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Visa information
11 October 2020 16:58

Legislation

Ukraine's legislation on visa issues includes:

-        The Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons" (in Ukrainian);

-        Rules on Issuing Ukraine's Entry and Transit Visas approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.118 of 1 March 2017 (in Ukrainian and English);

-        Procedure for Providing Sufficient Funds by Foreigners and Stateless Persons Entering, Staying in, Transiting through or Leaving Ukraine approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.884 of 4 December 2013 (in Ukrainian);

-        Guidelines on Processing Ukraine's Entry and Transit Visa Applications adopted by the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine no.469/897/605 of 30 October 2017 (in Ukrainian).

Visa types

Ukrainian visas are issued within 3 types:

-        Transit (B type) visas. B type visas are issued in cases where a foreigner/stateless person intends to transit through Ukraine and each transit period does not exceed 5 days. B type visas are issued as single/double/ multiple entry visas valid for a maximum of 1 year or another period depending on supporting documents.

-        Short-term (C type) visas. C type visas are issued in cases where a foreigner/stateless person intends to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days within every 180 days. C type visas are issued as single/double/ multiple entry visas valid for 6 months or another period depending on supporting documents but cannot be issued for more than a 5-year term.

-        Long-term (D type) visas. D type visas are issued in cases where a foreigner/stateless person intends to apply for a temporary residence permit to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days. D type visas are issued as multiple entry visas valid for 90 days.

How to apply

Visa applications should be submitted to:

1)    Ukraine's Embassies or Consulates abroad. Every foreigner or a stateless person who is required to have an entry Ukrainian visa may apply for her/his visa to the relevant Ukraine's Embassy or Consulate no earlier than 3 months before the date of the planned entry to Ukraine.

2)    MFA visa divisions at border checkpoints at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports. This option is only available to foreigners - holders of passports of 33 specified countries who enter Ukraine with a tourist or business purpose and intend to stay in Ukraine for up to 15 days. List of eligible countries and detailed information may be found here.

3)    Ukraine's Visa Centres operating in Luanda (Angola), Cairo (Egypt), New Delhi (India), (Beijing/Guangzhou/Shanghai (China), Beirut (Lebanon), Rabat (Morocco), Abuja (Nigeria), Tunis (Tunisia). Visa Centres receive visa applications from foreigners and stateless persons residing in the mentioned countries only.

Visa application registration

MFA’s advice to all applicants is to fill in and register their visa applications for the relevant Embassy/Consulate/MFA division at an airport/Visa Centre online at https://visa.mfa.gov.ua/

Registering, printing, signing and bringing your visa application form along with your supporting documents will make the application process easier and save your time.

Supporting documents

According to Ukraine’s Visa Rules, all applicants should provide the following documents in order to apply for their visa:

1)   - passport/travel document which should comply with these requirements:

      - be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Ukraine;

      - have at least 2 pages free from any visas/marks/stamps;

      - be issued for no more than 10 years.

2)    Filled online, printed and signed the visa application form.

3)    1 applicant’s photo (35*45 mm).

4)    Proof that the applicant is a holder of (or is entitled to benefit from) a valid medical/travel insurance policy to cover Ukraine and the period of stay (the policy should provide a minimum of €30 000 or equivalent coverage). Holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement.

5)    Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay (e.g. bank statement for 2 recent months, cash in Ukrainian hryvnia/other convertible currency, bank cards along with current/savings account balance statements provided the bank cards can be cashed in Ukraine, hotel/accommodation booking, letter from the applicant’s employer/sponsor confirming their coverage of applicant’s expenses in Ukraine, a return/transit ticket etc). Holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement. For more details on this requirement please see the Procedure for Providing Sufficient Funds by Foreigners and Stateless Persons Entering, Staying in, Transiting through or Leaving Ukraine approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.884 of 4 December 2013 (in Ukrainian).

6)    Paid visa fee receipt (unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s legislation or Ukraine’s international treaty).

Please note that in cases where applicants reside in a country that is different from the country of their nationality/citizenship Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad may only be able to accept visa applications from applicants holding valid temporary/permanent residence documents (long-term visas/residence permits or their equivalents etc.).

Along with the mentioned documents applicants are expected to submit documents confirming the purpose of their planned visit to Ukraine:

for transit (B type) visas – one of the following:

-        visa for another country (if required) and tickets;

-        document(s) confirming that passengers/cargo are to transit through Ukraine by car/coach;

-        international carrier license issued by the relevant authority of a foreign state.

for short-term (C type) visas – one of the following:

 -        invitation letter from an entity / company / organisation registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead, with indication of the entity / company / organisation’s number according to Ukraine’s Unified State Registry of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Citizens’ Associations, registration number, date and signature, full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, legal person’s obligations to cover costs related to the invited person’s stay and/or departure from Ukraine;

-        original of the notarized invitation letter from Ukraine’s national or a foreigner / stateless person who legally resides (temporarily or permanently) in Ukraine. Invitation should contain full surname and name(s) of the inviting person, details of his/her passport and temporary or permanent residency permit (for a foreigner / stateless person), address, and full name of the invited person, information about his / her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, inviting person’s obligations to cover costs related to the applicant’s stay and/or departure from Ukraine. Copies of the inviting person’s Ukrainian passport (if an inviting person is Ukraine’s national) or copies of the foreigner’s / stateless person’s passport and their Ukrainian temporary/permanent residency permit (if an inviting person is a foreigner/stateless person) should be provided as well;

-        the invitation letter issued by Ukraine’s ministries / other central executive authorities, state entities and organizations;

-        passenger/cargo carriers’ contract as well as the relevant international passenger/cargo carrier’s license;

