The European Commission has revealed its plan to digitalize the Schengen visa. This will replace the mostly paper-based application system to obtain a visa for EU and Schengen countries currently in place. This means the Schengen visa will soon be available through a simplified online application process, similar to the European Travel Information and Authorization
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.