CrimeaSOS: introduction of an administrative procedure will partially simplify the registration of documents at the TOT

23 / 05 / 2023

Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine, requests for confirmation of the facts of birth, death and marriage in the temporarily occupied territories (TOT) are increasingly being received by the bodies of state registration of acts of civil status and courts. It is impossible to transfer documents from the TOT to the necessary authorities in the controlled territories due to the lack of transport connections.

This problem can be solved by the adoption of the bill # 9069 “On amending some legislative acts of Ukraine regarding peculiarities of state registration of acts of civil status that took place in the territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation and outside Ukraine”. 

According to CrimeaSOS lawyer Anna Rassamakhina, the adoption of the bill would allow to solve the problem of overloading the courts and avoid negative consequences in the future.

“This is very important, especially for the future, because it will be necessary to document, first of all, the facts of the birth of children. The longer we postpone the adoption of this mechanism, the worse it will be later. This is how we hide this problem, but it will not go away”, – Anna Rassamakhina said on the air of Hromadske Radio.

The bill provides for amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On State Registration of Civil Status Acts“.

The main innovation would be article 17 note. 1. According to it, units of the State Registration of Civil Status Acts and diplomatic missions of Ukraine abroad would be able to register the fact of birth, death or marriage on the basis of documents issued in the occupied territories. This is currently impossible.

We shall remind you that earlier the coalition of organizations that care for the protection of the rights of victims of the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine explained why it was important to adopt bill #9069.


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