As of February 8 over 20,000 plastic card passports were registered in Ukraine, informs the website of State Migration Service of Ukraine.
On January 11 migration service started introducing new samples of documents – the new passport is a plastic card with an electronic contactless chip. Due to these cards Ukrainians are soon expected to gain access to e-services.
Currently new documents are available only to persons who reached the age of 16 and are receiving their passport for the first time.
For the rest of the citizens the documents will be available after the Parliament adopts bill №3224, which has already been adopted on the first reading.