Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Entry regime and visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine

For the attention of foreign citizens, intending to visit the occupied territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

On June 4, 2015 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Resolution № 367 “Procedure for entry to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and exit from it” (http://zakon4.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/367-2015-%D0%BF), which regulates, apart from other things, the entry and exit of foreigners and stateless persons, taking into consideration the Law of Ukraine “On guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of citizens and the legal regime on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine”.

According to the Procedure the entry of foreigners and stateless persons to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and exit from it is allowed only through the checkpoints foreseen by this Procedure with presenting a valid passport and special permission issued by the territorial body of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

The list of checkpoints is listed in Appendix 1 to the Procedure. Persons, violating the order of entry to and exit from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, set by this Procedure, will be brought to justice.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine once again emphasizes the need to comply with the valid procedure of visiting the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

 

Visa information

Visas for entrance and transit through the territory of Ukraine are issued in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine «On Approval of the Rules for issuing visas to foreigners and stateless persons» No.567 dated on June 1st, 2011 http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/567-2011-%D0%BF), the Guide of the MFA of Ukraine for issuing visas for entrance and transit through the territory of Ukraine No.196 dated on June, 26, 2011 http://zakon1.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/z0983-11.

General Visa Requirements

We offer 15 days of visa processing which can be prolonged up to 30 calendar days in case of need of additional checks.

Otherwise, urgent procedure of visa processing up to 15 days can be applied upon paying double tariff.

Some countries are charged visa fees on RECIPROCAL BASIS (check the tariff at the appropriate Embassy of Ukraine)

FEES may be WAIVED or REDUCED for nationals of countries listed in intergovernmental bilateral agreements.

PLEASE NOTE:

Visa processing starts only after we have registered your application and collected all necessary documents, including payment of visa fee.

FOR ALL VISAS THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED:

1. A national passport, valid for at least three months after the expiration date of the requested visa and having at least 2 blank visa designated pages;

2. Visa Application form (you will need Acrobat Reader to view or print these forms) per each passport holder - answered completely and legibly typed or printed in ink in block letters, dated and personally signed by the applicant. 

3. 2 photos - recent, passport-sized, resembling applicant's travel document photo.

4. Valid medical insurance and sufficient financial for the period of intended stay and return to the country of origin or transit to a third country or guaranty to obtain sufficient financial resources in Ukraine.

5. Together with all items listed above the following documents, each hereinafter referred to as "the supporting document", related to the purpose of entry, must be submitted for visas.

Please note: The Consular office has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. The latter is hereby informed that submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee automatic issuance of the visa.

Visa Types

ACCORDING TO THE VISA REGULATION PROCEDURE ENTERED INTO THE FORCE SEPTEMBER 10, 2011:

Introduces three classes of visas:

1. Transit visa (VB), which will allow transit through the territory of Ukraine within the period of 5 days. Travelers can apply for one entry, two entries, as well as multiple entries within the period of one year.

2. Short-term visa (VC), visas, which will allow stay in Ukraine for less than 90 days within 180 days. This visa will be issued as a one-entry, two-entries and multiple-entries valid for the period usually 6 months (maximally up to 5 years).

3. Long-term one-entry visa (VD), visas, which could be issued for applicants entering Ukraine with the purpose of obtaining documents permitting stay in Ukraine for the period of longer than 90 days. Within 45 days from the moment of entry to Ukraine a holder of long-term one-entry visa should legalize his status in Ukraine (apply to relevant authorities in Ukraine for a permanent/temporary residence permit/accreditation).

TRANSIT

The following documents should be presented as a ground for this type of visa

Visa for another country if it is required or air ticket

Confirmation of international transit person or goods.

Valid license on international freight.

 

SHORT-TERM

The following documents should be presented as a ground for these types of visa

Private/Business Purpose

Original letter of invitation on the blank of relevant office of the State Immigration Service of Ukraine.

Touristic Purpose

The documents confirming the touristic purpose of travel (original touristic voucher of relevant touristic agency/touristic agreement, booking or payment of hotel services, booking of excursions, two-way tickets, etc).

Official Purpose

Original Letter of Invitation from Ukrainian ministries or other state or governmental bodies.

or

Original letter from foreign state or governmental bodies as well as international organization.

Medical treatment Purpose

Original Letter of Invitation from Ukrainian hospital/clinic.

Investment Purpose

Document which confirmes the registration of investment to the economy of Ukraine (no less than 50 000 USD).

