170 hryvnias and not a penny more! The court decided on the cost of the travel passport

24 December 2013 14:41  15054843 055621
170 hryvnias and not a penny more! The court decided on the cost of the travel passport

Ukraine's Supreme Court finally determined that production of the travel passport should cost 170 UAH. With the relevant decision, the court of last resort in Ukraine has confirmed the stance of the civil movement "Stop tyranny in passport offices."

According to the Democratic Alliance, the Supreme Court determined that the only obligatory payment for issuance a travel passport within 30 days shall be the state duty in the amount of 170 
UAH.

"Anything that exceeds 170 UAH per passport is illegal extortion of the State Migration Service (SMS) of Ukraine", - the Democratic Alliance stated.

"The decision of the Supreme Court is binding for all authorities. So, starting from December 3, any employee of the SMS, who obliges the citizen to pay extra money, commits a criminal offense under Art. 364 (abuse of power or position), and Art. 382 (failure to comply with the judgment) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine", - the representative of the movement Ivan Furlet said.

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