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Who requires a visa?
Required by all except the following:

Country Types of documents required
Austria Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Andorra Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Armenia Visa not required
Azerbaijan Visa not required
Belarus Visa not required
Belgium Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Bulgaria Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Canada Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Cyprus Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Czech Republic Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Denmark Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Estonia Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Finland Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
France Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Georgia Visa not required
Germany Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Great Britain Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Greece Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
The Holy See Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Hong Kong (China) Visa not required (for a stay up to 14 days)
Hungary Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Iceland Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Ireland Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Italy Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Japan Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Kazakhstan Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Republic of Korea Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Kyrgyzstan Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Latvia Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Liechtenstein Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Lithuania Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Luxemburg Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Macedonia Visa required. Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days for business,
student, private and journalist trips as well as for exchange in the sphere
of science, education, culture and sport on conditions that documents certifying
the purpose of the trip are provided. Visa not required for a stay up to
30 days for tourist trips on conditions that original copy of a contract
on rendering tourist services (tourist voucher) and confirmation by travel
agency are provided.
Malta Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Moldova Visa not required
Monaco Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Mongolia Visa required Visa not required for service, tourist and private trips
on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided
Montenegro Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Netherlands Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Norway Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Paraguay Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Poland Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Portugal Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Romania Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Russian Federation Visa not required
San Marino Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Slovakia Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Slovenia Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Spain Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Sweden Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Switzerland Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Tajikistan Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
USA Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period
Uzbekistan Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

What documents will be required?

FOR ALL VISAS THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED:

1. A passport or travel document, both hereinafter referred to as “the travel document”, valid for at least 3 months after the expiration date of the requested visa and having at least one blank visa designated pages;

2. One Visa Application form (you will need Acrobat Reader to view or print these forms) per travel document holder – answered completely and legibly typed or printed in ink in block letters, dated and personally signed by the applicant aged 16 or over or by a parent or a legal guardian of the applicant under 16. Here is an example of filling out a form: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4.

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

4. Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel.

5. Together with all items 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 Consulate 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.

Time required to issue visa:
Depending on validity, there exist the following types of visas: short-term visas (issued for up to 6 months) and long-term visas (6-12 months); by frequency of use the visas are divided into single, multiple and collective.

How do I apply?

It is advisable to apply for a visa not less than one month prior to your prospective departure date.

In case of need, a Consular Officer may request additional documents that would in a better way specify the purpose of the alien’s trip or invite a certain person for an additional interview.

When an application is submitted in person, a numbered receipt (a pick-up slip) is issued to the submitter. This receipt should be presented at the Consulate General when the visa is claimed. The travel document will be released to the submitter of the receipt unless its owner or other submitter has provided other written notarized instructions at the time of the application. If the receipt is lost the travel document will be released only to its holder or at the written notarized request of the holder to his/her appointee.

For applicants’ convenience and faster service, documents may be submitted to the Consulate General by mail. A self-addressed prepaid envelope is required for a return service. Please provide the Consulate General with United States Postal Service Express or Priority Mail envelopes only.

We do not accept documents for international delivery.

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.

Application requirements:
(a) Valid passport/travel document with at least one blank page.
(b) One completed and signed application form.
(c) Two recent passport-size photos.
(d) Fee (postal order or company cheque only; if applying by post, enclose two separate postal orders or company cheques covering the handling charge and visa fee). (e) A contact telephone number.
(f) Recorded, registered, self-addressed envelope for postal applications. Tourism: (a)-(f) and, (g) *Tourist voucher with confirmation of hotel booking. Business: (a)-(f) and, (g) *Letter of invitation from Ukrainian company or organisation stating purpose of the visit.
(h) *For Multiple-entry visas, detailed letters from Ukrainian company and company in home country explaining necessity for Multiple-entry visa.
(i) Copy of registration certificate of company or office in Ukraine. Private: (a)-(f) and, (g) *Letter of invitation from Ukraine (faxed copy is acceptable) issued by the Passport and Immigration Department of a local Police Station in the Ukraine. Transit: (a)-(f) and, (g) Photocopy of the visa (if required) of the country of destination.

Note: *Nationals of EU countries, Canada, Japan, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA applying for business or private visas do not require a letter of invitation

IMPORTANT: Invitation letters are NOT necessary for citizens of US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Turkey and citizens of the countries of the European Union for obtaining official, business, private, cultural/ sporting and scientific visas.

ALL APPLICATION PAPERS MUST BE CORRECTLY AND COMPLETELY FILLED OUT (as well as a proper payment attached). FAILURE TO COMPLY OR PROVIDING INCORRECT OR MISLEADING INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF THE APPLICATION UNPROCESSED.

