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Ukraine is an Eastern European country which shares borders with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and the Black Sea. Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine which is visited by many tourists throughout the year. Kharkiv, Lviv and Zaporizhia are among the famous Ukrainian cities.
Ukraine Visa Guide is prepared for you to discover the most up-to-date information on the country’s visa rules and regulations for foreigners. Country-specific visa requirements and necessary documents depending on your nationality of origin are listed in detail. Do not forget to buy your “Ukraine Flight Ticket” to kick off your preparations.
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Visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine encompass application of a visa that complies with the nature of the trip. However, many countries are visa-exempt. Accordingly, citizens of some countries are eligible to apply for electronic visas. Make sure to check out online to learn whether you are entitled to request an e-visa to travel to Ukraine.
Different visa types for visiting Ukraine on short-term are generally restricted to tourist, private or business visas. Single, double or multiple-entry visas are given depending on the holder’s term of stay. Visa holders cannot stay in Ukraine longer than 90 days in periods of 180 days. E-visa can be obtained on single-entry terms and for stays not exceeding 30 days. It is issued for treatment, cultural, scientific, educational and sports-related activities. The applications for an electronic visa are processed through webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Short-term visa is issued for predetermined periods that shall not exceed a maximum of 90 days.
Ukraine tourist visa is issued to third country nationals who are requested to get an entry visa to visit the country for only tourism and entertainment reasons. Tourist visas can be issued in the form of e-visas if the applicant is a national of an eligible country.
Business visa is granted to third country nationals who seek to visit Ukraine only for business purposes. It may entail the applicant to attend a conference, business meeting or other sorts of commercial activities. Travelers can stay in the country for restricted periods as indicated in their visas.
Third country nationals who intend to visit family, relatives or friends shall refer to private visa category. The application must be supported through a private invitation from relative or friends. A spouse or children of Ukrainian citizens are asked to submit proof of kinship.
Foreign travelers shall get an entry visa to travel to Ukraine if they wish to participate cultural or sports related events and conferences. An official invitation letter presented on the official letterhead of the registered host organization in Ukraine is obligatory as part of the application process.
Short-term student or work visa is issued to foreigners who would like to visit Ukraine for education or training purposes. However, they must apply for a study or work visa if the extend of stay is more than 90 days. In any case, an official invitation letter provided by the prospective employer or education institution based in Ukraine shall be submitted.
Long-term visa ensures the applicant right to visit Ukraine for periods exceeding over 90 days.
Students who would like to enrol in education institutions in Ukraine are requested to apply for student visas submitted through the Consulate with an original letter of invitation.
In case of a prospective employment, applicants shall submit “Employment Authorization Document” obtained by an Ukrainian employer and in the name of the applicant issued by competent authorities.
Family reunion visas are issued in accordance with submission of certificate of marriage with a citizen of Ukraine and proof of kinship. Relatives of a foreign citizen who has residence in Ukraine shall provide proof with Ukrainian permanent/temporary residence cards.
Transit visa enables the travelers to change flights at the international zone of a country's airports on the way to third destinations. However, a visa is not required during transfer through Ukrainian airports. The traveler may be asked to demonstrate an eligible travel document or passport that is valid for minimum six months after the travel dates, travel tickets and a visa if necessary for the next destination.
Tourist visa requirements for Ukraine are explained in detail below. Please be aware of the fact that the required documents may differ depending on the term and purpose of your stay, hence the category of your visa. The Consulate always reserves its right to ask for additional documents.
Additional specific documents may be asked to enclose your application depending on your employment status.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. The sponsor is entitled to certain requirements. Hence, only first grade relatives can fulfill this position.
If the sponsor is an inviting party in Ukraine, a letter of guarantee undertaking the commitments including payment of all costs that cover the foreigner`s stay and exit from Ukraine is requested.
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In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
Nationals of the EU member states are exempt from entry requirements to travel to Ukraine for stays up to 90 days within 180 day period.
Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need to get an entry visa to visit Ukraine for stays up to 90 days within 180 day period.
UK, Canadian and US citizens are not obliged to apply for entry visas to Ukraine for short-term visits. A passport that is valid for at least six months after the travel date is required.
The visa fee may change depending on the type of visa and place of application. It includes the consular fees. The visa fees that are non-refundable are listed below:
|Electronic Visa||85 USD|
|Single entry visa||85 USD|
|Double-entry visa||130 USD|
|Multiple-entry visa||200 USD|
|Visa for Children Aged Below 6||Free of charge|
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
You can indicate your request for a multiple entry visa on the application form which will be evaluated based on the frequency and relevance of your travel. E-visas are given only for single-term entries.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection.
Your application status can be tracked online for e-visa applications. If you are submitting your visa application through the Consulate, make sure to check it online or consult with the authorized organizations.
Ukraine e-visa applications are processed within nine calendar days. However, the application procedure may take longer than the ordinary processing time if it is submitted through the Consulate.
Your nationality should not be a prior condition for obtaining a visa from Ukraine. However, a visa solely secures permit to travel to an entry point/airport. The final decision on allowing entry will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer.
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