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Supreme Court Chamber cancels ban on passports in a book form

Source : 112 Ukraine

The judges noted that the introduction of brand new technologies shouldn’t be irreplaceable and compulsory
12:07, 20 September 2018

Chamber of the Supreme Court canceled the ban on issuance of passports in a form of a book instead of ID-card, as the press office of the Supreme Court says.

“The introduction of brand new technologies shouldn’t be irreplaceable and compulsory. Those, who deny accepting these technologies, have to have options, - the traditional ways of one’s identification,” the message says.

Besides, it was noted that the Chamber made this decision before considering a complaint of Zhytomyr resident against the exemplary decision of the Cassation Administrative Court of the Supreme Court.

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The decision of the Cassation Administrative Court did not let her refuse from ID-card due to the religious convictions and get a book passport instead.

The Chamber satisfied her complaint and canceled this decision.

Therefore, the judges obligated the State Migration Service to issue a Ukrainian passport for the citizen in the form of a book.

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Earlier, in March, 2018 the Cabinet of Ministers banned to issue Ukrainian passports in a form of a book.

Earlier, the Migration Service reported 1,1 million ID-cards issued and almost 4 million biometric passports in 2017. The representatives of the service predict a complete transfer to ID-cards till 2022 in Ukraine.

Related: Crimean citizens get Ukrainian passports six times more in 2018

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