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  • Mykhailo Fedorov: Ukraine will be the first country in the world to equate digital passports with ordinary ones
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 15 February 2021 18:19

    The bill, which will allow the use of digital passports along with paper documents, was supported in the first reading by the Verkhovna Rada on February 4.

    Ukraine will become the first country in the world where a digital passport is legally equated to a regular one.

    Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov told in an interview with the Focus edition.

    "After the adoption of the necessary law, the brand of Ukraine will be shaped in the world – which is a digital state - we will become the first country to legalize digital passports. It will also simplify internal processes for launching new digital products," said Mykhailo Fedorov.

    A foreign biometric passport and an ID card are available in the Diia mobile application. Documents in the Diia app are introduced on a people-to-people principle. No additional devices are required to verify the validity of a digital document. One can do this with any smartphone that has the Diia installed. To do this, point the smartphone camera at the QR code of the digital document. This is a unique 3-minute identifier that allows you to check this document with the data in the relevant registers.

    Ukrainians can already use digital passports in most life situations - to receive mail in post office, administrative, financial, banking services and more. In particular, with digital passports, you can open a bank account in some banks, as well as travel to Ukraine by train and plane. Documents in the Diia are already accepted by 10 international airports of the country: "Boryspil", "Kyiv", "Odesa", "Lviv" named after Danylo Halytsky, "Kharkiv", "Zaporizhia", "Mykolaiv", "Ivano-Frankivsk", "Kherson" and "Dnipropetrovsk".