Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America

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Visa Requirements

Mode of entry to Ukraine for foreigners

Information about the mode of entry for foreigners to Ukraine can be found at: http://bit.ly/1oqbybZ

The citizens of the United States of America are eligible to enter or transit through the territory of Ukraine on a visa-free basis if their stay doesn't exceed 90 days in 180 days period. 

If you would like to calculate the number of days you are permitted to stay in Ukraine please use the migration calculator program (the program will be downloaded to your computer). 

The policy does not apply to citizens entering Ukraine with aim of study, work, or other purposes with the duration of stay of more than 90 days.

General provision (How, When and Where to Apply)

You can apply personnaly at the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine during public open hours.

Be advised that the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine does NOT offer one day visa processing. Regular visa processing is up to 30 days and expedited processing for up to 15 days (usually 3-5 days).

It is advised to apply for a visa not less than two month prior to your departure date. If the application is submitted in person, a numbered receipt (a pick-up slip) is issued to the submitter. This receipt should be presented at the Embassy when the visa is claimed.

For applicants' convenience and faster service, documents may be submitted by mail. A self-addressed prepaid envelope is required for a return service. Please provide USPS Express or Priority Mail envelopes. Due to too many falsified account numbers or Federal Express air bill no credit card account numbers or federal account numbers are accepted, only prepaid pre addressed air bills.

Consular officer may request additional documents that would in a better way specify or support the purpose of the foreigner trip or invite a certain person for an additional interview.

PLEASE NOTE:

Visa processing starts only after we have registered your application and collected all necessary documents. A drop-off day is not counted as a business day.

FOR ALL VISAS THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED:

1. Apply online at http://visa.mfa.gov.ua

The application is required for each passport holder - answered completely, personally signed by the applicant aged 16 or over or by a parent or a legal guardian of the applicant under 16. 

If you have a problems with applying online you can download Visa Application form (you will need Acrobat Reader to view or print these forms, the visa processing time can be longer than usual). 

2. A national passport, valid for at least three month after the expiration date of the requested visa and having at least one blank visa designated pages;

3. One photo - recent, passport-sized, resembling applicant's travel document photo.

4. Together with the listed above the following documents, each hereinafter referred to as "the supporting document", related to the purpose of entry, must be submitted in support of the Application for: Business Visa, Visa for Religious Mission, Visa for Humanitarian Mission, Visa for Members of Rescue Services, Student Visa, Visa for Mass Media Staff, Private Visa, Tourist Visa, Transit Visa, Immigration Visa, Visa for International Transport Service Staff, Cultural Visa, Scientific Visa.

Please note:The Consular office has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. The latter is hereby informed that submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee automatic issuance of the visa.

Visa Types

ENTRY / EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS: U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Ukraine. If you are the U.S. citizen, you do not need to have a Ukrainian visa as long as you will be in Ukraine for the period that does not exceed 90 days within a 180-day period. Visa or Ukrainian residency permit is required for stays longer than 90 days. If you need a visa, please apply for it in advance at the Embassy of Ukraine or Consulate General as there is no long term visas issued at the airport.

Remember, in Ukraine the date is written day-month-year. If you come to Ukraine before your visa allows you to, you will not be allowed to enter Ukraine and required to return to your point of origin at your own expense.

ACCORDING TO THE NEW VISA REGULATION PROCEDURE ENTERED INTO THE FORCE SEPTEMBER 10, 2011:

There are three classes of visas:

1. Transit visa (B), which allows to transit travel through the territory of Ukraine within the period of 5 days. 

2. Short-term visa (C), allows stay in Ukraine for the period up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the date of first entry to Ukraine. There are single entry, two-entries and multiple-entries visas valid for the period of up to 5 years.

3. Long-term single-entry visa (D), petition-based of visas, issued for applicants entering Ukraine with the purpose of obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine (required by Migration authorities of Ukraine according to the legislation of Ukraine). Issued for 45 days only.  

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE THE GROUND FOR CORRESPONDENT TYPE OF VISA

 

SHORT-TERM

            Issued for NON-US citizens (check the visa-free regime section).

            NON-US citizen have to present the US Permanent Residence Card or valid US visa.

