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Types of Ukrainian visa
1) Transit visa (type B) – can be issued to foreigner and stateless person in case of transit through the territory of Ukraine to a third country, as well as for transit of cargo and passengers by road. The base for the granting transit visa is one of the following documents:
- a document proving the transit nature of the trip (visa to a third country, ticket, etc.);
- a document proving the transit nature of transportation of goods and passengers by road;
- a license for performance of the international transportation activities issued by the competent authorities in a country of residence.
2) Short-stay visa (type C) – can be issued to foreigner and stateless person for an intended stay in the territory of Ukraine of duration of no more than 90 days in any 180 days period from the date of first entry into the territory of Ukraine. The base for granting short-term visa is one of the following documents and its photocopy:
- an original of standardized invitation from individual or legal entity, issued by Ukrainian State Immigration Authority;
- an invitation from a Ministry, other central governmental agency, State institution, enterprise or organization;
- the certificate of an Ukrainian Abroad or the personal written statement, documents proving the Ukrainian ethnic origin;
- a document proving the tourist nature of the trip;
- an invitation from a hospital in Ukraine;
- a document confirming that the person is co-owner of a joint-venture or representative of a company;
- a written confirmation of the Humanitarian commission under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine about humanitarian aid or charity activities;
- an invitation issued by a religious organization and certified by the Ministry of culture and tourism of Ukraine for a short stay in Ukraine for religious affairs;
- a written request from a head of foreign media concerning visa issuing to foreign correspondents or representatives of foreign mass media;
- a written request of State authorities of foreign States or international organizations.
- Short-term visa can be issued without submission of letters of invitations to enter Ukraine for citizens of Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Singapore and Croatia.
On the basis of reciprocity for the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Mauritius, Seychelles and Turkey, entering Ukraine for tourism, the visas can be issued up to 15 days in the airports Boryspil (Kyiv), Odessa, Simferopol and the Odessa Sea Port.
3) Long stay visa (type D) - can be issued to foreigner and stateless person to enter Ukraine after the presentation of the documents that give the right to reside or stay in Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days, especially:
- truly certified copy of work permit issued by Ukrainian State Employment Authority;
- copy of immigration permit, issued by Ukrainian State Immigration Authority;
- a written permit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue visas to family members of a person, who was granted refugee status in Ukraine;
- an original of standardized invitation for studying in Ukraine;
- an invitation of public institution, enterprise or organization that is recipient of international technical aid;
- an invitation of a religious organization, certified by the Ministry of culture and tourism of Ukraine for pursuing religious activities;
- an invitation of a branch office, representative or other social (non-governmental) organization;
- the documents confirming the family relationships with a citizen of Ukraine, foreigner or a stateless person who has a temporary/permanent residence permit in Ukraine, including marriage or birth certificate;
- an invitation of a representative of a foreign entity certified by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine;
- invitation of a branch or representative office of foreign bank certified by the National Bank of Ukraine;
- a written confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on registration of the passport document belonging to a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media and members of his/her family.
Documents to be submitted upon application for visa
The following shall be submitted upon application for visa:
- a valid travel document and it photocopy which is issued within previous 10 years, contains at least two blank pages for visas and is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
- a filled in and signed application form. In case several persons (minors or a spouse) are covered by the same travel document, individual application forms must be filled in and signed by the persons concerned, in case of minors signed by the parental authority or the legal guardian;
- 2 colour photos (size 30x40 mm);
- visa fees receipt;
- insurance policy and its photocopy valid for the period of stay in Ukraine. In case of multiple entry visa the insurance policy has to cover the period of first stay. The holders of diplomatic and service passports are exempted from this formality.
- documents indicating the purpose of journey;
- documents in relation to accommodation or proof of sufficient means to cover your accommodation;
- documents indicating that you possess sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to your country of origin or residence;
- information which enables to assess your intention to leave Ukraine before the expiry of the visa.
For foreigners travelling to Ukraine the prove of sufficient founds is required
- Foreigners intending to travel to Ukraine, reside in Ukraine, or travel through Ukraine are required to possess the amount of funds equal to 20 days' worth of average monthly per capita subsistence minimums, established in Ukraine on the day of arrival.
