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As of April 2018, passport holders of 52 specified countries may apply for Ukraine’s electronic business visa (Business e-Visa). E-Visas are issued by the MFA of Ukraine as Single Entry business visa valid for up to 30 days after arrival. There is a separate Tourist e-Visa.

The e-Visa system is an online method of applying for visas for entry from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the Internet at any time, from any location, and payment is made online at the time of the visa application.

Travelers will receive the Ukraine e-Visa via email. We recommend printing the e-Visa since you must show the document upon entry and have it with your for the duration of your stay.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Passport photo in digital format

  • Scan of passport page

  • Proof of sufficient funds

  • Plane tickets OUT OF Ukraine to another country. It must be a fixed date return ticket to leave Ukraine.

  • A document confirming hotel reservation or payment for accommodation and dining in Ukraine. It can be one of the following:

    • A voucher of tourist services or a hotel reservation

    • A letter of guarantee from the inviting party stating that it will cover all expenses of the visiting party while in the territory of Ukraine.

  • Travel insurance with your full name, valid in Ukraine or Europe, with a coverage of at least 30000 Euro or its equivalent in other currency.

  • A document that confirms business purpose of visit, such as:

    • A letter of invitation from a legal entity registered in Ukraine that contains the number assigned in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.

    • A letter of invitation from a state authority, state institution, state enterprise or state organization.

    • A document confirming foreign investment according to the legislation on foreign investment regime in the territory of Ukraine.

Important Instructions
  • The Ukraine Business e-Visa is a Single Entry visa and has a validity of 30 days after arrival.

  • You can stay in Ukraine for a maximum of 30 days Per Entry.

  • Your passport should be valid for at least six months from your arrival date.

  • You should apply at least 15 Business Days prior to your trip.

  • If the applicant is a minor or a disabled person, the e-Visa application shall be submitted by a parent or legal guardian. A separate e-Visa application needs to be submitted for each person.

  • The e-Visa can be used at all entry border checkpoints in Ukraine.

  • A proof of accommodation is required to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application. This is a requirement that is demanded by the government in order to issue the travel document.

  • Upon arrival and departure, you will be asked to present your e-Visa, along with all the documents specified above. You must keep a copy of the e-Visa with you for the duration of your trip.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ukrainian Business e-Visa is the official travel document needed by foreigners to travel to Ukraine for business purposes.

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Valid passport
  • Health insurance (at least 30,000 euro coverage)
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the cost of stay (hotel reservation/payment, voucher for tourist services, departure flight ticket).
  • Accommodation information.

ONE of the documents confirming a business purpose for your trip:

  • A letter of invitation from a legal entity registered in Ukraine that contains the number assigned in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
  • A letter of invitation from a state authority, state institution, state enterprise or state organization.
  • A document confirming foreign investment according to the legislation on foreign investment regime in the territory of Ukraine.
The Ukraine Business e-Visa costs USD 93.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD 35.00 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 60.00 and USD 85.00, respectively.
It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
  • Standard Processing: 19 Business Days
  • Rush Processing: 17 Business Days
  • Super Rush Processing: 15 Business Days
It is valid for 30 days after arrival. Note that this is different from most visas, which become valid on the date they’re issued.
A visa (e-Visa or otherwise) only grants you permission to travel to an entry point (airport). The final decision on granting entry will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the point of entry.
No, we can not change or modify any details on the e-Visa once it's issued. If you do, however, realize you made a mistake before your visa has been issued, then please contact us ASAP via online chat or by sending an email to help@ivisa.com.

The following nationalities are eligible:

Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

You will need to present the following:
  • Your valid passport
  • Your printed e-Visa
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of your stay
  • Proof of insurance
  • Accommodation information
  • All documents that demonstrate your business purpose in Ukraine
The maximum stay allowed is 30 days Per Entry.