What is the cost of a visa?
VISA FEES for US citizens

Only money orders made out to the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York are accepted. Cash and checks are not accepted.

Two separate money orders are required:
(1) Application fee is $100* for 9-business day processing and $200* for 3 – business day processing
(2) Visa fee (to be added to the application fee):

Type of operation 9 business days 3 business days
Single-entry
Double-entry $10 $20
Multiple entry $65 $130
TRANSIT VISAS
Double entry transit visa $10 $20
PRIVATE VISAS (Ļ-2) FOR APPLICANTS OF UKRAINIAN ORIGIN ONLY Application fee is $10* for 9-business day processing and $20* for 3 – business day processing
Single-entry
Double-entry $10 $20
Multiple entry $65 $130
IMMIGRATION VISAS (IM-1)
Single-entry $50 $100
IMMIGRATION VISAS (IM-2)
Single-entry $40 $80
*Attention: This charge for every kind of visa is not refundable

Visa fee, NOT APPLICATION FEE, is waived for:
Children up to the age of 16 years old;
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 Consulate General with Express Mail or Priority Mail envelopes only.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CONSULATE GENERAL DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY OTHER KIND OF MAIL AND DOES NOT BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTAL SERVICE.

VISA FEES for non-US citizens

Only money orders made out to the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York are accepted. Cash and checks are not accepted.

Two separate money orders are required:
(1) Application fee is $45* for 9-business day processing and $90* for 3 – business day processing
(2) Visa fee (to be added to the application fee):

*Attention: This charge for every kind of visa is not refundable.

If applying by mail, a self-addressed prepaid envelope is required. For a return service, please provide the Consulate General with Express Mail or Priority Mail envelopes only.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CONSULATE GENERAL DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY OTHER KIND OF MAIL AND DOES NOT BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTAL SERVICE.

Type of operation 9 business days 3 business days
Single-entry $50 $100
Double-entry $65 $130
Multiple entry $120 $240
TRANSIT VISAS
Double entry transit visa $30 $60
Multiple entry transit visa $100 $200
STUDENT’S VISAS
Single entry student visa $20 $40
CULTURAL VISAS
Single-entry $50 $100
Double-entry $65 $130
Multiple entry $100 $200
TOURIST VISAS
Single-entry $45 $80
Double-entry $65 $130
PRIVATE VISAS (Ļ-2)
FOR APPLICANTS OF UKRAINIAN ORIGIN ONLYApplication fee is $10* for 9-business day processing and $20* for 3 – business day processing
Single-entry $10 $20
Double-entry $20 $40
Multiple entry $100 $200
IMMIGRATION VISAS (IM-1)
Single-entry $50 $100
IMMIGRATION VISAS (IM-2)
Single-entry $40 $80

WE ADVISE YOU TO HAVE YOUR VISA IN HAND BEFORE PURCHASING AIRLINE TICKETS.

Processing times, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.

Visa Types
A) BUSINESS (Į), SCIENTIFIC (Ķ), CULTURAL/SPORTING (Ź) VISAS
B) VISA for RELIGIOUS MISSION (Š)
C) VISA for HUMANITARIAN MISSION (Ć)
D) VISA for MEMBERS OF RESCUE SERVICES (Ė)
E) STUDENT VISA (Ī)
F) VISA for MASS MEDIA STAFF (Ģ)
G) PRIVATE VISA (Ļ-1, Ļ-2)
H) TOURIST VISA (Ņ)
I) TRANSIT VISA (ŅŠ-1)
J) IMMIGRATION VISA (²Ģ-1, ²Ģ-2)
K) VISA for INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT SERVICE STAFF (ŅŠ-2)
L) DIPLOMATIC VISAS (Ä)
M) SERVICE VISAS (C-1, C-2, C-3)

Visa type depends on the purpose of entry into Ukraine (a business, private, tourist, transit etc).

No group visas are provided in the USA.

NOTE: Since only one type of visa is issued per entry, the primary purpose of entry should be stated in the Application form and the supporting document related to this purpose must be provided.

IMPORTANT: Invitation letters are NOT necessary for citizens of US, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Turkey and citizens of the countries of the European Union for obtaining official, business, private, cultural/ sporting and scientific visas.

The type of visa required depends on the purpose of the applicants’ entry into Ukraine. ALONG WITH ALL THE ITEMS LISTED, applicants 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, SCIENTIFIC, CULTURAL/SPORTING VISAS (except citizens of the countries mentioned above)

An original invitation (in some exclusive cases a legible fax version may be also accepted) from a legal entity duly registered in Ukraine, typed on its letterhead containing its official address and telephone number, signed by an authorized officer (other than the applicant) of the entity, bearing its seal and accompanied, when applicable, by a clear copy of its valid Certificate of Registration in Ukraine. The invitation must 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

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 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 (according to the acting Law of Ukraine foreign citizens staying temporarily in Ukraine can perform religious activities only in those religious organizations which have invited them and provided official approval by state authorities by which the statute of the inviting organization was registered).

