Visa policy of Ukraine

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Visitors to Ukraine must obtain a visa from one of the Ukrainian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Ukraine

Visa not required for indefinite stay[edit]

Citizens of the following 6 countries can enter Ukraine without a visa for an indefinite stay.[2]

1 - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival.

Visa not required for limited stay[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 57 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine without a visa for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period, except where otherwise noted.[2]

1 - up to 90 days within a 365 day period.
2 - up to 30 days within a 60 day period.
3 - up to 14 days.
4 - must hold an invitation letter from an official sponsor in Ukraine.
5 - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival.
6 - visa not required for service, tourist and private trips on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided
7 - up to 60 days.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 5 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine by obtaining a visa on arrival for a stay up to 15 days:[3][4]

1 - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival.

Invitation letter exemption[edit]

Nationals of the following countries are not required to provide an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa for Ukraine:[5][6]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Additionally, only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Albania, Cambodia, Chile, China, Cuba Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Laos, Morocco, North Korea, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam and only diplomatic passports of India and Mexico do not require a visa for Ukraine.

Electronic visas[edit]

In March 2015 it was announced that Ukraine plans to introduce electronic visas in the near future.[7]


Crimea is under de facto Russian control and the visa policy of Russia applies.[8] Ukraine announced that foreigners should comply with Ukrainian visa regime including obtaining a Ukrainian visa if one is necessary and that otherwise it may entail sanctions for "support of the temporary occupation of the Ukrainian territory".[9]

Eastern Ukraine[edit]

Parts of Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast are under de facto control of the self-proclaimed Federal State of Novorossiya. In November 2014, the Government of Ukraine imposed passport control on all persons entering or leaving this territory. Ukrainian citizens have to show their passports while foreigners also have to explain the purpose of their visit. All those who arrive through checkpoints on Russia–Ukraine border not under Ukrainian control are not allowed to proceed further into Ukraine.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Visa Information - Ukraine". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ Ukraine to introduce electronic visas – foreign minister
  8. ^ Foreigners Now Need Russian Visa to Visit Crimea
  9. ^ Ukraine insists on right of issuing Crimean visa
  10. ^ Kiev declares passport control on border with rebel-held regions
  11. ^ Ukraine crisis: Kiev imposes passport control around rebel-held regions