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Process for Obtaining a Visa for Ukraine

 

How to Read a Ukrainian Visa

 

  1. Place of Ukraine visa issuance (Washington, D.C., New York or Chicago).
  2. Traveler's visa to Ukraine is valid from this date. It reads Day-Month-Year. Thus, visa is valid from December 1, 2002 (not January 12, 2002).
  3. Visa expiration date. Visa is valid until this date. It reads Day-Month-Year. Thus, visa is valid until June 1, 2003 (not January 6, 2003).
  4. Ukraine Visa control number.
  5. Number of entries to Ukraine.
    bullet Одноразова (1) - single entry visa to Ukraine (one entry only).
    bullet Дворазова (2) - double entry visa to Ukraine (two entries only).
    bullet Багаторазова (M) - multiple entry visa to Ukraine (unrestricted within visa duration).
  6. Type of Ukraine visa:
    bullet Д - Diplomatic;
    bullet C (C-1, C-2, C-3) - Service;
    bullet Б - Business;
    bullet Л - Rescue service (workers) employees;
    bullet O - Student visa;
    bullet H - Scholar visa;
    bullet M - Visa for mass media representatives;
    bullet P - Religious visa;
    bullet Г - Humanitarian visa;
    bullet K - Cultural and Sport visa;
    bullet T - Tourism;
    bullet П (П-1, П-2) - Private visa;
    bullet IM (IM-1, IM-2) - Immigration visa;
    bullet OП - Crew member visa (engaged in transportation);
    bullet TP (TP-1, TP-2) - Transit visa.
  7. Traveler's last name in Ukrainian and English (as it appears on your passport).
  8. Traveler's first name in Ukrainian and English (as it appears on your passport).
  9. Traveler's passport number.
  10. Traveler's sex.
  11. Traveler's date of birth.
  12. Traveler's nationality.
  13. Host in Ukraine.

 

Visa Requirements


 
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General Provisions

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How, When and Where to Apply

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Visa Duration

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Visa Fees

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Adjustment to a Visa

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Visa Releasing

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Registration in Ukraine


 
 

Passport and Visa are required for entry into Ukraine. Visas should be obtained from the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C. or Consulates General in New York and Chicago.

 

No invitation letters are necessary for citizens of the US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Turkey, or citizens of the countries of the European Union for obtaining official, business, private, cultural, or sports visas.

 

For US citizens only: please make sure that your current medical insurance has coverage in Ukraine.

 

No visas are required for citizens of Romania, Mongolia, Serbia and Montenegro, and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).

 

Applicants holding passports of countries not mentioned above must allow at least 15 business days for their visa applications to be processed and must additionally submit the following documents:

 

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Proof of re-admissibility to the USA (a copy of valid US Resident Alien Card, US Temporary Resident Card, employment authorization etc).

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Original letter of invitation (no fax or e-mail copies) for all types of visas.

   

To apply for any of the visas listed above, fill out a visa application form at the most convenient Ukrainian Consular Office. You can also fill out the application on your computer by downloading it from our website at:

 

PDF Visa Form

 

Forms are in PDF format.  If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can downloaded by clicking on:

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

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.

 

Any application received on Saturday, Sunday and on any official American or Ukrainian holiday (January 1 & 7, March 8, Orthodox Easter, May 1-2 & 9, June 6, June 28, August 24) will be processed starting from the next business day.

 

In the US, visas may be applied for at:

 

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The Consulate General of Ukraine in New York (240 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017. Tel: (212) 371-5690 Fax: (212) 371-5547 website: http://www.ukrconsul.org/)

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The Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago (10 East Huron St., Chicago, IL, 60611. Tel: (312) 642-4388 Fax: (312) 642-4385 website: http://www.ukrchicago.com/)

 

To Obtain a Visa an Applicant Must Submit

 

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A valid passport or travel documents (permit to re-entry to the United States for non-Ukrainian citizens only). Please allow for at least one free page for a visa. Copies are not acceptable.

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One completed application form printed or written in block letters in black ink.

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One recent passport size photograph.

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If you submit a passport of a child alone it must be accompanied by a joint notarized written request from both parents or copies of their visas.

 

The Consular Office has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than were submitted by the applicant.  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.  It is advisable to apply for a visa not less than one month prior to your prospective departure date. Due to the heavy number of requests during the spring and summer months, longer processing time (up to 12 days) may be required.

 

Invitation letters are NOT necessary for citizens of US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Turkey, or citizens of the countries of the European Union for obtaining official, business, private, cultural, and sports visas.

 

The type of visa required depends on the purpose of the applicants' entry into Ukraine. Along with all the items listed above, applicants from countries not mentioned above must additionally submit certain documents, or "supporting documents", to further explain the applicant's purpose of entry. The supporting documents are listed below under the appropriate visa type:

 

A) Business Visa: (except citizens of the countries mentioned above)

An original invitation from a legal entity duly registered in Ukraine, containing the official address and telephone number typed in its letterhead, and signed by an authorized officer of the entity other than the applicant. The invitation must bear the entity's seal and be accompanied, when applicable, by a clear copy of its valid Certificate of Registration in Ukraine. The invitation should detail the purpose and if necessary, the number of visits, exact travel dates, cities and/or towns to be visited, and provide basic passport data of the invitee.

