Visas to Ukraine

Types of visas to Ukraine

Visas, depending on the purpose of the trip, are divided into the following types, denoted by the alphanumeric code (letters of the Latin alphabet – in the machine readable zone):

  • transit visa (indicated by the letter B, in the machine readable zone – VB)
  • short-term visa (indicated by the letter C, in the machine-readable area – VC)
  • long-term visa (indicated by the letter D, in the machine-readable area – VD).

Transit visa

A transit visa is issued to foreigners and stateless persons in the case of transit through Ukraine to a third country, as well as the transit transportation of goods and passengers by road.

A transit visa is issued as one-time, two-and multiple for the period indicated in the documents, which are the basis for the issuance of such a visa, but not more than one year, unless otherwise provided by international agreements of Ukraine.

At the same time, the period of stay in the territory of Ukraine during each transit journey through its territory should not exceed five days.

Short-term visa

A short-term visa is issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine, if their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days within 180 days.

A short-term visa is:

  • one-time
  • two times
  • multiple

A short-term visa, as a rule, is for a period of six months or a period specified in the documents that are the basis for the issuance of such a visa, but not more than five years.

In this case, the validity of the visa can not exceed the validity period of the passport (that is, the passport must be valid for at least three months after the declared date of departure from the territory of Ukraine).

In the event that a foreign state issues visas for citizens of Ukraine for a term exceeding five years, the term of the short-term visa for citizens of such a state is determined by the Department of the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking into account the principle of reciprocity.

Long-term visa

A long-term visa is issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry into Ukraine for the purpose of processing documents that give the right to stay or stay in Ukraine for a term exceeding 90 days.

A long-term visa is issued by a foreign diplomatic institution of Ukraine as a multiple of 90 days, unless otherwise provided by law or international treaties of Ukraine.

The period during which an alien or stateless person can enter Ukraine, and the period of stay in its territory is indicated in the visa sticker.

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