Introduces a mechanism of preliminary check of the grounds for entry into Ukraine.
President Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of the Council of national security and defense from March 1, 2018, which tightens the conditions for the entry into Ukraine of citizens of the Russian Federation.
This is stated on the website of the President.
The decision provides for the establishment of a mechanism for preliminary validation of the grounds for entry into Ukraine. Citizens from the list of migration risk countries, first and foremost, citizens of Russia will have in advance through electronic channels to inform the authorities of Ukraine about the intention to make the trip.
To this end, the Cabinet is obliged within a month to develop and submit to Parliament the necessary amendments to the laws on legal status of foreigners and persons without citizenship and border control.
Also the government was instructed to prepare amendments to the Code of Ukraine on administrative offences to enhance responsibility for violation of employment, admission to education, housing, registration of foreigners and persons without citizenship and registration documents for them and also for the violation of foreigners and persons without citizenship rules of stay in Ukraine.
According to the NSDC decision, within two months must be prepared and approved the procedure of registration of foreigners, stateless persons and their passport documents at checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine; the procedure for information interaction of the subjects of the national system of biometric verification and identification of citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and persons without citizenship; the procedure for filling and use of the immigration card, in particular when checking the grounds for entry into Ukraine, extension of stay of foreigners and persons without citizenship on the territory.
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