Assistance to Stateless Persons

A stateless person is a person who is not considered a citizen by any state under its law (The Law of Ukraine, On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons).

Categories of people who most often face statelessness:

  • citizens of the former Soviet Union who did not exchange their passports after the collapse of the USSR;
  • foreigners who have lost the citizenship of their country of origin;
  • homeless persons;
  • persons serving a sentence;
  • Roma, persons whose birth was not registered in time by the competent authorities;
  • persons who, for reasons beyond their control, cannot restore the passport of a citizen of Ukraine or another state.

R2P provides stateless persons free legal support to confirm their citizenship of Ukraine/another country or acquire citizenship and obtain a passport. 

Get legal assistance from the Fund's specialists!

We provide assistance to stateless persons at the following offices:

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