Documents and passport control

Passenger and baggage check-in are carried out on the basis of the ticket and document which proves passenger’s identity, in particular:

for citizens of Ukraine

  • Passport of the citizen of Ukraine (for travelling abroad and returning to Ukraine – passport of the citizen of Ukraine for travelling abroad)
  • Child’s travel document
  • Diplomatic passport of Ukraine, service passport of Ukraine, seafarer’s identity card, crew member card

For foreigner and person without citizenship, who is located in

  • Foreigner’s passport document
  • Residence permit
  • Permit for permanent/temporary residence

(Section 5 paragraph X of the Airline Regulations for Passengers and Baggage approved by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine No. 735 dd. November 30, 2012)

Passengers, departing from the airport “Kharkiv” on international flights, go through passport control on a mandatory basis.

Documents for crossing state border by the citizens of Ukraine

  • passport of the citizen of Ukraine for travelling abroad
  • diplomatic passport
  • service passport
  • child’s travel document
  • seafarer’s identity card
  • crew member card

Documents for crossing state border by foreign citizens or persons without citizenship

  • passport for traveling abroad
  • document for returning to the state of citizenship or residence ( in case of loss of passport document on the territory of Ukraine)

Minor children leaving abroad

In accordance with article 2 “On procedure of leaving and entering Ukraine by the citizens of Ukraine”, minor citizens of Ukraine can leave Ukraine upon availability of the passport of the citizen of Ukraine, diplomatic passport, service passport, child’s travel document, which is issued to children aged up to eighteen years or if they are included in the passport of one of the parents and are accompanied by one of them.

In accordance with section 4 of “Rules for crossing the state border by the citizens of Ukraine” approved by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 57 dd. January 27, 1995 (as revised by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 724 dd. August 25, 2010), citizens, who have not reached the age of 16 years, accompanied by one of the parents or other individuals authorized by one of the parents in the notarized written consent, are allowed to leave Ukraine upon providing:

1) notarized written consent from the other parent, where they must state destination country and period of stay in that country if such parent is not present at the check point ;

2) without notarized written consent from the other parent:

  • if the other parent is a foreigner or a person without citizenship, which is proved by the record about parent in the child’s birth certificate and who is not present at the check point;
  • if there is a record about changing place of residence to a permanent place of residence outside of Ukraine or a note on a permanent consular registration in diplomatic mission or consular institution of Ukraine abroad in the passport of the citizen of Ukraine for traveling abroad, with whom a citizen, who has not reached the age of 16, crosses the state border or in a travel document of a child;
  • in case of submission of documents or their notarized copies:

– death certificate of the other parent;

– court decision declaring deprivation of parental rights of the other parent;

– court decision declaring the other parent missing;

– court decision declaring the other parent legally incompetent;

– court decision on granting the citizen, who has not reached the age of 16, permission to leave Ukraine without consent and unaccompanied by the other parent;

– reference on child’s birth issued by the Registration Office with an indication of the reasons for including information about father in accordance with paragraph 1 article 135 of the Family Code of Ukraine (when a child is leaving abroad accompanied by single mother)

For more detailed information about rules for crossing the state border of Ukraine at the airport “Kharkiv”, visit website of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

During passport control, passenger must present a passport for traveling abroad or another document as provided for in the legislation