Nonprofit organizations

The service includes:

  • Professional consultation of a specialist;
  • Preparation of the complete package of documents;
  • Notarial support;
  • Payment of state duties, fees etc.;
  • Conducting direct works related to the provision of services.

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  • The service is available all over Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odessa, Lvov, Kamianske, Chernigov, Vinnitsa, Zhitomir, Khmelnitsky). Offer different methods of payment

    Law firm Registration Service provides legal assistance in registration of NGOs (non governmental organization or thirds sector organizations) in Kiev, Ukraine

    Newly adopted Law on On Public Associations (it is also translated as “the Law on non-governmental organizations”) abolished the restrictions that had been envisaged by the Law  “On Associations of citizens” and simplified the registration procedure. Nevertheless,  registration of a NGO in Ukraine remains  a difficult and complicated procedure and it should be performed by professional lawyers with the expertise in this field.

    Registration of a public association is the first step to successful public activity. We have prepared papers for many public associations and prepared their statutory and internal documents (regulations, etc). Also, we provide accounting services.

    Contact us now and you will receive:

    •   free initial legal advice;

    •   fair price;

    •   fast and quality result.

    Fee for registration of a NGO is all inclusive, there are no extra fees at all, it includes: 

    •   advice over all aspects of registration and operation of NGOs;

    •   preparation of all documents required for registration of NGOs;

    •   notary services;

    •   all duties, fees, charges;

    •   NGO Registration with the authorities;

    •   obtaining non-profit status with the tax authorities;

    •   stamp.

    Reasons for registration of a NGO

    The NGO is defined by Ukrainian law as an association of persons (citizens or stateless persons) or legal entities which is created by them in order to protect their legal, social, economic, artistic, national, cultural, sport and other interests. It may protect not only its members, but also other people.

    The establishment and activities of NGOs are determined by the Law of Ukraine "On public associations" adopted on 22 March 2012 p. № 4572-VI, which came into force on 1 January 2013 and, correspondingly, the previous Law “On associations of citizens” had lapsed.

    The new law contains Important legislative innovation – it abolishes state control over the statutory activities  of NGOs and excludes principle of equality and equal rights of association’s members, it has implemented new principles:

    • free choice of the territory of activities;

    • absence of a property interest of  members (participants);

    • transparency;

    • openness and publicity (Art. 3 Law "On Public Associations").

    Earlier,  NGOs in Ukraine were divided into: district city; regional; nationwide; foreign until 2013.

    This  division has lost  its leagal meaning according to the new law  “On public associations”.

    Regarding the confirmation of a national status we can say that it is purely formal and can provide certain benefits, but not the right to operate within Ukraine, it goes without saying that every public association (NGO) may operate within Ukraine. National status may be registered by public association which has branches at least in 14 regions of 24 including Kiev.

    The establishment of local branches of NGOs and receiving national status may be made only after the NGO’s registration. We remark, that national status shall be confirmed annually. With the implementation of the new Law “On public associations” there is no requirement to register an international NGO separately.

    NGOs which may carry activities that danger the interests of the state, violate human right shall not be legalized or registred with.

    NGOs in terms of legal form are formed as a  public organization (may be founded by physical persons) or a public union (may be founded by legal entities, but physical persons may participate in its activity). NGOs may carry their activities without status of a legal entity but they won’t posses a full scope of rights.

    How to register a NGO?

    NGO registration procedure includes  following stages:

    • preparation of all necessary statutory documentation (application form, minutes, charter, by-laws) on the basis of  information given by the client;

    • receiving of  an extract from the state register;

    • production of a NGO’s seal;

    • obtaining non-profit status.

     We need the following information to register NGOs:

    • legal form of public association;

    • name;

    • goals and objectives of public association;

    • its location (we can provide legal address);

    • number of founders - at least two, with contact information;

    • board members;

    • contacts of NGO’s head.

    Documents that are  required for registration of NGOs:

    If founders are physical persons:

    • copies of founders’ passports;

    • copy of taxpayer ID;

    If founders are legal entities:

    • certificate / extract from the state (trade, bank) register;

    • charter of a legal entity;

    After registration you will receive:

    • Extract from the State register;

    • By-laws;

    • Certificate of registration as a non-profit organization with the tax authorities;

    • Order on appointment the NGO’s head;

    • Minutes on the establishment of a constituent assembly NGOs;

    • Stamp.

    Obtaining of non-profit status is not required, but it provides simplified accounting and a number of tax benefits. Inclusion to the Register of NGOs is the basis for the exemption from the corporate profit tax (Art. 157 of Tax Code of Ukraine).


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