I am a citizen of the Philippines who is a permanent resident in Ukraine. I was granted a 10 years multiple entry visa in 2019 by the Embassy of Mexico in Ukraine. Embassies are busy this week relocating their citizens due to a possible Russian invasion according to the USA intel. Hence, I decided to just email the Mexican Embassy and here was their reply:
Hence, as long as the Mexico multiple entry visa is valid, there is no need to transfer it to the new Philippines Passport. You must just present your old passport with a valid Mexico visa and your new passport to the Mexico immigration control at the country’s arrival area.
As a foreigner in Ukraine, I need to get a tax identification number (TIN) if I want to open a bank account in Ukraine. My name is Natalia, I am a citizen of the Philippines and I am a permanent resident in Ukraine. My permanent residence permit was granted based on marriage to a citizen of Ukraine. In this post, I will share my experience in getting TIN in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Requirements to Get a Tax Identification Number in Ukraine
Temporary or Permanent Residence Permit ID Card.
Certificate of Registration of Residence or in Ukrainian, it is called “Довідка про реєстрацію місця проживання особи.”
Note: Both documents need to be photocopied.
Where to get the Tax Identification Number in Ukraine
My husband and I went to the nearest tax department office based on the address stated in my Certificate of Registration of Residence. In Ukrainian, a tax department’s office is called “Державна податкова инспекция.” We arrived at the office and there was a local receptionist who helped us print the service priority number based on our purpose of visit which was to secure a TIN. Our priority number was called and we were directed to enter a specific room number. In the room, a lady met us and gave us a form to fill in. In Ukrainian, the form is called “Форма № 1др” or “Облікова картка фізичної особи – платника податків.” I asked my husband to fill in the form for me. He wrote my name in Ukrainian and English language and all the rest were written in Ukrainian.
I gave the filled-in form back to the lady. She told us to come back after five working days.
It takes five working days to process a TIN in Ukraine
My husband and I came back to the tax department’s office. As usual, the receptionist helped us get a service priority number to collect the TIN. Our priority number was called and we were directed to enter a specific room number. In the room, a lady greeted us and gave us a book to sign my name and signature. After that, she gave me a piece of paper that shows my Ukrainian Tax Identification Number and that’s it.