14 thousand Ukrainians get biometric passports – President

Now passport services daily give about 14 thousand of biometric passports of the citizen of Ukraine.

This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a live broadcast from Malta, where the head of state arrived on a state visit, writes UKRINFORM.

“If the average before the number of Ukrainians who received daily biometric passports was 9-10 thousand people, while today we clearly went to 14 thousand per day,” he said. Now there are physical limitations of printing biometric passports and mounting the chips with the data of the individual citizen to the passport.

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Poroshenko also added that there would be a reduction in queue when crossing the state border.


Recall that on 11 may the Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted the final decision on visa-free regime for Ukraine. It was the final authority in permit Ukrainians to cross the border without visas. Now it remains only to wait when the decision will come into effect and mechanisms for the implementation of a visa-free regime will be tested in action.