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Frequently Asked Questions
19 March 2015 14:39

I have the travel document for Great Britain: Do I need a visa for visiting Ukraine or not?

If you hold Convention travel documents you must apply for a visa before you travel to Ukraine.

 Do I need to provide a document about my marital status for registering marriage in Ukraine?

In connection with adoption of the order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine dated 24.02.2015 №247 / 5 "On Approval of Amendments to Certain Orders of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the sphere of state registration of civil status", registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine of 25.02.2015 №218 / 26663, a demand to provide documents about marital status of foreigners and stateless persons, wishing to register their marriage in Ukraine, no longer required.

Now these people have to provide information about their marital status in the questionnaire on the state registration of marriage in which they certify, by signing it, they were notified about the legal consequences of nullity of marriage in case of submission of false information.

 How to pay the consular fee?

You can pay the consular fee in the bank (Barclays_Bank.docx which is located not far from the Consulate) after obtaining paying slips at the Consulate. 

Am I eligible for getting marriage with a citizen of Ukraine on the territory of Ukraine?

Pursuant to Article 195 of the Code of Laws on Marriage and Family of Ukraine, a Ukrainian citizen, or a citizen of a foreign state, can enter into a marriage with a foreign national on the territory of Ukraine on a general basis, i.e. in compliance with the terms of Articles 15 and 17 of the Code of Laws on Marriage and Family of Ukraine.

To marry a Ukrainian citizen, a UK citizen should follow these step-by-step instructions.

If you have been married before, please make sure that you have the original divorce decree or death certificate properly authenticated in the UK.

Since Ukraine acceded to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, the UK documents destined for use in Ukraine should be certified by one of the officials in the jurisdiction in which the document has been executed. Said official must have been designated as competent to issue certifications by "apostille" (usually in The Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes, MK10 1XX, Get information by phone: (+44) 020 7008 5959.).

Fill out a Letter of Non-Impediment to Marriage ("marriage letter") at the UK Embassy in Kyiv.

This form (in English and Ukrainian) contains basic information and is a sworn statement that you are not currently married. It must be signed only in the presence of a Consular Officer and, as for a notarial service. At the same time you can obtain the forms and instructions necessary for filing an immigration petition with the Embassy or at your local Council in the UK

Authenticate the "Letter" during Citizen's reception hours on consular and legal issues at the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (legalization of documents tel.: (+38 044) 238-16-69; e-mail: cons_sld@mfa.gov.uahttp://mfa.gov.ua/en/consular-affairs/reception).

Obtain a certified translation of the data page of your passport, any annulment decrees, divorce decrees or death certificates of your former spouse(s) (if you were previously married), and the letter of non-impediment to marriage.

To arrange for your marriage, take all the documents, including your original passport (with a translation), the authenticated original death or divorce decree (if any) (with translation), and the authenticated Letter of Non-Impediment to Marriage, with translation to RAGS - the civil registrar's office in the hometown of your fiance(e).

The Central RAGS in Kyiv is located at 11 Prospekt Peremogy, tel: +38 044 236-0071. The person who deals with marriages to foreigners can be reached at +38 044 236-0243 or +38 044 236-0147.

 

 Do I need a visa to enter the territory of Ukraine?

A


Austria

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Afghanistan

Visa required

Albania

Visa required except for DP, SP

Algeria

Visa required

Andorra

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Angola

Visa required

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa required

Argentina

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 365 day period

Armenia

Visa not required

Australia

Visa required

Azerbaijan

Visa not required

 

B


Bahamas

Visa required

Bahrain

Visa required

Bangladesh

Visa required

Barbados

Visa required

Belarus

Visa not required

Belgium

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Belize

Visa required

Benin

Visa required

Bhutan

Visa required

Bolivia

Visa required

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days within a 60 day period

Botswana

Visa required

Brazil

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day periodfor tourismorbusiness

Brunei Darussalam

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days

Bulgaria

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Burkina Faso

Visa required

Burundi

Visa required

 

С


Cambodia

Visa required except for DP, SP

Cameroon

Visa required

Canada

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Cape Verde

Visa required

Central African Republic

Visa required

Chad

Visa required

Chile

Visa required except for DP, SP

China (PRC)

Visa required except for DP, SP

Colombia

Visa required

Congo (the Democratic Republic)

Visa required

Congo (the People’s Republic)

Visa required

Costa Rica

Visa required

Côte d’Ivoire

Visa required

Croatia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Cuba

Visa required except for DP, SP, aircraft and sea craft crewmen, as well as medical treatment trips

