Starting from August 14th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine introduces electronic visas (e-Visa) for nationals of India, South Africa and the Philippines.
Ukrainian e-Visas are issued for the following extended list of travel purposes: business; private; tourism; medical treatment; cultural / scientific / educational / sports activities; foreign mass media staff.
How to apply for a Ukrainian e-Visa:
Step 1. Register at the MFA web-platform http://evisa.mfa.gov.ua (available since August 14th)
Step 2. Fill in online application form and upload scanned copies of required documents (photo, passport, document confirming the purpose of the visit etc.) and make an online fee payment with your MasterCard/Visa card.
Step 3. e-Visa is sent to the applicant’s e-mail in pdf. format.
Prior to travel, all applicants should print out their e-Visas and later present them (along with their valid passport) to Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service officers on entry to Ukraine.
MFA also notes that nationals of the mentioned states may still submit their regular visa applications via standard procedure to Ukraine’s foreign diplomatic missions.