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Ukraine's Cabinet reduces immigration quota to 3,800 persons in 2019

The quota is 620 persons less than last year
16:21, 13 February 2019

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine set new immigration quota for the foreigners and the individuals without citizenship this year. 3,768 persons are allowed to immigrate into Ukraine per year, which is 620 persons less than last year. Such a decision was ruled out on the government session, as 112.ua reports.

So the quota for relatives of the Ukrainian citizens (full sisters and brothers, grandparents and grandchildren) is 875 persons, for the persons that used to have the Ukrainian citizenship – 498, for parents, spouses and juvenile children of immigrants – 2,070 persons, cultural and art workers, immigration of whom works in Ukraine’s favor – 280 persons.

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Besides, four highly qualified specialists or workers are allowed to immigrate in Ukraine provided Ukraine needs them for economic development.

The additional 41 persons can immigrate as well if they have been serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine for three years.

As we reported earlier, more than 77,000 foreigners were not allowed to cross the border to Poland in 2018. Most of those people were the citizens of Ukraine.

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Besides, it appeared that more than 12,000 of foreigners were employed violating the rules, as a result of checks of employment legality.

The State Border Service of Poland checked in a total of 52.3 million people at the borders over 2018, 36 million people were foreigners. Over 21.6 million checks took place at the border with Ukraine.

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