Visas and RegulationsNo Visa is needed to travel into Ukraine
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, EU nations, Switzerland and Norway can now visit Ukraine for periods of up to 90 days over a 180-day period with a valid passport and do not need a visa, medical examination or go through an application process.
If you intend to study, reside or do business in Ukraine for more than 90 days, you will have to get a visa.
Who requires a visa?
All persons other than those listed above, who wish to enter Ukraine, are required to have a Ukrainian visa, valid for the period of their intended stay in Ukraine, inserted into their passports or travel documents.
Please note that all Ukrainian visas serve as both an entry and exit visa.Holders of ordinary passports of Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Somali, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Viet Nam, of other countries of the Near and Middle East and Northern Africa are urged to contact the Consular Section prior to submitting their visa applications.
The type of visa to be issued is based upon the purpose of the person’s entry into Ukraine.
The various types of visas include diplomatic, service, business, student, private, transit and immigration.Also, a visa may be issued for a specific purpose of entry, i.e. to conduct scientific, rescue, cultural, sports, humanitarian and charitable, religious or mass media activities, transport passengers or cargo.
As only one type of visa can be issued per single, double or a multiple entries, the primary purpose of the entry or entries should be indicated in the visa application form.
Where, When and How to Apply?
Each of the above visas may be applied for in person at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Ukraine or Ukrainian Consulates in your country.
Documents may also be sent by mail or through authorized travel/visa services (check with Embassy of Ukraine in your country).
Please be advised that the Consular Office does not accept any other kind of mail and does not bear responsibility for postal service.Any application received on Saturday, Sunday and official local or Ukrainian holidays (January 1 & 7, March 8, May 1-2 & 9, June 6, June 28, and August 24) will be processed starting on the next business day.
All requests for visas must include the following at the time of application:
- an original passport or travel document, which must be valid for at least one month after the expiration date of the requested visa, and which must contain a blank visa page;
- a visa application form, which is available at any Ukrainian consular post or can be printed from the Web site of any Ukrainian consular post, that services one, including the Consular Section, whose Web site address is www.infoukes.com/ukremb/consular.shtml
Legible duplicated copies of the application form are also accepted. A separate visa application form must be submitted for each holder of a passport or travel document. The visa application form must be answered completely* and typed or printed in block letters in black or blue ink, dated and signed by the applicant. Any corrections made on the application form should be initialed by the applicant. If the applicant is under the age of 16, the parent or legal guardian must sign the application form on the child’s behalf. If a child is included in an adult’s passport or travel document, that child must be included in the adult’s visa application form with a separate photograph for the child, and will be listed on the adult’s visa;
- one color full front view passport size photograph on a white background, taken within six months of the date of application and attached in the designated space of the visa application form;
- the consular fee for processing the visa, in the exact amount as indicated below. Payment should be in the form of a certified personal check, bank check or money order made payable to the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada. Uncertified checks and cash are not accepted. Payment for return postage should not be sent. Each visa application must be accompanied with its own check or money order. Visa processing fee is waived for holders of diplomatic and in most cases service/official/ or special passports and for persons entering Ukraine for purposes of providing humanitarian aid or conducting charitable activities.
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