Ukraine visa

Ukraine visa

Traveling to Ukraine

Ukraine has become a leading destination for tourism, business, and investment. Foreign nationals from over 80 countries are eligible to enter Ukraine visa-free and to stay up to 90 days, while foreign nationals from over 40 countries can apply for a single or double entry Ukraine e-Visa.

All other foreign nationals must apply for a Ukraine sticker visa at their nearest Ukraine embassy or representation office abroad. Ukraine visa validity dates can range between 5 to 90 days, depending on the purpose of your visit to Ukraine and the Ukraine visa type you are applying for.

Ukraine visa types

Transit (B type)

Transit (B type) visas are for 5-day transit purposes through Ukraine and can be issued as single, double, or multiple entry for a 1-year validity period, or longer depending on the traveler’s visit purpose.

Short-term (C type)

Short-term (C type) also known as the Ukraine tourist visa, this visa type is valid for 6 month and can be issued as single, double, or multiple entry, allowing a 90-day stay within every 180-day validity period. Depending on the traveler’s visit purpose, longer validity periods may be issued up to a maximum of 5 years.

Long-term (D type) 

Long-term (D type) visas are usually issued as multiple entry and are valid for 90 days. This visa is for long-term purposes, such as education and employment, where the visitor intends to apply for a temporary residence permit during the 90-day visa validity period. Depending on the traveler’s visit purpose, longer validity periods may be issued.

Ukraine visa requirements

The following documents are needed to fulfil the Ukraine visa requirements:

Application form 

The application form should be filled out online, printed and signed.

Personal photo

The applicant is required to submit a recent personal photo, against a white background, size 35x45 mm

Passport

Issued within the last 10 years, valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Ukraine, with 2 blank pages for official use

Medical/travel insurance

Covering the stay period in Ukraine, with a minimum coverage of €30.000 or equivalent

Financial means 

A bank statement for the last two months prior to submission of application, cash in Ukrainian local currency, bank cards, or expense coverage letter from a local host

Payment

Proof of visa fees payment

In addition to the above documents, applicants may need to submit other documents depending on the visa type they intend to apply for. 

Ukraine visa application

Ukraine Sticker visa

  1. Start your visa application at the Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs portal

    • Register online and verify email address
    • Fill out the application form, print out a copy and sign it

  2. Schedule a Ukraine visa appointment

    Contact your nearest Ukrainian embassy or representation office to schedule an appointment

  3. Attend your Ukraine visa appointment 

    • Submit the visa application and required documents
    • Pay the visa application fee

  4. Wait for Ukraine sticker visa decision

    • If approved, retrieve your Ukraine visa at the Ukraine embassy or representation office where you applied
    • Confirm visa information is correct and matches passport

Ukraine e-visa

  1. Apply online at the Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs portal

    • Register online at the Ukraine MOFA portal
    • Fill out the online application form
    • Upload required documents

  2. Pay Ukraine e-Visa fee

    • Pay online with credit/debit card

  3. Wait for Ukraine e-Visa decision

    • If approved, receive visa to the email you provided
    • Confirm visa information is correct and matches passport

Where to apply for Ukraine visa

Ukraine Sticker visa

Foreign nationals required to apply for a Ukraine sticker visa should initiate their application online at the Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs portal, where they will fill out the Ukraine visa application online, then print out a hard copy and sign it. Afterwards, they shall continue the application process in person by scheduling an appointment at their nearest Ukraine embassy or representation office abroad, in order to submit their application along with the required documents.

Ukraine e-visa 

Foreign nationals applying for a Ukraine e-Visa should visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs platform to proceed with their online application. Please note that this service is currently unavailable.

Ukraine visa processing time

The Ukraine e-Visa is normally processed in 3 business days from the date of submittal, and in 1 day for urgent requests. The Ukraine sticker visa is normally processed within 10 business days from application submittal, and 5 days for urgent requests. Please note that processing times can be delayed if additional checks are needed.

Ukraine visa FAQ

How long does it take Ukraine Visa to be approved?

Ukraine e-Visas are normally processed and issued within 3 business days, while Ukraine sticker visas can take up to 10 business days. For expedited visas, an Urgent Ukraine e-Visa can be issued within one business day, while an Urgent Ukraine sticker visa can be issued in 5 days. Please note that processing times can take longer, due to unforeseen delays or further inquiries into an application under review.

Is the visa of Ukraine a Schengen visa?

No, Ukraine is not part of the Schengen zone.

How much is Ukraine visa fee?

The single-entry Ukraine e-Visa fee is US $20, and the double entry Ukraine e-Visa fee is US $30. The Ukraine sticker visa costs US $65. Please note that visa fees double for urgent requests, or may differ for some countries based on the rules of reciprocity.

Is Ukraine visa easy to get?

The Ukraine e-Visa is a simple and efficient online process that has facilitated the Ukraine visa application procedure for many foreign nationals. If an applicant fulfills all the visa requirements, a Ukraine visa should be approved and issued within a reasonable time. However, it is important to note that Ukraine e-Visas are not being issued at this time.

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