In Ukraine are going to simplify the procedure of obtaining a passport for the Roma

В Украине собираются облегчить процедуру получения паспорта для ромов

The state migration service of Ukraine intends to facilitate the procedure of obtaining a passport for the Roma living in Ukraine. About this UNIAN was reported by the Deputy Director of the Department for citizenship, passports and the registration of the State migration service of Ukraine Elena Palienko.

According to her, one of the main problems of obtaining passports Roma is the lack of a birth certificate or his loss. So GMS and the Ministry of justice are working to establish electronic interaction (exchange between registries) to restore birth certificate that would eliminate the reason for the refusal to grant passports to such persons. This will give GMS the ability to make electronic requests in the Ministry of justice and to obtain information about whether or not issued with a birth certificate.

Paliyenko said that since last year, Roma started to get a passport.

In 2014, passport received 2428 persons of a Romsky nationality, 2015 – 2143 in 2016 – 1607, in 2017 – 3222, for the first half of 2018 – 1903.

According to her, most of the passports were received this year, Roma in the Transcarpathian region – 1151 people in Odessa – 227, Kharkov – 62, Donetsk – 79, Dnepropetrovsk – 71, Nikolaev – 49, Volyn – 42, other areas – up to 20 people.

She also noted that in 2010 changes were made to the legislation empowering Roma to register their place of residence in social institutions and to obtain appropriate evidence that is the basis for obtaining a passport of citizen of Ukraine.

In addition, paliyenko said that the migration service has developed a draft law on amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning the recognition of a stateless person, which will give such persons the opportunity to obtain certification. And if you stay on the territory of Ukraine in the status of more than 2 years they will be able to obtain a residence permit.

We will remind, in Kiev on August 2-3, will be held Ukrainian forum, devoted to the International day of the Roma Holocaust.

On 2 August 1944, the Nazis in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau staged a so-called Gypsy night, destroying about three thousand Gypsies to the gas chambers.

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