Visa Requirements for Citizens of Ukraine

Find out which visa or travel authorization is required by Ukrainians to enter different countries.

Visa Requirements for Ukrainian Citizens

Visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine are the rules laid out by different countries and territories around the globe that determine which visa or travel authorization is needed for entry.

In 2021, the Ukrainian passport is ranked as the 41st strongest passport in the world by the Henley Passport Index. It allows holders to travel to around 130 destinations without having to go to an embassy to apply for a visa in person beforehand.

The visa requirements for Ukrainians vary depending on the destination in question.

Different types of visa or travel authorization may be required depending on the purpose of the Ukrainian national’s trip and the length of time they plan to spend in the country.

Citizens of Ukraine can obtain a visa or travel authorization online for a number of destinations, avoiding any unnecessary trips to an embassy. Electronic visa (eVisa) and electronic travel authorization (eTA) systems are widely considered the easiest and most convenient way to gain an entry permit.

Some destinations have a visa on arrival service that Ukrainian nationals can use. This involves standing in line at border control to fill out a form and apply for a visa there and then.

The visa policies of various countries require citizens of Ukraine to apply for a visa at an embassy before traveling, regardless of the purpose or length of the trip.

The majority of destinations only issue long-term visas for Ukrainians via embassies. This is also generally true of work visas and residence visas.

Some destinations have no visa requirements for nationals of Ukraine for short-term stays for purposes such as tourism and leisure.

Ukrainians can use the visa requirement checker on this site to find out which visa they need for a particular destination.

See below a comprehensive guide to types of visas required by Ukrainians to enter different countries and territories.

List of Visa Countries for Ukrainian Passport Holders in 2021

Ukrainian passport holders require some sort of visa or travel authorization to enter around 140 different countries and territories in 2021.

While some visit visas for citizens of Ukraine cover entry for multiple purposes, other destinations issue separate tourist visas, business visas, and transit visas, for example.

Several countries and territories have an eVisa or eTA for Ukrainian nationals that can be obtained online. These typically permit short stays for tourism and, in some cases, other reasons.

Holders of passports issued by Ukraine are required to apply for a visa in person at a diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) in order to visit a number of countries even for short touristic stays.

Some destinations have a visa on arrival option for Ukrainians, although this comes with the drawback of having to wait in an extra line at immigration control.

Consult the map below to find out the visa requirements for Ukrainian passport holders for different parts of the world in 2021.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization for Citizens of Ukraine

Ukrainian citizens are required to obtain a visa or travel authorization online in order to visit a number of destinations. These digital platforms provide a quick and easy way to apply for an entry permit without the hassle of having to go to an embassy.

Online options for nationals of Ukraine can be divided into electronic visas (eVisas) and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs).

Over 20 countries have either an eTA or eVisa for Ukrainians.

An eVisa for citizens of Ukraine is a visa that can be obtained by filling in an online form.

An eTA for Ukrainians is a waiver that permits the holder to enter the destination country without a visa.

Both types of entry permit can allow either a single or multiple entries, depending on the destination.

Ukrainian citizens with an eTA or eVisa are generally permitted to enter the country or territory for tourism and leisure. In some cases, business, transit, and other purposes may also be permitted.

Both eVisas and eTAs allow nationals of Ukraine to remain in the destination country for short-term stays. The maximum length of time permitted varies between 30 days and 1 year, depending on the country or territory.

According to the immigration requirements for Ukrainians, individuals who plan to stay longer than the maximum time permitted with an eVisa or eTA must apply for an embassy visa instead. The same applies to those who are traveling for a purpose not covered by the terms of the eVisa or eTA.

Travelers who meet the eTA or eVisa requirements for Ukrainian citizens can obtain one by entering their personal and passport details in a quick online form and providing any other required information.

In many cases, the approved eVisa or eTA is electronically linked to the Ukrainian passport registered, while certain destinations require the traveler to bring a printed copy.

See below the list of countries that Ukrainians can visit with an eVisa or eTA.

Visa On Arrival for Ukrainian Nationals

Citizens of Ukraine can apply for a visa on arrival for a number of destinations.

This is a type of visa that can be obtained at the international border of the country or territory by joining a special queue and completing the paperwork before passing through immigration control.

Ukrainians can get a visa on arrival for around 30 different countries.

Visas on arrival for Ukrainian citizens typically only grant entry for tourism and leisure and, in some cases, business.

Most visas on arrival permit a single entry to the country or territory.

It is important to note that nationals of Ukraine can only use a visa on arrival for a short-term stay and that a different visa is required to stay for long periods or to relocate to and/or work in the destination country.

The maximum length of time that a Ukrainian passport holder can stay in a country or territory with a visa on arrival can be anything between 7 days and 3 months, depending on the policy of the destination.

Visas on arrival are not always available for Ukrainians at every port of entry or border crossing point. For this reason, it is important to check which airports, seaports, and land border checkpoints it is possible to get one before traveling.

There are other disadvantages to visas on arrival for Ukrainian nationals. Travelers usually have to stand in line to apply upon arrival and then queue again to cross the border, leading to lots of time spent at immigration control.

Furthermore, in the unlikely event that the Ukrainian visitor forgets or loses their supporting documents or there is another problem in processing the visa on arrival application, they will be denied entry and sent home.

For this reason, it is highly recommended to apply for an eVisa in advance if this is an option for that destination, since this gives plenty of chance to resolve the issue.

Countries that have a visa on arrival service for Ukrainians are listed below.

Visa On Arrival for Ukrainian Nationals: Country list

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  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Comoros
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required for Ukrainians

An embassy visa or consular visa for citizens of Ukraine is any type of visa that is issued by a diplomatic mission.

Embassies and consulates are almost always the only places where Ukrainian passport holders can obtain long-term visas, work visas, and residence permits. In some cases, short-term visas for other purposes may also be obtained here.

Ukrainian citizens are required to apply for a short-stay tourist visa at an embassy to visit around 90 different countries and territories.

To apply for an embassy visa, Ukrainian nationals must go to a diplomatic mission belonging to their destination country in person. In some cases, it may be necessary to book an appointment beforehand.

Travelers from Ukraine should bring any necessary supporting documentation with them. They must submit a completed application form along with these documents and may be required to undergo an interview.

It is advisable to apply for an embassy visa for Ukrainians in good time before the trip, since it often takes a matter of weeks or even months to process, unlike online visas, which are typically approved within a few business days.

Consult the list below to find out where an embassy visa is a requirement for Ukrainians to enter for any reason, including short visits as a tourist.

Embassy Visa Required for Ukrainians: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kiribati
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tokelau
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required by Citizens of Ukraine

Ukrainian nationals enjoy visa exemption for a number of destinations, meaning that they can travel to and enter these countries and territories visa-free.

A passport issued by Ukraine is the only document that is required to visit these locations.

Over 100 different countries and territories permit citizens of Ukraine to enter without a visa.

In most cases, visa exemption for Ukrainians only applies for short-term stays and only certain activities are permitted.

The maximum length of time a citizen of Ukraine can spend in a country visa-free varies from 14 days to 1 year.

Nationals of Ukraine can enter these countries for tourism and leisure without a visa. Some also allow visa-free entry for business and medical treatment, while transit through the country is also usually permitted.

Employed work is not generally allowed without the relevant visa and/or permit; depending on the destination, the Ukrainian may have to apply for a work visa, work permit, and/or a long-stay visa.

To relocate to another country (including “visa-free” destinations), a visa is a requirement for Ukrainian citizens.

Find below a list of countries that permit Ukrainians to enter visa-free.

Visa Not Required by Citizens of Ukraine: Country list

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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City

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