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The Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences, approved by the Law of Ukraine dated 07.12.1984, No 8073-X, Article 203

Article 203. The violation of the rules of stay in Ukraine and transit passage through the territory of Ukraine by the foreigners and stateless persons

The violation of the rules of stay in Ukraine by foreigners and stateless persons, who are living without permission for stay in Ukraine, with invalid or expired documents, or employment without an appropriate permit, if the necessity of such a permit is provided for by the legislation of Ukraine, or failure to comply with the established procedure of movement and residence change, or evasion from departure from Ukraine after expiration of a respond period of stay, as well as the violation of the rules of transit through the territory of Ukraine, except for the violations provided for by the Part 2 of this Article,

entails imposition of a penalty in the amount from thirty to fifty non-taxable minimums.

The foreigners and stateless persons’ failure to comply with the established procedure of registration or violation of the established period of stay in Ukraine, which are revealed at Ukrainian state border checkpoints,

entails a warning or imposition of a penalty in the amount from thirty to fifty non-taxable minimums.

This Article shall not be applied to cases when foreigners or stateless persons, intending to be given asylum or to acquire the refugee status or individuals, who are in need of additional or temporary protection, illegally crossed the state border of Ukraine and stay on the territory of Ukraine during the period required for addressing a corresponding migration service authority for granting the asylum or refugee status or status of the individual, who is in need of additional or temporary protection, in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Refugees and Individuals, who are in Need of Additional or Temporary Protection”.