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Visa information
07 July 2016 11:04

Ukrainian Visa Centre opened in Tel Aviv

From 12 August 2019 nationals of Israel as well as nationals of other countries and stateless persons residing in The State of Israel can apply for their Ukrainian visas through Ukraine’s Visa Centre in Tel Aviv Visa Centre is operated by "VF Worldwide Holding Ltd" and accepts visa applications, render assistance in filling in and registering visa application forms, as well as offer additional services upon request, including taking applicants’ photos, making copies of supporting documents, etc. 

Ukraine Visa Application Centre:

Address: 144 Menachem Begin Road, Midtown Tower, 47th floor, Tel-Aviv, 6492102, Israel

Phone: +972-747555456

e-mail: info.ukraineisrael@vfshelpline.com

Site: https://www.vfsglobal.com

Legislation

Ukraine's legislation on visa issues includes:

The Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons" (in Ukrainian);

- Rules on Issuing Ukraine's Entry and Transit Visas approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.118 of 1 March 2017 (in Ukrainian and English);

Procedure for Providing Sufficient Funds by Foreigners and Stateless Persons Entering, Staying in, Transiting through or Leaving Ukraine approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.884 of 4 December 2013 (in Ukrainian);

Guidelines on Processing Ukraine's Entry and Transit Visa Applications adopted by the Order of the Miinistry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine no.469/897/605 of 30 October 2017 (in Ukrainian).

Visa types

Ukrainian visas are issued within 3 types:

transit (B type) visas. B type visas are issued in cases where a foreigner/stateless person intends to transit through Ukraine and each transit period does not exceed 5 days. B type visas are issued as single / double / multiple entry visas valid for a maximum of 1 year or another period depending on supporting documents. 

short-term (C type) visas. C type visas are issued in cases where a foreigner/stateless person intends to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days within every 180 days. C type visas are issued as single / double / multiple entry visas valid for 6 months or another period depending on supporting documents but cannot be issued for more than a 5 year-term.

long-term (D type) visas. D type visas are issued in cases where a foreigner/stateless person intends to apply for a temporary residence permit to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days. D type visas are issued as multiple entry visas valid for 90 days.

Check if you need a visa for Ukraine

Check whether you need a visa to enter Ukraine here

How to apply

Visa applications should be submitted to:

1) Ukraine's Embassies or Consulates abroad. Every foreigner or a stateless person who is required to have an entry Ukrainian visa may apply for her/his visa to the relevant Ukraine's Embassy or Consulate no earlier than 3 months before the date of the planned entry to Ukraine.

2) MFA visa divisions at border check points at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports. This option is only available to foreigners - holders of passports of 33 specified countries who enter Ukraine with a tourist or business purpose and intend to stay in Ukraine for up to 15 days. List of eligible countries and detailed information may be found here.

3) Ukraine's Visa Centres operating in Luanda (Angola), Cairo (Egypt), New Delhi (India), (Beijing/Guangzhou/Shanghai (China), Beirut (Lebanon), Rabat (Morocco), Abuja (Nigeria), Tunis (Tunisia). Visa Centres recieve visa applications from foreigners and stateless persons residing in the mentioned countries only.

Visa application registration

MFA’s advice to all applicants is to fill in and register their visa applications for the relevant Embassy/Consulate/MFA division at an airport/Visa Centre online at  http://visa.mfa.gov.ua.

Registering, printing, signing and bringing your visa application form along with your supporting documents will make the application process easier and save your time.

Supporting documents

According to Ukraine’s Visa Rules all applicants should provide the following documents in order to apply for their visa:

1) passport/travel document which should comply with these requirements:

- be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Ukraine;

- have at least 2 pages free from any visas/marks/stamps;

- be issued for no more than 10 years.

2) printed and signed visa application form (please see MFA advice on visa application registration above);

3) 1 applicant’s photo (35 * 45 mm);

4) proof that the applicant is a holder of (or is entitled to benefit from) a valid medical/travel insurance policy to cover Ukraine and the period of stay (the policy should provide a minimum of €30 000 or equivalent coverage). Holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement;

5) proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay (e.g. bank statement for 2 recent months, cash in Ukrainian hryvnia/other convertible currency, bank cards along with current/savings account balance statements provided the bank cards can be cashed in Ukraine, hotel/accommodation booking, letter from the applicant’s employer/sponsor confirming their coverage of applicant’s expenses in Ukraine, a return/transit ticket etc). Holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement. For more details on this requirement please see the Procedure for Providing Sufficient Funds by Foreigners and Stateless Persons Entering, Staying in, Transiting through or Leaving Ukraine approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no.884 of 4 December 2013 (in Ukrainian).