 

B) Visa for Religious Mission for US Citizens and Other Countries:

For obtaining this type of visa, applicants must submit a letter of invitation from a Ukrainian religious organization. The letter of invitation must be accompanied by a written confirmation under the signature and seal from the State Committee of Ukraine on Religious Matters.

 

C) Visa for Humanitarian Mission for US and Other Countries:

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. If an applicant provides the Consular Office with a letter from the Committee on Humanitarian Aid of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, then the 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 a confirmation from a Ukrainian hotel is necessary to qualify for a tourist visa.

 

E) Private Visa:

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for a home stay visit (except citizens of US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Turkey, or citizens of the countries of the European Union) - only original invitation issued in the name of the applicant from a local Immigration Authorities of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine.

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for medical treatment (for US citizens and other countries) - an official invitation from the Ukrainian medical institution providing treatment to the applicant.

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applicants of Ukrainian background - may apply for a P-2 type Ukrainian visa in person and then are subjected to an interview at the Consular office of the Embassy of Ukraine. Applicants for type P-2 visas should submit the following documents:
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Applicant's written request.

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Original Ukrainian birth certificate and a copy of it.

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If the last name on applicant's passport and birth certificate is different the copy of the document of change of name is mandatory.

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Money order for $10 made out to the Embassy of Ukraine.

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Filled out application form.

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One recent passport size photograph.

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Valid passport.

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Self-addressed pre-paid envelope (Express Mail only) in case the documents need to be returned after the visa interview by mail.

Note: The Consular Office has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than were submitted by the applicant.

 

F) Immigration Visa (for US Citizens Only):

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IM-1 applicants entering Ukraine for employment purposes must submit:
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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.

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A valid passport or travel documents (permit to re-entry to the United States for non-Ukrainian citizens only). Please allow for at least one free page for a visa. Copies are not acceptable.

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One completed application form printed or written in block letters in black ink.

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One recent passport size photograph.

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If you submit a passport of a child alone it must be accompanied by a joint notarized written request from both parents or a copy of the parents' visas.

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IM-2 applicants entering Ukraine for permanent residence must submit:
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Permission for permanent residence in Ukraine obtained from Ukrainian Immigration Authorities of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine.

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A valid passport or travel documents (permit to re-entry to the United States for non-Ukrainian citizens only). Please allow for at least one free page for a visa. Copies are not acceptable.

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One completed application form printed or written in block letters in black ink.

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One recent passport size photograph.

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If you submit a passport of a child alone it must be accompanied by a joint notarized written request from both parents or copies of their visas.

 

A valid visa to the country of destination, 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 are acceptable supporting documents for transit visas. This visa does not authorize an applicant's stay in Ukraine and is not required for a non-stop flight over Ukraine.

   

a) Single or Double-Entry Visa

 

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For citizens of U.S., Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Turkey and citizens of the European Union countries - up to 6 months.

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For other nationalities and stateless persons - up to 3 months.

 

b) Multiple-Entry Visa

 

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For US citizens - up to 5 years (the duration of visa can vary from 1 to 5 years).

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For non-US citizens and stateless persons - up to 1 year.

 

Multiple entry visas can be issued, pending a decision from the Consul, within 9 business days only.

 

c) Transit Visa - up to 5 days (a period of time sufficient enough 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 (decision is made by the Consul)

   

Only money orders made out to the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C. are accepted by the Consular Office. Cash and checks are not accepted.

 

Two separate money orders are required:

 

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Application fee is $100.00* for 9-business day processing and $200.00* for 3 - business day processing

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Visa fee (to be added to the application fee):

 

Type of Visa

9 business day processing

3 - business day processing

1. Single entry visa

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2. Double entry visa

$10.00

$20.00

3. Multi entry visa

$65.00

$130.00

Transit Visa

1. Double entry transit visa

$10.00

$20.00

 

Visa fee, NOT APPLICATION FEE, is waived for:

 

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Children up to the age of 16 years old;

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Exchange-students - US citizens according to bilateral Visa Schedule (proper invitation required).

 

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.

   

After a visa is received by an applicant, it should be checked for accuracy and if necessary, returned to the Consular Office for corrections. The Consular Office will not be held responsible for any discrepancies that were not brought to its attention. Visa adjustment can be done as long as it is permitted by the supporting documents.

 
 

When an application is submitted in person a numbered receipt is issued to the submitter. This receipt should be presented to the Consular Office when the visa is claimed. The travel document will be released to the submitter of the receipt unless its owner or another 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 its 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 Express Mail envelope only is required from the submitter.

   

Registration in Ukraine is not required if the term of applicants' stay in Ukraine does not exceed 3 months.

 

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