27 10 2017

Last week the Senate passed the bill on ratification of the Implementing Protocol signed between Poland and Ukraine to the readmission agreement.

Based on readmission agreements states accept re-entry of their own nationals, third-country nationals or stateless persons, if they were staying illegaly in another signatory state, on a reciprocal basis.

The readmission agreement between EU and Ukraine was signed in June 2007 and established the readmission obligations (which persons can be readmitted) and procedures (forms of applications, means on evidence of nationality). The Protocol defines the details concerning the implementation of the agreement. As such it enables the competent Polish and Ukrainian authorities to use all air border and specified land border crossing points for readmission or transit, as well as authorizes states to use additional evidence of nationality (such as marriage certificates or audiovisual materials). It also stipulates a possibility of conducting individual interviews with representatives of diplomatic missions in case no other evidence of nationality is available and nationality of a person concerned is not known.

The bill was now sent to the President of the Republic of Poland for signature.