Canada visa refusals to Ukrainians exceed 26%

The share of refusals to Ukrainians in granting visas to Canada exceeded 26% in the first five months of 2018, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko has said.

"In the first five months of 2018, we have 26.77% of refusals. I believe that this is a huge figure that does not correspond to the partnership and friendship existing between Ukraine and Canada," Shevchenko said in an exclusive interview with Interfax- Ukraine.

According to him, there are no logical and rational arguments that would explain such a figure.

The diplomat added that he does not accept the argument that Ukrainians cannot correctly fill out the documents.

"It seems to me that such a situation does not suit either us or Canada. We are in a constant dialogue with the Canadian government on this topic. And I hope that Canada will radically revise how they consider the documents of our fellow citizens," the Ukrainian ambassador said.

Asked about the possibility of introducing a visa-free regime between Ukraine and Canada, Shevchenko noted that the decision will not be quick.

"This is a very conservative country with regard to visas. Canada has a very complicated scale of requirements for a country to introduce a visa-free regime. There are seven groups of requirements. But with all that I am sure that we will have a visa-free regime with Canada, as we have with the EU," the ambassador said.


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