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29 Березня 2017

Attention! Changes in the rules for issuing visas to enter Ukraine

On April 16, 2017, new changes in legislation will come into force simplifying the issuance of visas for foreigners.
    Primarily, a novelty has been introduced, which allows foreigners to apply for a visa online, and interviews will be held through a videoconference.
In addition, the list of countries whose citizens can obtain a visa at checkpoints on the state borders of Ukraine has been expanded.


Changes also affected the timing, payment and type of visas.
1)    Visa such as B, C, D issued by the foreign diplomatic institution of Ukraine, the consular fee for a single-entry visa will be - $ 65, for a double-entry visa - $ 130 and for a multiple-entry visa - $ 180;
2)    Terms for issuing visas in foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine:
- urgently - up to 5 working days;
- in usual order - up to 10 working days.
3)    Type of visa D will be issue in the form of a multiple-entry visa and will be valid for 90 days.


A very important change is in the abolition of receiving an Invitation issued by the State Migration Service at the request of the host company, aimed to receive visa C at the Embassies of Ukraine.


From April 16, 2017, an invitation will be sufficient, formalized on the letterhead of the host organization. If the host party is a physical person, the invitation must be notarized.