Ukrainian visa information

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the new rules for issuing visas to foreigners entering Ukraine. New rules were regulated with the current practice in the EU on these issues. The regulations came into force on September 10, 2011.

New features provided by the new rules for issuing Ukrainian visas to foreigners:

New simplified classification of the types of visas. The new rules have only three types of visas: transit, short-term, long-term.

Foreigners should submit the application for registration of short-term visa no earlier than 3 months before the planned trip.

The decision on granting visa is taken within 15 calendar days from receipt of complete set of documents for the visa.

Passport document of foreigner must meet the following requirements: to be valid for at least three months after the declared date of departure from the territory of Ukraine, to have at least two free pages, to be issued no more than 10 years ago.

The rates of visa fee for processing visa applications: single entry visa - 85 USD, double entry visa - 130 USD, multiple entry visa - 200 USD. The fee doubles for an urgent visa.

Visa may be denied to foreigner if he/she doesn’t confirm the purpose of his/her visit to Ukraine; if foreigner has no documents proving an intention to leave the territory of Ukraine until the expiry of the visa.

Absence of an insurance policy can’t be the reason for denial of visa. The refusal of visa must be motivated and formally presented to foreigner.

The new rules provide registration of the certificate for temporary residence based on the long-term visas to persons arriving in Ukraine for employment; participating in projects of international technical assistance; working in religious organizations; working in public organizations; working in the representation of foreign companies; working in offices of foreign banks.

Conditions for entry into Ukraine for foreign citizens

  1. Validity of passport should expire at least 3 months beyond intended stay
  2. Tickets and documents for exit and further travel
  3. Visa required
  4. Vaccinations are not required

Documents required to obtain an entry visa to Ukraine for foreign citizens

  1. Validity of passport should expire at least six months
  2. Visa Application Form, fully completed and signed
  3. Passport photos

In the case of a tourist trip: a copy of the confirmation of your hotel or a letter of confirmation from tour operator with signature and company stamp.

In the case of business travel: the invitation of the Ukrainian tourist company or organization.

In the case of a private visit: your friend or relative in Ukraine must obtain an official invitation from the local UVIR (Department of Visas and Registrations), which should be attached to your visa application.

Ukrainian visa

Ukrainian visa

1.Place of visa issuance.

2.Traveler’s visa is valid from this date. It reads Day-Month-Year. Thus, visa is valid from December 1, 2003 (not January 12, 2003).

3.Visa expiration date. Visa is valid until this date. It reads Day-Month-Year. Thus, visa is valid until June 1, 2004 (not January 6, 2004).

4.Visa control number.

5.Number of entries.

6.Type of visa

7.Traveler’s last name in Ukrainian and English (as it appears on your passport).

8.Traveler’s first name in Ukrainian and English (as it appears on your passport).

9.Traveler’s passport number.

10.Traveler’s sex.

11.Traveler’s date of birth.

12.Traveler’s nationality.

13.Host in Ukraine.

Visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine

Note: DP – holders of diplomatic passports / SP – holders of service passports

CountryVisa required/not requiredNote
AustriaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
AfghanistanVisa required
AlbaniaVisa required* except for DP, SP
AlgeriaVisa required
AndorraVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
AngolaVisa required
Antigua and BarbudaVisa required
ArgentinaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
ArmeniaVisa not required
AustraliaVisa required
AzerbaijanVisa not required
BahamasVisa required
BahrainVisa required
BangladeshVisa required
BarbadosVisa required
BelarusVisa not required
BelgiumVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
BelizeVisa required
BeninVisa required
BhutanVisa required
BoliviaVisa required
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa not required for a stay up to 30 days within a 60 day period
BotswanaVisa required
BrazilVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period for tourism or business
Brunei DarussalamVisa not required for a stay up to 30 days
BulgariaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Burkina FasoVisa required
BurundiVisa required
CambodiaVisa required* except for DP, SP
CameroonVisa required
CanadaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Cape VerdeVisa required
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa required
ChileVisa required* except for DP, SP
China (PRC)Visa required* except for DP, SP
ColombiaVisa required
Congo (the Democratic Republic)Visa required
Congo (the People’s Republic)Visa required
Costa RicaVisa required
Cote d’IvoireVisa required
CroatiaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
CubaVisa required* except for DP, SP, aircraft and sea craft crewmen, as well as medical treatment trips
CyprusVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Czech RepublicVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
DenmarkVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
DjiboutiVisa required
Dominica (the Commonwealth)Visa required
Dominican RepublicVisa required* except for DP, SP
Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaVisa required* except for DP, SP
EcuadorVisa required
EgyptVisa required* except for DP, SP
El SalvadorVisa required
Equatorial GuineaVisa required
EritreaVisa required
EstoniaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
EthiopiaVisa required
FinlandVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
FranceVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
GabonVisa required
GambiaVisa required
GeorgiaVisa not required
GermanyVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
GhanaVisa required
Great BritainVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
GreeceVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
GrenadaVisa required
GuatemalaVisa required
GuineaVisa required
Guinea-BissauVisa required
GuyanaVisa required
HaitiVisa required
The Holy SeeVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
HondurasVisa required
Hong Kong (China)Visa not required (for a stay up to 14 days)
HungaryVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
IcelandVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
IndiaVisa required
IndonesiaVisa required
IranVisa required* except for DP, SP
IraqVisa required
IrelandVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
IsraelVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
ItalyVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
JamaicaVisa required
JapanVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
JordanVisa required
KazakhstanVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
KenyaVisa required
Republic of KoreaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
KuwaitVisa required
KyrgyzstanVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
LaosVisa required* except for DP, SP
LatviaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
LebanonVisa required
LiberiaVisa required
LibyaVisa required
LiechtensteinVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
LithuaniaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
LuxemburgVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
MacedoniaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period (till 15 March 2015)
MadagascarVisa required
MalaysiaVisa required
MaliVisa required
MaltaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
MauritaniaVisa required
MauritiusVisa required
MexicoVisa required* except for DP
MoldovaVisa not required
MonacoVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
MongoliaVisa required.
Visa not required for service, tourist and private trips on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided
MontenegroVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
MoroccoVisa required* except for DP, SP
NepalVisa required
NetherlandsVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
New ZealandVisa required
NigeriaVisa required
NorwayVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
OmanVisa required
PakistanVisa required
PanamaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
ParaguayVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
PeruVisa required* except for DP, SP
PhilippinesVisa required
PolandVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
PortugalVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Puerto RicoVisa required
QatarVisa required*except for DP, SP
Republic of South AfricaVisa required
RomaniaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Russian FederationVisa not required
San MarinoVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Saudi ArabiaVisa required
SerbiaVisa not required for a stay up to 30 days within a 60 day period
Sierra LeoneVisa required
SingaporeVisa required* except for DP, SP
SlovakiaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
SloveniaVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
SpainVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Sri LankaVisa required
SudanVisa required
SwedenVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
SwitzerlandVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
SyriaVisa required
TajikistanVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
TanzaniaVisa required
ThailandVisa required* except for DP, SP
TunisiaVisa required
TurkeyVisa not required for a stay up to 60 days
TurkmenistanVisa required* except for DP, SP
UgandaVisa required
United Arab EmiratesVisa required
UruguayVisa required* except for DP, SP
USAVisa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
UzbekistanVisa not required
VanuatuVisa required
VenezuelaVisa required* except for DP, SP
VietnamVisa required* except for DP, SP
YemenVisa required
ZambiaVisa required
ZimbabweVisa required

The questions of our visitors

May asks: I'm a Jordanian citizen and I'm taking a cruise from Italy, it passes Ukraine. Do I need a visa?
Expert's answer:
The usual practice is that you don't need visas for all the countries you visit during the cruise, but you are restricted to be with the group, probably there are other rules. You should better contact the company organizing the cruise for all the details and rules.
davi asks: How much does it cost an international passport for Ukrainian woman now in 2012 in USD? Thank you
Expert's answer:
The prices for Ukrainian international passport from January 1, 2012 are about: 407 Hryvnas (50 USD) - obtaining in 30 days; 850 Hryvnas (106 USD) - in 10 days; 1039 Hryvnas (130 USD) - in 3 days.

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