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To cancel entry ban to Ukraine first you need to know the reasons of why the Ukrainian authorities restricted you to travel to Ukraine. They have a right to restrict foreigners to travel to Ukraine in certain conditions, the list of reasons is not closed and there can be many reasons for the entry ban to Ukraine. Sometimes it can be set even for a minor violation, sometimes even without well-founded information, however as a preventive measure. Every case is a subject for a careful assessment.
In the line of article 13 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons”, the entry into the territory of Ukraine for foreign nationals or stateless persons can be restricted in the following circumstances (conditions):
– ensuring the national security or protection of public order;
– protection of health, rights and legitimate interests of residents of Ukraine;
– provision of false information or fake documents on the passport control on the border;
– submission of forged, spoiled or not confirmed to the established standards someone else’s passport;
– violation of rules of crossing the state border of Ukraine, the customs rules, sanitary norms or rules at the border crossing point of Ukraine or failure to comply with the legal requirements of officials and officers of the state border guard institutions, revenue and assembly bodies and other bodies that control state border;
– if during the previous stay in the territory of Ukraine the foreigner or stateless person has failed to comply with court decision or administrative penalties or have other failed property obligations to the state, individuals or companies, including those connected with the previous deportation, including after the expiration of the prohibition of further entry into Ukraine;
– entry of the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine or the area of an anti-terrorist operation outside the control points of entry-exit.
Information about foreigners or stateless persons shall be entered into the database of persons who according to the legislation of Ukraine are not allowed to enter Ukraine or temporarily restricted the right of departure from Ukraine (so called ban to leave the territory of Ukraine).
The decision to ban entry into Ukraine for a term of three years is taken by the central executive authority, which ensures the implementation of the state policy in the field of migration (the State migration service of Ukraine), Security service of Ukraine or State border guard service of Ukraine.
Entry ban decision can be set for foreigners for a longer period than 3 years, depending on the case it can be forbidden to travel to Ukraine for 5 – 10 years. For example, if there is a court decision about forcible deportation of a foreigner the deportation decision can be accompanied with a decision of entry ban for 5 years.
Do not try to travel to Ukraine till the cancellation of entry ban
In the case of failure to comply with the decision on the prohibition of entry into Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons shall be forbidden to enter Ukraine for a further period of 10 years, which is added to part of the time limit for entry into Ukraine, which did not expire until the second decision on the prohibition ‘ride in Ukraine.
The above means that a foreigner should not even think to cheat the authorities, nothing will help, any unlawful measures will only worsen the case.
For example, some people consider changing their passport or even names. It will not help!
Even if the person somehow crosses the border after some time surely the authorities will expose the cheater and it will lead to very negative consequences such as 15 years and more entry ban to Ukraine.
Instead, the only reasonable way is to dispute the entry ban decision with the help of an experienced advocate.
Cancel entry ban to Ukraine
Every person has a right to appeal decisions of state authorities. Depending on the case there can be two ways.
At first it is recommended to use extrajudicial legal mechanisms (if available). Thus, it will benefit to avoid litigation in a court, minimize the timeframe and possible expenses.
Despite the court litigation to cancel entry ban to Ukraine it is possible to temporarily suspend the decision
And only in case of exhausting the extrajudicial legal remedies the person should appeal to the administrative court in Ukraine. The litigation might take much time, however sometimes it is possible to temporarily suspend the entry ban decision during the litigation.
Do not delay the appeal of entry ban to Ukraine
It is very important to start appealing as soon as possible because in accordance with Ukrainian law there are some time limits for a right to appeal the entry ban decision.
Why need a lawyer to cancel entry ban to Ukraine?
With the professional approach of an experienced immigration lawyer in most situations it is possible to cancel the entry ban without going into a long term litigation process, usually in such situations total processing time will not exceed several weeks.
If you have an entry ban to Ukraine and need a qualified legal assistance you are welcome to contact our immigration lawyer who has a wide experience on resolving such problems and many satisfied testimonials.
We guarantee that the problem will be solved in the shortest possible terms and with minimal financial losses.
Our skilled immigration lawyer has wide and positive experience on appealing state authorities unlawful decisions, do not delay with your problem and better contact us as soon as possible in order to protect your rights. Inactivity or contacting persons who do not have a lawyer’s license might cause you irreparable damage and lead to unforeseen negative consequences.
