Grounds for legal border crossing for men during martial law

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Grounds for legal border crossing for men during martial law

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Mobilization in Ukraine continued. This means that, as of today, the legally defined rules for crossing the border are in effect. In this article, we will consider the grounds for legal border crossing during martial law. Please note: the lawyers of our company Prykhodko and Partners provide not only consulting, but also escort of persons when crossing the border.

Legal grounds for crossing the border

On the Internet, you can find various discussions about which of the men in the age group from 18 to 60 years has the right to cross the state border at the level of the Law.

Among the categories established by law:

  • Men whose unfitness for military service is documented.

We are talking, first of all, about unfitness for military service due to health problems. Such men should be excluded from military registration.

  • Persons who permanently live outside our state (that is, are citizens of another country).

They can leave the borders of Ukraine under one important condition - the presence of special marks in the passport.

  • Educators studying full-time abroad (pre-university or higher education).
  • Single parents, as well as parents who support three or more children under the age of 18.
  • Men who have a confirmed disability of groups I-III.

At the same time, it is mandatory to have a certificate confirming the relevant status.

  • Men are companions of persons with disabilities.

Men of the above age group can leave the borders of our country if they accompany close relatives for treatment, rehabilitation or permanent residence. The right to leave in this case is regulated by confirmation from the representatives of the medical and advisory commission.

  • Persons whose professional activities involve traveling abroad.

These are, first of all, drivers who transport humanitarian aid from foreign partners of Ukraine, important medical cargo. In addition, the following can count on legal departure outside of Ukraine:

  1. Athletes.
  2. Cultural workers.
  3. Sailors
  4. Military personnel for rehabilitation or training abroad.

The main condition is the availability of relevant documents from relevant departments - the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Health, etc.

Consulting of professional lawyers on the departure of men abroad

Even in cases where a man aged 18-60 has legal grounds for leaving Ukraine, which are supported by a package of documents, officials, representatives of territorial recruitment and social support centers, etc., do not have any questions about him, this is not a guarantee of an unhindered departure abroad.

The final decision is made by the representatives of the State Border Service at the selected checkpoint. If there is such a need, the decision made by the border guard can be appealed. Lawyers Prykhodko and Partners will help you with this.

To appeal the decision of the State Border Service, we use one of the options:

  • Preparation and submission of a complaint to the main body of the State Border Guard Service.
  • Filing a lawsuit through the district administrative court.

The lawsuit substantiates the information regarding the recognition of the illegality of the actions of representatives of the State Border Service.

Thus, you will be able to cross the state border without any obstacles. All you need to do is contact our lawyers. We provide a full range of services: from consulting and appealing decisions of representatives of the State Border Service to directly accompanying men when crossing the border.

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