Summons At The Door: What to Do?

Junior lawyer

Lawyer practicing military law. Specializes in dismissal from military service, obtaining a deferment from mobilization, appealing the military military commission, writing reports, supporting payments after injury, registration of a combat participant, etc.

Contact now

Summons At The Door: What to Do?

Reading time: 3 min.

Respect for the law and military duties is the basis of Ukraine's defense.

Having seen the summons to the TCC and SP, there is a controversial question whether to go or not to go to this body on the specified date and time? And everyone decides for himself how to act correctly, but he must understand how it is reflected in the legislation.

A summons is a document that is handed to a conscript or a reservist to appear before the TCC and SP. A properly served summons is one that is personally delivered to the hand of the person to whom it is served.

All other types of notices, such as mail or email, shall not be deemed to have been properly served.

What to do if a summons was left at your door?

Check the data specified in the summons. The summons must contain the following data:

  • Surname, first name, patronymic of conscript or reservist;
  • Date of birth;
  • Place of residence;
  • Date and time of appearance at the TCC and SP;
  • Reason for attendance;
  • Seal and signature of the person who issued the summons.

Very often, such subpoenas are not properly filled out, contain spelling and other errors.


After verifying the data in the summons, the person can appear at the specified time and date at the TCC and SP, or he can ignore such a summons. Both options are correct, because if a conscripted person wants to serve or has grounds for postponement of mobilization, then applying to the TCC and SP is an adequate solution. But if there is no desire to meet with the employees of this body, then not coming after the summons found at the door does not mean violating the norms of the law.


It is important to remember that failure to appear before the TCC and JV without valid reasons can lead to administrative liability, but only if the summons is received properly, i.e. under a personal signature.

Do I need to consult a lawyer?

It depends on your individual circumstances. If you are not sure what to do with the subpoena, or if you believe you have grounds for exemption from mobilization, it may be helpful to consult with an attorney. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and make the right decision.


Here are a few times when consulting with an attorney can be especially helpful:

  • If you have grounds for exemption from mobilization, but are not sure whether they will be confirmed by the TCC and SP.
  • If you believe that you have been served with a subpoena illegally.
  • If you cannot appear at the TCC and SP at the specified time for valid reasons.
  • If you do not understand what is written in the summons.

Consultation with a lawyer is not mandatory, but it is worth noting that the consultation may be different. Consulting a military law lawyer with practical experience will help you protect your rights and interests. Therefore, the best option would be to contact a company that has in its team lawyers specifically for military law.

When choosing a lawyer, it is important to take into account his experience and qualifications and remember that knowing your rights is a guarantee of their observance by others.

Calculate the price of assistance:

1 question

Have other lawyers handled your case?


2 question

Are you in Kyiv or Kyiv region?


3 question

Do you need legal assistance urgently?

If we do not
call back
during the day
Law Company
Leave a request for legal assistance right now:
The best lawyers
Fair price
We work quickly
Online / offline consultation