Humanitarian Purpose

Letter-invitation from the Ministry of social policy of Ukraine for individuals who provide a Humanitarian aid.

Religious Purpose

Original letter of invitation from Ukrainian religious churches/organizations accompanied by the letter of Ministry of culture of Ukraine which confirms the state registration of the religious body and religious purpose of travel.

Mass-Media Purpose

Original letter from top-official of the foreign mass-media on visa for journalist who will care his duties in Ukraine.

Originally was born in Ukraine

The document of foreign Ukrainians (Posvidchennia Zakordonnogo Ukrainca ) or Certificate of birth in the territory of Ukraine.

LONG-TERM, ONE-ENTRY

Employment (code of visa D - 05/04)
Employment authorization document - (DOZVIL NA PRATSEVLASHTUVANNIA) in the name of the applicant issued by the Ukrainian State Center of Employment and obtained for him/her in advance by the employer in Ukraine or employment contract (for some categories of applicants stipulated in the Law of Ukraine of Employment – sportsman, teachers, etc).

Immigration (code of visa D - 06)

Copy of the Permission to immigrate in Ukraine issued by the State Immigration Service of Ukraine.

Official/Diplomatic Purpose (code of visa D - 01)

Original letter from foreign state or governmental bodies as well as international organization (for staff of foreign missions in Ukraine and their family members who entitled to accreditation at the MFA of Ukraine).

Study visa (code of visa D - 04/12)

To obtain Ukraine’s entrance visa (student visa) it is necessary to submit to the Embassy the documents as follows:

- an original letter of invitation to study on the blank of the Ministry of education of Ukraine;

- an education certificate along with grades (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian or Russian language);

- a birth certificate (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language);

- a medical certificate, witnessed by an official health care facility of a student’s home country issued not later than two months prior to departure to Ukraine (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language);

Above mentioned documents issued by foreign countries bodies have to be witnessed (apostilled) in accordance with para 6 of the Act of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #1238 of August 05th, 1998.

International technical assistance (code of visa D - 01/05)

Original letter of Invitation from Ukrainian state organization which is a recipient of International technical assistance as well as the confirmation of registration of the International technical assistance project.

Religious Mission (code of visa D - 07/06)

An original letter of invitation from a Ukrainian religious organization for a foreign missionary must contain or be accompanied by a written confirmation under the signature and seal of a responsible official of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine on Religious Matters or of the department on religious matters of a regional or city administration depending on where the sponsoring organization is registered.

Branch of foreign company (code of visa D - 05/08)

Original letter of Invitation from the branch of foreign company as well as the confirmation from the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine about the registration of the branch of foreign company.

Branch of foreign bank (code of visa D - 05/09)

Original letter of Invitation from the branch of foreign bank as well as the confirmation from the National Bank of Ukraine about the registration of the branch of foreign bank.

Branch of foreign non-governmental organization (code of visa D - 05/07)

Original letter of Invitation from the branch of organization as well as the confirmation from the registration body.

Mass-Media (code of visa D - 05/11)

Original letter from foreign mass-media which confirms journalist purpose of travel.

Cultural and Sport Exchange, Volunteer (code of visa D - 07/10)

Original letter of Invitation from Ukrainian Governmental bodies which are responsible for cultural, scientific, educational and volunteer programs in which the foreigner has to participate or the Letter from volunteer organization registered in Ukraine (under the Law of Ukraine On the volunteer organizations, the invitation organization should be enlisted in the .Register of Ministry of social policy of Ukraine (http://www.mlsp.gov.ua/labour/control/uk/publish/category?cat_id=160017)

Reunion of Family

Certificate of Marriage with the citizen of Ukraine (code of visa D - 03/13)

Document of the person who is a relative of the foreign citizen, the holder of Ukrainian Temporary Card as well as a copy of Card, or confirmation of refugee status in Ukraine, document confirming sufficient financial funds for stay in Ukraine (code of visa D - 03/14)

Above mentioned documents issued in foreign country have to be witnessed (apostilled) in accordance with para 6 of the Act of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #1238 of August 05th, 1998.

Common border regulations:

1) a validity of passport (not to be issued more than 10 years ago).

Passport valid for at least 3 month after the expiration date of planned departure from Ukraine; including at least two blank visa designated pages.

2) any person can be denied entry to Ukraine if such order issued by Ukrainian competent authorities;

3) verification of declared purpose of travel;

4) valid medical insurance and sufficient financial for the period of intended stay and return to the country of origin or transit to a third country or guaranty to obtain sufficient financial resources in Ukraine should be presented at check-points.

