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The agreement between Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus on the simplified procedure for change of nationality by citizens of Ukraine who constantly live in the Republic of Belarus, and the citizens of the Republic of Belarus who are constantly living in Ukraine

of March 12, 1999

Ukraine and Republic of Belarus, further "Parties",

proceeding from aspiration of the people of both countries to preserving and consolidation of historical traditionally friendly relations concerning providing to their citizens of human rights and freedoms,

confirming arrangement to obligations concerning providing human rights and freedoms it agrees commonly accepted by the international standards,

wishing to provide favorable conditions for realization by their citizens on the basis of free declaration of will of the right to nationality change,

aiming to prevent statelessness cases, agreed about the following:

Article 1

Each of the Parties will provide to citizens of other Party, constantly living on legal causes on its territories, nationality according to its national legal system.

Within ten days after provision to person of new nationality competent authorities of the Party which nationality is acquired issue to person the document which confirms the acquired nationality, at the same time withdraw the document which confirms the stopped nationality, and send its diplomatic channels to the Party which nationality stops, together with the message on acquisition of new nationality with indication of date of acquisition of nationality.

Within two months after receipt of the message on acquisition-faced new nationality the Party which nationality stops draws up the termination of nationality and reports about it to the Party which nationality is acquired.

Date of acquisition of nationality of one Party will be date of the termination of nationality of other Party.

The parties exempt persons who change nationality according to this Agreement, from payment of the obligatory payments connected with nationality change.

Article 2

In case of nationality acquisition by parents, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians owing to which they become citizens of other Party nationality of their minor children, and also minors who stay under their guardianship or under their care changes respectively.

Nationality of minor children, one of parents, adoptive parents, guardians whose custodians is citizen of one of the Parties and the second acquires nationality of other Party, is determined by the consent of parents, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians which shall be stated in writing and attested in accordance with the established procedure.

If parents, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians did not reach agreement concerning change of nationality of minor children, then the child is citizen of that Party in the territory of which parents, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians constantly live.

Minor children, parents, adoptive parents, guardians whose custodians live separately keep nationality of that from parents, the adoptive father, the guardian, the custodian on whose education they are if in this case other arrangement between parents stated in writing and certified in accordance with the established procedure did not take place.

Nationality of minor children does not change in case of change of nationality of the parents deprived of the parent rights. Change of nationality of minor children does not require the consent of the parents deprived of the parent rights.

Change of nationality of minor children age from 16 to 18 years in case of change of nationality both or one of parents, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians can happen only in the consent of minor children, stated in writing and certified in accordance with the established procedure.

Article 3

The questions which are not settled by this Agreement are regulated by the national legal system of the Parties.

Article 4

The questions connected with interpretation and application of this Agreement are solved the Parties by carrying out consultations or exchange of diplomatic notes.

Article 5

This Agreement is subject to ratification and becomes effective for the tenth day from the date of exchange of the Parties of instruments of ratification.

Article 6

This Agreement is effective within five years from the date of entry into force and automatically lasts for the subsequent five-year period if one of the Parties does not inform other Party on the intention to terminate this Agreement in six months prior to the termination of the specified term.

It is made in Kiev on March 12, 1999 in duplicate, everyone Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian by languages, and all texts are equally authoritative.

 

For Ukraine 

For the Republic of Belarus

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