Today, Ukraine legally abroad is 5 million Ukrainian - and this trend is increasing.
This was the director of the Consular Department of the MFA of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha in Warsaw during a meeting with Ukrainian community in the Ukrainian House.
"Today's statistics show that legally abroad is about 5 million citizens of Ukraine. The figure is impressive and it has a tendency to increase " - said Sybiha.
The diplomat stressed that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine makes every effort to Ukrainian abroad was fully protected and felt European civilized approach to their needs when necessary assistance or receiving services from the state.
According to Sybiha, today issued Ukrainian Consulate of Ukraine abroad about 70 thousand biometric passports per year.
"Next year we expect registration abroad about 100 thousand. Biometric passports " - said the diplomat.
In general, he added, in Ukraine today issued 1.2 million biometric passports and the ability of Ukrainian state - to issue biometric passports 2.5-3 million per year.
Sybiha noted that registration of passports are the most popular overseas consular action, which is carried out in normal mode in simplified mode.
"For a passport citizen of Ukraine abroad only need to present your passport and any document proving the legality of stay in the country. All of bureaucratic obstacles for citizens of Ukraine cleared ", - stated the diplomat .
According to him, the most intensive consular work of the MFA of Ukraine abroad, and thus the largest number of Ukrainian observed in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany and Poland.
At the same time, he said, currently the largest Ukrainian living in Russia.
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