The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has recently adopted
Resolution No. 567, introducing new rules for the issuance of
Ukrainian visas and temporary residence permits.
The amendments will enter into force on 11
September 2011 and provide for only 3 types of visas:
transit (type B);
short-term (type C); and
long-term (type D).
The transit visa (type B) is issued for one, two or
multiple entries for up to 1 year for an individual's transit
or the transit of baggage or passengers by automotive transport,
and allows for a stay in the territory of Ukraine for up to 5 days
during each transit.
The short-term visa (type C) is issued for
individuals who intend to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days within
180 days from the date of first entry. This visa may be issued for
one, two or multiple entries for the duration indicated in the
application but not exceeding five years. This type of visa will be
issued for all short term visit purposes, including tourist,
private, business, and medical, based on a correspondent invitation
or other document which justifies the purpose of the visit. Family
members of Ukrainian citizens or foreigners that have a temporary
or permanent residence permit shall submit documents proving their
family connection (e.g. marriage certificate) instead of the
The long-term visa (D) is issued to individuals
entering Ukraine with the purpose staying for more than 90 days.
Such visa is issued to individuals who are:
studying in Ukraine;
working in Ukraine pursuant to a work permit;
working at a representative office of a foreign company or a
representative office or a branch of a foreign bank;
working in diplomatic missions or consulates of foreign
countries and international organizations and their representative
offices, and their family members;
working in religious organizations, representative office,
department or a branch of foreign NGOs or participating in
international technical aid projects;
working in Ukraine as foreign correspondents or representatives
of a foreign mass media, and their family members;
immigrating to Ukraine pursuant to an immigration permit or are
reuniting with their family members who obtained refugee status in
participating in the Euro 2012 preparation.
In addition to the foreigners working in Ukraine
pursuant to a work permit, the temporary residence permit will now
be issued to D-visa holders who are working in representative
offices of foreign companies, foreign banks, foreign NGOs as well
as those working in religious organisations and on international
technical aid projects.
Other cases for issuance of long-term visa and
temporary residence permit may be stipulated by the international
agreements of Ukraine.
The visa issuance will be subject to the following
85 USD for a single-entry visa;
130 USD for a double-entry visa; and
200 USD for a multi-entry visa.
Visa application shall be considered within 15
calendar days. This term may be extended to 30 days in the case
where a further investigation is needed. The expedited issuance of
a visa will be subject to a double consular fee rate.
Law: Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers
of Ukraine No. 567 of 1 June 2011 "On Adoption of the Rules
for Issuing Visas for Entrance into and Transit Through the
Territory of Ukraine".
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