Ukraine: New Biometric Process to Delay Border Crossings

The Ukrainian State Border Service has introduced a biometric control system at all border checkpoints for all foreign nationals as part of increased security efforts. The extra steps may result in delays upon entry.

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Jan 03, 2018
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The situation

The Ukrainian State Border Service of Ukraine has introduced a biometric control system at all border checkpoints for all foreign nationals as part of a wider effort to increase security efforts.

  • System details. The biometric control system requires all foreign nationals to submit their fingerprints at the border.

  • Impact. The extra step may delay the entry process.

  • Biometric passport holders. Those with biometric passports may be subject to a faster screening process.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.

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