Embassy of Ukraine in Australia

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Visas

Australian and New Zealand citizens need visa to enter Ukraine.

Citizens of other countries may check the visa requirement to enter Ukraine: http://mfa.gov.ua/en/consular-affairs/entering-ukraine/visa-requirements-for-foreigners

VISA ON ARRIVAL

According to the decision of the Government of Ukraine on March 2, 2016 citizens of Australia and New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Seychelles and Turkey traveling to Ukraine for tourism have the ability to issue permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) at checkpoints across the State Border of Ukraine (Kyiv Airport (Boryspil), Odessa Airport and Odessa Sea Port) for up to 15 days in case of the documents providing the tourist nature of the trip (hotel booking, excursion booking, travel voucher or contract for the provision of tourist services).

Payment for this permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) is 510 Ukrainian hryvna.

You can obtain such permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) at the Consular Point of Kyiv Airport (Boryspil) - (working hours: 24 hours/7 days), Odessa Airport or Odessa Sea Port (working hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.).

For obtain such Ukrainian permission to enter Ukraine (single entry visa) at the Consular Point of Kyiv Airport (Boryspil), Odessa Airport or Odessa Sea Port you have to submit:

- the documents providing the tourist nature of the trip (hotel booking or excursion booking or travel voucher or contract for the provision of tourist services) - printed version;

- valid passport.

In other purpose of the visit to Ukraine (visit to family, friends, business etc.) or more days needed to stay in Ukraine, please see further information about processing Ukrainian visas.

VISA APPLICATION FORM

Attention!! New application form was recently introduced. Please apply online at http://visa.mfa.gov.ua

Application form must be completed online, stored in a pdf format, printed and signed.

Documents for a visa can be mailed or brought in person at a specified during form filling time.

TYPES OF VISA TO UKRAINE

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.
Transit visa is issued as single entry, two entry and multiple entry for the period of time that stated in supporting documents. Duration of transit visa should not exceed one year unless otherwise stipulated by International Agreements of Ukraine.
Duration of every transit through the territory of Ukraine with transit visa should not exceed five days.
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 day period from the date of the first entry into the territory of Ukraine. Having serious grounds for extending the period of stay in Ukraine it is necessary to apply to the regional authority or the division of the Immigration Service of Ukraine.

Short-stay visa is issued as single entry, double entry and multiple entry for six months or the period of time that stated in the documents required for it, but not more than five years.

The base for granting short-term visa is one of the following supporting documents that should correspond with the main purpose of the journey:

- an original of standardized invitation from individual or legal entity, issued by the regional authority or by the division of the Immigration Service of Ukraine;
- an invitation from a Ministry, other central governmental agency, State institution, enterprise or 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 certificate or birth certificate;
- the certificate of the Ukrainian Abroad or the personal written statement along with the results of the interview with the Ukrainian diplomatic or consular staff and evidence of the Ukrainian ethnical descent or Ukrainian origin of a foreign citizen or stateless person. The spouse and children of a person of the Ukrainian origin, if travelling and staying in Ukraine together, have to submit an application and provide documents confirming family relationships;
- a document proving the tourist nature of the trip: tourist voucher, hotel booking along with registration certificate;
- an invitation from a hospital in Ukraine;
- a document confirming that the person is a co-owner of a joint-venture or a 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.

Visas for the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Mauritius, Seychelles and Turkey, entering Ukraine for tourism, can be issued at the border crossing points as a single entry for the duration of stay up to 15 days.
Short-term visa can be issued without submission of letter of invitation to enter Ukraine for citizens of Australia, Albania, Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore, Turkey and Croatia.

3) LONG STAY VISA (type D) - can be issued to a 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 the Ukrainian State Employment Authority;
- copy of immigration permit, issued by the 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;
- an invitation of a representative of foreign entity certified by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine;
- an 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;
- original or certify copy of certificate of marriage with Ukrainian citizen and certify copy of valid Ukrainian passport of spouse.

