Ukraine eVisa Requirements for Citizens of South Africa

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Due to armed conflict it is not possible to travel to Ukraine at this time. Ukrainian airspace is closed, all travelers are strongly advised against travelling to Ukraine.

Currently, the Ukraine eVisa is available for citizens of over 40 countries, including South Africa.

The online visa for Ukraine can be obtained through a simple and fast electronic application process.

Before submitting the form, South African citizens must comply with the necessary eVisa entry requirements established by Ukraine, and learn how to complete the online application process.

Do South African Citizens Need a Visa to Enter Ukraine?

Yes, in order to enter Ukraine, South African citizens must obtain an online visa. The fairly quick process takes no more than a few minutes.

If applicants hold a valid South African passport, as per the Ukraine visa policy, and share a couple of basic personal and travel details, they are considered eligible to apply for an online visa to visit Ukraine.

It is important to consider the specific requirements for each type of visit. Most travelers need the Ukraine eVisa to enter the country for a period of up to 30 days.

Ukraine eVisa Requirements for South Africans

The applicant needs to have the following documents while applying for Ukraine eVisa for South African citizens:

  • A valid South African passport
  • A scanned copy of the biographical section of the passport
  • A recent passport-style photograph of the applicant
  • Proof of sufficient funds, such as a bank statement, to cover the trip
  • A document validating the purpose of travel, such as an invitation letter
  • Proof of travel insurance

With an approved eVisa, South African nationals can enter Ukraine for a maximum period of 30 days. Only travelers visiting Ukraine for less than 30 days and for a valid purpose are eligible for the eVisa.

In case it is the South African visitors’ first time traveling overseas, it is always recommended to check the general visa requirements for South Africans.

Permitted Travel Purposes for Ukraine eVisa for South African Citizens

Travelers from South Africa can enter the Ukrainian territory with an online visa for the purposes listed below:

  • Tourism
  • Medical emergencies or treatments
  • Business
  • Sporting, scientific, educational, or cultural activities
  • To perform duties as part of foreign media

Apart from the above-listed purposes, citizens of South Africa may want to visit Ukraine for other reasons. In such a case, it is important to check the specific requirements.

A different type of visa may be required, which will have to be obtained by contacting a diplomatic mission of Ukraine such as the Ukrainian embassy in Pretoria.

Process of Applying for the Ukraine eVisa as South African Citizen

South African passport holders must fill in some key details in a simple online document known as the Ukraine eVisa application form.

Filling in the details in the online application form does not take more than a few minutes.

Please note that even small errors or omissions can lead to rejections or delays. Therefore, South African passengers are advised to carefully check the information provided in the application.

Personal data

First, South African applicants must submit some basic personal and contact details, including:

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Current email address
  • Country of residence
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Depending on the reason for travel, South Africans may be required further personal and/or professional information.

Travel details

The following step consists of sharing the applicants’ expected itinerary in Ukraine, as well as some details regarding their travel funds, and passport data, such as:

  • Number of the passport
  • Passport’s issuing country and date
  • Passport’s expiry date
  • Proof of onward travel
  • Proof of accommodation

Some extra and routine questions related to health and security are also included on the form.

Payment process

Finally, before South African visitors can submit the application, it is necessary to pay the Ukraine eVisa fee through a secure server using a debit or credit card that must be authorized for online payments.

Once the payment is confirmed, South Africans must wait until they receive further notification via email and, if everything is correct, the approved online visa.

Ukraine eVisa processing time for South African citizens

The approval of the Ukraine eVisa for South African nationals may take up to 3 business days to be processed.

Once the application is approved, the Ukraine eVisa is shared with the applicants of South Africa over email in PDF format.

In case of errors in the visa application, incorrect information, or other unforeseeable reasons, it may take longer for citizens of South Africa to receive the online visa. Therefore, it is recommended to apply for the Ukraine eVisa well in advance of the date of departure.

Once in Ukraine, travelers must show their approved, printed Ukraine eVisa as well as their South African passport to immigration and border officials.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa
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