Ukraine is the first country in the world to legally equate electronic passports with paper passports

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Ukraine is the first country in the world to legally equate electronic passports with paper passports

The Ministry of Digital Transformation has launched electronic passports in a mobile application already used by 6 million Ukrainians.

The Ministry of Digital Transformation has launched electronic passports in a mobile application already used by 6 million Ukrainians.

“The Bill provides for the use of electronic documents at the level of customary passports. This is the first step towards the introduction of a paperless regime in Ukraine — state bodies do not have the right to demand paper documents if the information already exists in the electronic register. You choose which passport you will use today” — the head of the Committee for Digital Transformation Mikhail Kriachko.

Digital passports can be presented throughout Ukraine, used for travel by plane, except for crossing the state border and entering temporarily occupied regions of the country.

The reform became the basis for the all-Ukrainian digitization of business and state and will simplify internal processes for launching new digital products.

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