     Tourism 

Original touristic voucher which can be arranged by Ukrainian relevant touristic agency. When entering Ukraine a hard copy of the voucher may be requested. 

      Private 

Original letter of invitation approved by the relevant offices of the Migration Service of Ukraine.

      Official 

Original Letter of Invitation from Ukrainian ministries or other state or governmental bodies.

      Mass-Media 

Original letter from top-official of the foreign mass-media on visa for journalist who will care his duties in Ukraine.

      Religious 

Original letter of invitation from Ukrainian Church as well as a document which will confirm the registration of the Church in Ukraine.

       Treatment 

Original Letter of Invitation from Ukrainian hospital.

      Investors 

Document which confirms the registration of investment to the economy of Ukraine (no less than 50 000 USD).

      Humanitarian 

Letter from the Commission on the humanitarian relief of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukrainian for individuals who will provide a Humanitarian relief.

      Originally born in Ukraine

The document of foreign Ukrainians (Posvidchennia Zakordonnogo Ukraica ) or Certificate of birth in the territory of Ukraine.

 

 

LONG-TERM, Single-ENTRY

      Employment
Employment authorization document - (DOZVIL NA PRATSEVLASHTUVANNIA) issued by the Ukrainian State Center of Employment for applicant (to be arranged in advance by the employer in Ukraine).

      Student visa

To obtain student visa to Ukraine the following documents must be provided:

- passport;

- original letter of invitation to study;

- birth certificate (the original along with notarized translation in Ukrainian);

- education certificate along with grades (the original along with the notarized translation in Ukrainian);

- medical certificate, certified by official health authority of a foreign country and issued no later than two months before leaving for Ukraine to study.

All the above mentioned documents have to be witnessed (legalized or apostilled) in accordance with para 6 of the Act of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #1238 of August 05th, 1998.

     International technical assistance

Original letter of Invitation from Ukrainian state organization which is a recipient of International technical assistance as well as the confirmation of registration of the International technical assistance project.

     Religious Mission

An original letter of invitation from a Ukrainian religious organization for a foreign missionary must contain or be accompanied by a written confirmation under the signature and seal of a responsible official of the Ministry of Culrture of Ukraine on Religious Matters or of a regional or city administration depending on where the sponsoring organization is registered.

     Cultural and Sport Exchange, Volunteer

Original letter of Invitation from Ukrainian Governmental bodies which are responsible for cultural, scientific, educational and volunteer programs in which the foreigner has to participate or the Letter from the Volunteer organization, registered correspondingly in Ukraine (from the list only).

     Branch of foreign company

Original letter of Invitation from the branch of foreign company as well as the confirmation from the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine about the registration of the branch of foreign company.

     Branch of foreign bank

Original letter of Invitation from the branch of foreign bank as well as the confirmation from the National Bank of Ukraine about the registration of the branch of foreign bank.

     Mass-Media

Original letter from foreign mass-media which have to be confirmed by Ukrainian Committee on Television and Radio

     Family Reunion

Certificate of Marriage with the citizen of Ukraine.

Document proving close relationship of applicant with the holder of Ukrainian Permanent/Temporary Card along with a notarized copy of Permanent/Temporary Card.

      Fulbright Program Members

The member of the above-mentioned Program has to present a copy of the Registration Card of the International Technical Assistance Project in Ukraine (issued by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine) and the Invitation Letter from the beneficiary Ministry of Ukraine.

For exampleif the beneficiary Ministry of the International Technical Assistance Project in Ukraine is the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine the Applicant have to present a Letter – Invitation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

According to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine # 567 dated 01 June, 2011 such category of Applicants will receive a Long-term visa (D type) up to 45 days. The visa has to be issued on free of charge regime. During 45 days the beneficiary Ministry in Ukraine should arrange a Permanent/Temporary Residence Card which allows staying and entering in Ukraine without visa.

To stay and live in Ukraine together with family the participants of the Program have to receive a Permanent/Temporary Residence Card, send a copy of this card to the family and members of family (spouse, kids) can apply to the Embassy for Family Reunion Type of Visa.

     Immigration 

Copy of the Permission to immigrate in Ukraine arranged by the state Ukrainian Immigration Service.

