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October 2017

On 17-18 October, the Expert Meeting on Preventing Facilitation of Irregular Migration took place in Kyiv. The event was co-hosted by Ukraine and Lithuania with the support of the European...

October 2016
Organising countries: 
Latvia and Ukraine
Location: 
Riga
Date: 
27-28 October 2016
November 2014

About 50 representatives of EU Member States, Eastern Partnership countries, academia and international organizations gathered in Warsaw to discuss joint opportunities and challenges in the field...

June 2015

The representatives of the EU Member States, Eastern Partnership countries, academia and international organizations gathered in Kyiv to compare their practices and approaches to solving the...

News
03.08.2018

In the first half of 2018, the State Border Service of Ukraine recorded an increase in the number of identified irregular migrants by 22%. Thus, during the first six months of 2018, 1,432...

31.07.2018

Canada on July 31 started to collect biometric data from all applicants for visas with Ukrainian citizenship, according to the Canadian immigration ministry. 

Nationals from Ukraine are...

31.07.2018

According to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, over one million Ukrainians have already enjoyed the visa-free regime with the European Union after its introduction on 11 June 2017.
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28.06.2018

The long-term state border demarcation plan for 2018-2026 has been approved at the 17th session of the Ukrainian-Belarusian demarcation commission that gathered in Lutsk (Ukraine) on 26-27 June. ...

22.06.2018

According to the statement of the State Migration Service of Ukraine (SMS) 4 194 irregular migrants have been revealed in Ukraine during the first five months of 2018.

It is noted that in...

11.06.2018

11 June marked one year since the EU-Ukraine visa-free regime was introduced. This canceled the necessity of visas during the border crossing procedure - for Ukrainians who own the biometric...

25.05.2018

European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says that there are no risks today that would lead to the introduction of a Schengen visa...

22.05.2018

According to the ranking by Henley & Partners that takes into account how many countries can be visited...

16.05.2018

The Lithuanian government has decided to set quotas for foreign workers in some professions in connection with the intensive rise of immigration from Ukraine, Lithuanian Vice-Chancellor Deividas...

04.05.2018

54% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have funds only for food or have to limit expenses even for food, according to an EU-funded IOM survey conducted in March 2018. This is a 10% increase...

02.05.2018

The Cabinet of Ministers has introduced issuance of permanent residence permits to foreigners and stateless persons in the form of contactless smart ID cards from 1 June.

This is stated in...

27.04.2018

President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on the celebration of the Border Guard Day of Ukraine on April 30. The Head of State stressed that the Border Guard Day should be in line with real...

26.04.2018

On 26 April 2018, a working meeting of the delegations of the border agencies of Ukraine and Georgia was held under the leadership of the Chairman of the State Border Service of Ukraine Petro...

26.04.2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill into law to amend certain legislative acts on state border security, which steps up control over the state border and introduces a 10-year...

24.04.2018

The Palanca State Border Crossing Point, which is jointly administrated by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, is being built from the ground up with support provided by the EU...

18.04.2018

The Government of Ukraine has determined the maximum possible number of immigrants for 2018 at the level of 4,388 people.

The corresponding instruction, elaborated by the State Migration...

10.04.2018

The Hellenic Coast Guard has detained 64 irregular migrants near the Peloponnese, as well as three Ukrainians who transported them. 

"They were trying to move to Italy. Smugglers come from...

04.04.2018

Consular Service of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) launched the online registration of foreigners for electronic visas (e-Visa) for entry into Ukraine with a business or tourist...

29.03.2018

The new issue of Border Security Report covering March-April 2018 states that the migration situation in Ukraine is not threatful and irregular migration has not become a significant problem (...

29.03.2018

The Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started the on-line registration of foreigners for electronic visas (e-Visa) for entry into Ukraine with a business or tourist purposes (...

21.03.2018

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree enacting the National Security and Defense Council Resolution dated 1 March 2018 “On Urgent Measures to Neutralize Threats to National...

20.03.2018

Ukraine and Qatar signed an agreement on the mutual abolition of visa requirements. This was reported on March 20 by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

"The agreement...

16.03.2018

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki has said the amount of remittances transferred by Ukrainian citizens from Poland to Ukraine grew by almost one and a half times in 2017, to PLN 13...

15.03.2018

As stated by the official representative of the Directorate General for Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasylii Kirilich, 148 citizens of Ukraine were detained in...

07.03.2018

A hotline for questions concerning legal employment and protection of rights has been established in Poland for Ukrainian workers,...