The last time when I was in Ukraine I overstayed the allowed quantity of days, on the departure from Ukraine I was told to pay a fine which I paid but the entry ban still is on. Why is it so?
In most cases payment of the fine is not enough to avoid or lift the entry ban to Ukraine. If you are in such a situation it is recommended first to investigate the reasons why the entry ban was not cancelled. Please note that the person should pay the fine for overstaying in Ukraine within 15 calendar days or appeal it within 10 days otherwise if the fine will not be paid the amount of it will be doubled and the person will be forced either to overpay for the fine or to sue the state authority.
I stayed in Ukraine without any violations on visa however when I tried to re-enter Ukraine with new visa I was refused a visa because of the point number 3 – there is a record on the foreigners/stateless person in Ukraine’s database on persons who according to Ukraine’s legislation are banned from entering Ukraine or their right to leave Ukraine is temporary restricted.
Sometimes a person might think that he/she did not violate prescribed terms of stay in Ukraine, however indeed just did not know about it, it could be even a minor violation which however led to such serious consequences. If you are in such a situation it is recommended first to investigate the reasons of why the entry ban was filed.
I stayed in Ukraine without any violations on my visa. However, when I tried to re-enter Ukraine with a new visa that I successfully obtained, on the arrival to Ukraine the State border guard service officers did not allow me to cross the border of Ukraine. Instead they filed an entry denial decision on me and departed me back from Ukraine.
Depending on the circumstances and the official reason (-s) that should be indicated in the entry denial decision if a person was denied to enter Ukraine because there is a record on the foreigners/stateless person in Ukraine’s database on persons who according to Ukraine’s legislation are banned from entering Ukraine then it is recommended to collect the original decision (State border guard service officers are obligated to provide a sample) and to investigate the reasons of why the entry ban was filed.
I am a citizen of the country that has a visa free regime with Ukraine, when I tried to re-enter Ukraine after my last time staying there on arrival to Ukraine the State border guard service officers did not allow me to cross the border of Ukraine. Instead they filed an entry denial decision on me and departed me back from Ukraine.
Please read our other legal service on the appeal entry denial decision and resolving of problems on Ukraine border passport check.
During my previous stay in Ukraine the State migration service of Ukraine filed a deportation case on me with a 3 years entry ban. Is it possible to cancel the ban earlier?
Generally it is possible to do with extrajudicial legal procedures. Depending on the case circumstances, violation or its absence if you are disagree with the charges it is also possible to sue responsible territorial department of the SMSU and force them to cancel the entry ban earlier. Deep and proper legal assessment is mandatory for such type of cases.
I have never been to Ukraine before and when I applied for a visa to Ukraine I was refused due to point number 3 – there is a record on the foreigners/stateless person in Ukraine’s database on persons who according to Ukraine’s legislation are banned from entering Ukraine or their right to leave Ukraine is temporarily restricted.
In rare cases it can happen due to technical mistakes by the Embassy/Consulate of Ukraine and/or the State security service of Ukraine – in such cases it is recommended to hire a lawyer to protect your interests and appeal the illegal and unfair visa refusal decision to Ukraine. See more information about the appeal procedure on visa refusal to Ukraine here. It is worth mentioning that sometimes however the mistake can occur due to the applicant’s similar name to another person who indeed has an entry ban to Ukraine. In any case still it will be possible to appeal such an entry ban.
How long does it take to lift the entry ban to Ukraine?
Depending on the case circumstances and its difficulty our immigration lawyer will do everything possible in a legal way to solve the problem in most possible shortest terms that in most cases do not exceed several weeks. However sometimes the procedure length might be extended due to many reasons such as inadequate responses of state authorities or its delay, in such cases still our immigration lawyer will not recommend to sue the state authority until all the extrajudicial remedies will be exhausted. Only after that the only possible way will be to sue the responsible state authority, the litigation might last from several months to a year.
What is the cost of legal work to cancel the entry ban to Ukraine?
Every case is very individual, that is why the cost of legal services on cancelling entry ban (-s) depends on the difficulty of the case, its lasting, the amount of work to be done and the amount of effort required. At first our immigration lawyer should evaluate the case circumstances, check all the available information and documents, and clarify specific issues. Anyway, we provide a free initial assessment of the case and legal consultation, therefore, do not hesitate to contact us for any type of inquiries on the matter.