Ukraine Visa Policy

Learn more about the visa policy of Ukraine and check the requirements for your nationality.

Visa Policy for Ukraine

The Ukraine visa policy outlines the laws, regulations, and restrictions placed on visitors of foreign countries who are planning to travel to, enter, and remain inside the Ukrainian territory.

Foreign citizens that are planning to visit Ukraine need to check visa requirements according to nationality, the intention of the trip, and the time they need to stay in the country.

The visa law of Ukraine states that the majority of nationalities need to obtain a travel visa for the country, either a Ukraine eVisa or a traditional consultar visa.

Since 2018, over 50 foreign nationals have been able to submit an online eVisa application form, introduced by the Ukranian government to facilitate the process of entering the country.

This online visa for Ukraine eliminates the need to apply at diplomatic mission in person , and allows short periods of stay for different purposes, including tourism, business, and medical treatment, among others.

However, there is also a list of around 120 nationalities whose citizens need to apply in person for an embassy visa at their nearest Ukrainian government office, no matter the purpose of the stay.

Roughly 70 nationalities are permitted visa-free entry to Ukraine for different periods of short stay. However, if the majority of these nationalities wish to visit Ukraine for longer stays, they will also be required to apply for the correct embassy visa.

See the boxes below for an extended explanation of each Ukraine visa type.

Tourist Visa Policy for Ukraine

The tourist visa policy of Ukraine determines that roughly 70 foreign passport holders do not need to present a visa to gain entry to the country for purposes of tourism.

However, all other foreign citizens need a visa for tourist travel to Ukraine, and will either be required to obtain an electronic visa or an embassy visa to travel to Ukraine for tourism purposes.

Travelers who are eligible for the electronic tourist visa are able to submit a simple online application to receive an approved Ukraine tourist eVisa sent by email.

The simple form can be completed in just a few minutes by filling in personal, passport, and travel information. Some security-related questions and additional supporting documentation is usually requested.

The online tourist visa for Ukraine is a single entry eVisa which allows holders to spend a total of 30 days in the country.

Foreign visitors who are not eligible for an electronic visa must apply for a tourist embassy visa at the nearest Ukrainian government diplomatic office.

Find below more information about Ukrainian tourist visas and the requirements for your nationality.

Ukraine eVisa

In order to accelerate the process of applying for and receiving a visa and to improve border control in Ukraine, the Ukrainian government introduced an online visa application in 2018.

The Ukraine eVisa application is currently available for over 50 countries across the globe.

An approved Ukraine eVisa is valid for a single entry to the country, for a maximum stay of 30 days. The 1-month validity of the eVisa begins from the day the traveler arrives in the country.

The purposes allowed with an approved eVisa for Ukraine are tourism, business, medical treatment, activities related with culture, science, education, and sports, as well as to perform official functions of a foreign correspondent or representative of foreign media.

Eligible visitors are requested to complete an online application with personal, passport, and travel information, as well as to answer some security-related questions. Finally, applicants will need to pay an eVisa fee before they can submit the form.

Once approved, the electronic visa will be sent by email. Holders of an approved eVisa are required to print a copy to present upon arrival at the Ukrainian border.

eVisa-eligible travelers who need to visit the country for a period of stay more than 30 days, need to apply for an embassy visa at the nearest Ukrainian diplomatic mission.

Check the list below to see all the countries whose citizens are eligible for an Ukraine electronic visa.

Ukraine eVisa Requirements

In order to receive an approved Ukraine eVisa, eligible applicants need to furnish some supporting documentation.

All eVisa applicants must hold a valid passport from an eligible country, as well as upload digital copies of the following documents, when completing the online application form:

  • An image of the passport biographical page
  • A passport-style photograph of the visitor
  • A document that proof sufficient funds for the stay in the country
  • A document corroborating the purpose of the visit.

It is also necessary to upload proof of a health insurance policy with at least $34,159 (894,419 UAH) coverage that will last for the duration of the stay.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Ukrainian visa policy determines that foreign visitors that are non visa-exempt and not eligible for an electronic visa, must apply for an embassy visa, regardless of the purpose or the length of the stay.

At at the moment, this application process applies to around 120 nationalities, whose residents must obtain the relevant type of embassy visa to travel to Ukraine.

In order for the applicant to obtain an approved consular visa, they must first make an embassy appointment prior to their intended arrival date.

Applicants should be aware that visa processing can take up to 2 weeks or more. So it is recommended they apply well in advance to receive a correctly processed visa in sufficient time.

Once the appointment is scheduled, the applicant will need to bring along a completed consular visa form and varying supporting documentation depending on the type of visa needed, whther a tourist visa, student visa, work visa, or other visa option.

It will be also necessary to pay an embassy visa fee for the travel document to be approved.

Foreign citizens who apply for a consular visa will be able to select longer periods of stay or other purposes than those available in an online visa application, such as employment or study.

Browse the list below of the nationalities who need to apply for an embassy visa.

Visa Not Required

The visa law of Ukraine establishes that some foreign citizens are not required to obtain a visa prior to traveling to the country if the length of stay is within the visa exemption limit for their nationality.

In the list below you will be able to check the approximately 70 countries that are currently listed as visa-free nationalities.

Most visa-exempt citizens for Ukraine are permitted to stay between 14 and 90 days visa-free depending on their nationality.

These visa not required citizens are able to enter Ukraine without a visa for purposes like tourism, business, or medical treatment, as well as activities in the fields of culture, science, education, or sports.

Additionally, citizens of 5 countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Uzbekistán, are able to travel to Ukraine for an indefinite stay without a visa.

In order to gain entry to Ukraine, most visa-exempt travelers must present a valid passport upon arrival, although a select few nationalities may enter the country by presenting a valid National ID Card.

Some visa-free citizens will also be requested to present proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Ukraine.

Visa-exempt visitors who are planning to stay longer in Ukraine or travel for purposes other than those permitted for their nationality need to apply for an embassy visa to do so.

See below for a complete list of the countries whose citizens do not require a visa to travel to Ukraine.

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