Improving accessibility of visa and migration services for people with disabilities

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The aim of the project was to increase the availability of obtaining biometric services and prevent discrimination of people with disabilities. The project allowed to collect and to analyze data from visa consular offices of 23 EU and Schengen area countries, as well as 14 regional subdivisions of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Kyiv.

The project resulted in a roundtable discussion involving people with disabilities, representatives of civil organizations for disabled people, EU Office in Ukraine as well as consuls from Schengen countries (video of the discussion).

The following points were presented at the roundtable discussion:

Report on Barriers Faced by People with Disabilities when Applying for Schengen Visa and International Passport

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The best service practices for persons with disabilities and recommendations

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Photo exhibition “Everyday Challenge” – 12 photos that show the scope of difficulties, faced by people with disabilities when submitting documents for visa and passport in Ukraine.

Petitions to the State Migration Service, Schengen States consulates and the EU Mission to Ukraine.

With support of: Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Ukraine

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