28.02.2018

The introduction of visa-free agreement with EU countries has encouraged more Ukrainians to travel to the EU for various purposes. The number of travellers has especially increased among the...

20.02.2018

As stated in the recent Risk Analysis released by Frontex on 20 February 2018, for the three months post-visa liberalization (July-September 2017), the size of the passenger flow of Ukrainians...

03.02.2018

Ukraine has equipped 157 border crossing checkpoints with biometric identification systems, the State Border Guard Service said in a statement dated 2 February 2018.

A total of 1,200 new...

01.02.2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has launched a service of voluntary registration of Ukrainian citizens for the convenience of traveling abroad.

According to the Department of...

01.02.2018

As stated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, 85,119 Ukrainians obtained Russian citizenship in 2017. Also for this period, a decision to issue 67,022 residence permits for Ukrainians (...

01.02.2018

The government of the Czech Republic agreed to double the quotas for workers from Ukraine - up to 19,600 per year, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of the country said. Such step should...

29.01.2018

A little more than a quarter of Ukrainians leaving the country (26.1%) seek to stay on foreign soil to wait out hard times, according to a survey by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology....

27.01.2018

The State Migration Service of Ukraine has started verification of all persons who received Ukrainian citizenship during Ukraine's independence, said the Head of the State Migration Service of...

24.01.2018

Summary of legislative monitoring in the area of migration and border management for December 2017 prepared by IOM Ukraine is available now at the following ...

12.01.2018

According to the Directorate of Consular Service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine ten new visa centers will start their work in eight countries from 15 January 2018.

In particular, visa...

08.01.2018

Since the beginning of the year, more than 22,500 people have passed the biometric control when crossing the Ukrainian border, of which almost 15,500 are citizens of the Russian Federation, the...

01.01.2018

Ukraine has introduced a new system of biometric control for foreigners entering Ukraine as of 1 January 2018. It is applicable to citizens of 70 states designated as countries of "migration risk...

11.12.2017

Visa free regime with the EU encourages more Ukrainians to discover European countries. Ukrainians have crossed the EU member states' border near 11 mln times since the entry into force of the...

23.11.2017

Work in Poland will be more regulated for foreigners. Marzanna Skoczek, the Director of District Department of Labor in Grojec, claimed that, starting from January 2018, new rules on the...

20.11.2017

The issue of receiving EU residence permit remains actual for many Ukrainians. And there are already some good news in this regard. According to the Eurostat data, citizens of Ukraine received the...

15.11.2017

The leadership of the State Border Services of Ukraine has decided to strengthen the protection on the section of the Ukrainian-Slovak border due to the activation of irregular migration.

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13.11.2017

During the last 5 years Ukrainians have transferred about $ 30 billion of remittance through banks and international payment systems from around the world. According to NBU, more than $ 5 billion...

08.11.2017

Once Moldova and Ukraine complete ratification of the bilateral agreement signed in October 2017, joint control at the interstate border will commence.

After the ratification of the...

19.10.2017

Four Ukrainian men have been charged with facilitating irregular migration and are due to appear at London’s Blackfriars Crown Court on 14 November 2017.

Crew members were arrested...

18.10.2017

On 17-18 October, the Expert Meeting on Preventing Facilitation of Irregular Migration took place in Kyiv. The event was co-hosted by Ukraine and Lithuania with the support of the European...

16.10.2017

To discuss one of the EU funded projects named “Introduction of an automated intelligent video-control system at the road border crossing point Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi at the Belarus-...

09.10.2017

On October 6th, 2017, Moldova and Ukraine signed the Readmission Agreement as well as the Implementation Protocol on the procedure of its implementation in Chisinau.

The...

08.10.2017

On 7 October 2017 Moldova and Ukraine signed agreement on joint control at interstate border. The Agreement between the Moldovan Government and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Joint Control...

11.09.2017

The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine reported that as of 11 September 2017, according to the structural subdivisions of the social protection of the population of the regional and Kyiv city...

11.09.2017

According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, 6.3 million of foreigners entered Ukraine in the first half of 2017, which is 8.7% more than in the same period in 2016....

08.09.2017

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MoIA) has launched a milestone organisational strategy that will guide its reform activities until 2020. It took months of hard work to put together...

02.09.2017

President Petro Poroshenko has signed the Decree No. 256/2017, which enacts the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of 10 July 2017 "On strengthening control over...

25.08.2017

According to data of the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia, 8,104 people settled in Estonia in 2015 and 10,150 in 2016. Around 3,000 of the new arrivals were Ukrainian and Russian citizens, some...

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