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Visa-free regime

Visa-free regime

Fulfillment of the criteria for visa-free entry to the European Union for the citizens of Ukraine Since June 11, 2017 there is a visa-free regime for the citizens of Ukraine to enter the EU.

You can find the rules of visa-free regime for the citizens of Ukraine here: https://dsk.kyivcity.gov.ua/files/2017/6/8/Pamiatka.pdf

as well as here https://dsk.kyivcity.gov.ua/files/2017/6/8/InfDov.pdf

We advise you to carefully check the current border crossing requirements on the official websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Migration Service, the State Border Guard Service, in particular using useful links:

https://mfa.gov.ua/podorozhnim/pravila-viyizdu-za-kordon-gromadyan-ukrayini

https://dmsu.gov.ua/faq/biometrichni-dokumenti-v-ukrajni.html

https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/1597924866-De-i-yak-mozhna-peretnuti-derzhavniy-kordon-Ukraini

Undoubtedly, the implementation of all the criteria of the Action Plan on Visa Liberalization and as a consequence the introduction of visa-free travel to the EU for Ukrainian citizens is a success story and the result of great joint work of all state bodies of Ukraine, including bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs system. However, this work continues, since the EU has decided to introduce the post-monitoring of the functioning of the visa-free regime within the framework of the suspension mechanism. This tool is absolutely real and very effective. That's why the state bodies of Ukraine (as well as other countries with which the EU introduced visa-free travel regime) prepare annual reports about the status of fulfillment of all necessary criteria.

According to evaluation of European experts today Ukraine is not in the risk zone, because we demonstrate stable progress concerning all blocks of obligations:

- Our documents are protected with high international standards.
- Border Guard Service has all necessary means to identify a citizen at the checkpoint.
- There is proper interaction of bodies which are members of the High-level Interagency Working Group on Integrated Border Management.
- Ukraine demonstrates high representative implementation of the Agreement on readmission with the EU.
- Implementation of the Integrated Border Management Strategy developed jointly with EU experts continues.
- Ukrainian legislation is brought as close as possible to EU norms, and improvements continue to ensure better coordination of migration management and counteraction to violations of migration legislation.
- AMF ensures that the Migration Profile is prepared and made public on an annual basis.
- In 2020, the MIA also accomplished one of the tasks necessary to strengthen the fight against organized crime - the Strategy for Combating Organized Crime was developed and approved.