Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
Travel Insurance: with minimum coverage of EUR 30000 and valid for entire duration of stay
Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.
Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
1. If Employed:
Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
Salary Slips: of last 3 months
2. If Self Employed:
Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years
3. If Retired:
Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc
4. If Student
ID Card: from school, college or institute
5. If Minor
Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
ID Proof: of parents
6. If Visiting friend or relative
Notarized Invitation letter Or
Document(s) confirming that the applicant is a spouse, a parent or a child of a citizen of Ukraine Or
Document(s) confirming that the applicant owns property (real estate) allocated in Ukraine Or
Certificate of a person of Ukrainian descent* issued by Ukraine’s National Committee on Persons of Ukrainian Descent
ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
7. If Sponsored
Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips
8. For Business Visa
Invitation letter from an entity/company/organisation registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead Or
Invitation letter must be supported by Ukrainian Government issued Company registration certificate Or
Document issued by the relevant regional/city state administration/bank confirming that the applicant has made an investment to Ukraine’s economy
Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead.
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Ukraine Visa FAQs
What is a Ukrainian visa?
It is a document of varying formats that allows citizens of India to enter the Republic of Ukraine for a stipulated number of days.
Do I need a visa for Ukraine?
All Indians need a visa to travel to Ukraine. The visa must be obtained from the Ukrainian Embassy in India. There are many types of Ukraine visas. The type of visa you need will depend upon your purpose of trip.
How can I apply for a Ukraine visa online?
With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Ukraine visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:
Choose your preferred type of Ukraine visa based on your travel type
Submit your documents through our pick up & drop service
Receive your visa when approved
If I am a regular visitor to Ukraine, will I have to provide with all documentation each time I apply?
Yes. Every time you apply for a Ukrainian visa, you must supply the recent supplementary documentation.
What are the different kinds of Ukrainian visas for Indians?
Indians travelling to Ukraine can choose from different type of visas depending on their reason for travel. Tourist visa is granted for those applicants who intend to visit Ukraine for tourism and sightseeing without having an invitation from a Ukrainian referent. Private visit visa is for applicants visiting family and friends legally residing in Ukraine. A Business visa is issued for business travellers and representatives of business organizations
What is the Ukrainian visa processing time?
Ukrainian visa is normally processed in up to 10 working days from the day of application within regular service unless stipulated otherwise by Ukraine’s international treaties. Processing time of an application filed within regular service may be extended for up to 30 working days if additional checks are necessary. There is also an express visa service wherein the visa is processed in up to 5 working days from the day of application within expedited service (specific number of days to be defined by each Embassy/Consulate);
What kind of entry is my Ukrainian visa?
Short term Ukrainian visas are issued as single / double / multiple entry visas valid for 6 months or another period depending on supporting documents but cannot be issued for more than a 5 year-term
Do I need to submit my passport along when applying for a Ukrainian visa online?
Yes, the Ukrainian visa is a stamp or sticker that is placed on an empty page of a passport. Therefore, the original passport with two consecutive blank pages is required to be submitted in person.
Can I enter Ukraine with a valid Schengen Visa?
No, you cannot enter Ukraine even though you possess a valid Schengen Visa.
From when is my visa valid?
Ukrainian visa for Indians are valid from the date it is issued and should not be calculated from the date of entry into Ukraine.
Do I need a travel and medical insurance?
Yes, it is necessary to purchase a travel insurance plan as it is one of the Ukrainian visa requirements. Akbar Travels can assist you with the same to cover any medical expenses during travel, damage and loss of baggage.
What if my Ukrainian visa gets rejected?
The Embassy of the Republic of Ukraine in New Delhi is responsible for Ukrainian visa rejection or approval of Ukrainian visa applications from India. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final. Travellers are advised to submit all necessary documents when applying for the visa.
Will my fee be refunded in case of visa refusal?
No. The application fee covers handling of the application, irrespective of the final result.
