The Law of Ukraine No. 775 “On State Registration of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Organizations” (hereinafter referred to as the Law) provides for the possibility of state registration of legal entities, individuals-entrepreneurs and public organizations on the basis of documents submitted in electronic form.
The edition of the Law envisaging the possibility of submitting documents in electronic form (online) was adopted back in 2016. However, today it is impossible to submit online documents for registration of a legal entity or a public organization. However, entrepreneurs have already been provided with this opportunity.
On May 10, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Resolution No. 297-r approved the Action Plan for 2018 on the implementation of the National Strategy for Facilitating Civil Society Development for 2016-2020.
One of the most important points of the Plan is the introduction of registration and amendment of registration documents for public associations and charitable organizations online using the e-service of the Ministry of Justice. Its implementation was scheduled with a deadline in August 2018.
However, as of March 21, 2019, procedure for online registration of public associations and charitable organizations has not been introduced, and the corresponding point of the Plan has not been implemented.
According to Article 4 of the Law, the Ministry of Justice has the following powers in the field of state registration: coordination of activities in the field of state registration of public organizations, control over activities in the field of state registration, determination of technical administrator of the Unified State Register, who is responsible for the creation of electronic services of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
Consequently, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine bears responsibility for ensuring the implementation of the provisions of the Law, which provides for the possibility of state registration on the basis of submitted documents in electronic form.
Therefore, we call on the Government and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to take all necessary measures to launch the updated software of the online House of Justice. And also influence the access of citizens to the services of online registration of legal entities and public organizations.