Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco

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Visa information

In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine «On Approval of the Rules for issuing visas for entrance and transit through the territory of Ukraine» No. 118 dated on March 1st, 2017 the new procedure of issuing visas to entry into/exit from the territory of Ukraine as well as new validity terms and legal ground for issuing visas that came into force as of April 16th, 2017

VISA TYPES AND CATEGORIES, VISA VALIDITY

Depending on the purpose of travel, visas can be of the following types, marked by alphabetical code (Latin letters – in the machine readable area):

transit visa (type B) - can be issued as singe-entry, two-entry and multi-entry visas for a period indicated in documents serving as a basis for visa issuance, but for no longer than one year. The period of stay on the territory of Ukraine during each transit through Ukraine may not exceed five days;

short-term visa (type C) - are issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine if their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days in the period of 180 days and can be issued as singe-entry, two-entry and multi-entry visas with a period of six months or a period indicated in documents serving as a basis for visa issuance, but for no longer than five years;

long-term visa (type D) - are issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine with the intention to obtain a document allowing stay or residency in Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days. Long-term visas are issued only by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad as multi-entry for 90 days.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For all visa types, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine, the following documents are to be submitted:

1) passport that should meet the following requirements:

     be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure from Ukraine;

     have at least two blank visa designated pages;

     have validity period of no longer than 10 years;

2) completed and signed Visa Application form (you will need Acrobat Reader to view or print these forms). Visa application forms of minors shall be submitted for each person and signed by a parent or legal guardian. For speeding up application process Visa Application Forms should be submitted online via  http://visa.mfa.gov.ua web site;

3) one coloured photo 35 mm x 45 mm;

4) valid health insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 EUR or equivalent in other currency. When multi-entry visa is requested, availability of health insurance valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine shall be considered. Holders of diplomatic or service passport shall be exempt from this requirement;

5) proof of the sufficient  financial means for the intended period of stay and return to the country of origin, or transit to a third country, or the possibility to legally obtain sufficient financial means on the territory of Ukraine (at the rate of 750 USD per 15 days stay). Holders of diplomatic or service passport shall be exempt from this requirement;

6) payment of consular fee, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

7) together with all items listed above the following documents related to the purpose of entry must be submitted for visas.

 

to apply for visa В (transit visa) one of the following documents shall be submitted: 

1) proof of transit (entry to a third country (if necessary), ticket, etc.);

2) proof of transit carriage of cargo or passengers by automobile transport;

3) license for international freight issued by relevant competency authority of a foreign state.

 

to apply for a visa C (short-term visa) one of the following documents shall be submitted: 

1) letter of invitation from a legal entity registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead.     

Notes: letter of invitation have to contain the number assigned in the 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 entitie’s obligations towards possible costs related to the invited person’s stay or departure from Ukraine;

2) notarized letter of invitation from a physical person – Ukrainian citizen, foreigner or stateless person who legally reside, temporarily or permanently, in Ukraine.

Notes: invitation shall contain full name of a physical person, details of his/her passport and temporary or permanent residency permit (for a foreigner or 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, physical person’s obligations towards possible costs related to the invited person’s stay or departure from Ukraine. The invitation shall be appended by copies of a hosting person’s passport and temporary or permanent residency permit in Ukraine (for a foreigner or stateless person);

3) letter of invitation from a government body, government institution, state enterprise or government organization;

4) contract on transit carriage of cargo or passenger by automobile transport, and license for international freight;

5) Ukrainian foreigner’s ID. A spouse of a Ukrainian foreigner and his/her children shall submit proof of kinship;

6) documents confirming that the purpose of travel is tourism;

7) letter of invitation from a healthcare institution;

8) document attesting to foreign investment activity, according to the legislation on foreign investment regime on the territory of Ukraine;

9) proof that a foreigner or stateless person owns immovable property on the territory of Ukraine;

10) letter of invitation from a religious organization agreed with a government agency that registered the charter (regulation) of a corresponding religious organization for a short-term stay with the purpose of preaching a set of beliefs, performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;

11) request from a foreign mass media outlet about issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a short-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities;

12) request from government bodies of foreign states and international organizations;

13) order of the Central Election Commission on registration of official observers from foreign states and international organizations for presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

14) proof that a foreigner or stateless person is a spouse, parent or child of a Ukrainian citizen.

