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Ukriane’s government recognizes e-passports to be official digital analog of paper documents

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine is the first country in the world, which allows to use the digital passport without provision of the paper or plastic analogue
22:51, 15 April 2020

Ministry of the Digital Transformation of Ukraine Facebook

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the regulation on electronic passports in the Diya application. Thus, the government recognized the electronic passports in the smartphone as the digital analog of paper documents, as the Ministry of the Digital Transformation of Ukraine reported.

Over 17,000 of Ukrainians test e-passport; soon, the will appear in Diya application.

“The passport smartphone will allow not to bring ID-cards and its extracts. If you do not have ID-card, we digitized the foreign biometric passport, which also identifies you. It provides the same rights and possibilities as the paper one, which acts inside the country. The number of Ukrainians with foreign biometric passports significantly exceeds the number of owners of ID-cards. It means that the majority of the citizens will be able to use e-passport for their identification,” the message said.

Related: Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry creates joint e-ticket for all public transport

After the end of quarantine, the Ukrainians will be able to actively use e-passports:

  • during the travels by railway or air transport;
  • during the medical service and banking transactions;
  • during the provision of administrative services.

Ukraine is the first country in the world, which allows using the digital passport without provision of the paper or plastic analog.

As we reported, the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Justice launched the E-Baby online service in Kyiv. Newly-minted parents will spend 20 minutes instead of two weeks on 10 public services related to the birth of a child. 

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