Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid during stay.
Note on the passport
The entry regulations can change at short notice, so it is advisable to inquire directly with the consular representatives in good time.
A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for touristic stays or visits of up to 90 days in total within 180 days of initial entry: (a) EU countries and Switzerland; (b) Turkey.
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Note on the visa
Crimea and Other Occupied Territories of Ukraine Entering and exiting Crimea and the non-Ukrainian controlled areas of eastern Ukraine is punishable by law unless through a regular Ukrainian border crossing. A special permit is also required.
Germany A long-term visa (type D) is free for German citizens. A long-term visa (Type D) costs $65 for Turkish nationals. Postal application: +€10 processing fee per Austria visa Long-term visa: $176 (single entry, fee applies to Austrians only). Express processing: €122 (up to 5 working days). Switzerland The following visa fees apply to nationals who require a visa and hold a valid residence permit for Switzerland. Transit and short-term visas: 81 CHF (single transit/entry), 124 CHF (double transit/entry), 190 CHF (multiple transit/entry). Long-term visa : 68 CHF.
Visa types and costs
Transit visa, short stay visa, long stay visa.
A transit visa is required for all travelers requiring a visa. The visa should be applied for at least 30 days before the planned trip. Application in person or through an authorized representative at the competent consular representation. For a visa application in Frankfurt aM and in Berlin, a prior appointment including appointment confirmation via e-mail is required.
(a) 1 application form without corrections (available from diplomatic missions). (b) 2 passport photos (3 x 4 cm). (c) Passport valid for at least three months beyond stay and containing at least two blank pages. (d) Fee (transfer with original payment receipt. Receipts of online transfers only with stamp of the bank). (e) Proof of travel medical insurance valid in Ukraine. (f) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (g) Proof of sufficient financial resources during the stay of €2,300 for one month or approx. €80 per day + approx. €400. Additionally for a short-term visa: (g) documents, confirming the tourist nature of the trip and confirmed by a travel agency with a reference number from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. (h) If applicable, a letter of invitation (this depends on the nationality of the applicant. Citizens of EU member states as well as Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey, Romania and Slovakia need to apply for a visa for service, business, – Scientific and private trips, as well as within the framework of cultural, sports and youth exchanges with a stay in Ukraine of up to six months, no invitation.). Transit visa additionally: (g) Visa for the destination country, onward journey ticket. An extra fee of €10 will be charged for applications submitted by post (except in Frankfurt). A stamped, registered return envelope and proof of payment of the visa fee must also be enclosed. Cash payment is not possible.
Usually 15 working days, in some cases up to 30 days. Express issue (in person only): up to 7 working days in Berlin, up to 5 working days in Vienna. Sameday processing is not possible in Germany. Express processing within 3 working days can, however, be used.
Proof of sufficient funds
When entering Ukraine, foreigners must prove that they have financial security for the entire period of their planned stay in Ukraine. The minimum amount of protection is around €2,300 per month or around €80 per day plus around €400. Cash, bank statements, recent credit card statement and credit card, letter of commitment from the host, travel tickets and hotel reservations serve as proof.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return/Onward Ticket. (b) Sufficient funds (at least approximately €2,300 per month or approximately €80 per day plus approximately €400). (c) Proof of foreign travel health insurance valid in Ukraine. Additional travel insurance strongly recommended.
Extension of stay
Holders of a Ukrainian visa who wish to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days must apply for an extension of the length of stay at the Ukrainian Passport and Registration Office (“WHIRFO”) responsible for their place of residence at least three working days before the end of these 90 days. An extension of the length of stay is not possible for all Ukrainian visa types.
Entry with children
Germans: Children’s passport up to the age of 16 or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
For all pets, a health certificate translated into Russian by the medical officer of the country of origin is required, which must have been issued no more than 10 days before entry, as well as an EU pet passport and a rabies vaccination certificate (at least 30 days, at the earliest 12 months before entry). The animals must also be identified by an implanted microchip. Note: Dogs and cats under the age of 3 months and pigeons are not allowed.