Long-stay visa is issued as single entry for 45 days, during this period it is necessary to apply for residence permit.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED UPON APPLICATION FOR VISA

The following shall be submitted upon application for visa:

- Valid travel document (PASSPORT) 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. Copies of travel documents (PASSPORT) are not accepted;

- Application form (filled on-line, saved in .pdf format, printed and signed). In case several persons (minors or a spouse) are covered by the same travel document (PASSPORT), 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. Visa Application form should not contain any corrections related especially to the name, passport details of the applicant, dates of proposed entry into/exit from Ukraine, number of entries, date of submission and etc;

- 2 colour photos of applicant (size 30x40 mm) stapled to application form;

- Money transfer receipt for visa fee and a copy of it (payment referrence is applicants surname, separate payment should be done for each visa application);

- Proof of means for stay in Ukraine (bank statement) along with travel insurance.

- Original letter of invitation (no fax or e-mail copies are accepted) made through a Ukrainian Visa and Registration Office (for all types of visa) (citizens of Australia and New Zealand do not require this document).

- Valid Australian or New Zealand Permanent or Temporary Resident Visa, employment authorization etc (citizens of Australia and New Zealanddo not require this document).

 - Open return ticket (citizens of Australia and New Zealanddo not require this document).

If you submit a child's passport, it should be accompanied by a joint request of both parents with signatures certified by JP, Police, Notary Public and copy of the child certificate of birth.

Note: The Consular Office has full authority to request additional documents except already submitted by the applicant.

IMPORTANT:

The Embassy of Ukraine does not issue visas for the Ukrainian citizens who hold also Australian passports.
According to the Law of Ukraine on Citizenship of Ukraine 2001: " - If a citizen of Ukraine acquires citizenship (nationality) of another state or states, then in legal relations with Ukraine he/she is recognized as the citizen of Ukraine only. If a foreigner acquires the citizenship of Ukraine, then in legal relations with Ukraine he/she is recognized as the citizen of Ukraine only".

In case the passport of a citizen of Australia or New Zealand indicated birthplace Ukraine has submitted a separate statement to the circumstances of departure from Ukraine on the particular date of departure residence abroad.

 STUDENT VISA

To obtain student visa to Ukraine (long stay type D) it is necessary to submit the following documents:

- Valid travel document (PASSPORT) 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. Copies of travel documents (PASSPORT) are not accepted;

- Application form (filled in and signed). Visa Application form should not contain any corrections related especially to the name, passport details of the applicant, dates of proposed entry into/exit from Ukraine, number of entries, date of submission and etc;
- 2 colour passport-size photos of the applicant stapled to application form;
- money transfer receipt for visa fee (payment reference is applicants surname, separate payment should be done for each visa application);

- the documents specified in the confirmation letter of the inviting educational establishment(documents that necessary to enrol into the educational establishment)

- original letter of invitation to study;

- education certificate with grades (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language);

- birth certificate (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language);

- document on absence of HIV infection (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language);

- medical certificate, witnessed by an official health care facility of a student’s home country issued not later than two months prior to departure to Ukraine (an original and notarized translation into the Ukrainian language);

- a round-trip ticket with an open date of return to home country allowing to stay in Ukraine for at least a year.

All the documents issued by authorities of Australia/New Zealand have to be certified by Apostille stamp in the Foreign Office of Australia/New Zealand

VISA FEE PAYMENT

The Consular Office accepts payment for visa a bank deposit to the account at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia BSB 062900 No.10415582 ‘Embassy of Ukraine’ (SWIFT - CTBAAU2S, address - London Circuit & Ainsley Ave, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia).

Payment referrence is applicants surname, separate payment should be done for each visa application.

Attention! There are no facilities to process credit card payments at the Embassy.

Money orders, personal cheques or cheques with mark “DRAFT” are not accepted.

Please be advised that the charge for every kind of visa or negative decision is not refundable.

VISA FEES 

Short term visa (C)

Ordinary procedure (15-30 calendar days)

Express procedure (7-10 calendar days)

 

Single entry

157 AUD

314 AUD

Double entry

182 AUD

364 AUD

Multiple entry

280 AUD

560 AUD

Long term visa (D)

Ordinary procedure (15-30 calendar days)

Express procedure (7-10 calendar days)

 

Single entry only

539 AUD

1078 AUD

Transit visa (B)

 Ordinary procedure (15-30 calendar days)

Express procedure (7-10 calendar days)

 

Single entry

157 AUD

314 AUD

Double entry

182 AUD

364 AUD

Multiple entry

224 AUD

560 AUD

VISA APPLICATIONS PROCESSING TIME

Processing time of visa applications is 15 up to 30 calendar days.

Express procedure is 7 working days where possible (double price).

The Consular Office  does not offer 1 (one) day visa processing.

