Visiting Ukraine by the nationals of foreign states is possible subject to certain rules. For instance, the entry of the citizens of the European Union, CIS countries and some other countries does not require a visa, however, there is a limitation of the period of stay, that is 90 days within 180. The nationals of other countries can visit Ukraine having certain permits, issued by Ukrainian consulates in the countries of residence of the applicants. In order to obtain a Ukrainian visa most of foreign nationals must have a reason, namely the invitation to enter the country.
The fee for securing a tourist, visitor, business or work visa to Ukraine varies from 100 to 300 euro (depending on the category of visa, documents provides and nationality of the applicant) – please, contact VISA-SVIT visa experts to get more specific information.
The nationals of foreign countries can also obtain a temporary or a permanent residence permit in Ukraine, that is called here as "Посвідка на проживання в Україні" (Posvidka na prozhyvannia v Ukraini).
The documents required of a tour operator:
A tourist visa is issued within 14 days (when paying a double consular fee – up to 5 days). In case if refusal, the cost of a consular fee and airline tickets are not refunded.
The information required of an applicant:
The documents required to get a business invitation issued:
Business invitations for foreigners are issued within 20 business days, and within 10 business days – on an urgent basis.
This visa category implies the availability of the invitation, that is issued on the basis of the program prepared by Ukrainian tour operator which confirms the purpose of the trip. According to the current legislation, a tourist visa for Ukraine can be issued for the period of stay up to 90 days: single entry, double entry, multiple entries.
A visit to the country with a tourist visa implies the liability of Ukrainian tour operator under existing bank guarantee. All the funds can be utilized for payment of damages a foreign national has suffered during the period of stay and upkeep in Ukraine as well as the expenditures for the organization of the return to the country of residence. The set of documents provided by a foreign travel company for the purpose of a tourist visit cannot be a valid reason for further issuance of Ukrainian visa and passing border control; it can be provided only by Ukrainian tour operator. Travel agents can also act as the providers of the tour operator services, that is why there is a simplified procedure provided for this kind of activity: there is no need to have personal travel itineraries, to get licensed or to obtain a bank guarantee.
Other commercial organizations and private entrepreneurs can act as the entities providing related services, which cannot serve as a basis for granting a tourist visa and crossing the state border of Ukraine. Airline tickets, hostel and hotel bookings will be just an additional reason for granting a tourist visa for Ukraine together with other basic documents.
The procedure for issuing a tourist visa to Ukraine for foreign nationals is provided by various regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (the Parliament of Ukraine), the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and other state bodies.
The grounds to obtain a private visa for Ukraine on the invitation:
Terms of preparation of a private invitation to visit Ukraine:
All the expenses connected with the stay of a foreigner in Ukraine are to be paid fully and timely by the host party, notably, the expenses connected with the stay, upkeep and possible deportation of a guest back home. The territorial body of the State migration service is authorized to check the host party for the funds available to cover this kind of potential expenses. The students, pupils, pensioners, the unemployed and those under the upkeep with no official earnings cannot be the inviting party.
In the event that the inviting person registers the invitations for a big number of foreigners (more than 5 people) within a year, this may become the reason for more thorough consideration of each application and possible denial. If the migration inspector concludes that the inviting person requests the permissions for coming to Ukraine as a visitor not for the relatives, acquaintances or friends, but for strangers, then a private invitation request may be refused.
The issue of a visitor invitation for the nationals with the place of residence recognized as the country of the migration risk is subject to additional enhanced control. Upon verifying the credibility of the intentions of the inviting person, the issue of such an invitation for a private visit may be refused.
A business visa for Ukraine (code «01») is issued by the consulate of Ukraine in the applicant’s country of residence on the basis of a business invitation under the simplified procedure.
So, in order to obtain a business visa for the nationals of foreign countries, it is first necessary to issue a business invitation on behalf of the inviting organization on the company’s letterhead and send to the foreigner to his country of residence.
A temporary and a permanent residence permits in Ukraine are secured by the immigration lawyers of our Visa centre pursuant to the legislation of the country, following a thorough consideration of each candidate’s request individually.
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