6) paid visa fee receipt (unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s legislation or Ukraine’s international treaty).

Please note that in cases where applicants reside in a country that is different from the country of their nationality/citizenship Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad may only be able to accept visa applications from applicants holding valid temporary/permanent residence documents (long-term visas/residence permits or their equivalents etc.).

Along with the mentioned documents applicants are expected to submit documents confirming the purpose of their planned visit to Ukraine:

for transit (B type) visas – one of the following:

- visa for another country (if required) and tickets;

- document(s) confirming that passengers/cargo are to transit through Ukraine by car/coach;

- international carrier license issued by the relevant authority of a foreign state

for short-term (C type) visas – one of the following:

- invitation letter from an entity/company/organisation registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead, with indication of the entity/company/organisation’s number according to Ukraine’s Unified State Registry of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Citizens’ Associations, registration number, date and signature, full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, legal person’s obligations to cover costs related to the invited person’s stay and/or departure from Ukraine;

- original of the notarized invitation letter from Ukraine’s national or a foreigner/stateless person who legally resides (temporarily or permanently) in Ukraine. Invitation should contain full surname and name(s) of the inviting person, details of his/her passport and temporary or permanent residency permit (for a foreigner/stateless person), address, and full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, inviting person’s obligations to cover costs related to the applicant’s stay and/or departure from Ukraine. Copies of the inviting person’s Ukrainian passport (if an inviting person is Ukraine’s national) or copies of the foreigner’s/stateless person’s passport and their Ukrainian temporary/permanent residency permit (if an inviting person is a foreigner/stateless person) should be provided as well;

- invitation letter issued  by Ukraine’s ministries / other central executive authorities, state entities and organizations;

- passenger / cargo carriers’ contract as well as the relevant international passenger / cargo carrier’s license;

- certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent issued by Ukraine’s National Committee on Persons of Ukrainian Descent. If applicant’s family applies for this type of visa as well documents on their status and family relation to the applicant should also be provided;

- proof that the applicant’s main purpose of journey to Ukraine is tourism (hotel/accommodation booking(s), programme of stay, information on the tour(s) and the tour(s’) timeframes, tourist agency details, transfer details, sightseeing information etc.);

- invitation letter issued  by Ukraine’s hospital/medical treatment institution;

- document issued by the relevant regional/city state administration/bank confirming that the applicant has made an investment to Ukraine’s economy;

- document(s) confirming that the applicant owns property (real estate) allocated in Ukraine;

- invitation letter issued by a religious organization in Ukraine for a short-term performance of missionary activities accompanied  by a letter issued by Ukraine’s Ministry for Culture / Department on Religious Matters of  the relevant regional or city state administration – depending which authority has registered that religious organization;

- a letter of the foreign Mass Media with a request to issue a visa to the foreign correspondent/Mass Media staff member who intends to travel to Ukraine in his/her professional capacity;

- invitation letter issued  by foreign states’ authorities / international organizations;

- an Order of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission on registration of official observers from foreign states and international organizations for presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

- document(s) confirming that the applicant is a spouse, a parent or a child of a citizen of Ukraine.

for long-term (D type) visas – one of the following:

- a certified copy of the work permit issued by Ukraine’s State Centre for Employment. Foreiners / stateless persons exempt from the requierement to obtain a work permit in order to be employed in Ukraine are to provide a copy of the work contract. Persons of Ukrainian descent are to provide their certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent and a copy of the work contract;

- a copy of the immigration permit issued by a local office of Ukraine’s State Migration Service;

- document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person who has been granted refuge/temporary protection in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified;

- invitation letter issued by a relevant Ukraine’s state authority/entity/organisation which is a recipient of international technical assistance project as well as a confirmation of the registration of the relevant international technical assistance project;

- invitation letter issued by a religious organisation duly registered in Ukraine for a long-term performance of religious/missionary/canonical activities accompanied  by a letter issued by Ukraine’s state authority which has registered that religious organization (e.g. Ukraine’s Ministry for Culture / Department on Religious Matters of  the relevant regional or city state administration);

- invitation letter issued by a foreign non-governmental organization (branch / office) duly registered in Ukraine;

- invitation letter issued by a foreign company duly registered in Ukraine;

