Ukraine Visa | Documents Required


About Ukraine

The largest country entirely within Europe has coastlines on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to the southeast. Ukraine is bounded on the northeast and east by Russia, on the northwest by Belarus, on the west by Poland and Slovakia, and on the southwest by Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. The country has a land area of 600,000 km2; it is rough twice the size of Italy or slightly smaller than the US state of Texas.

The country has a population of 41.3 million people (as of 2021), with Kyiv serving as the capital and largest city (Kiev). Ukrainian is the most widely spoken language, but Russian is also widely spoken, particularly in the country’s east and south.

Why Ukraine is Famous

  • Ukraine is Europe’s largest country in terms of land area. Ukraine has a total land area of 603.55 square kilometers.
  • Ukraine has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are also among the best places to visit in Ukraine.
  • The Ukrainian National Costume is known as Vyshyvanka.
  • The Tunnel of Love is a semi-abandoned railway line in Klaven, North-Western Ukraine, widely regarded as the most romantic location on the planet.
  • Arsenalna station on the Sviatoshynsko – Brovarska line in Kyiv, Ukraine, is the world’s deepest metro station.
  • Ukraine is the world’s leading producer of sunflower seeds, closely followed by Russia.

How to apply for a Ukraine visa?

  • Ukraine’s embassies and consulates around the world Every foreigner or stateless person who requires an entry Ukrainian visa must apply to the relevant Ukraine Embassy or Consulate at least three months before the planned date of entry into Ukraine.
  • In some cases, MFA visa divisions are located at border checkpoints at “Boryspil” and “Odesa” international airports (emergency visa on arrival). More information can be found here.
  • Online can be applied here.
  • E-Visas are issued as single or double entry 30-day visas to foreigners who hold passports from 45 specified countries.

Check whether you need a visa to enter Ukraine

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Afghanistan visa
Albania visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Algeria visa
Andorra visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Angola visa
Antigua and Barbuda visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Argentina visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Armenia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Australia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Austria visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Azerbaijan visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Bahamas visa, including e-Visa
Bahrain visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Bangladesh visa
Barbados visa, including e-Visa
Belarus visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Belgium visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Belize visa, including e-Visa
Benin visa
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Bolivia visa, including e-Visa
Bosnia and Herzegovina visa-free for up to 30 days for 60 days
Botswana visa
Brazil visa-free for up to 90 days
Brunei Darussalam visa-free for up to 30 days
Bulgaria visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Burkina Faso visa
Burundi visa
Cambodia visa, including e-Visa
Cameroon visa
Canada visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Cape Verde visa
Central African Republic visa
Chad visa
Chile visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days visa-free for up to 90 days
China (PRC) visa, including e-Visa visa-free up to 90 days from the date of crossing the border
Colombia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days visa-free for up to 90 days
Congo (Republic of the Congo) visa
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Costa Rica visa, including e-Visa
Croatia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Cuba visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Cyprus visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Czech Republic visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Denmark visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Djibouti visa
Dominica visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Dominican Republic visa, including e-Visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
East Timor (Timor-Leste) visa, including e-Visa
Ecuador visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Egypt visa visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
El Salvador visa, including e-Visa
Equatorial Guinea visa
Eritrea visa
Estonia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Ethiopia visa
Fiji visa, including e-Visa
Finland visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
France visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Gabon visa
Gambia visa
Georgia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days (including for biometric passports in the form of an ID card)
Germany visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Ghana visa
Greece visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Grenada visa-free up to 90 days for 180 days for tourism or unpaid activities
Guatemala visa, including e-Visa
Guinea visa
Guinea-Bissau visa
Guyana visa
Haiti visa, including e-Visa
Honduras visa, including e-Visa
Hong Kong (SAR), PRC visa-free for up to 14 days
Hungary visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Iceland visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
India visa, including e-Visa visa-free up to 90 days
Indonesia visa, including e-Visa
visa-free for up to 30 days
Iran
visa
visa-free for up to 30 days
Ireland visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Israel visa-free for up to 90 days
Italy visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Ivory Coast visa
Jamaica visa, including e-Visa
Japan visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Jordan visa
Kazakhstan visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days from the date of the first crossing of the state border
Kenya visa
Kirghizia visa-free up to 90 days from the date of crossing the border
Kiribati visa, including e-Visa
Kuwait visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
visa-free for up to 90 days for 6 months
Laos visa, including e-Visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Latvia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Lebanon visa
Lesotho visa
Liberia visa
Libya visa
Liechtenstein visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Lithuania visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Luxembourg visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Madagascar visa
Malawi visa
Malaysia visa, including e-Visa
Maldives visa, including e-Visa
Mali visa
Malta visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Marshall Islands visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Mauritania visa
Mauritius visa, including e-Visa
Mexico visa, including e-Visa visa-free for up to 90 days
Micronesia visa, including e-Visa
Moldova visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Monaco visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Mongolia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days (for business, tourist, private trips with supporting documents)
Montenegro visa-free up to 90 days within 180 days from the date of first entry
Morocco visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Mozambique visa
Myanmar visa, including e-Visa
Namibia visa
Nauru visa, including e-Visa
Nepal visa, including e-Visa
Netherlands visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
New Zealand visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Nicaragua visa, including e-Visa
Niger visa
Nigeria visa
North Korea visa
North Macedonia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days (exclusively for trips on the basis of biometric travel documents)
Norway visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Oman visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Pakistan visa
Palau visa, including e-Visa
Palestine visa
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visa-free for up to 90 days
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Peru visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
visa-free for up to 90 days
Philippines
visa, including e-Visa
Poland visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Portugal visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Puerto Rico visa
Qatar visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
visa-free up to 90 days from the date of entry
Romania visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Russia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Rwanda visa
Saint Lucia visa, including e-Visa
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Samoa visa, including e-Visa
San Marino visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Sao Tome and Principe visa
Saudi Arabia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Senegal visa
Serbia visa-free up to 90 days within 180 days
visa-free for up to 90 days
Seychelles
visa, including e-Visa
Sierra Leone visa
Singapore visa, including e-Visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Slovakia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Slovenia visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Solomon Islands visa, including e-Visa
Somalia visa
South Africa visa, including e-Visa
South Korea visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
visa-free for up to 90 days
South Sudan visa
Spain visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Sri Lanka visa
visa-free for up to 30 days for 60 days
St. Kitts and Nevis visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Sudan visa
Suriname visa, including e-Visa
Eswatini (Swaziland) visa
Sweden visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Switzerland visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Syria visa
Tajikistan visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Tanzania visa
Thailand visa, including e-Visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Trinidad and Tobago visa, including e-Visa
Tunisia visa
visa-free up to 90 days for 180 days
Turkey
visa – free for up to 90 days for 180 days (including for biometric passports in the form of ID cards)
visa-free for up to 90 days
Turkmenistan visa
visa-free for up to 30 days
Tuvalu visa, including e-Visa
Uganda visa
UAE visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
United Kingdom visa-free up to 90 days for 180 days *
USA visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Uruguay visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Uzbekistan visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Vanuatu visa, including e-Visa
Vatican visa-free for up to 90 days for 180 days
Venezuela visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Vietnam visa
visa-free for up to 90 days
Yemen visa
Zambia visa
Zimbabwe visa

