Embassy of Ukraine in Ireland

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Visa information

In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine «On Approval of the Rules for issuing visas for entrance and transit through the territory of Ukraine» No. 118 dated on March 1st, 2017 the new procedure of issuing visas to entry into/exit from the territory of Ukraine as well as new validity terms and legal ground for issuing visas that came into force as of April 16th, 2017

VISA TYPES AND CATEGORIES, VISA VALIDITY

Depending on the purpose of travel, visas can be of the following types, marked by alphabetical code (Latin letters – in the machine readable area):

transit visa (type B) - can be issued as singe-entry, two-entry and multi-entry visas for a period indicated in documents serving as a basis for visa issuance, but for no longer than one year. The period of stay on the territory of Ukraine during each transit through Ukraine may not exceed five days;

short-term visa (type C) - are issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine if their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days in the period of 180 days and can be issued as singe-entry, two-entry and multi-entry visas with a period of six months or a period indicated in documents serving as a basis for visa issuance, but for no longer than five years;

long-term visa (type D) - are issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine with the intention to obtain a document allowing stay or residency in Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days. Long-term visas are issued only by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad as multi-entry for 90 days.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For all visa types, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine, the following documents are to be submitted:

1) passport that should meet the following requirements:

     be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure from Ukraine;

     have at least two blank visa designated pages;

     have validity period of no longer than 10 years;

2) completed and signed Visa Application form (you will need Acrobat Reader to view or print these forms). Visa application forms of minors shall be submitted for each person and signed by a parent or legal guardian. For speeding up application process Visa Application Forms should be submitted online via  http://visa.mfa.gov.ua web site;

3) one coloured photo 35 mm x 45 mm;

4) valid health insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 EUR or equivalent in other currency. When multi-entry visa is requested, availability of health insurance valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine shall be considered. Holders of diplomatic or service passport shall be exempt from this requirement;

5) proof of the sufficient  financial means for the intended period of stay and return to the country of origin, or transit to a third country, or the possibility to legally obtain sufficient financial means on the territory of Ukraine (at the rate of 750 USD per 15 days stay). Holders of diplomatic or service passport shall be exempt from this requirement;

6) payment of consular fee, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

7) together with all items listed above the following documents related to the purpose of entry must be submitted for visas.

 

to apply for visa В (transit visa) one of the following documents shall be submitted: 

1) proof of transit (entry to a third country (if necessary), ticket, etc.);

2) proof of transit carriage of cargo or passengers by automobile transport;

3) license for international freight issued by relevant competency authority of a foreign state.

 

to apply for a visa C (short-term visa) one of the following documents shall be submitted: 

1) letter of invitation from a legal entity registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead.     

Notes: letter of invitation have to contain the number assigned in the Unified State Registry of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and citizens’ associations, registration number, date and signature, full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, legal entitie’s obligations towards possible costs related to the invited person’s stay or departure from Ukraine;

2) notarized letter of invitation from a physical person – Ukrainian citizen, foreigner or stateless person who legally reside, temporarily or permanently, in Ukraine.

Notes: invitation shall contain full name of a physical person, details of his/her passport and temporary or permanent residency permit (for a foreigner or stateless person), address, and full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, physical person’s obligations towards possible costs related to the invited person’s stay or departure from Ukraine. The invitation shall be appended by copies of a hosting person’s passport and temporary or permanent residency permit in Ukraine (for a foreigner or stateless person);

3) letter of invitation from a government body, government institution, state enterprise or government organization;

4) contract on transit carriage of cargo or passenger by automobile transport, and license for international freight;

5) Ukrainian foreigner’s ID. A spouse of a Ukrainian foreigner and his/her children shall submit proof of kinship;

6) documents confirming that the purpose of travel is tourism;

7) letter of invitation from a healthcare institution;

8) document attesting to foreign investment activity, according to the legislation on foreign investment regime on the territory of Ukraine;

9) proof that a foreigner or stateless person owns immovable property on the territory of Ukraine;

10) letter of invitation from a religious organization agreed with a government agency that registered the charter (regulation) of a corresponding religious organization for a short-term stay with the purpose of preaching a set of beliefs, performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;

11) request from a foreign mass media outlet about issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a short-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities;

12) request from government bodies of foreign states and international organizations;

13) order of the Central Election Commission on registration of official observers from foreign states and international organizations for presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

14) proof that a foreigner or stateless person is a spouse, parent or child of a Ukrainian citizen.

