The government of Ukraine has made a decision to terminate issuing visas on arrival at Ukrainian international airports from January 01, 2019.
This decision applies to all foreigners including Kuwaiti nationals. Its purpose is to simplify visa procedures and remove the existing inconveniences for the guests of Ukraine.
At the same time, Kuwaiti nationals keep the opportunity to obtain electronic visas (e-visas) online through the website http://evisa.mfa.gov.ua. Moreover, instead of visas on arrival, the Ukrainian government significantly expands the list of grounds for e-visa issuance.
Starting from 01/01/2019, citizens of Kuwait will be able to apply for e-visa in the following cases:
- tourist trip;
- business trip;
- visiting relatives/friends;
- participation in sport, cultural, scientific and educational events.
E-visa is issued as single-entry for 30 days, its cost is 85 USD.
Besides, Kuwaiti nationals are also eligible for obtaining double-entry or multiple entry visas for a period from 6 months to 5 years at the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Kuwait, the authorized Ukrainian Visa Center (VFS Global Co., location: Kuwait City, Alshuhada str., «Arraya Center», 30th floor; tel.: 22084502) or any other Ukrainian diplomatic mission worldwide.
Visa fee for such a kind of visas is 20 KWD for a regular service and 40 KWD for an expedited processing.
PLEASE NOTE! Prior to applying to the Embassy or to the Visa Center applicants need to fill in and register their visa applications online at http://visa.mfa.gov.ua.
The required documents to be submitted for a Ukrainian visa to Kuwaiti nationals are following:
- a hotel reservation / an invitation from any individual or company in Ukraine;
- travel medical insurance;
- flight ticket reservation;
- bank statement (for multiple entry visas being issued by the Embassy).