Mobilization continues in Ukraine. However, during its martial law, certain categories of conscripted men have the right to legally cross the border. If you need a lawyer’s advice on crossing the border under martial law, the specialists of our law firm Prykhodko and Partners are ready to help you with this.
Categories of men who have the right to legal departure from Ukraine
Current Ukrainian legislation clearly defines the categories of men who can legally cross the border of Ukraine:
- Men aged 18-60, citizens of Ukraine, who have a permit for permanent residence abroad (confirmation of this must be a corresponding mark in the passport).
The passport must have a stamp of the diplomatic institution of Ukraine or the migration service. Important: work and long-term visas of foreign countries are not confirmation of permanent residence outside Ukraine. Thus, they are not grounds for traveling abroad.
- Men who have the right to leave due to their professional activities (volunteers, drivers, etc.).
Athletes, sailors, railway workers, volunteers, drivers have the right to legal travel outside of Ukraine under certain conditions. For example, male crew members of river and sea vessels can go abroad. Please note: at the time of crossing the state border, men must officially work on these vessels.
- Men are civil servants.
- Soldiers of the Armed Forces undergoing treatment or rehabilitation.
They can also be men from 18 to 60 years old, excluded from military registration due to health or family circumstances (single father, father of many children, guardian, etc.). So, in particular, if a man independently raises a child under the age of 18, he must provide a number of documents to confirm this status: the child’s birth certificate, the mother’s death certificate, or a court decision to deprive the mother of parental rights. If the father accompanies a child with a serious illness or disability, the specified diagnoses must be confirmed by relevant documents.
If the man is removed from the military registration (available decision of the military medical commission), there must be a document with the corresponding decision.
Consultation of a professional lawyer regarding border crossing by men
Thus, the procedure for the departure of Ukrainian citizens abroad is regulated by normative legal acts. In order to successfully and legally cross the border, it is necessary to prepare a complete list of documents. Yes, the departure of men in the age group of 18-60 years is limited and is carried out only if there are special reasons for this.
Lawyers Prykhodko and Partners provide advisory services related to border crossing under martial law. We also accompany our clients at the border to avoid any misunderstandings.
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