Tag Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine sees record demand for biometric passports amid visa-free regime with EU

By | February 23, 2018

KIEV, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — The demand for biometric passports in Ukraine hit a record-high in 2017 due to the introduction of the visa-free regime with the European Union (EU), official data showed Friday. The State Migration Service said in a report it has issued about 4.033 million biometric passports last year compared with 1.509 million in 2016.… Read More »

Over 600,000 biometric passports in print queue at Ukraina Printing House

By | December 19, 2017

The Document state enterprise has produced over a million biometric passports, and delays with the issuance of such documents depend on the Ukraina Printing House, where more than 600,000 applications for documents are already in the print queue, the enterprise’s spokesman, Volodymyr Polischuk, has said. “The technical production [of biometric passports] depends on the Ukraina Printing House. They… Read More »

Decree on crossing border by foreigners on biometric passport came into force in Ukraine

By | September 2, 2017

ukr Kyiv: The decree on the crossing of the state border of Ukraine by foreigners only on the biometric passport since 2018 has come into force today. It was published in the newspaper “Government Courier”. Today, the decree signed by the President of Ukraine on the introduction of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the introduction… Read More »

Ukrainian Rada should pass legislation on vetting Donbas, Crimea residents applying for biometric passport

By | June 24, 2017

The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada should pass legislation before the end of the current spring and summer session to introduce a special vetting procedure for all applicants coming from Crimea and Donbas who wish to receive a Ukrainian biometric foreign travel passport, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said. “We should protect both Ukraine and Europe from… Read More »

Ukraine’s Passport Website Crashes After EU Votes for Visa-Free Travel

By | April 6, 2017

At a plenary sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg MEPs gave give their final approval to a visa waiver for people from Russia-bordering sovereign state. Passport holders from the country will now have up to three months visa-fee travel rights across European member states. The legislation was approved by 521 votes to 75 with 36 abstentions The… Read More »