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

More information in the following link:

https://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf

Ukraine may have had a troubled past. The country had some conflicts in the recent past. However, that changed and they are open for business. You may be interested in doing business with the Ukrainians, and the secret of a successful business trip is to learn some things related to their culture and traditions. After all, you cannot engage in business with some people you do not know anything about. It is essential for you to understand their business mentality. Plus, you will be highly appreciated if you take an interest in Ukraine’s history and culture. It shows dedication to a successful business plan. That is why the information you will read below will be most useful. The first thing that you need to bear in mind is that Ukrainians do not like their country to be referred to as ‘the Ukraine.’ It may make no difference to you, but when you use that formula, you are giving the impression that you refer to the country as a part of something else. In this case, we are talking about the former URSS or Russia. It is true that the nations shared some history, some of it quite recent actually, but they are not one and the same. By using the expression above, you somehow chip Ukraine’s independence. You may not think that far, but the Ukrainians will feel a little embarrassed, which is why it is essential for you to refrain from using the mentioned formula. When it comes it comes to communication, English is suitable only in certain areas in Ukraine. It also depends on the industry. For example, if you are looking to do business in agriculture or heavy industry, you will need to hire an interpreter. The knowledge of English also depends on the generation you interact with. As you can imagine, younger generations will know how to speak English, as opposed to older generations who stick to their own language. The official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian, although in many regions in the East Russian is still widely spread. Crimea is one of those regions. It may come as a surprise, but many Ukrainians speak German because Ukraine has business ties with Germany. You are not required to learn either of those languages if you think it is too hard or your time there is so short that it is just not worth it. However, if you want to make a good impression, it is recommended that you learn some common expressions. Unlike many cultures, Ukrainians do not like to have an introductory meeting when they get to know you. They do not take things that personal. Instead, you may be required to be to the point even from the first meetings, so make sure that you are prepared. You will not be asked personal questions, and the delegation present at the meeting is more interested in what you have to offer than who you are and what you do for the company you are working at. All important matters are to be discussed face-to-face, while phone calls and e-mails are reserved for little things. Greetings are quite straightforward. In Ukraine, the typical handshake is used, but there are some rules about it. For one, you should never shake the hand of someone over a threshold. Gifts are not necessary, but if you are invited to someone’s home for dinner, it is customary to bring flowers. Just make sure that you bring flowers in odd numbers. Ukrainians associate even numbers with funerals and mourning. During the negotiations, you may get bored a little bit because Ukrainians take their time to reach a conclusion. However, one thing that you should know is that they consider any small piece of information as confidential. This may seem odd to you. For example, if you are calling the PR department of a particular company, getting the phone number of an employee is almost impossible. Getting the number of a director is straight up impossible. You can get that info only when you have a meeting face to face. At the same time, keep in mind that all organizations in Ukraine will draw a Memo of Understanding. Do not be concerned because they do not compel you to sign or contract, and there are no legal obligations on your part, but they are common documents, and the Ukrainian will not overlook that step. Needless to say, the business attire is just as in any other country. Men must wear suits and ties. The weather is rarely hot in Ukraine, except in the summer, but if you are feeling too hot, you can remove your jacket. But that is about it. If you are a woman, you need to dress conservatively as well. Dress and skirts are acceptable, but they need to reach the knees. Your attire should also cover your shoulders and show no cleavage. Moreover, never wear dresses or skirts that are too tight. On the negative side of things, which exist in every country, not only Ukraine, you should probably know that Ukraine ranks 144th on transparency (out of 176 states,) and they have issues with corruption. Even if your contacts tell you that the officials need to be bribed, we recommend that you do not. Corruption is a real issue in that part of the world, but you do not want to have anything to do with it. It is better to lose a contract than to lose your integrity. Not to mention all the trouble you can find yourself in if you get caught. Overall, Ukraine is not a complicated nation to understand. Their culture is pretty much the same as the rest of Eastern Europe. The people are hospitable, and they will show you every chance they get, but you need to take everything with a grain of salt. We all know how things work in the business world, and the Ukrainians are not the most open people in the world. As long as you maintain a small degree of skepticism, your business trip should be successful.
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