In cases when a foreigner or stateless person enter Ukraine with the aim to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, short-term visas can be issued upon written decision of a head of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission aboard or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

 

to apply for a visa D (long-term visa) one of the following documents shall be submitted: 

1) notarized copy of permission to employ foreigners and stateless persons as labour force. Foreigners and stateless persons whose employment, according to the law, is not subject to permission to employ foreigners and stateless persons as labour force, shall instead produce an employment agreement (contract), and persons with foreign Ukrainian status shall produce an employment agreement (contract) and foreign Ukrainian’s ID.

2) copy of decision on immigration permission issued by the State Migration Service;

3) proof that the applicant is a family member to a person who has been granted refugee status in Ukraine, or a person in need of subsidiary protection who has been granted subsidiary protection in Ukraine;

4) invitation for study (internship) issued by a higher education institution and registered according to the procedure established by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine;

5) letter of invitation from a government institution, state enterprise or organization that is a recipient of international technical assistance;

6) letter of invitation from a religious organization agreed with a government agency that registered the charter (regulation) of a corresponding religious organization for a long-term stay with the purpose of preaching a set of beliefs, performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;

7) letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation or other structural unit of a civil society (non-governmental) organization of a foreign state registered according to the established procedure;

8) letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation of a foreign business operator registered according to the established procedure;

9) letter of invitation from a branch office or representation of a foreign bank registered according to the established procedure;

10) request from a foreign mass media outlet about issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a long-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities;

11) request from competent authorities of foreign states or international organizations to issue visas to employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts, international organizations and their representations who enter Ukraine for a long-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities, and their family members;

12) letter of invitation from a relevant government agency responsible for implementation of cultural, educational, scientific, sport, or volunteering programs for participation in which a foreigner or stateless person arrives in Ukraine, or letter of invitation from an organization or institution that engages volunteers in their activity, information about which is placed on the official website of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, accompanied by the copy of state registration certificate of this organization or institution;

13) document certifying that a person is married to a Ukrainian citizen.

Notes: if the marriage between a Ukrainian citizen and foreigner or stateless person was concluded outside Ukraine according to the law of a foreign state, validity of such marriage shall be determined on the basis of the Law of Ukraine “On International Private Law”. Documents issued by competent authorities of a foreign state shall be legalized, unless otherwise stipulated by the law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with the translation into the Ukrainian language, attested according to the established procedure; however, translation into the English language may be provided if the Ukrainian translation in not possible;

14) proof that the applicant is a family member to a foreigner or stateless person who hold permit for temporary residency in Ukraine.

Notes: documents issued by competent authorities of a foreign state shall be legalized, unless otherwise stipulated by the law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with the translation into the Ukrainian language, attested according to the established procedure, however, translation into the English language may be provided if the Ukrainian translation in not possible; copy of the relevant permit for temporary residency in Ukraine and of the proof of financial sufficiency of a foreigner or stateless person to support family members in Ukraine;

VISA PROCESSING

Time limits for visa issuance by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad are:

urgent processing – up to five working days. Urgent visa issuance is processed upon request of a foreigner or stateless person and in the period determined by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad;

ordinary processingup to ten working days, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties. This period may be extended up to 30 working days if by additional checks are necessary. 

CONSULAR FEES

Issuance of B, C, and D visas by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad shall be subject to consular fee at the rate of 65 US dollars, unless otherwise stipulated by international treaties of Ukraine.

When a foreign state charges a consular fee for issuance of visas to Ukrainian citizens in the amount exceeding the mentioned rate, the Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad shall charge a consular fee for visa issuance to the nationals of this state on the reciprocity principle. In this regard we encourage applicants to specify the applicable visa consular fee directly at the embassies of Ukraine, where they intend to obtain visas.

Urgent visa issuance or visa issuance during non-working hours shall be subject to a double consular fee rate.

Paid consular fees are not subject to refund.

Visas shall be issued with zero rate of consular fee to:

1) children under 6 years of age;

2) foreign Ukrainians, subject to showing foreign Ukrainian’s ID, foreign Ukrainian’s spouse and children;

3) persons who enter Ukraine on business and are holders of a diplomatic or service passport;

4) staff of Ukraine’s diplomatic missions abroad and consular posts, and their family members;

5) staff of international organizations and their representations in Ukraine, and their family members;

6) staff of states’ liaison offices at international organizations that have headquarters in Ukraine who, according to the statutes of such organizations or relevant international treaties, enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunity, and their family members;

7) heads and members of official delegations of foreign states and accompanying persons who enter Ukraine upon invitation of the President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Presidential Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