 

In case of visa refusal, the consular fee is not refunded.

In case of need, a Consular officer may request additional documents that would in a better way specify or support the purpose of the alien's trip or invite a certain person for an additional interview.

 

Grounds for visa refusal or visa cancellation

Decision on visa refusals can be made in the following cases:

1) necessity to ensure national security or public order protection;

2) necessity of health protection, protection of rights and legal interests of Ukrainian citizens and other persons residing in Ukraine;

3) availability of information about the foreigner or the stateless person in the database of persons whom the laws of Ukraine prohibit to enter Ukraine or whose exit from Ukraine is temporarily restricted;

4) travel document presented by the foreigner or the stateless person is forged, damaged, different from the original specimen or belongs to another person;

5) intentional submission by the foreigner or the stateless person of untrue information or forged documents;

6) proof of holding an adequate and valid travel medical insurance was not provided by the foreigner or the stateless person (if acquisition of such insurance is possible in the country where the application is lodged);

7) proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay or for the return to the country of origin, or for the transit to a third country, or proof of being in a position to acquire such means lawfully on the territory of Ukraine was not provided by the foreigner or the stateless person;

8) justification for the purpose of the intended stay was not provided by the foreigner or the stateless person;

9) intention of the foreigner or the stateless person to leave the territory of Ukraine before the expiry of the visa could not be ascertained;

10) revocation of the visa was requested by the foreigner or the stateless person.

A foreign citizen or stateless person who has been refused a visa, has the right to challenge the decision with the Head of the Diplomatic Mission that considered the visa application. An applicant must reapply, with proof of visa refusal, and a letter of appeal, within two months of the date of the visa refusal.

If a foreign citizen or stateless person decides to withdraw the visa application, he/she looses the right to appeal.

Visa may be cancelled by the same authority that made the decision to issue the visa.

 

Additional visa information

1)    According to the decision of the Government of Ukraine on March 2, 2016 citizens of Australia and New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Palau, El Salvador, Seychelles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey traveling to Ukraine for tourism have the ability to obtain permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) at checkpoints across the State Border of Ukraine (Kyiv Airport (Boryspil), Odesa Airport) for up to 15 days in case of presenting the documents proving the tourist nature of the trip (hotel booking, excursion booking, travel voucher or contract for the provision of tourist services, two-way tickets).

Payment for this permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) is 510 Ukrainian hryvna.

2) Citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) travelling with tourist or business purpose may obtain single-entry visa valid for 15 days at the international airport "Boryspil" (Kyiv) and “Odesa”(Odesa).

Consular section at the airport "Boryspil" (Kyiv) works in the twenty-four-hour mode.

To confirm the tourist purpose of visit applicant/visitor must provide a hard copy in original or photocopy of one of the following documents:

- a voucher of organized group tourist trip which includes information indicating hotel reservation/place of stay in Ukraine;

- travel service contract which includes information about the hotel reservation/ place of stay in Ukraine;

- confirmation of place of stay in Ukraine.

Business purpose of visit may be verified in particular on the basis of:

- an invitation of the inviting company, issued by the territorial authority or division of Department of Migration Service of Ukraine;

- an invitation of the government authority, state institution, state enterprise, state organization;

- written request of the state authorities of foreign states or international organizations.

In each of these cases, a citizen of PRC will have to provide the document confirming the intention to leave the territory of Ukraine within 15 days after arrival date (for the duration of visa). The flight itinerary can be considered as such document etc.

Payment for this permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) is equivalent to 2550 hryvna (appr. 100 USD).

From 18 August, 2016 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the possibility of paying the visa fee by foreigners at the international airport "Boryspil" through banking terminals. Citizens of foreign countries who are entitled to obtaining visas at checkpoint (http://mfa.gov.ua/ua/consular-affairs/entering-ukraine/visa-boryspil), can pay the visa fee by bank cards.

Working hours of consular section at the airport "Boryspil" (Kyiv) are from 8 a.m till 20 a.m. daily.

Attention! In order to speed up the visa procedures in the airport "Boryspil" it is strictly advisable to complete in advance visa application form online http://visa.mfa.gov.ua.

 

Here you can check if you need a visa to enter Ukraine.