- Therefore, as for February 1, 2014 a foreigner traveling to Ukraine is to possess average daily amount of approximately $100 U.S., adding extra 5 days reserve ($500 US).
- The documents as follows may be presented to prove sufficient funds:
- • Cash in Ukrainian hryvnia or in convertible currency;
- • A valid bank document containing an account balance which can be presented for payments in Ukrainian banks;
- • International pay system cards along with a statement of personal account balance confirming the funds;
- • A document proving hotel or residence booking;
- • A tourist voucher;
- • A letter of invitation (guarantee) from the host/sponsor stating his/her ability to cover all the foreigner's expenses associated with the residence in Ukraine and departing its territory;
- • A traveler’s return or transit ticket.
- Please note!
- In accordance with Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine, "On Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons," foreign travelers may be required to present the proof of their financial status for the purpose of selective control at Ukrainian border checkpoints while entering (including transit) the territory of Ukraine.
- No proof of sufficient funds is required for the categories of visitors as follows:
- • Foreigners or stateless persons under 18;
- • Tourists on a cruise;
- • Foreign aircrew and warship crew who arrive in Ukraine according to the applicable regulations (on terms agreed upon);
- • Non-military vessel crew;
- • Non-military crew of international airlines or international connection trains, who are on duty and reside within the facilities of airports or train stations;
- • Heads of foreign states or governments, members of parliamentary or governmental delegations, and technical staff with the above representatives or their family members (accompanying on request of central authorities of Ukraine);
- • When in service: officials of international organizations, staff members of their local branches in Ukraine, staff members of state representatives to international organizations that have headquarters in Ukraine and who are eligible for diplomatic privileges and immunities;
- • UN certificate holders and officials of other organizations of the UN system, their family members;
- • Chiefs of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, members of diplomatic personnel, consular officers, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic and consular institutions, staff of military attaché and trade representatives, their family members;
- • Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders who travel to Ukraine to perform their official duties, their family members.
Processing of the visa application form – 34000 Naira
(not refundable in case of denial and it covers visa cost in case of approval)
We offer up to 30 day for regular visa processing and rush processing for up to 7 days.
Single entry visa – 85 USD
Double entry visa – 130 USD
Multiple entry visa – 200 USD
Urgent visa can be issued at the desire of foreigner/stateless person in the case of having technical possibility. For urgent issuing or issuing in leisure time the visa fee charges are double sized. Keep in mind that only person who has valid Schengen, USA, UK visas and holders of State state authorities invitation is eligible to apply for express visa.
|Normal (15 to 30 days, depending on workload)||Express (14 days, depending on workload)|
|Processing of an application for legalization of one document||10 USD||20 USD|
|Legalization (per document)||40 USD||---|
Certification of translation (per page)
Verification copy of the document
We offer up to 14 day for regular processing (in some cases it may take up to 30 days) and rush processing for up to 7 days.
Application for legalization can be downloaded here http://mfa.gov.ua/mediafiles/sites/nigeria/Application_for_legalisation.pdf
Keep in mind that according to Ukraine’s legislations those fees are not connected with visa and paid for the documents processing (legalization, verification etc.) only and in case if work is done are not refundable.
If your application is refused you will be informed in written of the reasons for this refusal and you may lodge an appeal within 30 days. The letter outlining the reasons for refusal will specify the address to which an appeal should be sent.
An appeal can be made within two months of receipt of the refusal notice, and must be made in written - fax or email appeals will not be considered. There is no charge for lodging an appeal.
You should address each refusal reason in your appeal. You should supply clear and relevant evidence in your appeal that will address any deficiencies in your initial application. Any further information or documentation that you wish to have taken into account should also be included with your appeal letter.
On receipt of your appeal, the Head of diplomatic post will review the application, taking account of any additional information or documentation that you have supplied. Provision of additional material does not guarantee approval of the application on appeal.
On examination and review the original decision may be reversed. If the Head of diplomatic post does not alter the decision you will be notified in written.
Monday - Friday
From 09:00 to 16:00
From 12:00 to 13:00 Lunch Break
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Emergency Telephone +2348036789749
Please call only in case of threat to the life or death of citizens of Ukraine.