8) honorary consuls of Ukraine, his/her spouse and minor children;

9) persons who enter Ukraine with the purpose of participating in the implementation of international technical assistance projects registered according to the established procedure, upon invitation of a government institution, enterprise or organization identified as recipients of the project;

10) staff of the emergency and rescue forces of foreign states who enter Ukraine with the purpose of responding to an emergency, upon request of the State Emergency Service;

11) representatives of foreign military formations and institutions who enter Ukraine on service duty, upon invitation of a relevant government body;

12) official observers from foreign states and international organizations registered by the Central Election Commission to observe presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

13) other persons who enter Ukraine with the aim to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, upon written decision of a head of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission aboard or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

GROUNDS FOR VISA REFUSAL OR VISA CANCELLATION

Decisions on visa refusal can be taken in the following cases:

1) there is a threat to national security and public safety;

2) there is a threat to public health, protection of rights and lawful interests of Ukrainian citizens and other persons who reside in Ukraine;

3) there is information about a foreigner or stateless person in the database of individuals who are banned from entering Ukraine or temporary restricted in their right to leave Ukraine, according to legislation;

4) it is established that the submitted passport of a foreigner or stateless person is falsified, damaged or does not conform with the established design, or belongs to a different person;

5) the applicant knowingly provided untrue information or other falsified documents;

6) a foreigner or stateless person does not possess valid health insurance when it is possible to obtain health insurance policy on the territory of the country where the corresponding visa request has been made;

7) a foreigner or stateless person has not demonstrated financial sufficiency for the period of intended visit and return to the country of origin, or transit to a third country, or the possibility to legally obtain sufficient financial means on the territory of Ukraine;

8) there is no evidence confirming the purpose of intended stay in Ukraine of a foreigner or stateless person;

9) there are no documents enabling to establish the intention of a foreigner or stateless person to leave Ukraine prior to visa expiration;

10) an applicant requests termination of visa application review.

In the event of visa refusal, a foreigner and stateless person shall be informed about the grounds for refusal, and a stamp shall be placed in his/her passport about visa refusal, with date and signature of the authorized person, attested by a seal. The form of a decision about visa refusal shall be established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

In case of visa refusal, a foreigner or stateless person may submit a repeated visa request.

A foreigner or stateless person who were refused a visa can appeal the decision to the authorized body that considered visa application by presenting letter of appeal with corresponding proof requesting reconsider the visa request. Letter of appeal shall be submitted within two months period of the date of visa refusal.

In case of visa refusal, consular fee will not be refunded. 

VISA APPLICATION SUBMISSION

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VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visa Requirements

General provision (How, When and Where to apply)

At the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco visa applications can be submitted in person or by an authorized represantative, between 9 AM and 12.45 PM from on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and between 1 PM and 4.45 PM on Wednesday.

Be advised that the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco does NOT offer 1 (one) business day visa processing. We offer up to 30 business day for regular visa processing and rush processing for up to 15 days.

It is advisable to apply for a visa not less than two month prior to your prospective departure date. When an application is submitted in person, a numbered receipt (a pick-up slip) is issued to the submitter. This receipt should be presented at the Consulate when the visa is claimed.

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.

For foreigners traveling to Ukraine the proof of sufficient funds is required

Foreigners intending to travel to Ukraine, reside in Ukraine, or travel through Ukraine are required to possess the amount of funds equal to 20 days' worth of average monthly per capita subsistence minimums, established in Ukraine on the day of arrival.

Therefore, as for February 1, 2014 a foreigner traveling to Ukraine is to possess average daily amount of approximately $100 U.S., adding extra 5 days reserve ($500 US).

The following documents may be presented to prove sufficient funds:

• Cash in Ukrainian hryvnia or in convertible currency;

• A valid bank document containing an account balance which can be presented for payments in Ukrainian banks;

• International pay system cards along with a statement of personal account balance confirming the funds;

• A document proving hotel or residence booking;

• A tourist voucher;

• A letter of invitation (guarantee) from the host/sponsor stating his/her ability to cover all the foreigner's expenses associated with the residence in Ukraine and departing its territory;

• A traveler’s return or transit ticket.

Please note!

In accordance with Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine, "On Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons," foreign travelers may be required to present the proof of their financial status for the purpose of selective control at Ukrainian border checkpoints while entering (including transit) the territory of Ukraine.

