Poroshenko signs law on IDs needed for EU visa-free travel

18:55, 03 August 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed law No.1474-VIII on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine regarding documents confirming an individual's citizenship of Ukraine, identity or special status, which is required for EU visa liberalization for Ukraine, according to the president's press service.

The law is aimed at EU visa liberalization for Ukraine / Photo from UNIAN

This law lists identification documents proving a person's citizenship of Ukraine or special status, and determining the legal status of certain categories of people. The law introduces amendments to respective government resolutions and legislative acts.

Read alsoExperts predict population crisis in Ukraine this year due to warNamely, it amends the law of Ukraine on the State Demographic Registry and documents proving citizenship of Ukraine, person's identity or special status, the law on state registration of documents certifying civil status and the law on the procedure of exit from Ukraine and entry into Ukraine by Ukrainian citizens.

"The fulfilment of the provisions of the law will let it eliminate legislative gaps and bring the law on the State Demographic Registry and documents proving citizenship of Ukraine, person's identity or special status in line with the current laws," the press service said.

The law was passed by the Verkhovna Rada on July 14, 2016.

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