- invitation letter issued by a branch of a foreign bank registered in Ukraine;

- invitation letter issued by a branch of a foreign Mass Media duly registered in Ukraine with a request to issue a visa to the Mass Media staff member;

- official letter/verbal note issued by a relevant foreign state authority/foreign diplomatic mission/international organisation (office) with a request to issue a long-term visa to the mission/organisation (office) staff member as well as her/his family members;

- invitation letter issued by Ukraine’s relevant government authority which implements respective cultural, educational, scientific, sport or volunteering programs or an invitation letter issued by an entity/institution/organisation engaging volunteers in their activities accompanied by the copy of that entity/institution/organisation’s state registration certificate;

- document(s) confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner/stateless person residing in Ukraine upon a temporary residence permit accompanied by a copy of that foreigner/stateless person’s temporary residence permit as well as proof of that foreigner/stateless person’s sufficient funds to cover applicant’s expenses in Ukraine. Certificates issued by foreign countries should be apostilled (legalized) and translated into Ukrainian as well as duly certified;

- other documents (if stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties).

In case you need to obtain visa for studying in Ukraine.

Long-term visa (indicated by letter D) is issued to foreign citizens or stateless persons traveling to Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days with the purpose of processing documents that give the right to stay or reside in Ukraine.

The long-term visa can be issued by the Diplomatic Mission or the Consulate General of Ukraine as multiple entry visa for 90 days, except as otherwise required by law.

A long-term visa application for studying should be accompanied by the following documents:

1. Passport;

2. Original of invitation for study and its photocopy;

3. Original of birth certificate and its photocopy with translation into Ukrainian language;

4. Original of school-leaving certificate with transcript of marks and their photocopies with translation into Ukrainian language;

5. Medical certificate of general fitness and its photocopy with translation into Ukrainian language issued no more than 2 months before University studies’ process begin;

6. Health insurance

Birth certificates, school-leaving certificates and medical certificates as well as translations to Ukrainian language must be legalized (to include “apostille” stamp) by the relevant Israeli authorities (Foreign Ministry and Court).

All applicants, planning to visit the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel for submitting their visa applications should book an appointment in advance through the website http://visa.mfa.gov.ua.

The online-visa-application form must be filled carefully and correctly, inaccuracy might be considered as an attempt to provide the false information and may become a reason for the rejection of the application. 

Please note the applicant’s photo uploaded to system "Visa" ought to be of a high quality (passport photo standard).

Having completed the online-visa-application form, the applicant have to print out this form and later he/she will be provided with the date and time of the appointment for the submission of application.  

Final indicator of successful accomplishment of Your visa registration is receiving the mail with confirmation of date and time chosen.

Attention! Not getting this mail means that registration is not completed.

Be advised that the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine does NOT offer 1 (one) business day visa-application processing.

In case of need, a Consular officer may request additional documents that would in a better way specify or support the purpose of the alien's trip or invite a certain person for an additional interview.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa-application processing starts only after we have registered your application and collected all necessary documents. A drop-off day is not counted as a business day.

Visa Requirements

According to the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Israel on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of national and service passports of Ukraine and of the State of Israel nationals of the state of one party holding valid national or service passports may enter, leave, pass in transit or stay in the territory of the state of the other party without obtaining a visa for 90 days per period of 180 days. 

Attention! Holders of the Israeli travel document ''Teudat maavar'' traveling to Ukraine should apply for the Ukrainian visas.

Application processing times

Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad process visa applications and make visa decisions:

- in up to 5 working days from the day of application within expedited service (specific number of days to be defined by each Embassy/Consulate);

- in up to 10 working days from the day of application within regular service unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s international treaties. Processing time of an application filed within regular service may be extended for up to 30 working days if additional checks are necessary.

MFA visa divisions at border check points at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports process visa applications and make visa decisions on the day of application.

Visa fees

Ukraine’s Embassies/Consulates abroad charge $65.00 (basic visa fee) for processing visa applications via regular service.

Fees are doubled for all applications filed upon expedited service.

Visa fees for certain visa types for applicants from certain countries might differ from basic visa fee above due to reciprocity principle.

Please see reciprocal fees.

Information on visa fees may also be found at the relevant Embassy/Consulate website.

MFA visa divisions at border check points at "Boryspil" / "Kyiv (Zhuliany)" / "Odesa" international airports charge 2550 UAH fee (unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s international treaties).

Fees are not refunded in case of visa refusal.

 

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