Contents tagged with Visas

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: Ukraine decided not to introduce visa requirements with Russia

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) decided not to introduce a new visa policy with Russia. This was announced in the Verkhovna Rada by Pavlo Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    “The plan for the future is the decision approved by the NSDC to create an integrated system. Not a separate step, as some wanted, but a system that provides for the collecting of biometric data from foreigners and stateless persons, effective control of movement through Ukraine, …

  • Trump's immigration decree means new visa renewal procedure for citizens of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and others

    The U.S. Embassy in Minsk has announced a change to visa processing procedures after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order pertaining to immigration and visas on January 27th. While outrage has erupted across the world over the decision to ban citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for a period of 90 days, the executive order also stated that citizens of countries that are required to obtain visas to enter the U.S. are no longer …

  • Lukashenko introduces visa-free travel to Belarus for citizens of US and EU

    The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed a decree establishing a visa-free policy for citizens of 80 countries, including the U.S.A. and EU countries, for a maximum period of five days, as reported on the website of the President of Belarus.

    The decree extends to 39 European countries including the whole European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, the U.S.A., Japan, and other countries. It is noted that the document is aimed at approving the visits of businessmen, tourists, and …

  • Ukraine and Canada agree to hold consultations on visa liberalization

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, that Ukraine and Canada have agreed to hold consultations on visa liberalization between the two countries. “We have agreed to start immediate consultations on visa liberalization. I thank Canada that we are able to start this project,” Poroshenko said.

    Poroshenko noted that the majority of visas issued to Ukrainians by the Canadian Embassy follow the validity …

  • Turchynov: Ukrainian government should make a decision on visa regime with Russia

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that the government should speed up the process of introducing a visa regime with the Russian Federation, as reported by Interfax.

    According to Turchynov, the government first started working on a visa regime in 2014.

    “You know, back in 2014, the National Security Council instructed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to introduce a visa regime with Russia, and in my opinion the government has …