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 Ukraine Visa Guide

Ukraine Visa in United States PassportA valid passport is required to enter Ukraine. 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 (D) visa. The other visa types are transit visas (B) and short-term visas (C). 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 online;
  • visa fee (money order or Certified Check);
  • a self-addressed prepaid return envelope with postage (Express Mail only).
  • supporting document (when applicable)
  • confirmation letter from Health Insurance Company stating coverage with a minimum of 30.000 EURO for trips outside the US valid for Ukraine
  • proof of sufficient financial means for the intended journey

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 date.

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)

To apply for your Ukraine travel visa online, see below.

Transit Visa (B)

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 (C)

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 (D)

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.

About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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