Immigration Rules


Mr. Captain!

Mariupol immigration service welcomes You and Your crew at our port. We would like to inform You that Mariupol port is the Ukrainian state frontier crossing point and that a special as well as pass control is in force in its territory. To avoid any problems we want to bring to Your attention the existing regulations that are to be followed by crew members on the territory of Mariupol port. These regulations cover the whole period of vesselís staying at the port and are to be returned back to an immigration officer on vesselís departure.

1. While arranging arrival / sailing formalities it is necessary:

  • to present to the immigration servicemen a crew list (3 copies) and passports of crew members for their photo and document identification;
  • to declare the persons not included into the crew list as well as the objects prohibited to be brought in the Ukraine (weapons, drugs, explosives, porno materials).

During the identification all crew members except the —aptain are to stay in their cabins until this procedure is completed.

2. The formalities and documents control being over shore passes will be arranged. It is prohibited to leave the vessel until the passports are handed over back to her crew members.

3. The passes substituting the passports will be issued to every crew member by a frontier guard at the port control gate No.1.

4. Master of the vessel is allowed to use his passport without getting a pass.

5. Coming back aboard the vessel crew members are to return the passes. Their own passports will be given instead of them.

6. Having lost a pass a sailor is either to pay a 50 USD penalty or will not be authorized to leave ashore.

7. Going into and out from the port territory is allowed only through the exit gate specially organized for foreigners. The scheme of the route is attached.

8. Control over the persons not being members of the crew staying aboard the vessel is imposed on her administration. On wish of the master and for additional payment vessel can be guarded by the immigration service. Master is to officially apply for this via agency.

9. Control over the visitors aboard the vessel during her stay in Mariupol is carried out by the immigration servicemen. Upon their demands You are to summon for control all the visitors staying aboard Your vessel.

10. During staying at the port it is prohibited:

  • to take on/off board objects, to embark/disembark people without immigration
  • to disregard predetermined route from the vessel to the control gate; to be on the territory of the port not related to the vesselís staying;
  • to make photos;
  • to hand over documents or passes to other persons;
  • to distract the frontier guards at the vessel from fulfilling their services (to initiate talks, to pass objects etc.);
  • to insult in any way the representatives of immigration service or port workers;
  • to hide persons and objects aboard the vessel from immigration or other type of control;
  • to stay ashore more than 24 hours.

11. Any actions not covered by these regulations as well as any trip out of town, change of crew members, invitations aboard the vessel of persons not being crew members should be by all means accorded in written form with the immigration service (via agency with indication of definite persons and reasons of attending the vessel). These regulations cover all foreign sailors being at our port. All crew members are requested to get acquainted with and follow them to avoid any misunderstanding while staying in town.


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