VISA TO UKRAINE
No visas are required for citizens of the European Union countries, Switzerland, Japan, USA and Canada as well for the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).
Passport and Visa required. Visas should be obtained from the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine in your country.
No invitation letters are necessary for US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia and Turkey citizens and citizens of the countries of the European Union for obtaining official, business, private and cultural and sports visas.
For US citizens only: please make sure that your current medical insurance has coverage in Ukraine.
Applicants holding passports issued by the following countries must allow at least 12 business days for their visa application to be processed: Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ghana, India, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Somali, Sri-Lanka.
Please note: visa assistance is provided for citizens of South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Mexico, China, India, Korea, countries of South America, Central America, Europe, Indo-China according to CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT (Chapter 2). Visa assistance is given for citizens of Iran, Afganistan, countries of Central Africa (Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon, etc.) in case of 25% prepayment of all ordered services (non-refundable fee in default in issue of visa).
Citizens of the above-mentioned countries must additionally submit an original letter of invitation (No fax or e-mail copies) made through a Ukrainian "Visa and Registration Office" (For all types of visa).
Based on the purpose of entry, a BUSINESS, TOURIST, PRIVATE or a TRANSIT VISA is granted.
IMPORTANT: Since only one type of visa is issued per entry, the primary purpose of entry should be stated in the application form.
HOW, WHEN AND WHERE TO APPLY
Each of the above visas may be applied for at the most convenient Ukrainian Consular Office on the visa application form. You can fill and print this form in your browser.
At the Consular Office applications are accepted in person only from 9:15 am till 12:00 noon. For applicants convenience documents may be submitted to the Consular Office by mail, a self-addressed prepaid envelope is required (for a return service please provide the Consular office with Express Mail envelopes only).
Please be advised that the Consular Office does not accept any other kind of mail and does not bear responsibility for postal service. Any application received on Saturday, Sunday and official national or Ukrainian holidays (January 1 & 7, March 8, May 1-2 & 9, June 6, June 28, August 24) will be processed starting from the next business day.
To better serve you, we kindly ask you not to call the Consular Office regarding your visa status as that may interrupt our processing. Please be advised that the Consular office does not provide any information on visa status.
TO OBTAIN A VISA AN APLICANT MUST SUBMIT:
If you submit a passport of a child alone it should be accompanied by a joint notarized written request from the parents (father and mother) or a copy of parents visa.
It is advisable to apply for a visa some three/four weeks prior to your prospective departure date. Due to the heavy fall of requests during the spring and summer months longer processing time (up to 12 days) may be required.
ATTENTION! No invitation letters are necessary for US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia and Turkey citizens and citizens of the countries of the European Union for obtaining official, business, private and cultural and sports visas.
For other kind of visas ALONG WITH ALL THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE PURPOSE OF ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED (each hereinafter referred to as "the supporting documents") IN SUPPORT OF THE APPLICATION FOR:
A) Business Visa: (except citizens of the above - mentioned countries)
An invitation (legible fax version is acceptable, scanned e-mail copies are not acceptable) from a legal entity duly registered in Ukraine, typed on it's letterhead containing it's official address and telephone number, signed by an authorized officer (other than the applicant) of the entity, bearing it's seal and accompanied, when applicable, by a clear copy of it's valid Certificate of Registration in Ukraine. The invitation must detail the purpose and if necessary the number of visit's, exact travel dates, cities and/or towns to be visited and provide basic passport data of the invitee.
B) Visa for Religious Mission:
A letter of invitation from a Ukrainian religious organization for a foreign missionary must be submitted along with a written confirmation under the signature and seal of a responsible official of the State Committee of Ukraine on Religious Matters or of the department on religious matters of a regional or city administration depending on where the sponsoring organization is registered.
C) Visa for Humanitarian Mission:
For individuals providing humanitarian aid, a visa is issued on the basis of a letter of support from the Committee on Humanitarian Aid of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. In case an applicant provides the consular office with a letter from the Committee on Humanitarian Aid of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, visa will be issued free of charge (application and visa fee are waived.)
D) Tourist Visa:
A letter of invitation from a Ukrainian or American tourist agency or confirmation from a hotel.
E) Private Visa:
for a home stay visit - only original invitation issued in the applicants name by a local Visas Permit's and Passports Department Office (OVIR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine where the sponsor permanently resides
for medical treatment - an official notification from the medical establishment providing treatment to the applicant
applicants of Ukrainian background can obtain a P-2 type visa submitting the following documents:
Note: The applicants should apply in person and they are also subject to the interview. The Consular Office has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than submitted by the applicant.
F) Employment Visa (including lecturing):
A labor authorization document - (DOZVIL NA PRATSEVLASHTUVANNIA) in the name of the applicant issued by the Ministry of Labor of Ukraine and obtained for him/her in advance by the employer in Ukraine.
IMPORTANT: Those wishing to enter Ukraine for PERMANENT RESIDENCE should call the Consulate for further clarification before submitting an application.
G) Transit Visa:
A valid visa to the country of destination or other documents which confirm entry into that country or a confirmed one way or round trip ticket for travel from the point of entry into Ukraine to the point of entry into the next country from Ukraine. This visa does not authorize an applicants stay in Ukraine and is not required for a non-stop flight over Ukraine.
Visa is valid from the date of issue.
a) SINGLE or DOUBLE-ENTRY VISA
For US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia and Turkey citizens and citizens of European Union countries - up to 6 months.
For other nationalities and stateless persons - up to 3 months.
b) MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA
For US citizens - up to 3 years (the duration of visa can vary from 1 to 3 years).
For non-US citizens and stateless persons - up to 1 year.
Multiple entry visas can be issued in accordance with a decision of Consul General within 9 business days only.
c) TRANSIT VISA - up to 5 days (a period of time sufficient to cross Ukraine by train, ship, automobile or other means of transportation).
d) The duration of a P-2 type visa can vary from 1 to 5 years (by the decision of the Consul)
It may be different for different countries. Regular visa - USD 100 for 9-business day processing, express visa - USD 200 for 3-business day processing in the USA.
Attention: This charge for every kind of visa is not refundable.
Please note: cost of visa, handling fee and postage (courier) charges are non-refundable in the event that visa is refused or not used. SUN CITY Ltd. will not be responsible for loss or theft of documents when using any courier service: FEDEX, UPS, AIRBOURNE, DHL, EXPRESS MAIL or other.
Please allow indicated number of days for visa issuance:
SUN CITY Ltd. visa assistance (letter to the Consular Department): UAH 134(EUR 22, USD 27) per every tourist after ordering any travel services from SUN CITY Ltd.
If applying by mail, a self-addressed prepaid envelope is required
(for a return service please provide the Consular office with Express Mail envelopes only).
Please be advised that the Consular Office does not accept any other kind of mail and does not bear responsibility for postal service.
ADJUSTMENT TO A VISA
After a visa is received, it should be checked for accuracy and returned to the Consular Office, if necessary, for corrections. The Consular Office shall not be responsible for any discrepancies, which were not brought to it's attention. If there is a necessity to adjust a visa, it may be done as long as it is permitted by the supporting document.
When an application is submitted in person a numbered receipt is issued to a submitter. This receipt should be presented at the Consular Office when the visa is claimed. The travel document will be released to the submitter of the receipt unless it's owner or other submitter has provided other written notarized instructions at the time of the pick up. If the receipt is lost, the travel document will be released to it's holder or at the written notarized request of the holder to his/her appointee. If the travel document is to be mailed back, a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with a courier services air bill is required from the submitter.
The Consular Office is not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, or late - delivered mail.