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Visa information
15 January 2017 14:32

TO THE ATTENTION OF KUWAITI CITIZENS!

Kuwaiti nationals have an opportunity to obtain entry visas to Ukraine with business or tourist purpose on arrival at the Ukrainian international airports in cities Kyiv and Odesa, provided that they have relevant confirming documents. Such visas shall be issued as single-entry for the period of 15 days. 

At the same time, citizens of Kuwait may apply for single-entry, two-entry and multi-entry visas for a period up to 5 years to the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Kuwait or any other Ukrainian diplomatic missions worldwide.

NEW VISA PROCEDURE

For the convenience of applicants on visa issues, the Embassy launched visa processing through the information-telecommunication system «VISA» that enables foreigners and stateless persons to apply for a visa online and to schedule an appointment at the Ukrainian сonsular office directly through the website http://visa.mfa.gov.ua .

The abovementioned innovation aimed at creating transparent and accessible conditions for issuing visas and simplifying visa procedures.

According to the new visa procedure, all applicants who are planning to visit the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Kuwait to apply for entry visas to Ukraine would make an appointment in advance through the mentioned website http://visa.mfa.gov.ua.  

This procedure consists of the following steps:

1. The online visa application form should be filled in carefully and correctly, inaccuracy might be considered as an attempt to provide a false information and may become a reason for the rejection of the application.

Please note that applicant’s picture uploaded to «VISA» system ought to be: a high quality; white background; straight head position; opened eyes; closed mouth; the applicant’s face occupies 70-80% of the photo.

2. Having completed the online application form, the applicant has to print out this form and then he/she will be able to choose the date and exact time of the appointment for the submission of application and supporting documents.

3. The final indicator of successful registration is receiving a message on the applicant’s personal e-mail with the confirmation of the date and time chosen to apply for a visa.

Attention! Not getting this mail means that registration was not completed and you must repeat the mentioned procedure.

VISA PROCESSING

         The foreigners and stateless persons may apply for an entry visa to Ukraine personally or through an authorized person no earlier than three months before the intended visit.

 

         The application form of a minor child must be signed by one of his/her parents.

         Regular visa processing time is 10 working days from the date of submission of visa application and supporting documents. This processing can be extended to 30 calendar days in case if it is necessary to send a request to the Ukrainian competent authorities.

         Urgent visa issuance takes up to 5 working days from the date of submission, in case of its possibility.

         NOTE! Visa processing starts only after we have registered your application and collected all the necessary documents.

         In case of visa refusal, the visa application and supporting documents are not returned; only the passport has to be returned.

 VISA TYPES AND VISA VALIDITY 

 Depending on the purpose of travel, there are three types of entry visas to Ukraine:

1. Transit visa (visa B) is issued to foreigners and stateless persons to allow transit passage through the territory of Ukraine to a third country as well as transit carriage of cargo and passengers by automobile transport.

Transit visas can be issued as single-entry, two-entry and multi-entry visas for a period indicated in documents serving as a basis for visa issuance, but for no longer than one year. The period of stay on the territory of Ukraine during each transit through Ukraine may not exceed 5 days. 

Bases for issuing transit visas: 

-         proof of transit (visa to a third country, tickets etc.);

-         proof of transit carriage of cargo or passengers by automobile transport;

-         license for international freight issued by relevant competent authority of a foreign country.

2. Short-term visa (visa C) is issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine if their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days in the period of 180 days.

Short-term visas can be issued as single-entry, double-entry or multi-entry visas with the typical period of six months or a period indicated in documents serving as a basis for visa issuance, but for no longer than 5 years.

3. Long-term visa (visa D) is issued to foreigners or stateless persons traveling to Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days and having the right to obtain a permanent or temporary residence permit in Ukraine. This kind of visa is issued as a multi-entry visa for 90 days.

 VISA REQUIREMENTS

The Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Kuwait issues entry visas to Ukraine for Kuwaiti nationals as well as for the residents of Kuwait from other countries, provided that they have valid Kuwaiti residence visas issued for the period of at least one year and valid for at least 1 month after the expiration date of the requested visa (the latter doesn’t relate to GCC nationals).

