By the law of Ukraine, Art. 313 para.3 of the Civil Code, children under 16 can leave the country only with parental (adoptive parents)or guardians consent and accompanied either by people mentioned above or a designated person.
Children under 16 can cross Ukrainian border by international passport, travel document or parents’ international passport (with children data included).
State migration service of Ukraine had suspended the production of travel documents for children, as well as practice of pasting their data into parent’s passports. However, travel documents are still valid up to October 1, 2019. Afterwards, international passports will be obligatory for travelling abroad.
Notarized agreement of one parent is not needed in the following cases:
When travelling to the Republic of Moldova or Russian Federation (according to the Agreement between the government of Ukraine and the government of the Russian Federation as to the circumstances of mutual trips of citizens) children – citizens of Ukraine under the age of 16 may cross the state border with a birth certificate only.
We also recommend to familiarize oneself with the law № 2475-VIII adopted on July 03, 2018 and enacted on August 28, 2018. It provides that certain changes of children’s terms of travelling abroad are to be set.