In cases when a foreigner or stateless person enter Ukraine with the aim to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, short-term visas can be issued upon written decision of a head of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission aboard or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

 

to apply for a visa D (long-term visa) one of the following documents shall be submitted: 

1) notarized copy of permission to employ foreigners and stateless persons as labour force. Foreigners and stateless persons whose employment, according to the law, is not subject to permission to employ foreigners and stateless persons as labour force, shall instead produce an employment agreement (contract), and persons with foreign Ukrainian status shall produce an employment agreement (contract) and foreign Ukrainian’s ID.

2) copy of decision on immigration permission issued by the State Migration Service;

3) proof that the applicant is a family member to a person who has been granted refugee status in Ukraine, or a person in need of subsidiary protection who has been granted subsidiary protection in Ukraine;

4) invitation for study (internship) issued by a higher education institution and registered according to the procedure established by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine;

5) letter of invitation from a government institution, state enterprise or organization that is a recipient of international technical assistance;

6) letter of invitation from a religious organization agreed with a government agency that registered the charter (regulation) of a corresponding religious organization for a long-term stay with the purpose of preaching a set of beliefs, performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;

7) letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation or other structural unit of a civil society (non-governmental) organization of a foreign state registered according to the established procedure;

8) letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation of a foreign business operator registered according to the established procedure;

9) letter of invitation from a branch office or representation of a foreign bank registered according to the established procedure;

10) request from a foreign mass media outlet about issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a long-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities;

11) request from competent authorities of foreign states or international organizations to issue visas to employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts, international organizations and their representations who enter Ukraine for a long-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities, and their family members;

12) letter of invitation from a relevant government agency responsible for implementation of cultural, educational, scientific, sport, or volunteering programs for participation in which a foreigner or stateless person arrives in Ukraine, or letter of invitation from an organization or institution that engages volunteers in their activity, information about which is placed on the official website of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, accompanied by the copy of state registration certificate of this organization or institution;

13) document certifying that a person is married to a Ukrainian citizen.

Notes: if the marriage between a Ukrainian citizen and foreigner or stateless person was concluded outside Ukraine according to the law of a foreign state, validity of such marriage shall be determined on the basis of the Law of Ukraine “On International Private Law”. Documents issued by competent authorities of a foreign state shall be legalized, unless otherwise stipulated by the law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with the translation into the Ukrainian language, attested according to the established procedure; however, translation into the English language may be provided if the Ukrainian translation in not possible;

14) proof that the applicant is a family member to a foreigner or stateless person who hold permit for temporary residency in Ukraine.

Notes: documents issued by competent authorities of a foreign state shall be legalized, unless otherwise stipulated by the law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with the translation into the Ukrainian language, attested according to the established procedure, however, translation into the English language may be provided if the Ukrainian translation in not possible; copy of the relevant permit for temporary residency in Ukraine and of the proof of financial sufficiency of a foreigner or stateless person to support family members in Ukraine;

VISA PROCESSING

Time limits for visa issuance by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad are:

urgent processing – up to five working days. Urgent visa issuance is processed upon request of a foreigner or stateless person and in the period determined by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad;

ordinary processingup to ten working days, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties. This period may be extended up to 30 working days if by additional checks are necessary. 

CONSULAR FEES

Issuance of B, C, and D visas by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad shall be subject to consular fee at the rate of 65 US dollars, unless otherwise stipulated by international treaties of Ukraine.

When a foreign state charges a consular fee for issuance of visas to Ukrainian citizens in the amount exceeding the mentioned rate, the Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad shall charge a consular fee for visa issuance to the nationals of this state on the reciprocity principle. In this regard we encourage applicants to specify the applicable visa consular fee directly at the embassies of Ukraine, where they intend to obtain visas.

Urgent visa issuance or visa issuance during non-working hours shall be subject to a double consular fee rate.

Paid consular fees are not subject to refund.

