Watch and Read about Ukraine Today
For calls within Ukraine: +38 050 688 3195
Visa to Ukraine
Citizens of which countries do not need visa to enter Ukraine?
Citizens of the countries listed below do not need a visa to enter to Ukraine or Crimea, if they are visiting Ukraine for a term of less than 90 days:
European Union Countries
Citizens of other countries must obtain a visa in order to enter Ukraine.
Where can I find information about obtaining visa to enter Ukraine?
This is the url for the embassies of foreign countries in Ukraine-
This is the url for Ukraine Embassies in foreign countries-
What papers do I need to submit to the embassy for a tourist visa?
To obtain a tourist visa to enter Ukraine, the following will be required:
Visa support letter of invitation and/or hotel(s) confirmation
Consular application form (obtained directly from the Consulate)
Consular processing fee receipts
The list of the documents can vary. The Consulate may require additional documents. We strongly encourage you to contact the Consulate in your country for more detailed information.
Citizens of Turkey may obtain a 14-day Ukrainian visa on their arrival to Odessa, either via seaport or airport.
There are several types of visas in Ukraine. The appropriate visa type typically reflects the itinerary of the visiting person. The visa, visa type and the approval is based upon information in the application and supporting documents, either required or requested by the Consulate.
What are the most common tyles of visas?
Transit visas are issued provided your passport has a valid visa for the next country on your itinerary, or if a visa to that country is not required; then tickets for transportation via Ukraine to the country of your destination are required. A Transit Visa does not allow travelers to stay in Ukraine; and it is further presumed that transit through Ukraine to the country of destination will not exceed 5 days on single or multiple entry.
Transit visas are appropriate when Ukraine is the only transit country in your travel itinerary.
Transit visas are not extended.
Private visas are intended for home stay visits and they are issued based upon an original invitation from residents of Ukraine in the applicant's name by local "Visas Permits and Passports Department" office (OVIR). Invitations must be original, Consulates do not accept email or fax copies.
A Private visa holder is authorized to stay in Ukraine up to 180 days.
Private Visas are appropriate if you are going to visit your relatives or acquaintances. Because the original invitation is required, allow sufficient time for it to be mailed from Ukraine and also enough time for the inviting party to navigate the bureaucracy of the OVIR office.
Private Visas are extendable, based upon extenuating and/or extraordinary circumstances, e.g. marriage, illness, etc. and are required to be stated by the inviting party in their visa extension request with supporting documents which are to be authorized by a local OVIR.
Business visas are for business visits to Ukraine and are issued based upon the invitation of a legal business, registered in Ukraine consistent with Ukrainian regulations. A copy of the State Registration Certificate of this company is required and the majority of Consulates accept fax or scanned copies of these documents.
Business visa holders are authorized for a term of up to a year. The exact term of stay is dependant upon the purpose of the visit. For long term stays the supporting documents should be complete and compelling.
Long-term business visas may require authorization from and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and will need to be processed in Kiev. This process typically takes 7-10 working days.
A Business visa is appropriate if you own, work with, work for an officially registered business in Ukraine, and you need to make frequent and/or long-term visits to Ukraine.
Business visas can be extended upon request of the inviting party; requests are processed at the local OVIR office.
Tourist visas are for visiting Ukraine with the purpose of tourism; tourists are allowed to stay in Ukraine up to 180 days on single or double entry.
Tourist visas are issued based upon invitation from travel agency and hotel vouchers confirming hotel(s) reservations. Hotel confirmations are acceptable substitutions for vouchers. Most Consulates accept fax and/or scanned copies of these documents.
Tourist visas are extendable. Some Ukrainian Consulates (e.g. in USA) issue tourist visas valid for 6 months, irregardless of the term stated in the application form and visa supporting documents.
The Tourist visa is the simplest and the easiest visa to obtain, in terms of the required visa supporting documents and the Consulate processing.
Which documents are required to obtain a visa for entering Ukraine?
The following documents are typically required when applying for a Ukrainian visa:
Valid travel passport, expiration not less than 6 months from the end date of your travel;
Completed, original application form (copies are not accepted);
2 photos 35 X 45 mm (there are background and other requirements);
Visa supporting documents (documents vary depending on the visa type);
Consular fee and/or Processing Fee.
