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of January 27, 1995 No. 57

About approval of Rules of crossing of frontier by citizens of Ukraine

(as amended on 29-01-2020)

According to article 3 of the Law of Ukraine "About procedure for departure from Ukraine and entry into Ukraine of citizens of Ukraine" the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decides:

Approve Rules of crossing of frontier as citizens of Ukraine (are applied).

Prime Minister of Ukraine

V. Masol

First Deputy Minister

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine


I. Dotsenko

Approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of January 27, 1995 No. 57

Rules of crossing of frontier by citizens of Ukraine

1. These  rules  determine   procedure   for crossing by citizens of Ukraine for frontier.         

2. Crossing by citizens  of Ukraine  (further  -  citizens) frontier is performed at  check points through frontier and  control Items (further -  check points) if another is not provided by the law, on one of such documents granting the right to departure from Ukraine and entry into Ukraine:         

1) the passport of the citizen of Ukraine for trip abroad;         

2) diplomatic passport;         

3) service passport;

4) the travel document of the child (it is valid during the term for which it is issued);

5) identity certificate of the seaman;

6) certificate of the crew member.

In case when the citizen who is constantly living in Ukraine lost the specified documents (further - passport documents) outside Ukraine or if effective period  of such  documents ended during stay of the citizen  outside Ukraine, or is determined that they are invalid for other reasons, the document granting the right to entry into Ukraine is the identity certificate on return to Ukraine which is issued by diplomatic representation or consular establishment of Ukraine abroad.

In                  the cases provided by international treaties or the legislation of Ukraine  crossing   by the citizen of frontier is performed also according to other documents. In that case border control is exercised  according to the procedure which is applied during provision by the citizen of passport documents.

In the cases determined by the legislation for crossing of frontier citizens except passport  documents shall have also supporting documents.

3. Departure from Ukraine of the citizens who did not reach 16-year age is performed in the consent of both parents (adoptive parents) (further - parents) and in their maintenance or accompanied by persons authorized by them which at the time of departure from Ukraine reached 18-year age, including accompanied by crew members of the aircraft on which they go.

4. Departure from Ukraine of the citizens    who did not reach  16-year age, accompanied by one of the parents or other persons authorized by one of parents in  notarially certified consent is performed:

1) in  notarially certified  consent  of the second  of parents   with indication of  in  it  the states  of following  and the corresponding  hour interval  of stay   in   this state if the second of parents is absent at  the check point;

2) without  notarially certified consent  of the second  of parents:

if the second of parents is foreigner or  the stateless person that is confirmed by record about the father in the certificate of birth of the child and which, (which) is absent at  the check point;

if in the passport of the citizen of Ukraine for trip abroad with which the citizen who did not reach 16-year age crosses frontier there is record about disposal on the permanent place of residence out of limits of Ukraine or mark (stamp) about statement on permanent consular accounting in foreign diplomatic organization of Ukraine or stay of such citizen on permanent consular accounting is confirmed by the certificate of stay on consular accounting which is created with use of means of departmental information system the MFA;;

in case of    production of documents  or  their  notarially certified copies:

death certificates of the second of parents;

the judgments about deprivation  of the parent  rights  of the second  of parents;

the judgments about recognition of the second of parents it is unknown absent;

the judgments about recognition of the second of parents incapacitated;

the judgments about provision of the exit visa from Ukraine to the citizen who did not reach 16-year age without consent and escort of the second of parents;

the certificate of the birth of the child issued by department  of civil registration  with indication of the bases of introduction of information about the father   according to part one of article 135 of the Family code of Ukraine (during departure of the child abroad accompanied by lonely mother).

certificates of availability of debt on payment of the alimony which cumulative amount exceeds the amount of the corresponding payments in four months, the public service issued by body, the private contractor;

the certificate of birth of the child granted by competent authority of foreign state which does not contain the information about the father of the child, legalized or certified by apostille, and also without any additional certificate in the cases provided by the international treaty of Ukraine.


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