To apply for an entry visa to Ukraine an applicant must submit to the Ukrainian Embassy the following package of documents (depending on a nationality and a purpose of travel):  

 

Visa requirements for nationals of GCC countries

(Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, UAE) 

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. Hotel booking (in case of tourist trip) or invitation from a Ukrainian company (business trip).
  5. Bank statement (statement of bank account) for the last six months, confirming applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay in Ukraine (this document is not required from Kuwaiti nationals).
  6. Valid medical insurance policy (original and one copy) for the period of intended stay in Ukraine and with coverage of at least 30000 EUR. When multi-entry visa is requested, medical insurance should be valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine.
  7. Reservation of a round trip flight ticket.
  8. Payment slip for consular fee.

 

Visa requirements for residents of Kuwait from other countries

(including the “bedoons” – holders of Kuwaiti “grey passports”) 

 Tourist visa (visa C)

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page and page with valid Kuwaiti residence visa.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. One of the following documents confirming a tourist nature of travel:

-         tourist voucher;

-         agreement on tourist services with Ukrainian tourist operator with daily tourist program of stay;

-         hotel booking.

    5. Certificate of employment or salary certificate.

    6. Bank statement (statement of bank account) for the last six months, confirming applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay in Ukraine.

    7. Valid medical insurance policy (original and one copy) for the period of intended stay in Ukraine and with coverage of at least 30000 EUR. When multi-entry visa is requested, medical insurance should be valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine.

    8. Reservation of a round trip flight ticket.

    9. Payment slip for consular fee.

Private visit (visa C)

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page and page with valid Kuwaiti residence visa.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. One of the following documents:

-         notarized letter of invitation from an individual – Ukrainian citizen, foreigner or stateless person who legally resides in Ukraine;

-         proof that a visa applicant has a real estate on the territory of Ukraine;

-         proof that a visa applicant is a spouse, parent or child of Ukrainian citizens.

     5. Certificate of employment or salary certificate.

     6. Bank statement (statement of bank account) for the last six months, confirming applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay in Ukraine.

     7. Valid medical insurance policy (original and one copy) for the period of intended stay in Ukraine and with coverage of at least 30000 EUR. When multi-entry visa is requested, medical insurance should be valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine.

     8. Reservation of a round trip flight ticket.

     9. Copies of inviting person’s documents (passport for Ukrainian citizens, permanent or temporary residency permit in Ukraine for foreigners and stateless persons).

     10. Payment slip for consular fee.

Business trip (visa C) 

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page and page with valid Kuwaiti residence visa.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. One of the following documents:

-         letter of invitation from a legal entity registered in Ukraine, issued on its official letterhead;

-         document confirming a foreign investment to Ukraine’s economy;

-         letter of invitation from Ukrainian government institution or state enterprise;

-         request from a foreign mass media about visa issuance for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media who travels to Ukraine with the purpose of performing professional duties.  

     5. Certificate of employment or salary certificate.

     6. Bank statement (statement of bank account) for the last six months, confirming applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay in Ukraine.

     7. Valid medical insurance policy (original and one copy) for the period of intended stay in Ukraine and with coverage of at least 30000 EUR. When multi-entry visa is requested, medical insurance should be valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine.

     8. Reservation of a round trip flight ticket.

     9. Payment slip for consular fee.

Student visa (visa D): 

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page and page with valid Kuwaiti residence visa.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. Original of invitation for study and one its copy.
  5. Original of birth certificate and one its copy.
  6. Original of school-leaving certificate with transcript/appendix of marks or degree certificate and their copies.
  7. Medical report (including results for HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and other dangerous infectious diseases), issued not earlier than 2 months before intended travel to Ukraine, and one its copy.  
  8. Bank statement (statement of bank account) of a person who will sponsor the applicant’s study in Ukraine (for the last six months).
  9. Sponsor’s certificate of employment or salary certificate.
  10. Medical insurance policy, valid for 2 months at least from the date of departure.
  11. Reservation of a round trip flight ticket.
  12. Payment slip for consular fee.