Visas shall be issued with zero rate of consular fee to:

1) children under 6 years of age;

2) foreign Ukrainians, subject to showing foreign Ukrainian’s ID, foreign Ukrainian’s spouse and children;

3) persons who enter Ukraine on business and are holders of a diplomatic or service passport;

4) staff of Ukraine’s diplomatic missions abroad and consular posts, and their family members;

5) staff of international organizations and their representations in Ukraine, and their family members;

6) staff of states’ liaison offices at international organizations that have headquarters in Ukraine who, according to the statutes of such organizations or relevant international treaties, enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunity, and their family members;

7) heads and members of official delegations of foreign states and accompanying persons who enter Ukraine upon invitation of the President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Presidential Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

8) honorary consuls of Ukraine, his/her spouse and minor children;

9) persons who enter Ukraine with the purpose of participating in the implementation of international technical assistance projects registered according to the established procedure, upon invitation of a government institution, enterprise or organization identified as recipients of the project;

10) staff of the emergency and rescue forces of foreign states who enter Ukraine with the purpose of responding to an emergency, upon request of the State Emergency Service;

11) representatives of foreign military formations and institutions who enter Ukraine on service duty, upon invitation of a relevant government body;

12) official observers from foreign states and international organizations registered by the Central Election Commission to observe presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

13) other persons who enter Ukraine with the aim to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, upon written decision of a head of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission aboard or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

GROUNDS FOR VISA REFUSAL OR VISA CANCELLATION

Decisions on visa refusal can be taken in the following cases:

1) there is a threat to national security and public safety;

2) there is a threat to public health, protection of rights and lawful interests of Ukrainian citizens and other persons who reside in Ukraine;

3) there is information about a foreigner or stateless person in the database of individuals who are banned from entering Ukraine or temporary restricted in their right to leave Ukraine, according to legislation;

4) it is established that the submitted passport of a foreigner or stateless person is falsified, damaged or does not conform with the established design, or belongs to a different person;

5) the applicant knowingly provided untrue information or other falsified documents;

6) a foreigner or stateless person does not possess valid health insurance when it is possible to obtain health insurance policy on the territory of the country where the corresponding visa request has been made;

7) a foreigner or stateless person has not demonstrated financial sufficiency for the period of intended visit and return to the country of origin, or transit to a third country, or the possibility to legally obtain sufficient financial means on the territory of Ukraine;

8) there is no evidence confirming the purpose of intended stay in Ukraine of a foreigner or stateless person;

9) there are no documents enabling to establish the intention of a foreigner or stateless person to leave Ukraine prior to visa expiration;

10) an applicant requests termination of visa application review.

In the event of visa refusal, a foreigner and stateless person shall be informed about the grounds for refusal, and a stamp shall be placed in his/her passport about visa refusal, with date and signature of the authorized person, attested by a seal. The form of a decision about visa refusal shall be established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

In case of visa refusal, a foreigner or stateless person may submit a repeated visa request.

A foreigner or stateless person who were refused a visa can appeal the decision to the authorized body that considered visa application by presenting letter of appeal with corresponding proof requesting reconsider the visa request. Letter of appeal shall be submitted within two months period of the date of visa refusal.

In case of visa refusal, consular fee will not be refunded. 

VISA APPLICATION SUBMISSION

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Visa requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine

Please make sure to take care of all details and formalities as regards keeping to rules on entry and stay in Ukraine to ensure a successful trip:

1.    Check whether you need a visa to enter Ukraine here.

2.    Whether you need visa or not, make sure you have a proof of sufficient funds when entering Ukraine.

Starting from 01 February 2014 Ukraine’s Border Guard Service officers may randomly ask foreigners entering Ukraine to demonstrate proof of sufficient funds when going through border control. Foreigners are required to have access to at least 20 days’ worth of average monthly per capita subsistence minimums to their arrival date + 5 days’ reserve.

The exact amount of money any foreigner should be able to prove to have access to when entering Ukraine is calculated according to the relevant Rules (full text is available at Ukraine’s Parliament website athttp://zakon4.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/884-2013-%D0%BF in Ukrainian).

The overall daily amount in Ukrainian hryvnia rates at around €70.00.

