EU to apply new visa rules for Ukrainians (Video)

14:43, 30 April 2015
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New European Union visa regulations coming into effect on June 23 will require Ukrainians to also submit a digital photo and fingerprints when applying for a Schengen type visa, according to Radio Polsha.

Visas issued before the set date will be valid until their date of expiry, Ukraine Today reports. 

When applying for a visa for the first time, an applicant must submit their fingerprints. The biometric data will be stored in the Visa Information System for five years, and the procedure will have to be repeated after this period. 

Heads of state and their spouses, members of diplomatic delegations and also children under 12 will not have to submit their fingerprints.

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