Visa policy of Ukraine

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Entry and exit passport stamps issued at Boryspil International Airport to a Czech citizen.

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.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Ukraine

Visa not required for indefinite stay[edit]

Citizens of the following 5 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 59 jurisdictions can enter Ukraine without a visa for a stay up to 90 days within any 180 day period, except where otherwise noted.[2]

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.
ID - may enter with an ID card

Visa on arrival[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 33 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:[4][5][6][7][8]

From April 16 2017, issuance of visas on arrival will be possible at all border crossings. Visa will be available for arriving with the business or tourist purpose for approximatly 65USD. For visa on arrival, visitors will need to provide one of the following documents: invitation or documents confirming tourist character of a trip or document confirming implementation of investments.[9]

* – from April 16 2017

1 - must hold proof of sufficient funds on arrival (until April 16 2017)
2 - available for tourism and business trip and related documents are required as proof (until April 16 2017)

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:[10]

Starting from April 16 2017 nationals of the all countries are not required to provide an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa for Ukraine.[11]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

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.[13]

Electronic visas[edit]

Issuance of electronic visas will commence in 2017. Visas will be valid for 30 days and will cost 65 US dollars.[14]

Crimea[edit]

Autonomous Republic of Crimea is temporarily occupied by Russian Federation due to its military intervention of 2014.[15] Foreigners are required to comply with Ukrainian visa policy including obtaining a Ukrainian visa if one is necessary, otherwise it may entail sanctions for support of the temporary occupation of the Ukrainian territory.[16]

Donetsk and Luhansk regions[edit]

Parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are under de facto control of Russian regular military forces, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic. These parts of country are 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. Arrival through checkpoints on uncontrolled part of Russia–Ukraine border are against law, visitors will not be able to proceed further into Ukraine.[17][18]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Ukraine were from the following countries of nationality:[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visa Information - Ukraine". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ 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"
  7. ^ 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"
  8. ^ 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"
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ 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)
  11. ^ http://www.kmu.gov.ua/control/ru/cardnpd?docid=249794301
  12. ^ a b c 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"
  13. ^ http://interfax.com.ua/news/political/362124.html
  14. ^ http://www.kmu.gov.ua/control/ru/cardnpd?docid=249794301
  15. ^ Foreigners Now Need Russian Visa to Visit Crimea
  16. ^ Ukraine insists on right of issuing Crimean visa
  17. ^ Kiev declares passport control on border with rebel-held regions
  18. ^ Ukraine crisis: Kiev imposes passport control around rebel-held regions
  19. ^ Foreign citizens who visited Ukraine by countrie