C) VISA for HUMANITARIAN MISSION

Approval by the Commission at the at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for coordination, acceptance, transportation, security and distribution of humanitarian aid rendered by foreign States.

D) VISA for MEMBERS OF RESCUE SERVICES

Approval by the Ministry of Emergency Issues of Ukraine.

E) STUDENT VISA

Invitation of an established type issued by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine.

F) VISA for MASS MEDIA STAFF

Instruction by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on issuing the visa.

G) PRIVATE VISA (except citizens of the above – mentioned countries)

-For a home stay visit (Ļ-1 type) – only original invitation of an established type issued in the applicant’s name by a local Immigration Authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine where the sponsor permanently resides or other documents proving the private nature of the trip;

-For medical treatment (Ļ-1 type) – an official notification from the medical institution providing treatment to the applicant;

-Applicants of Ukrainian origin may apply for a Ļ-2 type Ukrainian visa in person only and then are subject to an interview at the Consulate General. Applicants for type P-2 visas should submit the following documents:

- Applicant’s written request

- Original Ukrainian birth certificate and a copy of it

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

- Filled out application form.

- One recent passport size photograph.

- Valid passport.

- Self-addressed prepaid envelope (United States Postal Service Express or Priority Mail envelopes only) in case the documents need to be returned after the visa interview by mail.

· In case of emergency (unexpected illness, death of relatives) visas can be obtained upon submitting a certified cable from a doctor of the Ukrainian clinic or a copy of death certificate;

· For a burial site visit – an original Ukrainian Red Cross official confirmation of an existing grave of the applicant’s blood relative;

H) 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. Starting from April 1st 2004 the Consulate General of Ukraine considers AeroSvit Airlines roundtrip ticket as a document, which proves tourist character of a trip to Ukraine by citizens of US, European Union countries, Canada, Switzerland and Japan.

I) TRANSIT VISA

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.

J) IMMIGRATION VISA

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

- A labour authorization document – (DOZVIL NA PRATSEVLASHTUVANNIA) in the name of the applicant issued by the Ministry of Labour of Ukraine and obtained for him/her in advance by the employer in Ukraine.

- 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.

- One completed application form (in Adobe Acrobat) printed or written in block letters in black ink.

- One recent passport size photograph.

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

IM-2 applicants entering Ukraine for permanent residence must submit:

- Permission for permanent residence in Ukraine obtained from Ukrainian Immigration Authorities of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine.

- 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.

- One completed application form (in Adobe Acrobat) printed or written in block letters in black ink.

- One recent passport size photograph.

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

K) VISA for INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT SERVICE STAFF

License for international transportation issued by the corresponding agency of the host country.

L) DIPLOMATIC VISAS

Are issued to the following categories of persons having diplomatic passports:

· diplomatic members of foreign missions and consular posts in Ukraine and to members of their families;

· aliens, entering Ukraine with diplomatic missions;

· diplomatic couriers;

· members of governments, parliaments, international organizations;

· prominent politicians whose entry into Ukraine is a diplomatic issue.

M) SERVICE VISAS (C-1, C-2, C-3) are divided into three categories and are issued to:

· service staff of foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts in Ukraine and to members of their families; members of Ukraine-based international organizations; state power bodies officials of foreign countries who enter into Ukraine on business;

· members of military formations and institutions who enter into Ukraine on business by invitation of related State bodies;

· representatives of manufacturing, trade, financial and political circles who enter into Ukraine on business by invitation of State institutions registered in Ukraine in the established order.

How long is the visa valid for?
All types of single or double entry visas – up to 6 months;

a multiple entry business visa – from 6 months up to 3 years for US citizens and up to 1 year for other nationals (stateless persons must apply for this visa in Ukraine). Multiple entry visas can be issued in accordance with a decision of Consul within 10 business days only to business visitors with an official confirmation letter from receiving party in Ukraine;

a transit visa – 72 hours (a period of time sufficient to cross Ukraine by train, ship, automobile or other mode of transportation).

NOTE: the approved length of stay in the visa is determined in each case by the period indicated on the application form but in no case can it exceed the period of time indicated in the supporting document.

Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Embassy of Ukraine for information on what documentation you may require to enter Ukraine.



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