No proof of sufficient funds is required for the categories of visitors as follows:

• Foreigners or stateless persons under 18;

• Tourists on a cruise;

• Foreign aircrew and warship crew who arrive in Ukraine according to the applicable regulations (on terms agreed upon);

• Non-military vessel crew;

• Non-military crew of international airlines or international connection trains, who are on duty and reside within the facilities of airports or train stations;

• Heads of foreign states or governments, members of parliamentary or governmental delegations, and technical staff with the above representatives or their family members (accompanying on request of central authorities of Ukraine);

• When in service: officials of international organizations, staff members of their local branches in Ukraine, staff members of state representatives to international organizations that have headquarters in Ukraine and who are eligible for diplomatic privileges and immunities;

• UN certificate holders and officials of other organizations of the UN system, their family members;

• Chiefs of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, members of diplomatic personnel, consular officers, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic and consular institutions, staff of military attaché and trade representatives, their family members;

• Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders who travel to Ukraine to perform their official duties, their family members.

PLEASE NOTE:

Visa processing starts only after we have registered your application and collected all necessary documents. A drop-off day is not counted as a business day.

FOR ALL VISAS THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED:

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

2. One 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 aged 16 or over or by a parent or a legal guardian of the applicant under 16.

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

4. 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 in support of the Application for: Business Visa, Visa for Religious Mission, Visa for Humanitarian Mission, Visa for Members of Rescue Services, Student Visa, Visa for Mass Media Staff, Private Visa, Tourist Visa, Transit Visa, Immigration Visa, Visa for International Transport Service Staff, Cultural Visa, Scientific Visa.

Please note: The Consulate General 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.

FOR NON US CITIZENS (VISA HOLDERS and RESIDENTS) : Sample of an Invitation letter, approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (downloadable)

Attention of stateless individuals!

Starting from June 1, 2013 all stateless persons planning to apply for the Ukrainian visa have to visit the Consulate General of Ukraine in person for the interview.

Travelling to the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation

Foreigners and stateless persons shall travel to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in accordance with the laws and international treaties of Ukraine.

Those foreigners who need to obtain visa for their trips to Ukraine should apply at the overseas diplomatic or consular missions of Ukraine.

Those foreigners who enjoy visa-free regime shall stay in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol only after entering the territory of Ukraine through operating border checkpoints and getting a due stamp in their passports.

Those foreigners and stateless persons who fail to comply with Ukrainian legislation when entering Ukraine and stay in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol will be prosecuted under the laws of Ukraine. Also international sanctions may be imposed against such persons as those who support the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine.

 

ENTRY / EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS: You need a valid passport to enter Ukraine. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need to have a Ukrainian visa as long as you will be in Ukraine for fewer than 90 days within a 180-day period. You need a visa or valid Ukrainian residency permit for all stays longer than 90 days. You cannot get a Ukrainian visa at the airport or at the border. If you need a visa, please get it in advance at a Ukrainian Embassy or Consulate.

Check your visa carefully so that you know the validity period. You are responsible for knowing the rules for the type of visa you have. Sometimes U.S. citizens try to come to Ukraine before their visa allows. Remember, in Ukraine the date is written day-month-year. If you come to Ukraine before your visa allows, you can be stopped at the border, not allowed to enter Ukraine, and required to return to your point of origin at your own expense.

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

Introduces one class of visa for US citizens:

Long-term one-entry visa (VD), petition-based of 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 or special stamp to the passport).

LONG-TERM, ONE-ENTRY

Employment

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.

Immigration

Copy of the Permission to immigrate in Ukraine arranged by the state Ukrainian Immigration Service.

Student visa

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

- a passport;

- an original letter of invitation to study;

- 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 or Russian language);

- a document confirming absence of HIV infection (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian or Russian 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 or Russian language);

- a round-trip ticket with an open date of return to home country allowing to stay in Ukraine for at least a year.

All the above mentioned documents 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.

Foreign students that have obtained a visa to Ukraine have to notify the education facility (that issued an invitation to them) about their arrival date and flight information to help arrange their meeting at an airport.

Visa fee - $160.

Form of payment - money order.

International technical assistance

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

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 Culrture 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

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

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.

Mass-Media

Original letter from foreign mass-media which have to be confirmed by Ukrainian Committee on Television and Radio

Cultural and Sport Exchange, Volunteer

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.

Reunion of Family

Certificate of Marriage with the citizen of Ukraine.

Document of the person who is a relative of the foreign citizen, the holder of Ukrainian Permanent/Temporary Card as well as a copy of Permanent/Temporary Card.