ATTENTION! Originals of birth certificates, school-leaving certificates and medical reports must be translated into Ukrainian or English language and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait.

Visa D for family reunification (if a spouse is a Ukrainian citizen or a foreigner/stateless person holding Ukrainian temporary residence permit)

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page and page with valid Kuwaiti residence visa.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. Certificate of marriage (certificate issued by competent authorities of foreign states must be translated into Ukrainian or English language and certified by the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait).
  5. Bank statement (statement of bank account) for the last six months, confirming applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay in Ukraine.
  6. Certificate of employment or salary certificate.
  7. Medical insurance policy (original and its copy) valid for 2 months at least from the date of departure.
  8. Copy of a spouse passport (if spouse is a foreigner or stateless person – also Ukrainian temporary residence permit).
  9. Payment slip for consular fee.

 Visa for employment in Ukraine (visa D) 

  1. Visa application, properly filled and signed.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure to Ukraine and have at least 2 blank visa designated pages) and copy of its first page and page with valid Kuwaiti residence visa.
  3. One color photo (size – 35х45 mm., with white or grey background). It is not required in case of online-registration of applications via the website: http://visa.mfa.gov.ua
  4. Notarized copy of the employment permit, issued by the State Employment Agency of Ukraine.
  5. Bank statement (statement of bank account) for the last six months, confirming applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay in Ukraine.
  6. Medical insurance policy (original and its copy) valid for 2 months at least from the date of departure.
  7. Certificate of employment from a previous job.
  8. Police clearance certificate (translated into Ukrainian or English language and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait).
  9. Payment slip for consular fee.

 

VISA FEES        

The Embassy of Ukraine charges a consular fee for issuance of any kind of visa (single-entry, two-entry and multi-entry) at the rate of 65 USD.

The expedited visa issuance or issuance of visa during non-working hours will be subject to consular fee at the double rate. The expedited visa issuance can be done at the request of a foreign citizen or stateless person, provided that urgent processing is possible.

In case of visa refusal, the consular fee is not refundable.

To the attention of applicants – nationals of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan!

Beginning October 12, 2016 new consular fees are applied for Saudi nationals as follows: 

Visa type

US dollars

Single-entry visa (type C and D)

533

Double-entry visa (type C)

600

Multiple visa (type C, six months)

800

Multiple visa (type C, one year)

1333

Multiple visa (type C, two years and more)

2133

According to the valid Ukrainian legislation, consular fees for issuing visas to citizens of Pakistan are following: 

Visa type

US dollars

Single-entry visa (type C and D)

165

Double-entry visa (type C)

255

Multiple visa (type C)

395

Single-entry transit visa (type B)

100

Double-entry transit visa (type B)

155

Multiple transit visa (type B)

370

 

GROUNDS FOR VISA REFUSAL 

Decision on visa refusal can be adopted in the following cases: 

1)    there is a threat to national security and public safety;

2)    there is a threat to public health, protection of rights and lawful interests of Ukrainian citizens and other persons who reside in Ukraine;

3)    there is an information about a foreigner or stateless person in the database of persons who are banned from entering Ukraine;

4)    passport submitted by a foreigner or stateless person is falsified, damaged or does not conform with the established design, or belongs to a different person;

5)    the applicant knowingly provided untrue information or other falsified documents;

6)    proof of holding a valid travel medical insurance was not provided by the foreigner or the stateless person;

7)    proof of financial sufficiency for the period of  intended stay and return to the country of origin, or transit to a third country, or proof of the possibility to legally obtain sufficient financial means on the territory of Ukraine was not provided by a foreigner or the stateless person;

8)    there is no evidence confirming the purpose of intended stay of a foreigner or stateless person in Ukraine;

9)    there are no documents enabling to establish the intention of a foreigner or stateless person to leave the territory of Ukraine prior to visa expiration;

10) an applicant requests to terminate visa application review.

 

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