The final decision on traveling abroad is made by representatives of the State Border Service at the selected checkpoint. If you disagree with the conclusion of the State Border Guard Service, you can appeal it in two ways, said lawyer Artem Kovalev.
During martial law, some categories of men can travel abroad. Lawyer Artem Kovalev spoke about the legal grounds for crossing the border.
According to the lawyer, according to Ukrainian legislation, men who are unfit for military service and have documentary evidence of this can leave Ukraine during martial law. In particular, these are those men who were excluded from military registration due to health problems.
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This also applies to persons who permanently reside outside of Ukraine; they can travel abroad if they have special marks in their passport. In addition, during the war, education seekers studying full-time abroad, single parents and those who have three or more children under 18 years of age, men with confirmed disabilities of groups I-III can leave the country during the war. Also, men who accompany persons with disabilities (close relatives for treatment, rehabilitation or accompaniment to a permanent place of residence) have the right to travel abroad.
Persons whose professional activities provide for this can travel abroad. We are talking about drivers who transport humanitarian aid, athletes, cultural figures, sailors, military personnel for rehabilitation or training. According to Artem Kovalev, the main condition for traveling abroad is the availability of relevant documents from the relevant departments – the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Health, etc.
Can men who have grounds for this be refused entry abroad?
The lawyer said that the final decision on traveling abroad is made by representatives of the State Border Service at the selected checkpoint. However, the decision of the State Border Guard Service can be appealed. To do this, you need to prepare and submit a complaint to the main body of the State Border Guard Service or file a claim through the district administrative court. The claim must substantiate the information about the recognition of the illegality of the actions of representatives of the State Border Guard Service.
Let us remind you that the commandant of the Lviv region Taras Gren said that representatives of the TCC and SP cannot detain men. But they can issue a summons to the citizen who did not provide documents for verification.
It was previously reported that it is impossible to avoid punishment for ignoring subpoenas. However, the man may not accept the subpoena or write a written refusal if the procedure for serving the document is violated.