Immigration update: Ukraine - Stricter border controls for Russian nationals under martial law

Ukraine - Stricter border controls for Russian nationals under martial law.

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Until December 27, 2018, Ukraine has declared martial law for the following regions: Chernihiv, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Sumy, Vinnytsia and Zaporizhia.During this time Russian men aged 16-60 (both inclusive) will likely not be allowed to enter Ukraine. The State Border Authority has confirmed that male Russian nationals with valid Ukrainian temporary or permanent residence permits should not be affected. Russian permit holders may not be admitted to Ukraine.More than 70 Russian nationals have been stopped from crossing the Ukraine border at Boryspil and Kiev airports already. Mainly due to not confirming the purpose of their trips but there were also some illegal visits.Key considerationsWe advise Russian nationals traveling to and from Ukraine to carry the following documents at all times:A valid passport
Work permit
Residence permit or registration sheet
Copy of rental agreement or accommodation confirmation
Insurance policy documents
Proof of return travel
Dependent work and residence permit holders:
Birth certificate for children
For children:
Attendance certificate from the schoolThis summary was prepared using information obtained from Peregrine Immigration Management, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine (in Russian) and the President of Ukraine.Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Crown World Mobility’s Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA, Michele Giordani.Crown World Mobility tracks policy in changes in over 120 countries, so you don’t have to! Find out more.