Contents tagged with visa-free regime

  • Kyiv: Ukraine to start negotiations on joining Schengen Area

    The Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze, made an announcement regarding negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the Schengen zone.

    "One of the tasks that we set for ourselves is beginning a dialogue regarding the accession of Ukraine to the Schengen zone," Klimpush-Tsintsadze said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. She also stated that it is necessary to negotiate "road maps" on the liberalization of access to Ukrainian services …

  • Turchynov proposed tightening checks on residents of the Crimea and the Donbas who are seeking Ukrainian biometric passports

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov believes that it is necessary to conduct a thorough check of all applicants arriving from the territories that are not under Ukraine’s control who wish to obtain a biometric passport, as reported on the website of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

    According to Turchynov, after the start of Ukraine’s visa-free regime with the EU, the number of people from the Crimea and from the separatist-held …

  • Ukraine and Switzerland agreed on simplifying visa regime

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin announced at a press conference with Didier Burkhalter, the Head of Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland that Ukraine and Switzerland have agreed to simplify the visa regime between the countries.

    “We’ve just signed two agreements. I signed with Didier the agreement on facilitating the visa regime. You know that on June 11, we’ll have a visa-free regime with Switzerland but now we settled all issues in such a way that we have clear rules …

  • Ukrainians can now use state-issued ID cards to enter Turkey

    Turkey has officially introduced a visa-free policy with Ukraine which allows holders of state issued ID-cards to enter the country instead of general civil passports. The official policy text was published in Resmi Gazete (Official Government Gazette of the Republic of Turkey).

    According to the new rules, citizens of Ukraine and Turkey who use the ID-cards instead of passports will be able to cross the Ukrainian-Turkish border without visas and stay in the country for up to 90 days during a 18 …

  • European Union approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The EU council has decided to offer Ukraine a visa-free regime  , wrote Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko  on  his Facebook page on May 11.

    “The EU Council of Ministers has just accepted a final decision to offer us Ukrainian citizens the right to travel without a visa. On May 17 in Strasbourg, in the European Parliament building, as we agreed with our European friends, the relevant legislative act will be signed. This will probably be one of my most important visits in my three years of …

  • EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The EU Council approved the final resolution to grant Ukraine a visa-free regime, reports RIA Novosti citing the press service of the EU Council.

    The EU Council resolution will have to be signed by the President of European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and the Prime Minister of Malta which currently holds the EU Parliament presidency, Joseph Muscat. The resolution will then be published by the EU Official Journal, and the visa-free regime will enter into force 20 days later.

    As stated by the …

  • Mogherini announces that the visa regime with Ukraine will be eased in the coming days

    The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said that the European Union will ease the visa regime with Ukraine in the coming days.

    "In a few days, we will announce an agreement on simplifying the visa regime with our Ukrainian friends," the head of EU diplomacy said at a meeting of the Security Council.

    According to her, the EU “supports Eastern partners, strengthens their economies and state bodies, their resilience."

    In addition, …

  • Poroshenko: Ukrainians will be able to travel to the EU without visas starting June 11

    President Petro Poroshenko said that as of June 11th, Ukrainians will be able to travel to the EU without visas, according to a message on the website of the Presidential Administration.

    In his speech at Eurovision 2017, he noted the symbolism of the fact that during the competition in Ukraine, the EU Council will make a final decision on the visa-free regime.

    "Remember this date - June 11th. As of this date, citizens of Ukraine will have the opportunity to travel without visas to the …

  • Chinese Ambassador in Kyiv: China is ready to establish a visa-free regime for Ukrainians

    China is ready to establish a visa-free regime with Ukraine, as stated by Chinese Ambassador Du Wei.

    "The Chinese government is constantly working to provide comfortable conditions for Ukrainian guests who travel to China. I want to clearly express our position: China is ready at any time, on the principle of equality and mutual benefit, to take new measures to facilitate the travel of people between our countries, including the implementation of a visa-free policy," Du Wei said at a press …

  • Georgia’s visa-free travel privileges with the European Union will start on March 28

    The resolution on the introduction of a visa-free regime for Georgian citizens was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 8th of March. This resolution will enter into force 20 days after publication on the 28th of March.

    The abolition of visas with the European Union will allow Georgian citizens who have biometric passports to enter the territory of Schengen countries visa-free for the period of 90 days in six months. The policy does not grant the right to employment …