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Visas
22 July 2020 10:30

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The Embassy of Ukraine is receiving visa applications from the students of following African States: Nigeria; Benin; The Gambia; Ghana; Cameroon; Sao Tome and Principe; Sierra Leone; Togo.


General requirements for visa procedure:


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) - is 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 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 a validity period of no longer than ten years;


2) 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 a 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 1800 USD per 30 days stay).

Holders of diplomatic or service passport are 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 person registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead.


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


2) invitation from a private person – Ukrainian citizen, foreigner or stateless person who legally reside, temporarily or permanently, in Ukraine, certified by a notary public.


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 the full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, the purpose of visit, duration of an 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 to preach a set of beliefs, the performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;


11) request from a foreign mass media outlet about the issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a short-term stay to perform 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 to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, short-term visas can be issued upon a 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 a 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 the 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 which has been given 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 to preach a set of beliefs, the performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;


7) letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation or other structural units 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 an overseas business operator registered according to the established process;


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


10) request from a foreign mass media outlet about the issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a long-term stay to perform 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 to perform job-related responsibilities, and their family members;


12) letter of invitation from a relevant government agency responsible for the 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 should be determined based on 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 is 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 is not possible; a 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 up to ten working days from the date of receiving the visa application, required documents and payment of a consular fee unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine's international treaties.


This period may be extended up to 30 working days if additional checks are necessary.


Urgent visa issuance - up to five working days.


Urgent visa issuance shall be performed at the person's request if it is possible.


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 temporarily 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 the 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) no documents are enabling to establish the intention of a foreigner or stateless person to leave Ukraine before 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.


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