 

TRANSIT VISA

            Visa for another country if it is required or air ticket

            Confirmation of international transit

            Valid license on international freight.

 

For foreigners traveling to Ukraine the proof of sufficient funds is required

Foreigners intending to travel to Ukraine, reside in Ukraine, or travel through Ukraine are required to possess the amount of funds equal to 20 days' worth of average monthly per capita subsistence minimums, established in Ukraine on the day of arrival.

Therefore, as for February 1, 2014 a foreigner traveling to Ukraine is to possess average daily amount of approximately $100 U.S., adding extra 5 days reserve ($500 US).

The documents as follows may be presented to prove sufficient funds:

• Cash in Ukrainian hryvnia or in convertible currency;

• A valid bank document containing an account balance which can be presented for payments in Ukrainian banks;

• International pay system cards along with a statement of personal account balance confirming the funds;

• A document proving hotel or residence booking;

• A tourist voucher;

• A letter of invitation (guarantee) from the host/sponsor stating his/her ability to cover all the foreigner's expenses associated with the residence in Ukraine and departing its territory;

• A traveler’s return or transit ticket.

Please note!

In accordance with Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine, "On Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons," foreign travelers may be required to present the proof of their financial status for the purpose of selective control at Ukrainian border checkpoints while entering (including transit) the territory of Ukraine.

No proof of sufficient funds is required for the categories of visitors as follows:

• Foreigners or stateless persons under 18;

• Tourists on a cruise;

• Foreign aircrew and warship crew who arrive in Ukraine according to the applicable regulations (on terms agreed upon);

• Non-military vessel crew;

• Non-military crew of international airlines or international connection trains, who are on duty and reside within the facilities of airports or train stations;

• Heads of foreign states or governments, members of parliamentary or governmental delegations, and technical staff with the above representatives or their family members (accompanying on request of central authorities of Ukraine);

• When in service: officials of international organizations, staff members of their local branches in Ukraine, staff members of state representatives to international organizations that have headquarters in Ukraine and who are eligible for diplomatic privileges and immunities;

• UN certificate holders and officials of other organizations of the UN system, their family members;

• Chiefs of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, members of diplomatic personnel, consular officers, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic and consular institutions, staff of military attaché and trade representatives, their family members;

• Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders who travel to Ukraine to perform their official duties, their family members.

Processing Fees

Please be informed that Ukraine introduced a Visa free regime for citizens of the countries of European Union, U.S.A, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, San Marino, Monaco, Iceland, Vatican, Andorra, Liechtenstein and Republic of Korea, who may stay in Ukraine without visa up to 90 days.

A passport valid for six months beyond the planned date of travel is required.

For citizens of the above mentioned countries who enter Ukraine with the purpose of employment, permanent residency, study and work at the diplomatic missions of the above mentioned countries in Ukraine or with any other purpose if they are going to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days, visas are still required.

No visas are required fro citizens of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).

Visa issuance or adjustment are subject to a processing fee in US dollars payable to the Embassy of Ukraine only in the form of a postal money order at the time of the application.

Cash, credit cards, personal or company checks are not accepted.

Fees must be paid in the amounts stated below and should not include a return postage.

Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. charges the following fees for visa processing, unless exempted by International Agreements of Ukraine:

1) Single entry visa: $85

2) Double-entry visa: $130

3) Multiple visa: $200

The expedited issuance of a visa or issuance of visa during non-working hours will be subject to a double consular fee rate. The expedited issuance of a visa can be done at the request of a foreign citizen or stateless person and provided expedited processing is possible.

In case of visa refusal, the consular fee is not refunded.

On the RECIPROCAL BASIS FEES are WAIVED or REDUCED for persons listed in bilateral agreements.

A TABLE OF TYPES OF VISAS AND RELEVANT FEES can be found here

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT PREFERABLE WAY OF DELIVERY IS USPS MAIL AND/OR FEDEX (account number is required). Before mailing the documents please email scanned copies of your documents for visa (except application form) to this email (if applying to the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington D.C.).

NOTE: THE EMBASSY DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH OR CHECKS.

CONSULAR FEES MUST BE PAID BY MONEY ORDER (make payable to the Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S.) a sample can be found here.

