The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MJU) have recently introduced several improvements facilitating the process of getting a visa to enter Ukraine and becoming a registered private entrepreneur in Ukraine.

  • Receiving an electronic visa

Nationals of 47 countries can now apply for a visa electronically. The list mostly covers countries from Latin America, Middle East and South-Eastern Asia, including, among others, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia.

An application can be filed on-line on the MFA website. a single-entry e-visa is issued for up to 30 days for visiting on business or as a tourist. The application process includes: (1) registration on the MFA website; (2) filling out an application form with a photo; (3) adding the scanned copies of: (i) passport pages containing personal data, (ii) valid health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, (iii) a document, confirming availability of sufficient funds for the duration of stay in Ukraine and returning to the country of origin and (iv) a document, confirming a purpose of the trip; (4) paying consular fees (the amount starts from USD 65) through the MFA website.

When applying for a business e-visa one should submit either an invitation from a Ukrainian legal entity/public body, or a document, confirming making foreign investment into Ukraine. When applying for a tourist visa, one should submit documents confirming that purpose.

E-visa application consideration process should not exceed 9 business days and then a visa is sent to the e-mail address registered on the MFA website.