Preliminary agreement on waiving EU visa requirements for Ukrainians reached

The trilateral negotiations between the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, and the European Commission on the draft legislative resolution on waiving EU visa requirements for Ukrainians were successfully completed in the European Union on Tuesday.

"The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a preliminary agreement on visa liberalization for Ukraine," the Maltese Presidency of the Council reports.

The decision should still be endorsed by the Council of the European Union Committee of Permanent Representatives this Thursday.

Further, according to the procedure, the legislative resolution on the visa-free regime for Ukraine should be supported by the European Parliament and finally approved by the Council of the European Union.

Once the visa waiver for Ukrainians enters into force, and provided citizens of Ukraine have biometric passports, they will be able to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day-period for business, tourist or family purposes. The visa waiver will apply to all EU member states except Ireland and the United Kingdom. It does not confer a right to work in the EU.


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