Visa policy of Ukraine
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.
Visa policy map
Visa not required for indefinite stay
Citizens of the following 5 countries can enter Ukraine without a visa for an indefinite stay.
1 - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival.
Visa not required for limited stay
Holders of passports of the following 59 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine without a visa for a stay up to 90 days within any 180 day period, except where otherwise noted.
- All EU citizens
- Bosnia and Herzegovina2
- Hong Kong3
- San Marino
- South Korea
- United States
- Vatican City
1 - up to 90 days within any 365 day period.
2 - up to 30 days within any 60 day period.
3 - up to 14 days.
A - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival.
B - visa not required for service, tourist and private trips on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided
Visa on arrival
Holders of passports of the following 13 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine by obtaining a visa on arrival at Kyiv Boryspil Airport and Odessa International Airport (the latter only for Chinese citizens) for a stay up to 15 days:
1 - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival
2 - available for tourism and business trip and related documents are required as proof
Invitation letter exemption
Nationals of the following countries are not required to provide an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa for Ukraine:
Additionally, only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Albania, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Laos, Morocco, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam and only diplomatic passports of India and Mexico do not require a visa for Ukraine.
Visa-free agreement for diplomatic and service passport signed with Indonesia but not ratified yet.
In March 2015 it was announced that Ukraine would introduce electronic visas in the near future.
Crimea is under de facto Russian control and the visa policy of Russia applies. 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".
Parts of Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast are under de facto control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) declared Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone. 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.
Most visitors arriving to Ukraine were from the following countries of nationality:
- "Visa Information - Ukraine". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
- Ukraine, Saint Kitts and Nevis sign agreement on mutual abolition of visa requirements
- Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 567 on 1 June 2011 "On adoption of Regulation for processing of visas for entry to and transit through Ukraine" (as amended)
- Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 145 on 2 March 2016 "On amendment of Regulation for processing of visas for entry to and transit through Ukraine"
- Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 482 on 23 September 2014 "On amendment of Regulation for processing of visas for entry to and transit through Ukraine"
- Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 676 on 2016 "On issuing visas at border crossings through the state border in international airports “Borispol” and “Odessa” for citizens People's Republic of China, to enter in Ukraine for business or tourist purposes"
- Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 567 dated June 1, 2011 "On adoption of Regulation for processing of visas for entry to and transit through Ukraine" (as amended)
- Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 145 dated March 2, 2016 "On amendment of Regulation for processing of visas for entry to and transit through Ukraine"
- Ukraine to introduce electronic visas – foreign minister
- Foreigners Now Need Russian Visa to Visit Crimea
- Ukraine insists on right of issuing Crimean visa
- Kiev declares passport control on border with rebel-held regions
- Ukraine crisis: Kiev imposes passport control around rebel-held regions
- Foreign citizens who visited Ukraine by countrie