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     European Treaty Series - No. 37

    EUROPEAN AGREEMENT

    ON TRAVEL BY YOUNG PERSONS

    ON COLLECTIVE PASSPORTS BETWEEN

    THE MEMBER COUNTRIES

    OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

    Paris, 16.XII.1961

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     The signatory governments of the member States of the Council of Europe,

     Desirous of increasing facilities for travel by young persons between their countries,

     Have agreed upon the following articles:

     Article 1

     Each Contracting Party agrees to admit upon its territory parties of young persons from the

    territory of any other Contracting Party, on a collective travel document satisfying the

    conditions specified in this Agreement.

     Article 2

     Every person included in a collective passport for young persons shall be a national of the

    country which issued such travel document.

     Article 3

     Young persons up to their 21st birthday shall be eligible for inclusion in a collective

    document issued under the present Agreement.

     Article 4

     A leader, at least 21 years of age, travelling on a valid individual passport and appointed in

    accordance with such regulations as may be in force in the territory of the Contracting

    Party which issued the collective travel document, shall:

     retain possession of the collective travel document;

     remain in company with the party;

     be responsible for complying with formalities at the frontiers;

     ensure that the members of the party remain together.

     Article 5

     The number of persons who may be included in a collective travel document for young

    persons shall be not less than five, and not more than fifty, excluding the leader.

     Article 6

     All the persons included in a collective document shall remain together.

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     Article 7

     If, contrary to the provisions of Article 6, a member of the party travelling on a collective

    travel document for young persons becomes separated from the party or does not, for any

    reason, return with the rest of the party to the country which issued the document, the

    leader of the party shall immediately inform the local authorities and, if possible, the

    diplomatic or consular representative of the said country.

     He shall, in any case, report the fact to the frontier authorities at the place of departure

    from the country.

     The member not leaving the country with his party shall, if required, obtain an individual

    travel document from the representative of his own country.

     Article 8

     The period of stay for parties travelling on a collective travel document for young persons

    shall not exceed three months.

     Article 9

     The collective travel document for young persons shall be in the form appended hereto and

    shall include in every case the following particulars:

     a date, place and authority who issued the document;

     b description of the party;

     c country (or countries) of destination;

     d period of validity;

     e surname, first names and passport number of the leader;

     f surname (in alphabetical order), first names, date and place of birth and place of

    residence of each member of the party.

     Article 10

     The normal passport-issuing authorities shall issue the collective travel document in

    accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 9 and shall certify that all the persons

    included in it are nationals of the country which issued the document, as provided in

    Article 2.

     Any amendments or additions to a collective travel document shall be made by the

    authority which issued it.

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     Article 11

     Every collective travel document shall in principle be issued in original only.

     Each Contracting Party may, by a declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the

    Council of Europe, when signing this Agreement or depositing its instrument of ratification

    or approval or accession, state how many additional copies it may require.

     Article 12

     Members of a party travelling on a collective passport shall be exempt from presenting a

    national identity card.

     They must, however, be able to prove their identity in some way, if required to do so.

     Each Contracting Party may, by a declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the

    Council of Europe, when signing this Agreement or depositing its instrument of ratification

    or approval or accession, specify the way in which members of a party must prove their

    identity.

     Article 13

     Each Contracting Party may, by a declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the

    Council of Europe, when signing this Agreement or depositing its instrument of ratification

    or approval or accession, extend, for the purpose of admission to and stay in its territory

    and subject to reciprocity, the provisions of this Agreement to young refugees and young

    stateless persons lawfully resident in the territory of another Contracting Party and whose

    return thereto is guaranteed. This declaration may be withdrawn at any time by notification

    addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

     Article 14

     The present Agreement shall be open to the signature of Members of the Council of Europe,

    who may become Parties to it either by:

     a signature without reservation in respect of ratification or approval, or

     b signature with reservation in respect of ratification or approval followed by

    ratification or approval.

     Instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the

    Council of Europe.

     Article 15

     The present Agreement shall enter into force one month after the date on which three

    members of the Council shall, in accordance with Article 14, have signed the Agreement

    without reservation in respect of ratification or approval or shall have ratified or approved

    it.

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     In the case of any member of the Council who shall subsequently sign the Agreement

    without reservation in respect of ratification or approval, or who shall ratify or approve it,

    the Agreement shall enter into force one month after the date of such signature or the date

    of deposit of the instrument of ratification or approval.

     Article 16

     After the entry into force of this Agreement, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of

    Europe may invite any non-member State to accede to the present Agreement. Such

    accession shall take effect one month after the date of deposit of the instrument of accession

    with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

     Article 17

     The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify members of the Council and

    acceding States:

     a of the date of entry into force of this Agreement and of the names of any members

    who have signed without reservation in respect of ratification or approval or who

    have ratified or approved it;

     b of the deposit of any instrument of accession in accordance with Article 16;

     c of any declaration or notification received in accordance with the provisions of

    Articles 11, 12 and 13;

     d of any notification received in accordance with Article 18 and its effective date.

     Article 18

     The present Agreement shall remain in force indefinitely.

     Any Contracting Party may terminate its own application of the Agreement by giving six

    months' notice to that effect to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

     In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorised thereto by their respective

    governments, have signed the present Agreement.

     Done at Paris, this 16th day of December 1961, in English and French, both texts being

    equally authoritative, in a single copy which shall remain deposited in the archives of the

    Council of Europe. The Secretary General shall transmit certified copies to each of the

    signatory and acceding governments.

     MODEL COLLECTIVE TRAVEL DOCUMENT

     (provided for in Article 9 of the Agreement)

     ____________

     COUNCIL OF EUROPE

     COLLECTIVE PASSPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

     Issued in pursuance of the European Agreement

     on Travel by Young Persons on Collective Passports,

     opened for signature by member countries of the Council of Europe

     on 16 December 1961

     ____________

    Country of issue ................................................................................................................................................................ Issuing authority ..............................................................................................................................................................

     ____________

Collective passport issued to . . . . . . . . . . . . . (description of party) ................................................................................

    nationals of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (country) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . travelling to ...........................................................

    . . . . . . . . . (country or countries) ........................................................................................................................................

    through............................................................................................................................................................................... Period of validity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Leader of party:

     Surname .........................................................................................................................................

     First names .....................................................................................................................................

     Passport No. . . . . . . . . . . . . (date and place of issue) ..................................................................

     ................................................................................................................................

     List of members of the party

     (in alphabetical order)

     Surname First names Place and Place of residence

     date of birth

     1.

     2.

     3.

    The leader of the party which is travelling on the present collective passport has been fully apprised of his responsibilities under the European Agreement on Travel by Young Persons.

     Issued on . . . . . . . . . . . at .......................................................

     (signature and stamp of issuing authority)

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