Special Attention for the Fulbright Program Members

The member of the above-mentioned Program has to present a copy of the Registration Card of the International Technical Assistance Project in Ukraine (issued by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine) and the Letter-Invitation from the beneficiary Ministry of Ukraine.

For exampleif the beneficiary Ministry of the International Technical Assistance Project in Ukraine is the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine the Applicant have to present a Letter – Invitation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

According to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine # 567 dated 01 June, 2011 such category of Applicants will receive a Long-term visa (D type) up to 45 days. The visa has to be issued on free of charge regime.

During 45 days the beneficiary Ministry in Ukraine will arrange a Permanent/Temporary Residence Card which will allow staying and entering in Ukraine without visas.

To stay and live in Ukraine together with family the members of the Program have to receive a Permanent/Temporary Residence Card, send a copy of this card to the family and members of family (spouse, kids) can apply to the Embassy for Reunion Family Type of Visa.

VISA FEES for US citizens:

Long-term one-entry visa (VD), 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 apply to relevant authorities in Ukraine for a permanent/temporary residence permit. Consular fee will be: 

- $ 160 for student visas and for mass-media visas,

- $ 190 for petition based visas,

- $ 325 for immigration visas and for family reunion visas,

- $ 345 for employment based visas and $ 220 for all other purposes.

  • On the RECIPROCAL BASIS FEES are WAIVED or REDUCED for persons listed in bilateral agreements.

If applying by mail, a self-addressed prepaid envelope is required. For a return service, please provide the Consulate with Express Mail envelopes only.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CONSULAR OFFICE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY OTHER KIND OF MAIL AND DOES NOT BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTAL SERVICE.

 There are three classes of visas for non-US citizens:

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

2. Short-term visa (VC), non- petition based of visas, which will allow stay in Ukraine for less than 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry to Ukraine. This visa will be issued as a one-entry, two-entries and multiple-entries valid for the period of up to 5 years.

3. Long-term one-entry visa (VD), petition-based of 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 or special stamp to the passport).

TRANSIT

What kind of document should be 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

Valid for NON-US citizens (check the visa-free regime section) who have already used 90-days visa free-regime within 180 days.

Be advised that NON-US citizen have to present the US Permanent Residence Card of valid US visa.

What kind of document should be a ground for this type of visa?

Private Purpose

Original letter of invitation approved by the relevant offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Touristic Purpose

Original touristic voucher which can be arranged by Ukrainian relevant touristic agency. During entering in Ukraine a hard copy of touristic voucher have to be presented together with the passport and touristic visa to Ukrainian Border Protection Officer.

Official Purpose

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

Transit Purpose

Agreement on international freight as well as a valid license on international freight.

Treatment Purpose

Original Letter of Invitation from Ukrainian hospital.

Investment Purpose

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

Humanitarian Purpose

Letter from the Commission on the humanitarian relief of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukrainian for individuals who will provide a Humanitarian relief.

Religious Purpose

Original letter of invitation from Ukrainian Church as well as a document which will confirm the state registration of the Church.

Mass-Media Purpose

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

Official Purpose

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

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
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.

Immigration

Copy of the Permission to immigrate in Ukraine arranged by the state Ukrainian Immigration Service.

Student visa

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

- a passport;

- an original letter of invitation to study;

- 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 or Russian language);

- a medical certificate, certified by an official health authority of a foreign country and issued no later than two months before leaving for Ukraine to study.

All the above mentioned documents 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.

Foreign students that have obtained a visa to Ukraine have to notify the education facility (that issued an invitation to them) about their arrival date and flight information to help arrange their meeting at an airport.

International technical assistance

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

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 Culrture 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

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

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.

Mass-Media

Original letter from foreign mass-media which have to be confirmed by Ukrainian Committee on Television and Radio

Cultural and Sport Exchange, Volunteer

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.

Reunion of Family

Certificate of Marriage with the citizen of Ukraine.

Document of the person who is a relative of the foreign citizen, the holder of Ukrainian Permanent/Temporary Card as well as a copy of Permanent/Temporary Card.

Special Attention for the Fulbright Program Members

The member of the above-mentioned Program has to present a copy of the Registration Card of the International Technical Assistance Project in Ukraine (issued by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine) and the Letter-Invitation from the beneficiary Ministry of Ukraine.

For exampleif the beneficiary Ministry of the International Technical Assistance Project in Ukraine is the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine the Applicant have to present a Letter – Invitation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

According to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine # 567 dated 01 June, 2011 such category of Applicants will receive a Long-term visa (D type) up to 45 days. The visa has to be issued on free of charge regime.

