The National Commission on State Language Standards has released advice on preparing for the national language exam to obtain Ukrainian citizenship.
“On July 16, 2021, the exam for the level of proficiency in the national language starts. We have collected several tips to help prepare for the exam,” the commission’s press service said.
In particular, the department advises to review the exam program for the level of proficiency in the national language for persons who intend to acquire Ukrainian citizenship, at the link: https://mova.gov.ua/storage/app/sites/19/exam/gromadyanstvo.pdf, and also read the characteristics of the examination paper and see sample problems.
“Please note that the exam on the level of proficiency in the national language for obtaining the citizenship of Ukraine is an opportunity for foreigners and stateless persons to obtain legal confirmation of proficiency in the Ukrainian language. This level of proficiency in the Ukrainian language assumes that the applicant is able to recognize and use grammatically correct language forms for expression their own intentions within the daily communication needs,” the commission said.
The commission says the applicant shows knowledge of grammar when completing written assignments and during the oral part of the exam.
Thus, the exam for the level of proficiency in the national language for obtaining citizenship of Ukraine has a complex character and consists of four parts: listening, reading, writing, speaking.
It is noted that all four parts of the exam are in equilibrium, the result for each will be 25% of the total number of points. In order to confirm the level of proficiency in the national language required to obtain Ukrainian citizenship, you need to get an overall result of 50% and one point more.
Ukrainian parliamentarians propose to amend the Ukrainian legislation, which will allow citizens to have dual citizenship.
Corresponding bill No. 4640 “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the legal provision of foreign citizenship (allegiance) to citizens of Ukraine” is registered in the Verkhovna Rada, the website of the parliament reports.
The authors of the bill propose to amend the Law of Ukraine “On Citizenship”, which provide citizens of Ukraine with the right to obtain citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state without losing the citizenship of Ukraine.
The proposed amendments also allow foreigners to obtain Ukrainian citizenship without renouncing the citizenship of their country.
The authors of the bill are Servant of the People deputies Oleg Dunda, Alexander Aliksiychuk, Dmitry Mikisha.