Information on whether a person born in Ukraine who deregistered his propiska (residence permit) and worked for the past ten years on a Russian fishing boat with a temporary employer-issued propiska can return to live and work in Ukraine [UKR18447.E]

According to a spokesperson of the Embassy of Ukraine in Ottawa, additional information is required in order to answer this question (6 Oct. 1994). He stated that the right of a person to re-enter Ukraine does not depend on whether he/she holds a propiska, but instead depends on the type of passport held (ibid.). For example, a person who has a former USSR passport will be allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine (ibid.).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Embassy of Ukraine, Ottawa. 6 October 1994. Telephone interview with representative.


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). July 1993. Nationality Laws in Former USSR Republics. Geneva: UNHCR, pp. 69-73.