Parliament Supports Draft Law on Simplifying Registration of Residence of Displaced Children

Опубліковано 24 February 2023 року, о 18:00

Today, the Parliament supported the government’s legislative initiative aimed at protecting the rights of IDP children.

The draft law (Reg. No. 8092), which regulates the issue of registration of the place of residence of IDP minors, was adopted in the first reading.

The Government’s legislative initiative was developed following a series of interagency meetings chaired by Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, where the urgent problems of internally displaced persons were discussed regularly.

In particular, children of internally displaced persons do not have a registered place of residence when they receive a passport, and therefore obtaining an IDP certificate and state aid is a big problem for them. As a result, they not only do not receive payments, but also cannot use the privilege of enrolling in vocational or higher education institutions, etc.

In order to address this urgent issue, the project proposes to consider the registered place of residence of minors as the registered place of residence of their parents or other legal representatives or one of them with whom the minor lives during the period of temporary occupation.

This will greatly simplify the access of IDP children to social, administrative and other services guaranteed by the state.

We are reminding that preparatory courses for the national multi-subject test have been opened for Ukrainian schoolchildren in 12 cities in Poland.