How to register an NGO in Ukraine?
It’s quite easy to register an NGO in Ukraine. All you have to do is just follow five steps:
Prepare the Statutes of an NGO
Conduct the gathering of founders
Prepare the necessary documents
Submit the documents
Receive a confirmation of registration
Step 1. Prepare the Statutes of an NGO
The NGO Statutes is the main document, which defines your organisation: what internal rules does it have, who controls it and what happens to its assets. Online you can find the statutes template which is approved by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice. Special rules apply to youth/children NGOs.
Step 2. Conduct the gathering of founders
An NGO has to have at least two founders. At the gathering of founders you will have to make the following decisions and have them written in a gathering protocol:
The goal of your NGO’s activity
The name of your NGO
Legal form of the NGO
The Director of an NGO and its governing bodies
Approval of the Statutes
Step 3. Prepare the necessary documents
These documents are:
Registration application form
Protocol of the founders’ gathering (signed)
Information about the governing bodies
Step 4. Submit the documents
You need to submit the registration documents within 60 days from the day on which the NGO founders’ gathering was held.