Turkey officially abolished visas for Ukraine

Turkey officially abolished visas for Ukraine

Turkey has officially introduced a visa-free regime with Ukraine for holders of ID cards that the authorities have started to issue to its citizens in early 2016 instead of the passport. The corresponding document was published in the official government publication Resmi.

Under the new rules, citizens of Ukraine and Turkey, which are ID-card, replacing passport will be able to cross the Ukrainian-Turkish border without visas and stay in the country up to 90 days within each 180-day period.

As noted on the page in Facebook the head of the State migration service of Ukraine Maxim Sokoluk, Turkey recognizes the ID card that came to replace the internal Ukrainian passport as a travel document for crossing the border with Turkey. He explained that now the Ukrainians can travel to Turkey without passports.

Sokoluk, said that while the Ukrainian Ministry of foreign Affairs has not received a diplomatic note from the Turkish side beginning date of travel. He added that it will be sent within one or two weeks.

Ukraine and Turkey signed an agreement between the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers and the Turkish government on the introduction of a visa-free regime between the two countries during the official visit of Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman in Turkey, it was reported March 14 on the government portal.

Wednesday, may 17, the representatives of Ukraine and the European Union signed a document on visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens, who will travel to Europe. The abolition of visas will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official journal of the EU, namely in the beginning of June.

Ukraine became the third of the six countries of “Eastern partnership”, to which the EU abolished the visa regime.

The first two are Moldova and Georgia. Visa-free regime for Moldova in force since April 2014, and Georgia — from March 2017.