-        certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent issued by Ukraine’s National Committee on Persons of Ukrainian Descent. If the applicant’s family applies for this type of visa as well as documents on their status and family relationships to the applicant should also be provided;

-        proof that the applicant’s main purpose of journey to Ukraine is tourism (hotel/accommodation booking(s), the programme of stay, information on the tour(s) and the tour(s’) timeframes, tourist agency details, transfer details, sightseeing information etc.);

-        the invitation letter issued by Ukraine’s hospital/medical treatment institution;

-        document issued by the relevant regional/city state administration/bank confirming that the applicant has made an investment to Ukraine’s economy;

-        document(s) confirming that the applicant owns the property (real estate) allocated in Ukraine;

-        the invitation letter issued by a religious organization in Ukraine for a short-term performance of missionary activities accompanied by a letter issued by Ukraine’s Ministry for Culture / Department on Religious Matters of the relevant regional or city-state administration – depending which authority has registered that religious organization;

-        a letter of the foreign Mass Media with a request to issue a visa to the foreign correspondent/Mass Media staff member who intends to travel to Ukraine in his / her professional capacity;

-        the invitation letter issued by foreign states’ authorities / international organizations;

-        an Order of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission on registration of official observers from foreign states and international organizations for presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

-        document(s) confirming that the applicant is a spouse, a parent or a child of a citizen of Ukraine.

for long-term (D type) visas – one of the following:

-        a certified copy of the work permit issued by Ukraine’s State Centre for Employment. Foreigners / stateless persons exempt from the requirement to obtain a work permit in order to be employed in Ukraine are to provide a copy of the work contract. Persons of Ukrainian descent are to provide their certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent and a copy of the work contract;

-        a copy of the immigration permit issued by a local office of Ukraine’s State Migration Service;

-        document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner / stateless person who has been granted refuge/temporary protection in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified;

-        the invitation letter issued by a relevant Ukraine’s state authority/entity/ organization which is a recipient of international technical assistance project as well as a confirmation of the registration of the relevant international technical assistance project;

-        the invitation letter issued by a religious organization duly registered in Ukraine for long-term performance of religious/missionary/ canonical activities accompanied by a letter issued by Ukraine’s state authority which has registered that religious organization (e.g. Ukraine’s Ministry for Culture / Department on Religious Matters of the relevant regional or city-state administration);

-        the invitation letter issued by a foreign non-governmental organization (branch/office) duly registered in Ukraine;

-        the invitation letter issued by a foreign company duly registered in Ukraine;

-        the invitation letter issued by a branch of a foreign bank registered in Ukraine;

-        the invitation letter issued by a branch of a foreign Mass Media duly registered in Ukraine with a request to issue a visa to the Mass Media staff member;

-        official letter / verbal note issued by a relevant foreign state authority/foreign diplomatic mission/international organisation (office) with a request to issue a long-term visa to the mission/organisation (office) staff member as well as her/his family members;

-        the invitation letter issued by Ukraine’s relevant government authority which implements respective cultural, educational, scientific, sport or volunteering programs or an invitation letter issued by an entity/institution/ organisation engaging volunteers in their activities accompanied by the copy of that entity/institution/organisation’s state registration certificate;

-        document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person residing in Ukraine upon a temporary residence permit accompanied by a copy of that foreigner/stateless person’s temporary residence permit as well as proof of that foreigner/stateless person’s sufficient funds to cover applicant’s expenses in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified;

-        other documents (if stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties).

Application processing times

 Ukraine’s Embassies / Consulates abroad process visa applications and make visa decisions:

 -        in up to 5 working days from the day of the application within expedited service (specific number of days to be defined by each Embassy/Consulate);

-        in up to 10 working days from the day of the application within regular service unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s international treaties. The processing time of an application filed within regular service may be extended for up to 30 working days if additional checks are necessary.

MFA visa divisions at border checkpoints at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports process visa applications and make visa decisions on the day of application.

Visa fees


№ 

 

State

Visa Tariffs (Ethiopian birr/USD) in operation from 01.07.2020

Single transit visa

(В)

Double transit visa

(В)

Multiple transit visa

(В)

Single short-term visa

(С)

Double short-term visa

 (С)

Multiple short-term visa

 (С)

Multiple long-term visa

(D)

1

Ethiopia

2275

2275

2800

2275

2275

2800

4375 (purpose business for 1 year and more)

Other purposes – 2800

4375 (investors)

2

Rwanda

65 USD for all types

3

Burundi

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

90 USD

90 USD

120 USD

90 USD (investors)

Other purposes – 65 USD

4

Djibouti

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

5

Comoros

65 USD for all types

6

Malawi

75 USD

75 USD

75 USD

100 USD

100 USD

300 USD

100 USD (investors)

Other purposes – 65 USD

7

South Sudan

100 USD

100 USD

300 USD

100 USD

100 USD

300 USD

300 USD

8

Uganda

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

100 USD

100 USD

9

Tanzania

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

65 USD

250 USD (investors)

65 USD – other purposes

10

Seychelles

65 USD for all types

 

Authentication 

1

Legalization of individuals’ document (per document)

1750 / 50USD

2

Legalization of legal entities’ document (per document)

3500 / 100 USD


Visa fees for certain visa types for applicants from certain countries might differ from the basic visa fee above due to the reciprocity principle. Fees are doubled for all applications filed upon expedited service.

Information on visa fees may also be found at the relevant Embassy/Consulate website.

MFA visa divisions at border checkpoints at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports charge 2550 UAH fee (unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s international treaties).

Fees are not refunded in case of visa refusal.

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