What other information can I obtain in my country Consulate?
IMPORTANT: Prior to applying for a visa, call the Consulate to verify whether fax and/or scanned copies of required supporting documents are accepted at your specific Consulate. Typically, fax copies of visa supporting documents for tourist and business visas are accepted by most of the Consulates, however some do require originals, which is the reason for calling to verify. Please note, all Consulates require that the invitation for a Private Visa must be original - copies are not accepted.
How much time does it take to obtain a visa?
Processing times vary for each visa type and from Consulate to Consulate, even by the time of year. Please, ask your Consulate what's the visa processing time.
What fees does the Consulate charge?
Fees vary by country and Consulate and visa type. And there can be multiple fees in the case of a Consular Fee and a Processing Fee. Additionally please note that it is very important to pay the fees in full or you run the risk of having to start the application from the very beginning, sometimes requiring the full fee again.
Verify if documents are accepted by mail or email. If you live far from the Consulate, the ability to mail documents could be helpful. If documents are accepted by mail, verify how you can obtain an original application. Usually an original can be mailed to you if your provide a pre-paid, self-addressed envelope to the Consulate. On some Consular websites forms are downloadable.
Hours and days of operation
This is especially important if you will be visiting the Consulate personally. Additionally most consulates not only observe Ukrainian National Holidays, but also their own National Holidays and it’s an important consideration when planning your application process since you need to consider and incorporate these days into your time frame.
Some additional notes
In general, the standard time frame for visa processing is 10 working days. The exact term will depend upon the Consulate and visa type.
Consular fees vary from $40-$150 USD, depending upon the Consulate and visa type. There can be Consular Fee and/or Processing Fee.
Transit visas are typically processed much quicker, usually 1-2 working days.
Working days are not the same as calendar days. Consulates work neither Saturdays nor Sundays, celebrate all Ukrainian Holidays and the Holidays of the host country.
Since July 1st, 2001, OVIR passport registration is not required for short-term visits (up to 180 days).
Business and private visas can be extended in Ukraine at the local OVIR office. Processing times are usually 3-5 working days. The OVIR fee is up to $20 USD. Business visa easier to extend.
What Are the Addresses of Embassies of Foreign Countries in Ukraine?
Ivana Franko str., 33
phone: 8(044) 220-5759
Bezakivskaya str., 18
phone: 8(044) 225-7586
Pimonenko str., 15
phone: 8(044) 461-9255
Bogdana Khmelnitskogo str., 64
phone: 8(044) 216-7150
Shota Rustaveli str., 16
phone: 8(044) 220-5087
Chervonozoryaniy prospekt, 48
phone: 8(044) 244-8649
Institutskaya str., 4
phone: 8(044) 229-0806
Yanvarskogo Vosstaniya str., 6
phone: 8(044) 290-0201
Bogdana Khmelnitskogo str., 58
phone: 8(044) 219-2677
Gospitalnaya str., 1
phone: 8(044) 246-7237
Tolstogo str., 11, office 10
phone: 8(044) 225-3525
Turgenivskaya str., 40
phone: 8(044) 246-9557
Desytinnaya str., 9
Reytarskaya str., 33
phone: 8(044) 212-4004
Olesya Gonchara str., 84
phone: 8(044) 216-1477, 216-7498
Turgenvskaya str., 21
phone: 8(044) 216-1905, 216-9834
Sofievskaya str., 19
phone: 8(044) 229-5730, 229-1853