If you have any further questions please call (202) 349-2947

Mode of entry for foreigners and stateless persons to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine

On June 4, 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by its Resolution № 367 approved the Procedure for entry/exit from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.

The key items of the Regulation are:

Foreigners and stateless persons shall entry/exit temporary occupied territory through checkpoints with passport document and special permit issued by local subsidiary of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.
Special permit is issued by local units of the State Migration Service of Ukraine. To apply, a foreigner or stateless person shall submit: application, passport, document confirming legal stay in Ukraine, copy of the page of passport with personal data and its translation into Ukrainian, documents specifying the purpose of the visit to the temporary occupied territory, proof of sufficient funds for staying in Ukraine, three photos 3,5x4,5 cm.
Any person violating the Regulation will be held responsible according to the legislation of Ukraine.

Official checkpoints are following:

Vehicle – Kalanchak, Chaplynka, Chongar.

Train – Herson, Melitopol, Vadym, Novooleksiivka.

The permits are issued to foreigners or stateless persons by the local offices of the State Migration Service of Ukraine on the following grounds:

1) residence of close relatives or family members in the area, evidenced by the documents issued by the authorized state bodies of Ukraine;

2) location of graves of close relatives or family members in the area, evidenced by relevant documents;

3) death of close relatives or family members in the area, evidenced by relevant documents;

4) possession of property in Crimea;

5) visiting the area for the purposes of peaceful settlement of the conflict or humanitarian reasons (only at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs);

6) performing of diplomatic or consular functions, in particular, within the activities of international organizations, of which Ukraine is a member of (only at the request or consent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs);

7) regular trips to the area by railway workers.

Information about people entering/exiting the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine will be processed by authorized officials of the state border authority of Ukraine in the relevant database.

Additional information in Ukrainian is available here

Travelling with animals

 Necessary information on travelling with animals can be found here


Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine
Chief: Yurii L. Tokar
Head of Consular Division
Address: 3350 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. View on map
Phone: + 1 (202) 349 2920
Fax: + 1 (202) 333 0817
Schedule:

09:00 – 18:00 – Monday-Friday

Consular Services Public Hours:

     Monday - Friday:                                          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

     Thursday:                                                     2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Disabled persons, pregnant women, seriously ill nationals are accepted out of turn.

On weekends and holidays citizens of Ukraine will be accepted in cases of emergency, loss of passport documents, accident, death, arrest etc.

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following states and countries should contact the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine: 

District of Columbia, and the states of: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,  Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,  Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina,  Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and  the United States Virgin Islands, as well as the countries of Antigua and Barbuda and Trinidad and Tobago. 


Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago (USA)
Chief: Gerasko Larysa
Consulate General
Address: 10 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. View on map
Phone: +1 (312) 642 43 88, emergency - +1 (312) 536 94 18
Fax: +1 (312) 642 43 85
Email: gc_usc@mfa.gov.ua, ukrchicago@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://chicago.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Visiting hours: Monday (2 pm - 5 pm), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (9 am – 12 pm), Wednesday (2 pm - 4:30 pm)

Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00

Lunch hour: 12:30 – 13:30

Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.


Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco (USA)
Chief: Sergiy Aloshyn
Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco
Address: 530 Bush Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, California, USA, 94108. View on map
Phone: +1 (415) 398 02 40, + (415) 398 51 21; Emergency phone (strictly for Ukrainian nationals in life-threatening situations in the Consular District of the Consulate): +1(415) 690 0460
Fax: (8 10 1415) 398 50 39
Email: gc_uss@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://san-francisco.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Public Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 4.45 p.m. (starting from January 5, 2015)

 

Working hours: 08 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch hour: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m

Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Notices:

Public hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 4.45 p.m. (starting from January 5, 2015)

 

 


The Consulate General of Ukraine in New York (USA)
Chief: Igor Sybiga
Consul General of Ukraine in New York
Address: 240 East, 49th Street New York, NY 10017. View on map
Phone: +1 (212) 371 6965
Fax: +1 (212) 371 55 47
Email: gc_usn@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://ny.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Consular Services Public Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  09:00 – 12:00

Public Hours for passports applications:

Monday: 09:00 – 12:00

Wednesday: 14:00 – 17:00

 

Working hours: 09:00 – 18:00

Lunch hour: 13:00 – 14:00
Days off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.