Have you joined the queue for biometric passport? (PHOTOS)
Many Uzhgorod residents want to receive biometric passports. Queues in the State Migration Service office reach up to 250 people
Mostly, they are people who want to receive new passport with biometric data. But it turns out, it is not so simple. Just to file the documents, you need to join the queue, which currently consists of 251 people - the Mukachevo.net wrote.
These lists were made by visitors themselves - they say that it makes the process easier.
"We have organized it ourselves, - Mr. Vasyl says showing sheets of paper with the list of 251 persons. - Every day, there is a person in charge of the lists - they add new applicants and strike out those who have finally applied for a passport. So now, at least, one does not need to come here at 4 o'clock in the morning and stand in line physically, as it was a month ago."
The people say that the office accepts documents from no more than 15 persons in a day. Thus, it can take several weeks to get to the office.
The Chief of the State Migration Service of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region Igor Mykhailyshyn admits that the process of acceptance of documents has been been slow so far.
However, the official promises that this situation will remain for a maximum of a week: "We need just a little more time and then we will start working in normal mode and will be serving 40-50 people daily. Moreover, city centers have opened in 10 cities of the region, where it is also possible to receive biometric passports. So there is no need to come for this to Uzhgorod. There is no point in wasting your time, when it can be done in your own city."