News: Citizens of the US, EU, Japan, Canada and Switzerland do not require a Visa to enter Ukraine. Visa-free Travel is possible from 1. September 2005.
When making your hotel booking through us, we will send you an official invitation letter stating your reservation. This service is for free. These documents are necessary for obtaining a tourist visa to Ukraine.
Before submitting your application, it is advised to contact the consulate in your country and ask them all necessary questions. Citizen of most countries require an original invitation letter issued by a private person, business or travel agent. There are different types of visa depending on the purpose of your visit, which is stated in the application form. It is not possible to obtain a visa at the airport or boarder, when entering Ukraine.
Types of visa
The most common types of visa are Business, Private and Tourist.
Business visa - For visitors who travel to Ukraine with purpose of business.
An official invitation letter is needed from a firm registered in Ukraine. Fax copies are accepted. With a business visa you can stay up to one year in Ukraine.
Private visa - For all persons who are visiting friends or relatives in Ukraine. An official invitation of the inviting person is required. No fax or email copies are accepted. The document has to be the original invitation letter, registered by the local OVIR. As holder of a private visa you can stay up to 6 months in Ukraine.
Tourist visa - For travelers who are visiting Ukraine with purpose of tourism.
When applying for a tourist visa, you need an invitation from an Ukrainian travel agent and proof of a confirmed hotel booking. Fax copies of those documents are accepted by the consulates. A tourist visa allows you to stay up to 6 months in Ukraine.
Processing & Fees
Fees differ for each country and type of visa. All consulate fees must be paid before application, otherwise the consulate will not accept the application. The average term for processing is about 10-14 working days. Time of processing depends on the consulate and type of visa. Express visa can be issued within 1-3 working days. The cost is double of the price of a standard visa. Please contact your consulate for exact details. Consulate fees start from 30 USD to 160 USD.
The following documents are required for the visa application :
- Valid travel passport
- 2 passport type photo`s
- Official visa application form. No fax copy !
- Official invitation letter
- Consulate fees
The official visa application form, which has to be filled in, you can only receive at the Ukraine Embassy nearest to you. The official invitation letter must be sent to you by the inviting person, business or travel agent. Fax copies are only accepted for tourist and business visa. The private visa requires an original invitation letter registered with OVIR , the "Ukrainian registration office". Be sure to send all documents by courier and enclose a pre-paid, self addressed return courier envelope. No other documents are needed.