Japan liberalizes visa regime with Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The validity of visa also will be increased from 3 to 5 years
19:26, 9 November 2017

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Japan will liberalize the visa demands for the short-stay of the citizens of Ukraine since January 1, 2018. The press service of the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine reported this.

‘The range of the applicants who have the rights to the multiple visas for the short-stay with business goals, culture and scientists will be extended. The validity of visa also will be increased from 3 to 5 years. Also, the multiple visas will be implemented additionally to the acting single entry visa (with the validity of 3 years and the maximum term of stay 30 days) for the short-stay with the different goals, including the tourism. The applicant will not be obliged to provide the documents of guarantor in the case of the individual pay for the trip’, the message said.

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The Embassy noted that the improvement of the conditions for tourists, enterprisers, the increase of the people who visit Japan once more, the further strengthening of the interpersonal contacts are expected after this point will come into force.

Foreign Ministry of Ukraine noted that the discussion of the visa regime between Japan and Ukraine took place during the visit of Kazuyuki Nakane, the Japanese Foreign Minister to Kyiv on November 9.

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‘The sides also discussed the issues of the cooperation between Ukraine and Japan on the bilateral and multilateral levels, particularly the intensification of the political dialogue, development of the economic cooperation and North Korea issue’, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted.

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The government of Japan started working out the issue of visas cancellation for Ukrainians in June 2017. Leonid Yemets, the Ukrainian MP claimed that possibly the Ukrainian will able to visit Japan without visas until the Olympic Games in Tokyo (2020).

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