
Naturalization - Other Beneficial Provisions
  • Your child is a citizen
    No provisions
  • Citizens of specific countries
    No provisions
"–": The provision has not been analysed.
Visas and Residencies
Visas and Residencies
Taxation
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Taxation Type
    Residence-based
A tax resident of a country with a RESIDENCE-BASED tax system pays taxes on their WORLDWIDE income. However, if you lose tax residency status there (e.g., by moving out), the country will generally stop taxing you.

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Ukraine Overview
  • Region
    Europe
  • Capital City
    Kyiv
  • Largest City
    Kyiv
  • Currency
    Ukrainian hryvnia
  • Languages
    Ukrainian, Russian
  • Population
    41.1 million (36th)
  • Life Expectancy
    73.5 years (145th)
  • GDP (Nominal)
    $199.7 billion (56th)
  • GDP/Capita
    $4,856 (124th)
Useful Data
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Cost of Living
    Dirt-cheap (1/7)
  • Climate
    Average (3/5)
  • Safety
    Not analyzed
  • Pollution
    Average (3/5)
  • English Proficiency
    Moderate (3/5)

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Articles featuring Ukraine

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Boots on the ground in Ukraine: I needed to see this for myself

July 29, 2014 Kharkiv, Ukraine Looking back over the past ten years, I can’t even begin to describe all the experiences I’ve had in Ukraine. For a while, I actually owned a business based here. I’ve been travelling here frequently for years. I still have many friends here. Some of our employees are based here. […]

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Ouch. Ukraine’s foreign reserves collapse 54% in the last quarter

January 15, 2015 Santiago, Chile What a surprise! It turns out that endless military conflict, corruption, and epic fiscal mismanagement can take a serious and rapid toll on an economy. Ukraine started off last quarter with $16 billion in foreign reserves; today they have $7.5 billion. That’s a 54% decline in just 3 months, losing […]

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Evacuate From Ukraine... but only if you are vaccinated

Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. ATF Says Turn-in Your Ex for Valentine’s Day The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms wants to help you seek revenge on your ex. On Valentine’s […]

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Checkpoint Charlie is back: Ukraine starts building a new Berlin Wall

February 11, 2015 Puerto Varas, Chile On August 13, 1961, the government of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) began to establish an “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart”. The idea was to, you know, protect people… from fascist terrorists who intended to do harm in the country. Just weeks after government officials stated that they had ‘no […]

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