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  • Ukraine e-Visa - Application Information
    e-Visa to Ukraine a permit that allows citizens of established countries - make electronic travel authorization.
    You do not need to visit the Ukrainian Consulate to apply. The e-visa is issued within 9 working days, single entry, for a short stay of up to 30 days to enter Ukraine for business, guests, visitor purposes and purposes of treatment, culture, science activities (eg education, sports), Perform official duties of foreign journalists or foreign media representatives.

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  • Visas to Ukraine upon arrival in airports Boryspil, Zhuliany, Odessa




    Important notice!

    Please note that on 14 November 2018 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine amended Ukraine’s Visa Rules by its Decree no.954. According to the mentioned Decree starting from 01 January 2019 single entry 15-day tourist/business visas shall no longer be issued on arrival at Boryspil, Zhuliany (Kyiv) and Odesa international airports.

    MFA’s advice to all VOA eligible countries’ nationals who intend to visit Ukraine on or after 01 January 2019 for tourism/business purpose is to consider applying for either an e-Visa or a relevant visa through Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad.


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  • Rules of entry and stay in Ukraine for foreign citizens

    Normative document, scored force from 22.09.2011. "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons" describes the entry and stay of the procedure, as well as related terms. For the development of and additions adopted additional regulations. They have made some changes to the entry and residence regulations in Ukraine, foreigners and persons who do not have citizenship.


    The documents also regulate the entry and stay

    1. CMU №150 from 15.02.2012. It paints the details and rules of procedure of increasing the period of stay, or a reduction in the territory of Ukraine;
    2. CMU №884 from 04.12.2013 year. This is the procedure for confirming the presence of a sufficient amount of money from foreigners to enter and stay in the country, transit of foreigners through the territory of Ukraine and the bailout of its limits;

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  • Types of Ukrainian visas

    There are different types of Ukrainian visas. Depending on the purpose of the journey on the territory of Ukraine and tenure are the following types of Ukrainian visas: tourist, visitor, work, business, study, transit, visa for family members.


    Depending on the purpose of travel, these are the following types of visas:

    1) Transit Visa (indicated by letter B) is issued to foreign citizens and stateless persons for passing through Ukraine to a third destination, as well as for the transit of cargo and for the transit of vehicle passengers.

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  • Required documents for visa

    To a foreigner to qualify for entry into the Ukrainian territory, the documents required for obtaining a visa is to submit to the consular offices, where a decision is made. Each trip purpose provides various documents required for registration of visas.

    The list of required documents for a visa

    Citizens of other countries who want to get the right to enter the Ukrainian territory for the purpose of recreation, meeting with relatives, study, transit, it is necessary to collect the necessary documents for obtaining a visa.

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  • Border crossing by foreigners and stateless persons

    Foreigners and stateless persons enter only when they have a passport and a certain type of visa, which is required by a current legislation or an international agreement, if there are no other requirements. Copies of passports, visas and other documents confirmed by a notary give no right to cross the state border.

    Documents required for crossing the state border:

    1. Foreign passport;

    2. Document allowing returning to the country  of citizenship or permanent residence;

    3. Ukrainian visa (for citizens of the countries which have visa regime of entering).

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  • 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 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 application within regular service unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s international treaties. 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 check points at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports process visa applications and make visa decisions on the day of application.

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  • The validity of the visa

    It rightly divide the validity of the visa and permanent location in the country. In the first case the visa is issued for a specific period of time with the agreed by the applicant and opens up the possibility of legal entry during the entire interval of the visa. On the day of crossing the state. boundaries and registration in an official crossing point on all foreigners subject to the general rules of stay: up to 90 days within 180 days.

    As the smallest and the maximum period of finding remains, depending on the visa:

    • Up to 5 days - transit B.
    • Up to 90 days once the 180 day-term C.
    • Over 90 days, the long-term D.

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  • The consular fees for a visa

    Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad charge $65.00 (basic visa fee) for processing visa applications via regular service.

    Fees are doubled for all applications filed upon expedited service.

    Visa fees for certain visa types for applicants from certain countries might differ from basic visa fee above due to reciprocity principle.

    Please see reciprocal fees.

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

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  • Extension of visa

    Validity of the visa cannot be extended. According to paragraph 6 of the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers №150, 2012, (http://zakon4.rada.gov.ua), for foreigners or stateless persons can be extended the period of stay. The State Migration Service is in charge of this procedure.

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  • Who is eligible for visa free entry
    The list of countries with visa-free and visa visits is a list of states with which international treaties have been signed that describe a special procedure for the legal entry of citizens into Ukraine.
    Visa-free entry to Ukraine implies a special border crossing regime, according to which the legal basis for this is cash passports or, in special cases, internal use passports (Belarus and the Russian Federation). The current list of states with visa-free entry to Ukraine is indicated below.

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  • Application for visa (in English)
    Application form for a visa, you can download and print. Visa application form for the Ukrainian visa, you must fill out in English and file with the basic package for a visa.

