Ukraine Visa

Ukraine, the largest country totally in Europe, has many diverse and interesting geographic features. As for mountains, the northern reaches of the Carpathian Mountains stretch across western Ukraine. The country's highest point is located there; Hoverla Mountain, at 2061 m (6762 ft) tall. The Crimean Mountains front the southern edges of the Crimean Peninsula, and some lower, heavily-eroded mountains extend into Russia just north of the Sea of Azov. Ukraine is bordered by the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Major rivers include the Desna, Dnieper, Dniester, Donets and the Southern Bug. Numerous waterfalls are found in both the Carpathian and Crimean Mountains. Those geographic features contribute lot to the tourist attractions. However, there are some entry requirements laid down by the government. Visitors to Ukraine must obtain a visa from one of the Ukrainian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose nationals may obtain a visa on arrival.

Ukraine, the largest country totally in Europe, has many diverse and interesting geographic features. As for mountains, the northern reaches of the Carpathian Mountains stretch across western Ukraine. The country's highest point is located there; Hoverla Mountain, at 2061 m (6762 ft) tall. The Crimean Mountains front the southern edges of the Crimean Peninsula, and some lower, heavily-eroded mountains extend into Russia just north of the Sea of Azov. Ukraine is bordered by the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Major rivers include the Desna, Dnieper, Dniester, Donets and the Southern Bug. Numerous waterfalls are found in both the Carpathian and Crimean Mountains. Those geographic features contribute lot to the tourist attractions. However, there are some entry requirements laid down by the government. Visitors to Ukraine must obtain a visa from one of the Ukrainian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose nationals may obtain a visa on arrival.


LIST OF COUNTRIES ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE UKRAINA VISA

Citizens of the following 5 countries can enter Ukraine without a visa for an indefinite stay: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan.

Holders of passports of the following 61 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine without a visa for a stay up to 90 days within any 180 day period:

America: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Paraguay, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, United States.
Europe: All European Union citizens, Albania, Andorra,  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Iceland, Liechtenstein,  Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Mario, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City.
Asia: Brunei, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates.


VISA ON ARRIVAL

Holders of passports of the following 33 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine by obtaining a visa on arrival at Kyiv Boryspil Airport, Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) and Odessa International Airport for a stay up to 15 days. For visa on arrival, visitors will need to provide one of the following documents: invitation or documents confirming tourist character of a trip or document confirming implementation of investments:

America:  Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas,  Bahrain, Barbados,  Dominica, El Salvador,  Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago,
Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Timor-Leste,
Australia: Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Africa:  Mauritius, Seychelles.

 

TYPES OF UKRAINE VISA

Ukrainian visas are issued within 3 types:

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR UKRAINE VISA APPLICATION

All visitors to Ukraine must submit:

  1. Original passport valid for at least 3 months
  2. Visa application form (MFA) signed by applicant;
  3. 01 passport photo in 3.5x4.5 cm size, white background;
  4. Travel insurance
  5. Notarized true copy of Work permit and Temporary Residence Card applied for foreigner working in Vietnam;
  6. Proof of professional status
    * For business owner/ self-employed: Notarized true copy of Business Registration Certificate and Company’s Tax Payment;
    * For employee: Pay slips within the last 03 months + Notarized true copy of Labor contract
    * For retiree: Pension statement within the last 06 months;
    * For student: Proof of enrollment + No-objection certificate from school or university;
  7. Proof of financial status:
    * Bank statement for 2 recent months;
    * Passbook (if any)
    * Pay slips within the last 03 months;
    * Confirmation of Credit Card limit (if any);
    * Notarized true copy of any asset ownership, such as house or land (if any);
  8. Hotel booking;
  9. Round trip air-ticket.


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

  1. Visa for another country (if required) and tickets;
  2. Document(s) confirming that passengers/cargo are to transit through Ukraine by car/coach;
  3. International carrier license issued by the relevant authority of a foreign state


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

  1. Invitation letter;
  2. Original of the notarized invitation letter from Ukraine’s national or a foreigner/stateless person who legally resides (temporarily or permanently) in Ukraine
  3. Passenger / cargo carriers’ contract as well as the relevant international passenger / cargo carrier’s license
  4. Certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent issued by Ukraine’s National Committee on Persons of Ukrainian Descent
  5. Hotel bookings
  6. Document(s) confirming that the applicant owns property (real estate) allocated in Ukraine
  7. 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:

  1. A certified copy of the work permit issued by Ukraine’s State Centre for Employment
  2. A copy of the immigration permit issued by a local office of Ukraine’s State Migration Service;
  3. Document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person who has been granted refuge/temporary protection in Ukraine;
  4. Invitation letter issued by Ukraine’s relevant government authorities
  5. Other documents (if required by Ukraine’s international treaties)

 

VALIDITY OF VISA

The duration depends on the visa types (mentioned above)

 

PROCESSING TIME

Urgent processing – up to five working days.

Ordinary processing – up to ten working days, may be extended up to 30 working days if by additional checks are necessary.


WHERE TO APPLY FOR UKRAINE VISA

Ukraine Embassy in Ha Noi

  • Gelex Building, 3rd Floor, 52 Le Dai Hanh, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi City.
  • Submission of Application: 08:30 -12:00 and 13:00 -15:00 hrs. (Monday-Friday) except Holidays
  • Passport Collection: 13:00 -16:00 hrs. (Monday-Friday) except Holidays


VFS Global in Ho Chi Minh

  • Resco building 4th Floor, 94-96, Nguyen Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho chi Minh City,
  • Submission of Application: 08:30 -12:00 and 13:00 -15:00 hrs. (Monday-Friday) except Holidays
  • Passport Collection: 13:00 -16:00 hrs (Monday-Friday) except Holidays


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