Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport (children’s travel document)

Ukrainian Children’s Foreign PassportUkrainian Children’s Foreign Passport is a document needed for the child’s departure abroad.

With the children’s foreign passport your child will be able to travel free aboard Ukraine.

If you in determining reasons cannot accompany your child by departure from Kiev or other cities, it is necessary to obtain the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport. Having the own passport a child will be able to travel aboard Ukraine, accompanied by relatives, guarantors, in organized groups for visiting various events, participating in competitions and festivals, training or simply for rest.The procedure of issuance of the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport is somewhat easier than adult passport execution, but in any case compliance with the certain procedure is required. If the child aged 16 the internal passport of the child is to be added to the list of documents.

So, there are main points when the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport is needed:

  1. The child goes abroad within an organized group of children
  2. The child goes abroad without his/her parents
  3. To obtain a visa at the embassies of some countries a children’s travel document, regardless of the child’s age, is required.

Basic information about the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport:

  • The children’s foreign passport can be obtained from the birth of a son/daughter, and up to 16 years.
  • Validity of Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport- 4 years. Then a new one is issued. Extending is impossible.
  • For visiting many countries the children’s travel document is required since the birth of the child.
  • The Ukrainian children’s foreign passport is valid for 4 years and can not be extended. If the validity of the children’s foreign passport has expired, you need to obtain a new document, where a new photo will be glued, as the child’s appearance rapidly changes in the process of growing

IMPORTANT!

Is the presence of a parent obligatory by the children’s passport issuance? – No.

For issuance of the children’s travel document the notarized permission from a parent is needed; in the case if one parent refuses to give permission, a court decision is required.

The list of documents required for issuance of the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport:

For children under 12

  • 1 photo of 10×15 cm (glossy, face – 80% of the photo on a white background, without frames, corners, etc.).
  • 2 photos of 3,5×4,5 cm (glossy, face – 80% of the photo on a white background without frames, corners, etc.)
  • All the photos are identical to each other!
  • The child’s birth certificate and its copy
  • The identification code of the child, if any.
  • The internal passports of both parents + copies of all filled pages, as well as the presence of both parents when submitting the documents.
  • If a parent can not be present when submitting the documents, an application signed by a notary is required for issuance of the children’s passport.

The presence of the child is not obligatory

For children aged 12

  • The child’s birth certificate and its copy
  • The identification code of the child, if any.
  • Originals and copies of the passports of both parents
  • The internal passports of both parents + copies of all filled pages, as well as the presence of both parents by the documents submission.
  • If a parent can not be present by the documents submission, an application signed by a notary is required for issuance of the children’s passport.

The presence of the child is obligatory

How to receive the service

  • to submit an application and required documents;
  • To apply to the territorial authority or the SMS department and get the children’s travel document or refusal for its issuance.

Cost of the service and privileges

  • The cost of the services – UAH 30.35
  • The cost of the blank form – UAH 24.00

In case of urgent (within 10 days) issuance:

  • The cost of the services – UAH 60.70
  • The cost of the blank form – UAH 24.00

Applying

Personally (aged 16 to 18) or by the legal representative

Documents required for the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport

  • the application providing the information about the applicant: name, given name, patronymic, passport data (series, passport number, when and by whom issued, address), phone number.
  • the payment document (receipt) with a mark of the bank, post office or code of the operation on the payment of this administrative service and the passport blank;
  • the notarized request of the parents (or legal representatives of the parents or children) is needed in case of the child’s independent departure abroad, and in the cases where the parents are not married – from that one with whom the child lives. If there are objections of a parent the document can be issued by a court decision. For children aged 14 to 18 the absence of circumstances limiting under the law their rights for travel abroad is indicated in the application;
  • the passport of the citizen of Ukraine, and for persons aged under 16 – the birth certificate (after receiving the documents are returned to the service receiver);
  • the child’s consent, recorded in writing and notarized (in case of departure from Ukraine for permanent residence of children aged 14 to 18 years);
  • three photos of 35×45 mm.

The term of consideration of the application

  • The applications for the travel documents for a child are considered for 30 working days after submission of the documents (pre-term – up to 10 working days, issuance is made on citizens’ applications), and if travel is related to emergency treatment of the departing person, departure of the person accompanying the seriously ill patient or death of the relative who lived abroad – within three working days.
  • In the case when a child – citizen of Ukraine adopted by foreigners departs abroad for permanent residence, the passport is issued within a period of 10 working days
  • In the case of departure for permanent residence (immigration) – up to 3 months

Result from receiving the service

Issuance of the travel document of the child

Validity of the Ukrainian Children’s Foreign Passport

Up to three years or until the child reaches the age of 18

Grounds for refusal to provide the service

  • possessing information constituting a state secret – up to the end of the period determined by the Law of Ukraine “On State Secret” (in the case of traveling abroad for permanent residence –after aged 16);
  • there are unsettled alimony, contractual or other outstanding obligations  – up to the time when the obligations are performed or the disputes are resolved by agreement of the parties in accordance with the law, unless otherwise provided by the international treaty of Ukraine;
  • a criminal case is open – up to the end of the proceeding (after 14 years);
  • conviction for committing a crime – up to the end of servicing sentence  or the release from sentence (after 14 years);
  • evasion from performance of the obligations imposed by the court decision, the decision of other body (official) – up to the fulfillment of the obligations;
  • conscious providing the false information about themselves – up to the clarification of the causes and consequences of the false information;
  • a civil suit is brought against the citizen in the court, – by the end of the proceeding;
  • stay under the administrative supervision of the body of internal affairs – up to the termination of supervision.

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