Everything about Ukrainian biometric passports for children

Ukrainian biometric passports for children

Issuance of children’s travel documents in Ukraine ceases since April 1.

On April 1, 2015 the State Migration Service of Ukraine ceases production of children’s travel documents for traveling abroad. These documents still can be used for three years, but the State Migration Service of Ukraine terns to production of the children’s international passports which will be the only effective documents valid for crossing the border with children.

So entering the child’s data into the passport and the children’s travel document for travelling abroad will be canceled. These documents can be used for three years, but further the State Migration Service of Ukraine will produce only the children’s international passports.

This practice is global and fully justified. The children’s international passport will be valid for four years. Beginning with 16 the full international passport with validity for 10 years will be issued.

The passport will be produced in the form of a booklet which consists of a soft cover, 32 pages and a data page, and the right end sheet of the passport will contain a contactless electronic media.

Addresses of the centers for biometric data collection in all regions you can see in the publication “Where and at what price can a biometric passport be issued

Detailed information and answers to the questions about the biometric passports you can see in the publication “Biometric passport. Only the facts”.

Nowadays there are thee types of documents empowering travel aboard with the child

1. The international passport of the child;
2. The travel document of the child;
3. Entering the child’s data into the international passports of the parents;

What documents are required for issuance of the children’s international passport?

For issuance of the children’s international passport the following documents are required:

For the children under 16:

  1. The birth certificate
  2. The application form of one of the parents (is formed in the office)
  3. Two color photos of 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  4. One color photo of 10 x 15 cm
    1. The death certificate of the other parent;
    2. The court’s decision on deprivation of parental rights of the other parent;
    3. The court’s decision on declaration of absence of the other parent;
    4. The court’s decision on recognition of incapacity of the other parent;
    5. The document on registration of the child’s residence with one of the parents who submits the application form;
    6. The extract from the State Birth Register indicating data on the father pursuant to p. 1, Art. 135 of the Family Code of Ukraine (according to the mother).
    7. The notarized appropriate request of the parents;
    8. For the child under the age of 16 – the birth certificate, aged 16 – the passport of the citizen of Ukraine and the birth certificate are required;
    9. The passport of the citizen of Ukraine of a parent;
    10. The children’s travel document (if previously issued);
    11. four photos of 3.5 x 4.5 cm;

For the children under 12, in addition:

If the child lives with one of the parents, one of the following documents is submitted additionally:

The state tax of UAH 170 (or UAH 340 in case of urgent issuance) by issuance of the children’s international passport is not charged.

Thus, the cost of the children’s international passport will be UAH 348.15 – when making non-urgent (20 working days). In operational regime (7 working days) – UAH 435.30.

Up to 14 years any fingerprints and electronic signature will not be entered into the children’s international passport. After 14 years biometric data can be entered into electronic media by parents’ agreement.

Attention! Since April 1, 2015 the State Migration Service of Ukraine ceased production of children’s travel documents for traveling abroad.

These documents still can be used for three years, but the State Migration Service of Ukraine terns to production of the children’s international passports which will be the only effective documents valid for crossing the border with children.

What documents are required for issuance of the children’s travel document? (since April 1 is not issued – the documents for issuance of the children’s international passport are to be submitted)

Explanation of the State Migration Service: the children’s travel document is valid for 3 years from the issue date. Possibility to obtain a document is extended to April 1, 2015.

For making the children’s travel document the following documents have to be submitted:

  • UAH 30.35 in the case of routine producing  within 30 calendar days,
  • UAH 60.70 in the case of operational producing within 10 working days
  • UAH 24 – the cost of the blank form.
  • The child’s birth certificate;
  • The parents’ passports for entering the data;
  • Two child’s photo of 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  • The services payment receipt;
  • UAH 18.63 in the case of routine producing  within 30 working days;
  • UAH 37.26 in the case of operational producing within 10 working days;

The cost of the children’s travel document producing in the routine regime is UAH 54.35, in the case of operational producing – UAH 84.70.

The application form and registration card are filled by the parents in the migration department. To fill the application form passport data of the parents are needed.

What documents are required for entering the child’s data into the international passport of the parents? (since April 1 data are not entered –the children’s international passport is to be issued)

According to Decree of the CMU of 26.11.2014, No 682 “On amendments to Decree of the CMU of May 7, 2014 No 152 and recognizing as ceased to be in force some Decrees of the CMU ” the service of entering information about the children is provided up to 01.04.2015 only in the passport of the citizen of Ukraine for travelling abroad of previous models (which were issued before 12.01.2015).

With the passports where the children’s data are entered you can cross the border of Ukraine as well as with the children’s international passports and children’s travel documents. With such passports you can travel with the children up to the expiry of the document or child’s achievement of the age 18.

To enter the children’s data into the passport (of old model) the following documents have to be provided:

All three documents are valid for crossing the border of Ukraine with the children.

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