Note:

DP – holders of diplomatic passports

SP – holders of service passports

 

 

A


Austria

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Afghanistan

Visa required

Albania

Visa required except for DP, SP

Algeria

Visa required

Andorra

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Angola

Visa required

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa required

Argentina

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 365 day period

Armenia

Visa not required

Australia

Visa required

Azerbaijan

Visa not required

 

B


Bahamas

Visa required

Bahrain

Visa required

Bangladesh

Visa required

Barbados

Visa required

Belarus

Visa not required

Belgium

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Belize

Visa required

Benin

Visa required

Bhutan

Visa required

Bolivia

Visa required

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days within a 60 day period

Botswana

Visa required

Brazil

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day periodfor tourismorbusiness

Brunei Darussalam

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days

Bulgaria

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Burkina Faso

Visa required

Burundi

Visa required

 

С


Cambodia

Visa required except for DP, SP

Cameroon

Visa required

Canada

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Cape Verde

Visa required

Central African Republic

Visa required

Chad

Visa required

Chile

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

China (PRC)

Visa required except for DP, SP

Colombia

Visa required except for DP, SP  

Congo (the Democratic Republic)

Visa required

Congo (the People’s Republic)

Visa required

Costa Rica

Visa required

Côte d’Ivoire

Visa required

Croatia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Cuba

Visa required except for DP, SP, aircraft and sea craft crewmen, as well as medical treatment trips

Cyprus

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Czech Republic

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

D


Denmark

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Djibouti

Visa required

Dominica (the Commonwealth)

Visa required

Dominican Republic

Visa required except for DP, SP

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

E


Ecuador

Visa required

Egypt

Visa required except for DP, SP

El Salvador

Visa required

Equatorial Guinea

Visa required

Eritrea

Visa required

Estonia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Ethiopia

Visa required

 

F


Finland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

France

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

G


Gabon

Visa required

Gambia

Visa required

Georgia

Visa not required

Germany

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Ghana

Visa required

Great Britain

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Greece

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Grenada

Visa required

Guatemala

Visa required

Guinea

Visa required

Guinea-Bissau

Visa required

Guyana

Visa required

 

H


Haiti

Visa required

The Holy See

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Honduras

Visa required

Hong Kong (China)

Visa not required (for a stay up to 14 days)

Hungary

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period 

 

I


Iceland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

India

Visa required except for DP

Indonesia

Visa required

Iran

Visa required except for DP, SP

Iraq

Visa required

Ireland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Israel

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Italy

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

J


Jamaica

Visa required

Japan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Jordan

Visa required

 

K


Kazakhstan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Kenya

Visa required

Republic of Korea

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Kuwait

Visa required except for DP, SP

Kyrgyzstan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

L


Laos

Visa required except for DP, SP

Latvia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Lebanon

Visa required

Liberia

Visa required

Libya

Visa required

Liechtenstein

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Lithuania

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Luxemburg

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

M


Macedonia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period (since March 16, 2015 till March 15, 2018)

Madagascar

Visa required

Malaysia

Visa required

Mali

Visa required

Malta

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Mauritania

Visa required

Mauritius

Visa required

Mexico

Visa required except for DP

Moldova

Visa not required

Monaco

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Mongolia

Visa required except for service, tourist and private trips on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided

Montenegro

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Morocco

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

N


Namibia

Visa required

Nepal

Visa required

Netherlands

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

New Zealand

Visa required

Nigeria

Visa required

Norway

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

O


Oman

Visa required

 

P


Pakistan

Visa required

Palestine

Visa required

Panama

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Paraguay

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Peru

Visa required except for DP, SP

Philippines

Visa required

Poland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Portugal

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Puerto Rico

Visa required

 

Q


Qatar

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

R


Republic of South Africa

Visa required

Romania

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Ruanda

Visa required

Russian Federation

Visa not required

 

S


San Marino

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

San Tome i Principi

Visa required

Saudi Arabia

Visa required

Senegal

Visa required

Serbia

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days within a 60 day period

Sierra Leone

Visa required

Singapore

Visa required except for DP, SP

Slovakia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Slovenia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Spain

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Sri Lanka

Visa required

Sudan

Visa required

Sweden

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Switzerland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Syria

Visa required 

 

T


Tajikistan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Tanzania

Visa required

Thailand

Visa required except for DP, SP

Timor Leshte

Visa required

Tunisia

Visa required

Turkey

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days

Turkmenistan

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

U


Uganda

Visa required

United Arab Emirates

Visa required

Uruguay

Visa required except for DP, SP

USA

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Uzbekistan

Visa not required

 

V


Vanuatu

Visa required

Venezuela

Visa required except for DP, SP

Vietnam

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

Y


Yemen

Visa required

 

Z


Zambia

Visa required

Zimbabwe

Visa required

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