Documents issued or certified in foreign countries will be accepted in Ukraine without a special certificate if such a practice existed as of February 24, 2022, in accordance with Ukraine's international treaties.
The relevant resolution was adopted today at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. It was developed based on the results of the work of the Coordination Headquarters for the Return of Citizens from the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Third Countries to Ukraine, headed by Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories.
This step was necessary because in December last year, the international Convention on Legal Aid and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters was terminated in relations with russia and belarus. As a result, Ukrainian citizens who have documents issued in these two countries would now have to have them apostilled. That is, they would have to travel to the territory of the aggressor state, which is unacceptable.
The Government's decision stipulates that during the period of martial law in Ukraine and for another 6 months after it, documents that were accepted without apostille before February 24, 2022, will continue to be accepted without apostille.