What else do I need to know about the Ukrainian tourist visa from India?
A Ukrainian visa is a legal document that allows Indians to lawfully enter the country. The passport having the visa must be kept in safe custody. Upon the damage or loss of the visa page, a new one will need to be applied for.
WWhat is the easiest way to apply for a Ukrainian visa for Indians?
The easiest way to apply for a Ukrainian visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors for 40 years. To get more Ukrainian visa information, simply fill in the query form, and a Visa Expert will contact you right away.
Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination.
A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.
Here are the steps to apply for a Ukraine Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Ukraine visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: : Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.
Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes
Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Ukraine
Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
Nestled in the heart of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is the continents largest country only second to Russia. Lying north to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, its vast coastline is a treat to the eyes. Home to seven world heritage sites and charming orthodox churches, Ukraine is a country that must be on your travel list.
To escape the frosty winter months, visit Ukraine between June and September, golden sunny skies and pleasant temperatures make for a perfect vacation extravaganza. If you are a fan of the cool arctic winds, book your tickets for December. You can enjoy ski-slopes and the festive Christmas season.
Ukraine is inhabited by a bi-lingual population. Apart from Ukrainian, which is the official dialect, Polish and Russian are widely spoken too. English is understood in moderate terms, but it is always advisable to learn a few phrases in the local tongue. If you are concerned about your security, do not panic! Ukraine, for the most part, is a green flag for travel. In other words, it’s completely safe. However, tourists must be vigilant and take care of their belongings, especially in crowded spots.
Travel on world-class carriers such as Emirates, Lufthansa, Air India, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines which offer weekly and some even daily flights between India to Ukraine. When you arrive, hop on a bus or hire a taxi. With umpteen transport services, passengers can get around the country in a hassle-free manner.
What to see in Ukraine
Kiev's Saint Sophia’s Cathedral is one of the seven world heritage sites in the country. An engineering marvel, the cathedral is a complex of museums and monuments of the ancient empire of Kievan Rus, boasting an interior with 177 different palettes of shades. In the same neighbourhood, head over to the Bell Tower which has a viewing platform with a beautiful view over Kiev.
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure located in Kharkiv is great for travelling families, especially those with children. Suitable for all ages, this theme park offers fun rides, a large garden, restaurants and even bars.
Spend time at the Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, a fortress built in the historic region of Podolia. Its medieval concept and green scenery add to a perfect setting, especially during the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
If you love a little exercise, get to the city centre in Kiev and hire a bicycle. Enjoy a cheerful and informative bike tour of the capital with a local guide. For ski-ing and winter activities, Bukovel proves to be the ideal choice.
The Ukrainian cuisine is obsessed with Borscht (mix of ingredients such as beets, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, and meat) and Salo (made only of pork and served with bread or vodka), a local delicacy not to miss out on!
For the shopaholics, markets and plazas are easily accessible in every nook and corner. Kurazkh Bazar (Kiev), LvivskaMaysternyaShokoladu (Lyiv) and Vsi. Svoi (Kiev-Biggest store selling Ukrainian brands in the world) are some of the iconic shopping hotspots. Antiques, wooden furniture, fancy clothing and crafts are the products one can expect.
Akbar Travels currently only processes Tourist and Business visas. To apply for other types of Ukrainian visas listed below, please contact the Embassy.
1. Transit Visa
A visa is not required to transit through Ukraine. The traveller must have a passport valid for 6 months beyond travel dates, a round-trip or onward ticket, and a valid visa for his or her next destination (if required).
2. Student Visa
Upon receiving the invitation letter, the student must contact the Embassy of Ukraine in his / her country to apply for a student's visa.
The following documents must be provided:
3 photographs (3x4 cm)
Original invitation letter you received via express post
Certificate showing an HIV/AIDS test
Certificate showing proof that Higher Secondary Education is completed.
Official bank documents proving that tuition fees is paid in full if the student is entering Ukraine for the first time.