: Ukrainian eight-year-old fan heading to Euro-2016 refused visa
Sport17:14 Jun. 3, 2016

Ukrainian eight-year-old fan heading to Euro-2016 refused visa

'Visa denied, trip purpose is not proved'

Famous eight-year-old football fan from the city of Lviv Volodymyr Bobenchyk may miss Euro-2016, because the Embassy of France denied a visa to him and his parents.

Along with all the required documents, the family provided the flight tickets and the tickets for two matches of the football championship: Ukraine-Poland and Ukraine-Germany.

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But the Embassy's consular office concluded that the travel purpose is not proved and refused a visa.

Volodymyr Bobenchyk is a very famous fan in football circles. He often participates in trainings and other events of the National football team.

The family appealed against the decision in electronic form. The boy's father Ivan Bobenchyk visited the visa center and was informed that his family needs to present new proves of their trip purpose.

"The fact is that we planned the trip to Euro-2016 in advance, a year before the championship. Six months ago we bought tickets with our names, booked flight tickets and a hotel. We were denied a visa, we received a visa rejection letter," Ivan Bobenchyk explained.

Photo source: Volodymyr Bobenchyk's VK page.

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