Ukraine’s authorities accept the following as a proof of sufficient funds:

- cash in Ukrainian hryvnia / other convertible currency

- international pay system cards along with current/savings account balance statements provided the bank cards can be cashed in Ukrainian banks

- hotel / accommodation booking

- a tourist voucher

- a letter from an inviting person/entity - sponsor confirming all expenses a foreigner might face in Ukraine and when leaving Ukraine will be covered 

- a return / transit ticket

Please note!

No proof of funds is required for:

-  foreigners / stateless persons who permanently reside in Ukraine

-  foreigners / stateless persons under 18

-  tourists on a cruise

-  foreign aircrew/warship crew members entering/going through Ukraine’s territory in transit in lines with established regulations

-  non-military vessel crew personnel

-  non-military international airlines / international connection trains crew residing within airports or train stations facilities

-  heads of foreign states and governments, members of parliamentary or governmental delegations, technical staff following such delegations, as well as their family members, travelling to Ukraine upon invitation of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (the Parliament), the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine or Ukraine’s ministries/other central executive authorities

-  UN and UN institutions ID holders and members of their families

-  Heads of foreign diplomatic and consular missions, their diplomatic, consular, administrative and technical staff, military attachés and trade missions staff as well as their dependants (spouses, children and parents) 

-  diplomatic and service passport holders employed at their countries’ foreign affairs authorities visiting Ukraine with official   purpose and members of their families

-  international organisations officials visiting Ukraine with official purpose, their offices/branches’ in Ukraine staff members, staff members of their states’ representatives to international organisations headquartered in Ukraine who are covered with diplomatic privileges and immunities as well as their families’ members

General information visa requirements can be found here.

All visa applications are processed by the Embassy’s Consular Section within 15 calendar days from the day of application (normal service) or 1 to 15 days (express service)*.

Processing of visa applications submitted within normal service can be extended for up to 30 days.

*Important note for stateless persons’ visa applications!

Due to Ukraine’s rules on visa application processing all stateless persons’ visa applications are only processed within our normal service for 15 to 30 days.

Please note that visa applicants are expected to provide the Consular Section with originals of documents proving the purpose of intended travel to Ukraine.

Visa applications of children should be accompanied by the other parent / carer’s written and duly certified consent for the child’s visa and travel to Ukraine at all times unless both parents/carers and their children apply all together.

Visa requirements for certain categories of visas

 Short-term visas

Short-term visas are issued as single / double / multiple entry visas for 6 months or another period of time indicated in the documents which are considered as grounds for visa application. Ukrainian visas cannot be issued for more than a 5 year-term. 
All short-term visa applications are to be submitted not earlier than 3 months before the intended travel to Ukraine

Tourist visas 

-  passport (and a copy of its 1st page);

-  1 applicant’s photos (3,5 * 4,5 cm);

-  valid Irish residence documents (permit to stay in Ireland for more than 180 days per calendar year – if required) and its copy;

-  filled in and signed visa application form;

-  documents proving the tourist purpose of the trip to Ukraine according to Ukraine’s Law on Tourism (including information on the tour, its timeframes, tourist agency details, transfer/accommodation details, sightseeing information etc.);

-  return flight tickets;

-  proof of medical/travel insurance to cover Ukraine and the period of stay;

-  proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay.

Note: citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Mauritius, El Salvador, Seychelles and United Arab Emirates can be issued with a single entry up to 15-days tourist visas at Kyiv Boryspil airport upon the abovementioned documents.

Visa fees can be found here.

Visa fees for specific passport holders (in lines with the reciprocity principle) can be found here.

 Study visas

- passport (and a copy of its 1st page);

- 2 applicant’s photos (3,5 * 4,5 cm);

- filled in and signed visa application form;

- valid Irish residence documents (GNIB card) and its copy;

- original of the letter of invitation issued by the relevant Ukrainian university;

- original of the diploma of the previous graduation establishment and appendix with disciplines/marks apostilled/legalised and translated into Ukrainian;

- original of the birth certificate apostilled/legalised and translated into Ukrainian;

- certificate of good health from health care facility (GP) and results of the HIV-test. Both documents should be apostilled and translated into Ukrainian and be issued no earlier than 2 months prior to the date of entry to Ukraine;

- proof of medical insurance covering Ukraine  for at least 45 days from the date of entry to Ukraine;

- proof of sufficient funds to cover education fees and stay in Ukraine.

- return flights tickets.

 

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