Processing time of a visa application cannot be speeded up upon applicant's request.

It is advisable to apply for a visa not less than 30 days prior to prospective departure date.

For citizens of Australia and New Zealand it is not necessary to provide fully paid air tickets along with application for visa to Ukraine but recommended to obtained visa prior to the payment for airticket booking.

Attention! Visa application cannot be lodged earlier than 3 months before the date of intended visit.

Information on the status of visa application processing or post delivery is not provided by phone. To better serve you, we kindly ask you not to call the Consular Office regarding your visa processing status. Delivery status should be checked with the Australia Post tracking number.

In order to urgently withdraw passport (submitted with visa application) it is necessary to send a written request to the Embassy with mark "Passport withdrawal" to the following postal address: GPO BOX 1567, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

Processing times, requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

POSTAGE

Applications should be submitted personally or by authorized party (Power of Attorney) to the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine on Monday-Friday from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm or posted by mail.

Postal address: Embassy of Ukraine in Australia, GPO BOX 1567, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

Location of the Embassy: Level 12, St. George Centre, 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601

For a return service, please provide the Consular Office with a self-addressed prepaid Express Platinum or Registered Post envelopes. It is necessary to retain senders label with tracking number in order to track delivery status with the Australia Post.

If providing a courier envelope, please make sure that it is prepaid and has an airway bill (consignment note) with the account number. 

Please be advised that the Consular Office does not accept any other kind of mail and does not bear responsibility for postal service. The Consular Office is not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, or late-delivered mail.
Any application received on Saturday, Sunday and official Australian or Ukrainian holidays (January 1 & 7, March 8, May 1-2 & 9, June 6, June 28, August 24) will be processed starting from the next business day.

ADJUSTMENT TO A VISA

After a visa is received, it should be checked for accuracy and returned to the Consular Office, if necessary, for corrections. The Consular Office shall not be responsible for any discrepancies, which were not brought to its attention. If there is a necessity to adjust a visa, it may be done as long as it is permitted by the supporting document.

REGISTRATION IN UKRAINE

From July 1, 2001 no registration in Ukraine is required for foreigners who stay less than 3 months.

GROUNDS FOR VISA REFUSAL OR VISA CANCELLATION

Decision on visa refusals can be made in the following cases:

1) necessity to ensure national security or public order protection;

2) necessity of health protection, protection of rights and legal interests of the Ukrainian citizens and other persons residing in Ukraine;

3) availability of information about the foreigner or the stateless person in the database of persons denied entry into the territory of Ukraine in accordance with law;

4) travel document presented by the foreigner or the stateless person is forged, damaged, different from the original specimen or belongs to another person;

5) intentional submission by the foreigner or the stateless person of untrue information or forged documents;

6) disclosure of the fact of violation of the legislation of Ukraine by the foreigner or the stateless person during his/her previous stay in Ukraine;

7) justification for the purpose of the intended stay was not provided by the foreigner or the stateless person;

8) intention of the foreigner or the stateless person to leave the territory of Ukraine before the expiry of the visa could not be ascertained;

9) proof of holding an adequate and valid travel medical insurance was not provided by the foreigner or the stateless person (if acquisition of such insurance is possible in the country where the application is lodged);

10) revocation of the visa was requested by the foreigner or the stateless person.

A foreign citizen or stateless person, who has been refused a visa, has the right to challenge the decision with the Head of the Diplomatic Mission that considered the visa application. An applicant must reapply, with proof of visa refusal, and a letter of appeal, within two months of the date of the visa refusal.

If a foreign citizen or stateless person decides to withdraw the visa application, he/she is waived right to appeal.

Visa may be cancelled by the same authority that made the decision to issue the visa.

 


Consular Section of the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia
Address: Level 12, 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, City, 2601   Postal address: GPO Box1567, Canberra, ACT, 2601. View on map
Phone: 61 2 6247 2182
Fax: 61 2 6230 7298
Email: emb_au@mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

for Ukrainian citizens:

Visiting hours in the Consular office of the Embassy of Ukraine

Monday: 09.30 – 13.00 and 14.00-17.00

Tuesday-Friday: 09.30 – 13.00

Days off: Sat, Sun

for other citizens:

Visiting hours in the Consular office of the Embassy of Ukraine

Monday- Friday: 09.30 – 13.00 

Days off: Sat, Sun

Notices:

Useful link

Visa to Ukraine