Ukraine Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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To enter Ukraine, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

As a general rule, visitors requiring visas should apply before travelling. The passport must have two blank pages, must be valid for three months after the date of departure from Ukraine and must have been issued within the past 10 years.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for a maximum stay in Ukraine of 90 days within a 180-day period, except nationals of Australia. Nationals of the following countries also do not require a visa to visit Ukraine: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay and Vatican City. Nationals not referred to in the chart above or list are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Ukraine.

E-visas were introduced in April 2018. Nationals of the following countries are eligible for an e-visa for entry to Ukraine: 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, Macau, 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, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Visitors can apply online for an e-visa here (

Types and cost

Varies depending on your nationality. 


Visas are usually valid for stays of up to 90 days within a six-month period, although the six months can be extended up to as much as five years according to individual circumstances.


Visitors requiring a visa who are merely passing through Ukraine can apply for a transit visa that allows a five-day stay in the country. Documentary proof, such as a visa for another country or an onward ticket, is required.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). You need to make your initial application online ( 

Working days

Allow up to 15 days for visa processing. Some cases may take as long as 30 days. Consulates may consider granting visas in less than 15 days for double the normal fee.

Sufficient funds

Foreign visitors to Ukraine must be able to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. You must have at least US$100 per day plus a five-day reserve of US$500. Your proof can be in the form of cash, bank or credit card statements showing the appropriate balance, a confirmed accommodation booking, a tourist voucher, a letter of invitation from a sponsor stating he/she will cover your costs while in Ukraine, or a return/onward ticket.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 349 2963 Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800.
Embassy of Ukraine in the UK
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7727 6312. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 and 1400-1800. Not open to personal callers.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.