Documents required for Ukraine visa

  • Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from Ukraine. and have at least two pages free of any visas, marks, or stamps. Not to be issued for more than 10 years.
  • Signed and printed application form.
  • 1 photo
  • a current medical/travel insurance policy that covers Ukraine and the duration of your stay. This requirement does not apply to holders of diplomatic/service passports.
  • evidence of sufficient funds to cover the costs of your stay
  •  paid visa fee receipt

Types of Ukraine Visa 

1. Transit (B type) visas

  • B-type visas are issued when a foreigner/stateless person intends to transit through Ukraine and the transit period does not exceed 5 days.
  • B-type visas are issued as single/double/multiple entry visas with a maximum validity period of one year or another period based on supporting documents.

2. short-term (C-type) visas. 

  • C-type visas are issued when a foreigner or stateless person intends to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
  • C-type visas are issued as single/double/multiple entry visas valid for 6 months or another period based on supporting documents, but cannot be issued for more than 5 years.

3. long-term (D type) visas

  • D visas are issued when a foreigner/stateless person intends to apply for a temporary residence permit in Ukraine for a period of more than 90 days.
  • D visas are issued as multiple-entry visas with a 90-day validity period.
  • For further information on the documents check here.

What is the processing time?

Within expedited service, up to 5 working days from the date of application.

What is the fee for Ukraine Visa?

Ukraine’s embassies/consulates abroad charge $65.00 (basic visa fee) to process visa applications through regular service. For further information check here.

How to apply for a UK visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme?

View the procedure to apply for Visa under Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, eligibility, how long you can stay and more through the above link

Best places to visit Ukraine?

1. St. Sophia’s Cathedral

St. Sophia’s Cathedral (also known as Saint Sophia Cathedral) has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the 1980s and is a popular tourist destination.

St. Sophia’s Cathedral

2. Sunflower Field

Sunflower oil is one of Ukraine’s most important exports; in fact, the country is the world’s second-largest producer. Throughout the country, tourists will find vast fields of flowers.

Sunflower Field

3. Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamenets Podolsky Castle is a striking landmark in Kamianets-Podilskyi, just a short walk from the old town. This fortress, which has been standing since before the 14th century, is an excellent location for photography and exploration of the canyon.

Kamianets-Podilskyi

4. Odessa Opera and Ballet

The Odessa Opera and Ballet is housed in a historic building in the city center and is the city’s oldest theatre, having opened in 1810.

Odessa Opera and Ballet

5. Tarakaniv Fort

Grab your flashlight or headlamp and head to Tarakaniv Fort, which is located near the Ikva River in western Ukraine, just outside the village of Dubno and about two hours from Lviv.

Tarakaniv Fort

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