    Download form for visa

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Invitation letter for Visa to Ukraine

Invitation to Ukraine at the right registration is the sufficient reason for issuance of Ukrainian visa. The type of visa is defined according with the stated purpose of entry into the territory of Ukraine. While invitations differ from each other relatively:

  1. The time of registration;
  2. The purpose of your visit;
  3. The number days of stay.

Service offering by our company is connected with issuance business, private and tourist invitation for getting Ukrainian visas. It does not important which type of invitation you have chosen. Our consultants will give you all necessary information, answers on the questions which arose in you and also will help to decide on final type of the invitation for a trip. Registration of the invitation with help of our organization won't take from you excess time and money. Further in the text it is available to read detailed description of the main types of invitations.

Tourist invitation

This document is issued for foreigners wishing to visit Ukraine with providing the tourist voucher which was issued by the Ukrainian tourist operator working according with the right's license of providing services in tourism. Besides, the voucher in which data about the accepting travel agency is provided information about the tourist and his place of accommodation in the territory of Ukraine are specified. The guarantee letter from travel company, program of the tour, the policy of obligatory medical insurance for a trip and the copies of registration documents which were certified by press of travel company is also provided to a foreigner. The voucher can be for an single visit for term in 30 days of stay in Ukraine or for double – for 60 days.

When your purpose of visit is attending of sporting or cultural events, tourism or rest – you must contact with our employees. After one day the voucher will be issued. If you want to issue the tourist voucher very quickly in ten minutes, then you can ask our employees.

For registering of tourist voucher in our agency you need to send on our Email adress the copy of the first page of your travel document, as a rule, of your international passport. And you must fill the form for receiving the invitation. It can be downloaded from our site.

We must say that it is the fastest and most economical way of visa's registration. However, not all consulates have the right to adopt the statement for registration of tourist visas from persons. That is why we recommend to you to specify beforehand the Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine can adopt your statement.

Private or guest visa to Ukraine

Private invitation or invitation for visit of friends or family is issued by a notary in accordance with the submitted application. That invitations are issued on the standard form which is certified by the signature and seal of a notary. There are specified all information about foreigner, his full name, civil accessory, date of birth and home address where he is registered. Besides that, there is specified the place of foreigner's residence and information about the accepting person.

If your purpose of visit is attending of acquaintances, friends or family for maximum period of stay on 90 days within 180 days and opportunity of numerous entrance, the best decision will be issuance of invitation with the help of our tourist company.

Conditionally, private invitations can be divided on two types – invitations for the maximum period of stay in Ukraine till 90 days and validity period on 180 days; and invitations with the validity periods on stay about 180 days in one year, 90 days for every half-year. Initially, invitations is issued with possibility of numerous visit of Ukraine, but the final decision on this point is made by the employee of Consulate of Ukraine. We must say that invitation starts working from this moment when it was issued.

Having used services of our tourist company, you will receive:

  1. Passport's copies of an inviting side;
  2. The invitation on the necessary form;
  3. Application form for filing and receiving private visa.

We will note that application form is issued with the filled data lines about inviting side in English language.

For getting the private invitation you need to send to our Email adress a copy of the first page of your travel document, as a rule, of the international passport or its copies, earlier received Ukrainian visas (if they were). You should do it for avoiding mistakes at the translation data about a foreigner into Ukrainian. In the response e-mail you will receive expense for the prepayment. We will specify that invitation's registration and translation his documents will start after making advance payment only.

Registration of the private invitation will be completed after five working days. However, if it is necessary and if you want, issuance can be completed in three working days. The details about conditions of registration in short period and order of paperwork you can ask from our employees having contacted with them in the telephone mode. Contacts for communication are specified on our web-site.

Ukraine Business invite letter to receive the visa

Business (business) invitation is formalized on the official form, according to the application of the inviting company, organization, institution or other legal entity.

Process of issuing an invitation a lot of time, it is difficult and has no guarantees of positive result. That is why we recommend to you and your business to use our services in issuance of business invitations through our partner companies which already have necessary accreditation in this field of activity.

All business invitation contains such information about the private person:

  1. The second name and name of inviting person;
  2. The date of birth;
  3. Nationality;
  4. The place of foreigner's residence for the period of his stay.

Besides above listed, the business invitation contains information about inviting company - the legal name and registration's address.

If your purpose of visit is signing of contracts, a meeting with business partners or adjustment of business connections, we recommend you to use services of our company for registration of the business invitation.

Conditionally, business invitations divide on two types – invitations for 90 days with the period of visa's action on 180 days and invitations for visit on term 180 days in one year, thus the total number of days of stay in Ukraine shouldn't exceed 90 days in one half-year. Initially, invitations is issued with opportunity of numerous visit of Ukraine, but the last decision on this point is made by the employee of Consulate. Also it is necessary to specify that document starts working from this moment when it was issued.

Our company provides services in issuance of invitations. We do it qualitative and in the stipulated terms. Besides, we are always open for mutually beneficial cooperation with the Ukrainian and foreign organizations and travel agencies (for partners we offer the constant system of discounts).

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