Ukraine to Introduce European Standard of Biometric ID
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Ukraine to Introduce European Standard of Biometric ID PR Newswire KYIV, Ukraine, September 11, 2012 KYIV, Ukraine, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A bill concerning the introduction of biometric IDs in U k r a i n e passed the first reading in the country's

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Ukraine to Introduce European Standard of Biometric ID
PR Newswire KYIV, Ukraine, September 11, 2012
KYIV, Ukraine,September 11, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
A bill concerning the introduction of biometric IDs in Ukrainepassed the first reading in the country's parliament. Biometric documents will contribute to border security betweenUkraineand the EU. The draft law provides for the creation of a unified state demographic register, which will contain basic personal information on each citizen. Additionally, the draft stipulates issuing the documents for traveling abroad that have a built-in proximity chip with registry information on the holder.
The new document standard will help eliminate ID fraud and thus increase border security. The registry may become accessible to all the relevant European services and institutions, improving the time and cost efficiency of their work, including the shortened border control procedure. The Action Plan on visa liberalization withUkrainewas adopted inNovember 2010. The document stipulates that the government ofUkrainehas to carry out a set of reforms regarding document security, illegal migration, internal security, external relations, and fundamental rights. Moreover, the EU plans to assess the effect visa liberalisation would make on illegal migration streams betweenUkraineand the EU. Working towards the goal of visa free regime, in 2010,Ukraineadopted the strategy of integrated border management. Same year the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych created the State Migration Service, responsible for managing citizenship, immigration, registration, and asylum issues. Furthermore, Ukrainian government took steps towards personal data protection necessary to launch biometric IDs, informed the Polish Centre for Eastern Studies. Another development following the Action Plan is reforming border control system. The State Border Guard Service adopted new standards of recruitment, training and career development, highlights the Polish Centre for Eastern Studies.Ukrainehas also been increasing border protection efficiency -through agreements with neighboringBelarusandRussiaregarding common borders. Currently,Ukraineis at stage one of the two-stage visa liberalization process. In July 2012, the EU andUkraineextended the list of categories of Ukrainian citizens using the simplified visa procedure while travelling to the EU. Notably, the number of visas issued to the Ukrainian citizens demonstrates steady year on year increase, said Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira (the Head of the EU Delegation toUkraineat the time) inAugust 2012.