Ukraine Visa Guide
valid passport is required to enter Ukraine. As of September 10, 2011,
U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays of 90 days or less in a
180-day period. For stays of more than 90 days, a Ukraine visa and
a valid passport are required documents for entering the country.
Thanks to the new visa-free rules, most U.S. citizens will only need to
concern themselves with the long-term (VD) visa. The other visa types
are transit visas (VB) and short-term visas (VC). A short-term visa is
required if you have already entered the Ukraine under the 90-day
visa-free regime. For that reason and for the purpose of providing
non-U.S. citizens with information, Ukraine visa requirements have been
maintained on the website.
Ukraine Visa Requirements
For a Ukraine visa request, the Ukraine Embassy and Consulates require the following:
- A valid passport with at least one month validity beyond the
intended departure from Ukraine and a blank page to stamp the visa;
- One passport-size photo;
- Completed Ukraine visa application form;
- visa fee (cash, money order or Certified Check);
- a self-addressed prepaid return envelope with postage (Express Mail only).
A joint notarized written request from both parents must accompany a visa request for a minor.
Ukraine travel visas are affixed in your passport on the pages
specifically marked for them. Countries require that visa stamps be
placed on those pages that do not contain any other stamps. Applicants
are encouraged to submit the completed application form and all
supporting documents to the Embassy of Ukraine or the nearest Consulate
General of Ukraine at least one month before your prospective departure
Ukraine Visa Application Form
There is only one Ukraine visa application form for every type of travel visa.
Click to open the Ukraine Visa Application Form
(opens new window)
The Ukraine Visa Application is in .pdf format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
to open it.
To apply for your Ukraine travel visa online, see below.
Transit Visa (VB)
For travelers who do not qualify for visa-free entry, a transit
visa permits a stay of five days or less. These visas can be single,
double, or multiple-entry for up to one year, and travelers who will be
transiting in the Ukraine repeatedly during residency or travel in the
region can use this type of visa.
Short-Term Visa (VC)
Short-term visas permit stays of u to 90 days in a 180-day
period. Since this is the same period of time covered by current
visa-free regulations, U.S. passport holders should not need to apply
for this type of visa unless for some reason they are ineligible for
visa-free entry. The short-term visa for Ukraine is also applicable for
U.S. passport holders who have already used up the 90 days covered by
the visa-free regime. This visa can allow single, double, or
multiple-entries valid for a period of up to 5 years.
Long-term Visa (VD)
Long-term visas are issued to visitors who plan to apply for
residency. The visa itself does NOT qualify as a residency permit, and
visitors must apply to the Ukrainian authorities for permanent or
temporary residency within 45 days of their arrival in the country.
Ukraine Visa Service Online
If you don't live in either the Washington D.C., New York or
Chicago area, you might want to contract a travel visa expediting
service. They will verify your visa application before it is ever sent,
thereby avoiding unnecessary delays or rejections. They will also
personally walk your application through each step guaranteeing timely
and efficient processing of your Ukraine visa.
Apply Online for Your Ukraine Visa
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