Cyprus

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Czech Republic

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

D


Denmark

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Djibouti

Visa required

Dominica (the Commonwealth)

Visa required

Dominican Republic

Visa required except for DP, SP

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

E


Ecuador

Visa required

Egypt

Visa required except for DP, SP

El Salvador

Visa required

Equatorial Guinea

Visa required

Eritrea

Visa required

Estonia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Ethiopia

Visa required

 

F


Finland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

France

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

G


Gabon

Visa required

Gambia

Visa required

Georgia

Visa not required

Germany

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Ghana

Visa required

Great Britain

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Greece

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Grenada

Visa required

Guatemala

Visa required

Guinea

Visa required

Guinea-Bissau

Visa required

Guyana

Visa required

 

H


Haiti

Visa required

The Holy See

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Honduras

Visa required

Hong Kong (China)

Visa not required (for a stay up to 14 days)

Hungary

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period 

 

I


Iceland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

India

Visa required

Indonesia

Visa required

Iran

Visa required except for DP, SP

Iraq

Visa required

Ireland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Israel

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Italy

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

J


Jamaica

Visa required

Japan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Jordan

Visa required

 

K


Kazakhstan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Kenya

Visa required

Republic of Korea

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Kuwait

Visa required

Kyrgyzstan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

L


Laos

Visa required except for DP, SP

Latvia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Lebanon

Visa required

Liberia

Visa required

Libya

Visa required

Liechtenstein

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Lithuania

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Luxemburg

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

M


Macedonia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period (till 15 March 2015)

Madagascar

Visa required

Malaysia

Visa required

Mali

Visa required

Malta

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Mauritania

Visa required

Mauritius

Visa required

Mexico

Visa required except for DP

Moldova

Visa not required

Monaco

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Mongolia

Visa required except for service, tourist and private trips on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided

Montenegro

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Morocco

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

N


Nepal

Visa required

Netherlands

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

New Zealand

Visa required

Nigeria

Visa required

Norway

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

 

O


Oman

Visa required

 

P


Pakistan

Visa required

Panama

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Paraguay

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Peru

Visa required except for DP, SP

Philippines

Visa required

Poland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Portugal

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Puerto Rico

Visa required

 

Q


Qatar

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

R


Republic of South Africa

Visa required

Romania

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Russian Federation

Visa not required

 

S


San Marino

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Saudi Arabia

Visa required

Serbia

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days within a 60 day period

Sierra Leone

Visa required

Singapore

Visa required except for DP, SP

Slovakia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Slovenia

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Spain

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Sri Lanka

Visa required

Sudan

Visa required

Sweden

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Switzerland

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Syria

Visa required 

 

T


Tajikistan

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Tanzania

Visa required

Thailand

Visa required except for DP, SP

Tunisia

Visa required

Turkey

Visa not required for a stay up to 30 days

Turkmenistan

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

U


Uganda

Visa required

United Arab Emirates

Visa required

Uruguay

Visa required except for DP, SP

USA

Visa not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180 day period

Uzbekistan

Visa not required

 

V


Vanuatu

Visa required

Venezuela

Visa required except for DP, SP

Vietnam

Visa required except for DP, SP

 

Y


Yemen

Visa required

 

Z


Zambia

Visa required

Zimbabwe

 When is the time for submitting my visa application?

  -  Foreigners and stateless persons are to submit their application for a short-term visa no earlier than three months before the planned trip.

 What are the requirements to my passport?

 - should be valid for at least three months after the declared date of departure from the territory of Ukraine;

 - should contain at least two blank pages;

- should not be issued more than 10 years ago.

 

How to get a Criminal Record Certificate for the period of time spent in Ukraine?

In order to get the criminal record check certificate from Ukraine an applicant should address the Consulate in person and fill in relevant forms (Note: the forms are to be filled in Ukrainian).

A valid passport is required as an ID proof and should be presented on the day of application.

Also, the applicants are expected to provide the Consulate with the exact address of the applicant’s former residence address in Ukraine.

The consular fee to be paid is £53.00, applications are processed within 1-1/5 months average.

The Consulate will be in position to issue respective document after the required data has been received from Ukraine’s competent authorities.

 

Other Visa issues

What documents are required to apply for a Ukrainian visa?

The list of requested documents you can find here - http://edinburgh.mfa.gov.ua/en/consular-affairs/services/visas

Where I can apply for the invitation letter for foreigner intending to visit me?

