Every third Schengen visa in 2016 were issued to citizens of Ukraine for free

Каждая третья шенгенская виза в 2016 г. была выдана гражданам Украины бесплатно

In 2016, every third Schengen visa were issued to Ukrainian citizens free of charge. It is reported by the Department of consular service of the MFA of Ukraine.

The European Commission has published official statistics on the issue of visas for short stays in the Schengen area.

The total number of visas issued to citizens of Ukraine amounted to 1.36 million Is 14.7% more than in 2015.

Related news: the foreign Ministry told about the reason of the high percentage of refusals to Ukrainians in the granting of Schengen visas

Last year 14 countries-EU members have increased the number issued to citizens of Ukraine visas, of them about 10% – Lithuania, Spain, Italy.

Half and more reduced the number of failures of the Consulate Estonia, Spain, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Denmark.

This year, the bounce rate with visas for less than 1% had consular offices in Austria, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary. In Lithuania, the failures amounted to only 0.2%.

Related news: last year 60% of Ukrainians issued visas to the Schengen area was multiple

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