The State Migration Service of Ukraine refuses to replace temporary residence permits for those foreigners who came to study in Ukraine and received a residence permit for several years.
Employees of the service refuse to accept documents, citing instructions from the main department and new rules for issuing residence permits.
They demand that foreigners who came to study continued to study, but if they want to change their status due to marriage with a citizen of Ukraine, they should return to their country and get a visa D on the basis of family reunion. It delivers a lot of problems and high costs.
However, our lawyers are the only ones in Ukraine who were able to deal with this situation and achieved one case of changing the residence permit without leaving Ukraine.