Rules of crossing the border with children
Minor citizens of Ukraine leave the country if they have a passport of a citizen of Ukraine to travel abroad, a child's travel document, which is issued to children under the age of 18, or if they are entered in the passport of one of the parents, and accompanied by him.
Departure from Ukraine of citizens under the age of 16, accompanied by one of the parents or other persons authorized by one of the parents with a notarized consent, is carried out as follows:
- by the notarized consent of the second of the parents, indicating the country of destination and the time of stay in this country, if the second parent is absent at the checkpoint;
- without the notarized consent of the second parent if:
1. if the second parent is a foreigner or stateless person, which is confirmed by the parent's entry in the child's birth certificate, and who is absent at the checkpoint;
2. if in the passport of a citizen of Ukraine for traveling abroad, with which a citizen under 16 years of age crosses the state border, or in the child's travel document there is a record of leaving for permanent residence outside Ukraine or a mark of being registered with a consular office at a diplomatic mission or consular office of Ukraine Abroad;
When traveling to Belarus, children who are citizens of Ukraine can cross the state border if they have their own passport of a citizen of Ukraine to travel abroad, a child's travel document, or according to the passport of a citizen of Ukraine to travel abroad of one of the parents in which they are entered, and accompanied by him.
Unaccompanied children are considered to be passengers aged 5 to 16 years, if they are not accompanied during air transportation by a person who has reached the age of 18.
Unaccompanied children can fly on charter flights, subject to the registration of an escort service, which is provided along the entire route - at the airports of departure, transit and arrival.
At the request of parents / guardians, the service can be issued for passengers aged 16 to 17 years.
When ordering the service, provide the passport / travel document details and the child's citizenship.
In addition to purchasing an adult ticket, you must pay for an escort service.
Upon arrival at the destination airport, ground staff will accompany your child during all arrival procedures until handing over to welcomers. Airline employees will only be able to transfer the child to the person named in the accompanying sheet or to employees of the airline on which the child is transferred. The greeter must have an identity document with him.
If this person does not meet your child, we will be forced to send the child back to the airport of departure. You will be required to pay all associated costs.
The above rules are presented for informational purposes only. The client and passengers are obliged to familiarize themselves with the current rules on their own in the relevant authorities .