fax: 229 1338
Kudryashova str., 9
phone: 8(044) 246-1070
Vladimirskya str., 45
phone: 8(044) 229-3340
Observatornaya str., 19
phone: 8(044) 212-1327, 216-6530
bulvar Lesi Ukrainki, 34
phone: 8(044) 295-6925, 295-6216,
Terehina str., 4
phone: 8(044) 435-6661
Dmitrievskaya str., 18/24
Kruglouniversitetskaya str., 12
phone: 8(044) 229-4463
Horiva str., 46
phone: 8(044) 492 73 20
fax: 492 73 26
Yaroslavov Val str., 32-a
phone: 8(044) 464-0531
bulvar Tarasa Shevchenko, 56
phone: 8(044) 224-1208
Melnikova str., 26
phone: 8(044) 241-3858
Yaroslavov Val str., 31
phone: 8(044) 464-1144
Artema str., 51/50
phone: 8(044) 219-1397
Grushevskogo str., 32
phone: 8(044) 293-1049, 293-4114
Dmitreevskaya str., 18/24
phone: 8(044) 246-9884, 216-3605
Vladimirskaya str., 43
phone: 8(044) 246-3761
Bekhterevskiy pereulok, 5
phone: 8(044) 216-2930
Degtyarevskaya str., 25/1
phone: 8(044) 243-6194
Desyatinnaya str., 4/6
phone: 8(044) 462-0708
Streletskaya str., 15
phone: 8(044) 224-6622
Gorkogo str., 22
phone: 8(044) 227-1042
Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya str., 9/2 office 31
phone: 8(044) 247-6929
Borychev tok str., 28 e. 29
phone: 8(044) 416-6350
Yanvarskogo vostaniya str., 6
phone: 8(044) 290-7721
Yuriya Kotsubinskogo str., 3
phone: 8(044) 216-8891, 216-8751
Streletskaya str., 15
phone: 8(044) 224-0066
Staronavodnitskaya str., 8
phone: 8(044) 295-7776, 294-6892
Yaroslavov Val str., 12
phone: 8(044) 224-6308, 228-6655
Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya str.,
phone: 8(044) 227-2442, 247-5718
Vozduhoflotskiy pospekt, 27
phone: 8(044) 244-0963, 244-0961
Mikhaila Kotsubinskogo str., 8
phone: 8(044) 224-4316
Yaroslavov Val str., 34
phone: 8(044) 212-0310, 212-1310
Mikhaila Kotsubinskogo str., 10
phone: 8(044) 244-7350
Desyatinnaya str., 4/6
phone: 8(044) 212-8483
Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya str., 44
phone: 8(044) 227-7220, 244-9302
Arsenalanaya str., 18
phone: 8(044) 294-9964
Pushkinskaya str., 6
phone: 8(044) 229-3449
Vladimirskaya str., 16
phone: 8(044) 228-1246
Leyptsigskaya str., 3a
phone: 8(044) 573-8210
Streletskaya str., 14
phone: 8(044) 228-7049, 228-7551
Reytarskaya str., 39
phone: 8(044) 228-8728, 228-7369
Sechevih Streltsov str., 51/20
phone: 8(044) 216-5862
Yaroslavov Val str., 34a
phone: 8(044) 212-0807, 224-6180
Suvorova str., 4/6
phone: 8(044) 290-2040
Fedorova str., 12
phone: 8(044) 220-5473, 220-5386
Ivana Franko str., 34/33
phone: 8(044) 462-0580, 462-0581
Vladimirskaya str., 61/11
phone: 8(044) 224-8361, 229-5668
South African Republic
Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya str., 9/2
phone: 8(044) 227-7172, 227-3789
Voloshskaya str., 4
phone: 8(044) 416-6060
Muzeyniy pereulok, 4
phone: 8(044) 462-0019, 462-0020
How Can I Contact Embassies of Ukraine in Foreign Countries?
The list of Embassies of Ukraine in foreign countries:
CZECH REPUBLIC: http://www.ukraine.cz
RUSSIAN FEDERATION: http://webcenter.ru/~ukraine1
What International Organizations Have Their Representatives in Ukraine
United Nations in Ukraine
address: Klovsky Uzviz, 1
phone: 8(044) 253 93 63
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
address: Sichnevogo Povstannya str., 32a
phone: 8(044) 288 94 24
NATO information and documentation center
address: Melnikova str., 36/1
phone: 246-8616, 246-8617
OSCE mission in Ukraine
address: Streletskaya str., 15
phone: 228-1031, 228-4676
Ukrainian Red Cross Society
address: Pushkinskaya str., 30
phone: 8(044) 288 16 58
address: Sofievskaya str., 27/23
World Bank (WB)
address: Lysenko str., 2
phone: 8(044) 490 66 71
Return to page Ukraine Travel FAQ