During 45 days the beneficiary Ministry in Ukraine will arrange a Permanent/Temporary Residence Card which will allow staying and entering in Ukraine without visas.

To stay and live in Ukraine together with family the members of the Program have to receive a Permanent/Temporary Residence Card, send a copy of this card to the family and members of family (spouse, kids) can apply to the Embassy for Reunion Family Type of Visa.

VISA FEES for non-US citizens:

Type of operation

Transit visa (VB)

Regular

Expedited

 Up to 15 days

9- business day processing

 Up to 3 days

3- business day processing

Single entry visa

$ 85

$ 170

Double entry visa

$130

$260

Multi entry visa

$200

$ 400

Short-term visa (VC)

Single entry visa

$85

$170

Double entry transit visa

$130

$260

Multi entry transit visa

$ 200

$400

Long-term one-entry visa (VD)

Single entry visa

$ 85

$170

Attention: This charge for every kind of visa is not refundable.

Processing times, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.

Processing Fees

Please be informed that Ukraine introduced a Visa free regime for citizens of the countries of European Union, U.S.A, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, San Marino, Monaco, Iceland, Vatican, Andorra, Liechtenstein and Republic of Korea, who may stay in Ukraine without visa up to 90 days.

A passport valid for six months beyond the planned date of travel is required.

For citizens of the above mentioned countries who enter Ukraine with the purpose of employment, permanent residency, study and work at the diplomatic missions of the above mentioned countries in Ukraine or with any other purpose if they are going to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days, visas are still required.

No visas are required fro citizens of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).

Visa issuance or adjustment are subject to a processing fee in US dollars payable to the Embassy of Ukraine only in the form of a postal money order at the time of the application.

Cash, credit cards, personal or company checks are not accepted.

Fees must be paid in the amounts stated below and should not include a return postage.

Travelling with animals

Necessary information on travelling with animals can be found оn http://kbp.aero/en/passengers/animals/

On entry to the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol

Foreigners and stateless persons may entry the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol of Ukraine in accordance with the Law and international Treaties of Ukraine.

The Law of Ukraine "On protection of rights and freedoms of citizens and legal regime for the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine", as amended on 05.09.2014, regulates a procedure for entry of persons in the temporarily occupied territory and the departure from it.

According to Article 10 of the Law the citizens of Ukraine have the right to free and unimpeded access to the temporarily occupied territories and the departure from it through the control points of entry and exit upon presentation of a document confirming the identity and citizenship of Ukraine.

However, the entry of foreigners and stateless persons to the temporarily occupied territory and the departure from it is allowed only by special permission through the control points of entry and exit.

As of today, the relevant draft of Regulations on entry-exit procedure of foreigners and stateless persons to the temporarily occupied territory, developed by the Border control Administration, is on the approval with the concerned Ministers.

Thus, the foreigners from countries with visa entry regime, have to apply to the diplomatic missions or consular offices of Ukraine abroad for obtaining a Ukrainian visa.

Foreigners from countries with visa-free entry regime, may entry the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol of Ukraine only if crossing the border at border crossing points across the state border of Ukraine with putting relevant stamps into their passport documents or immigration cards.

However, it is important to know that:

- Violation of order of entry into the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and the departure from it for the purpose of harming the interests of the state is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years or imprisonment for the same term, with confiscation of vehicles. The same acts committed repeatedly or by prior conspiracy, or by an official through abuse of office shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term of three to five years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years and forfeiture vehicle. The above-mentioned acts committed by an organized group shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term from five till eight years.

- Violation of order of entry into the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and the departure from it punishable by a fine from one hundred till three hundred tax-free minimum incomes, or by an administrative arrest for up to fifteen days.

- Entry into Ukraine is not allowed for foreigners or stateless persons:

a. If a person attempts to enter the temporarily occupied territory through the control points of entry - exit without a special permission;

b. Foreigners and stateless persons who arrived to the control points of entry - exit from the temporarily occupied territory without permission, may not travel further and in the shortest time they should be returned to the temporarily occupied territory from which they came, or to a state that issued a passport.

The passport document of the above mentioned foreigners and stateless persons will be stamped mark on the prohibition of entry to Ukraine.

Transit of foreigners and stateless persons through the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine is prohibited.

Stipulated by this Law legal regime will operate until the restoration of constitutional order of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territory.