Border guards of BS “Vilok” of Mukachevo Detachment apprehended 8 citizens of Afghanistan nearby the border. Information about the appearance of unknown persons in the border area was received by the law enforcement agents from local residents. Starting to the place, border guards detained 6 persons, and in the course of further search, two more unfamiliar persons were detected at the bank of the river Tysa. Soon, it became known that all detainees were the citizens of Afghanistan. There was a family of 5 persons – father, mother and three more children of the age 10 to 16 years old – in the group of the illegal migrants. There were also 2 more adult men and 17-year-old boy. All detainees intended to get to Europe in order to improve their life conditions. Besides, detained persons reported that they as if appealed for refugee status granting in Ukraine. However, border guards established that corresponding applications were not submitted by the Afghans. Now, the citizens of Afghanistan are handed over to representatives of Migration Service of Transcarpathian oblast.