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Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Shevel, Oxana

Published: February 2010 - Latest Update: March 2013

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Shevel, Oxana

Current citizenship law

Law N 2235-III (2235-14) on the Citizenship of Ukraine (as amended by Law N 2663-IV (2663-15) of 16 June 2005) LANGUAGE: uk


Закон України про громадянство України (as amended by Law No. 5492-VI of 20 November 2012)[external link] LANGUAGE: Ukraine


Please note: the English translation of Law N 2235-III available above does not include amendments enacted after 16 June 2005. For further details on subsequent amendments, please consult the Chronology of Legislation.


Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Ukraine domestic case law
International and European case law Ukraine International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

Poroshenko’s amendments could strip millions of their Ukrainian citizenship

Ukraine passes law on citizenship for foreign fighters

All foreigners currently serving in Ukrainian Armed Forces receive citizenship

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship