The State Migration Service does not know how to formalize place of residence of Donbas residents on the uncontrolled territories
14:48 / 12 Jan. 2016 / 257
The State Migration Service of Ukraine is not able to explain how residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions can register their place of residence on the uncontrolled territory. It is mentioned in the official response to the request of the community initiative “Restoring Donbas”.
According to the monitoring of citizens’ requests (via hotline and the “Restoring Donbas” Internet platform), IDPs are often interested in the mechanism of registration of the residence on the uncontrolled territories. In particular, this problem is extremely urgent among the students, who have graduated, have been checked out of the dormitories. The have no possibility to register at their previous place of residence in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In its turn, the absence of the registration lead to difficulties in employment, obtaining certificate of IDP and social benefits.
At the same time, citizens have noted that there was such opportunity until September 15, 2015. However, after that date, employees of territorial authorities of the State Migration Service in Donetsk and Luhansk regions began to refuse to register the place of residence on uncontrolled territory.
Therefore, the volunteers of «Restoring Donbas» appealed to the chairman of the State Migration Service with a request to clarify the mechanisms for obtaining registration by residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
In response to our request the State Migration Service just listed legislation (normative acts), which regulate the procedure for registration of citizens, and has confirmed the fact that it is their field of activity. At the same time, employees of the State Migration Service have not explained the mechanism of obtaining registration.