When a foreigner needs a visa to visit Ukraine and when the visa is not needed?
There are countries citizens of which cannot enter Ukrainian without obtaining a relevant Ukrainian visa first. But many countries have a visa-free regime with Ukraine and do not need to obtain any visa, usually citizens of those countries are allowed to stay 90/180 days without a visa.
There is no some unified law specifying all those countries because it all depends on international treaties between Ukraine and a certain country.
Below there is a list of countries with their Ukrainian visa regime:
Australia, Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bahrein, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Gabon, Haiti, Guyana, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Grenada, Djibouti, Dominican Union, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Kenya, China (CPR), North Korea, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peoples Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Kuwait, Laos, Liberia, Lebanon, Libya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mauritania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Africa, Porto Rico, Ruanda, Salvador, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Syria, Singapore, Sudan, Thailand, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, Philippines, Central African Republic, Chad, Sri Lanka, Jamaica,
Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Vatican, Great Britain, Armenia, Hong Kong, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Ireland, Island, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Qatar, Kirghizia, Cyprus, Korea, Latvia, Lithuanian, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Romania, San-Marino, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Tadjikistan, Turkey, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech, Chile, Montenegro, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan
What types of visas are in Ukraine?
There are 4 types of visas in Ukraine:
Transit visa (B-type).
Short-term visa (C-type). It is issued for up to 90 days within 180 days and can be a multi-visa, one-time or two-times visa. It is also known also as a tourist visa. There are 17 sub-categories of the C visa, which we will review in another video.
С-01 – business;
С-02 – private;
С-03 – service;
С-04 – transportation of cargo and passengers;
С-05 – trips of foreign Ukrainians;
С-06 – tourism;
С-07 – health treatment;
С-08 – investment;
С-09 – activity in spheres of culture, science, education and sports;
С-10 – religious;
С-11 – work of journalists or representatives of foreign mass media;
С-12 – official;
С-13 – for foreign observer;
С-14 – visit of a funeral of a close family member;
С-15 – in interests of foreign and internal politics or for humanitarian purposes;
С-16 – fighting consequences of extraordinary circumstances;
С-17 – international flights by airplane crew.
Long-term visa (D-type). It is issued for foreigners who enter Ukraine with a purpose of arranging documents allowing them to stay in Ukraine over 90 days (e.g. for those who come for employment, registering a company, study, etc.). There are 16 sub-categories of the D visa, which we will review in another video.
D-01 – immigration;
D-02 – family reunion with a person who holds a refugee status in Ukraine or who got shelter in Ukraine;
D-03 – diplomatic (for accreditation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
D-04 – employment;
D-05 – international technical aid;
D-06 – carrying out religious activity;
D-07 – participation in branches, departments, representative offices and other subsidiaries of non-government organisations of foreign countries;
D-08 – work in a Ukrainian representative office of a foreign company;
D-09 – work in a Ukrainian representative office of a foreign bank;
D-10 – for carrying out teaching, cultural, scientific, sports, volunteering activity;
D-11 – work as a journalist or representative of a foreign mass media;
D-12 – founder, shareholder, beneficiary owner of a Ukrainian company;
D-13 – studying;
D-14 – family reunion with a Ukrainian citizen based on marriage;
D-15 – family reunion with a Ukrainian temporary residence permit holder;
D-16 – other purposes based on international treaties of Ukraine.