The standard invitation form you can get at any territorial/regional department of The State Migration Service of Ukraine.

How long does my passport have to be valid in order to apply for a Ukrainian visa?

You must possess a passport valid for at least 3 months after the anticipated departure from Ukraine.

 

How can I extend my visa?

Validity of the visa cannot be extended. According to paragraph 6 of the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine №150, 2012, (http://zakon4.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/150-2012-%D0%BF), for foreigners or stateless persons can be extended the period of stay in Ukraine. The State Migration Service of Ukraine is in charge of this procedure.

What are the rules for the Ukrainian nationals travelling abroad?

The list of foreign countries and traveling regime can be found at:

http://mfa.gov.ua/ua/consular-affairs/travel-advice/entering-foreign-countries

Who is eligible for visa free entry to Ukraine?

Actual entry regime can be found at: http://mfa.gov.ua/ua/consular-affairs/con/visa

What documents are required for the nationals of The Russian Federation traveling to Ukraine?

Foreign passport and document confirming sufficient financial support.

 

Can I apply for a visa directly to the EU diplomatic missions in Ukraine skipping intermediaries (visa service centers)?

Yes, the documents can be submitted to the EU diplomatic missions directly by the applicant or by the commercial intermediary (Article 9 of the EU Visa Code)

Is it possible to apply for a Ukrainian visa on arrival?

Yes, single entry visa to Ukraine for the period up to 15 days are available on arrival at the "Borispol", "Odessa" airports, Odessa Sea Port for foreigners and stateless persons who failed to apply for a visa in time at the embassies or consulates of Ukraine abroad and have the profound reasons to enter Ukraine.

a)      on diplomatic or official purposes at the request of the Ukrainian government;

b)     emergency assistance response to Ukraine at the request of the State Emergency Services;

c)     urgent medical treatment or funeral of close relatives (with confirming documents);

d)     crew of foreign vessels travelling to Ukraine in transit.

 

Who is eligible to apply for a tourist visa on arrival?

Single entry visa for up to 15 days is also available at the "Borispol", "Odessa" airports, Odessa Commercial Sea Port for the nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Republic of Mauritius, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of Seychelles, who are traveling on tourist purpose to Ukraine.

Whether invitation for study in Ukraine is sufficient enough to apply for a visa for study purpose?

The invitation letter of a foreigner issued by Ukrainian higher educational institutions should be registered at the State Centre of International Education (ref. Issuing and registration procedure of the invitations for foreigners and stateless persons intending to study (run internship) in Ukraine, adopted by the Decree of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine №1541 dated 01.11.2013, registered in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine №2004/255-36).        

Where should I apply for the registration of an invitation to study in Ukraine?

For registration of invitations for foreign students you can apply to the Ukrainian State Centre of International Education, Tel: (044) 359 05 39.

 

How to calculate days of stay in Ukraine for those who applied a visa-free regime

Ukraine's Border Guard Service officers will be carrying out border control procedures according to the new Rules starting from September 2015.

The official website of the State Border Service of Ukraine informed.

As it states, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine adopted Rules on defining the period of short-term stay in Ukraine for foreigners who are nationals of states with a visa-free entry regime (order no.884 of 20 July 2015 registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on 5 August 2015 by no.944/27389).

Changes will affect nationals of states which enjoy a visa-free regime with Ukraine.

The Rules establish a new way the number of days a foreigner may stay in Ukraine is calculated.

From 9 September 2015 and on Ukraine's Border Guard Service officers shall be subtracting 180 days from the actual date a foreigner is entering/leaving Ukraine to see whether the 90-day limit has been exceeded. 

For instance, if a foreigner enters Ukraine on 9 September Border Guard Service officers shall take away 180 days from that date and check whether the foreigner has overstayed the allowed number of days (90). The same procedure shall be carried out upon all departures.

Foreigners violating the rules of visa-free stay in Ukraine shall face legal consequences.

When a previous overstay is detected by Border Guard Service officers a foreigner shall be denied entry to Ukraine. 

If an overstay is revealed upon a foreigner's departure from Ukraine he/she shall be brought to administrative responsibility according to Article 203 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences The allowed period of stay in Ukraine remains unchanged - foreigners enjoying a visa-free entry regime may stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days within 180 days, unless stated otherwise by international treaties of Ukraine.

Full text of the Rules can be found at Ukraine's Parliament official website (in Ukrainian).

 

 

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