The law of Ukraine on a unified state demographic register and identity documents, which envisages the introduction of electronic passports for Ukrainians, came into force on December 6, 2012.
The Ukrainian international passport follows international standards.
If, based on religious beliefs, a citizen does not wish to receive a biometric passport, he/she can apply for a non-biometric one, providing a written statement before applying for the document.
Photos in the passports issued since 2007 are black and white, laser imprinted.
As a security feature, an additional holder's photo is specially imprinted to be seen only when looking to the light through the page of the passport.