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Entry into Ukraine
02 August 2021 11:00

Border Crossings

Entry into Ukraine from Denmark is possible through international and interstate border crossings*, currently numbering 230.

Direct flights service between Denmark and Ukraine is currently provided using Kyiv Zhuliany Airport (Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport) and Lviv Airport (Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport).

Road entry into Ukraine from Europe is possible through Ukraine’s interstate border with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

Some border crossings across the state border of Ukraine are temporarily closed by order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Nr. 288-r of 13 March  2020. All currently active border crossings are displayed on the interactive map.

It is also possible to enter Ukraine through sea, ferry and river border crossings.

The admittance of persons crossing the border is carried out by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. It carries out border control which involves checking the passport document and eligibility to enter Ukraine, as well as inspection of vehicles, cargo, goods (items) and other property.

Foreigners are required to provide their biometric data at border crossings in order to save them.

Upon completion of the inspection, the State Border Guard Service officer at the border crossing shall put a stamp with the appropriate mark “Entry” or “Departure”, as well as other necessary marks.


Visa to enter Ukraine and visa-free entry

Depending on the purpose of the trip to Ukraine, visas are divided into short-term, long-term and transit types.

Short-term visa (C) is issued to foreigners to enter Ukraine, if the period of their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days within 180 days. Short-term visa is issued as a single, double or multiple entry visa, usually valid for 6 months but not more than for 5 years.

Long-term visa (D) is issued to foreigners to enter Ukraine when a foreigner intends to apply for a temporary residence permit to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days, for example for employment, work in representations of foreign entities in Ukraine, teaching, cultural, scientific, educational activities, etc. Long-term visa is issued as a multiple-entry visa valid for 90 days.

Transit visa (B) is issued to foreigners in the case of transit through the territory of Ukraine to a third country, as well as transit of goods and passengers by road. Transit visa is issued as a single, double and multiple entry visa for the period specified in the documents but not more than for 1 year. However, the period of stay on the territory of Ukraine during each transit journey should not exceed 5 days.

From 1 September 2005, the regime of entry into Ukraine and transit through the territory of Ukraine for Danish citizens is visa-free, if their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days.

This regime was established by the Decree of the President of Ukraine Nr.1131/2005 of 26 July 2005 in order to ensure the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital, as well as to intensify bilateral contacts between Ukraine and the Member States of the European Union.

The regime of entry into Ukraine of citizens of other countries differs depending on the country. Such information as to all countries is published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Relevant information is also available on the tourist portal VisitUkraine.today in the section “Choose the Country”.


Obtaining a visa

If a foreigner, including a Danish citizen, intends to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days, he or she must obtain a long-term visa (D) to enter Ukraine.

Rules for obtaining visas for entry into Ukraine and transit through its territory are approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine* Nr.118 of 1 March 2017.

To obtain a visa, a foreigner must apply to the Visa Section of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Denmark and submit the following documents no earlier than three months before the start of the planned trip:

  1. passport/travel document;
  2. completed and signed visa application form;
  3. one colour photograph, size 35x45 millimetres;
  4. valid health insurance policy with coverage of expenses of at least €30,000 or equivalent in other currency (holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement);
  5. proof of sufficient funds for the period of the planned stay in Ukraine and for return to the country of origin or transit to a third country (holders of diplomatic/service passports are exempt from this requirement);
  6. document confirming payment of the consular fee.

In addition, in order to obtain a long-term visa (D), one of the following supporting documents is needed:

  • certified copy of the work permit for foreigners;
  • copy of the decision on granting an immigration permit issued by the Ukraine’s State Migration Service;
  • document confirming that the applicant is a family member of person recognized as a refugee in Ukraine or as a person in need of additional protection or who has been granted temporary protection in Ukraine;
  • invitation to study (internship) issued by a higher educational institution;
  • invitation of a state institution, enterprise, organization that is a recipient of an international technical assistance project;
  • invitation of a religious organization for the purpose of preaching religious beliefs, performing religious services or conducting other canonical activities;
  • invitation of a branch, office, representative office or other structural unit of a public (non-governmental) organization of a foreign state;
  • invitation of a branch, office, representative office of a foreign business entity;
  • invitation of a branch or representative office of a foreign bank;
  • request of a foreign mass media regarding a visa to a foreign correspondent for the purpose of performing its official duties;
  • application of the competent authorities of foreign states or international organizations for visas to employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts, international organizations and their missions, to their private domestic workers, as well as to members of their families;
  • invitation of the relevant state body responsible for the implementation of cultural, educational, scientific, sports and volunteering programs;
  • document confirming the fact of being married to a citizen of Ukraine;
  • document confirming that the applicant is a family member of a foreigner who has a temporary residence permit in Ukraine;
  • document(s) confirming that the foreigner is the founder, participant or beneficial owner of the legal entity in Ukraine and the size of its share in the authorized capital of this legal entity is not less than €100,000.

The validity of the visa may not exceed the validity of the passport. In addition, the passport must be valid for at least three months after the declared date of departure from the territory of Ukraine, issued for a period not exceeding 10 years and contain at least two blank pages.

To fill in the visa application form you need to register on the website Visa.mfa.gov.ua. Before registration, you can check whether you need a visa to enter Ukraine or transit through its territory. To do this, select from the list the country of your citizenship and the purpose of your trip.

Time required for processing of visa application is usually up to 10 working days from the date of receipt of all required documents, in case of expedited processing – up to 5 working days from the date of receipt of all required documents. This period may be extended up to 30 working days if additional inspections are required.

Visa fee is charged for visas at the following tariff rates:

• study – $325**;

• religious activities – $405;

• employment – $578;

• family reunion – $1,031;

• any other goal – $65.

For a single e-visa, the consular fee is charged at a rate of $20. The visa and consular fees are doubled in case of expedited visa processing.

More information on obtaining a visa to enter Ukraine is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine:

https://mfa.gov.ua/en/consular-affairs/entry-and-stay-foreigners-ukraine/visa-information


* Automatic Google-translation into English

** All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars

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