How to Apply for Ukraine Visa
If you are thinking about getting a Ukraine e-visa, here is a step-by-step guide on how to go about it.
Even if you have applied for Ukraine e-visa before, there are some perplexing elements on the website that might get you confused when applying for an online Ukraine visa. So, we are going to show you how to apply for an e-visa and what to do to get your visa application approved. Without wasting much time, let's begin…
- Fill your application form
- Attaching required documents
- Wait until your e-visa application is processed
You have visited the website, you will get at the page where you will choose an option to apply for a Ukraine e-visa application. Click the "Fill in a new e-visa application form" and a new form will pop up.
You will have to select the country of your passport, the e-visa type you are going to apply for. Select the type of passport and type in your passport number in the field provided. Click next when you are done.
Now you will be taken to the actual page of the application form where you will be required to fill in your details into the form. First, you will begin with the “General Information” which can be quite confusing to some.
First, you have to upload your passport photo by clicking on the left-hand side blue-colored button and select the JPEG photo and upload. Make sure your photo follows the standard format (JPEG and not more than 2mb).
Once you have successfully uploaded your passport photos, you will be required to fill in your general information and this is the section where one might get confused. Because the application form requires every field to be filled, you are expected to fill in all the fields even the ones that does not apply to you. Fill in your last name on the top field, middle name exactly the way they appear on your passport.
If you do not have a middle name, put in dash (-) in the field to indicate that this does not apply to you. Make sure you don’t enter your name (that is, first name middle name or last name) in one field space. Your application might get rejected if it doesn't conform exactly as on your passport detail.
The following is just a general information section which is easy and simple. In this section you will be required to fill in your nationality, marital status, sex, date and place of birth, and country of origin.
Followed by “Documents showing the identity of the applicant” section which is also very simple. Simply type in your national ID, pick your passport type, fill in your passport number, issue and expiry date and the issuer of your passport respectively.
The next section, "The applicants place of residence" is also simple and easy. Followed by the “applicants place of residence”. In this section, simply fill in your contact number, home country, and email address.
Proceed to fill in your travel information and the type of visa you are applying for which should have been preselect by default. Please change it to C-06 tourism if you are applying for tourism visa or Ukraine visit visa.
Now, pick the correct date of your arrival and departure that will appear on your e-visa and note that the police might request for it if you are to be checked at any checkpoint. Select a date that is exactly the same as your travelling date to avoid being delayed at the checkpoint.
Next up is the duration period question. Go ahead and provide accurate information on how long you are going to spend and also indicate the name of the company or person that invited you to Ukraine if applicable. Select not applicable if nobody invited you and you will have to fill in the address of the hostel/hotel where you are going to stay on the day you arrive.
If you are flying into Kyiv, simply put an address of a hotel/hostel you booked in Kyiv from the accommodation confirmation documents you have prepared and will be attached to the application in the next step. Put in dash (-) again on telefax field if your hostel/hotel did not provide you with a fax number.
Last but not least, select the person who all expenses as regards your traveling and stay in Ukraine are covered by, or indicate that you are sponsoring your trip with your own money.
Lastly, you will be required to upload all the application documents before submitting your application. On the first field, attach a copy of your passport in a JPEG format. Make sure that the file size is not more than 2mb.
In the medical insurance policy field, upload a PDF copy of your travelling insurance plan which your insurance company have issued to you or you can buy one online if your company cannot provide it for you.
For the travel funds, you will be required to upload a PDF attachment of the last three months banking statement proving the that you have sufficient fund that will cover your entire trip expenses. Make sure that it's not more than 2mb.
Lastly, you will have to attach your arrival and departure flight details with all of your booking, accommodation confirmation emails in one PDF file and a document confirming your purpose of visit.
After a successful submission of the online application form, you will not receive any email notification to confirm if the application submission was successful or not. If you want to know in the submission was successful, go to the application page under submitted e-visa application forms, you will see the status which should show "Your Application has been Submitted" with the date of your submission under the status column.
After successful submission, you will be required to wait for about nine business days (possibilities are that they will approve your visa close to your departure date) until you receive an email. Again, I could not stress enough how important it is that you submit your visa 9 business days + about a week or 2 before your departure date in case they are late.
After 9+ business days, you should receive an email update on your application status which should change to "registered" and then "closed" in about 30 minutes where you will receive the result of your e-visa application.
If your visa is approved, you will get your visa attached in the email and you will have to print it and show the physical copy to the emigration officer when you arrive in Ukraine.