With all the geopolitical instability in the countries that belonged to the erstwhile USSR, there still is confusion about the rules of entry to countries like the Ukraine.
A survey by Henley and Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2017 revealed that Ukrainian passport holders can enter 82 countries visa-free. However, if you wish to enter Ukraine, a valid US visa will not suffice. Here’s a look at the rules for entry.
Rules to Enter Ukraine
For entering Ukraine, you will have to obtain a visa prior to leaving your country. However, several countries enjoy visa-free entry, visa on arrival, and e-visa facilities.
- Visa-Free Entry:
Citizens of several countries are allowed visa-free entry into Ukraine. So, check the visa-free list for Ukraine before planning your trip. The maximum length of stay, however, is limited to 90 days, after which you will need to apply for a visa.
- Visa on Arrival:
If you are from one of the countries permitted visa on arrival, then you can get a C-Type short term visa for 15 days. It allows a one-time entry into Ukraine. You can get a visa on arrival on reaching one of the checkpoints at Zhuliany International Airport in Kyiv.
Ukraine allows you to stay for 30 days with an e-visa. If you belong to one of these 46 countries, you are eligible for an e-visa.
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