Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Thailand

Kyiv 04:40

Visa issues

Visa types, validity period. List of documents to be submitted for visa issuance

1. Depending on the purpose of travel, visas can be of the following types, marked by alphabetical code (Latin letters – in the machine readable area):

transit visa (marked by letter B, in the machine readable area – VB);

short-term visa (marked by letter C, in the machine readable area – VC);

long-term visa (marked by letter D, in the machine readable area – VD).

2. Transit visas are issued to foreigners and stateless persons to allow transit passage through the territory of Ukraine to a third country and transit carriage of cargo and passengers by automobile transport.

Transit visas can be issued as singe-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, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties. The period of stay on the territory of Ukraine during each transit through Ukraine may not exceed five days.    

Short-term visas are 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-terms visas can be issued as singe-entry, two-entry and 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 five years. Validity period of visa may not exceed validity period of passport, as required by paragraph two in sub-item 1 of item 5 of these Rules.

In cases when a foreign state issues visas for Ukrainian citizens for a period exceeding five years, the validity period of short-term visas for citizens of this state shall be established by the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with consideration of the reciprocity principle.             

Long-term visas are issued to foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine with the intention to obtain a document allowing stay or residency in Ukraine for a period exceeding 90 days.

Long-term visas are issued by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad as multi-entry for 90 days, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

The period within which a foreigner or stateless person may enter Ukraine and the period of stay on the territory of Ukraine shall be indicated on visa label.

3. For all visa types, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine, the following documents are to be submitted to the authorize body:

a) passport that should meet the following requirements:

     be valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure from Ukraine;

     have at least two blank pages;

     have validity period of no longer than 10 years;

b) completed and signed visa application form. On behalf of legally incapable persons, visa application forms are submitted by their legal representatives. Persons whose information is included in passport of a foreigner or stateless person and who travel together with them shall submit their own visa application forms. Visa application forms of minors shall be submitted with signature of a parent or legal guardian;

c) one coloured photo 35 mm x 45 mm;

d) valid health insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 EUR or equivalent in other currency, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine. When multi-entry visa is requested, availability of health insurance valid for the first intended visit to Ukraine shall be considered. Holders of diplomatic or service passport shall be exempt from this requirement;

e) proof of the applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay and return to the country of origin, or transit to a third country, or the possibility to legally obtain sufficient financial means on the territory of Ukraine, as required by the Rules for proving financial sufficiency of foreigners and stateless persons for entry to Ukraine, stay on the territory of Ukraine, transit through the territory of Ukraine and departure from Ukraine, and establishment of the amount of such sufficiency, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 4 December 2013 No. 884 (Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2013, No. 97, Art. 3582). When multi-entry visa is requested, financial sufficiency for the first planned visit to Ukraine shall be considered. Holders of diplomatic or service passport shall be exempt from this requirement;

f) payment slip for consular fee, unless otherwise stipulated by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

4. For issuance of transit visa, one of the following documents shall be submitted in addition to those listed in item 5 of these Rules:

a) proof of transit (entry to a third country (if necessary), ticket, etc.);

b) proof of transit carriage of cargo or passengers by automobile transport;

c) license for international freight issued by relevant competency authority of a foreign state.

5. For issuance of short-term visa, one of the following documents shall be submitted in addition to those listed in item 5 of these Rules:

- letter of invitation from a legal person registered in Ukraine, presented on the official letterhead, containing indication of the number assigned in the Unified State Registry of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and citizens’ associations, registration number, date and signature, full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, legal person’s obligations towards possible costs related to the invited person’s stay or departure from Ukraine;

- notarized letter of invitation from a physical person – Ukrainian citizen, foreigner or stateless person who legally reside, temporarily or permanently, in Ukraine. Invitation shall contain full name of a physical person, details of his/her passport and temporary or permanent residency permit (for a foreigner or stateless person), address, and full name of the invited person, information about his/her date and place of birth, nationality, passport details, place of residence, purpose of visit, duration of intended visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of stay in Ukraine, physical person’s obligations towards possible costs related to the invited person’s stay or departure from Ukraine. The invitation shall be appended by copies of a hosting person’s passport and temporary or permanent residency permit in Ukraine (for a foreigner or stateless person);

Or

- letter of invitation from a government body, government institution, state enterprise or government organization;

- contract on transit carriage of cargo or passenger by automobile transport, and license for international freight;

- Ukrainian foreigner’s ID. A spouse of a Ukrainian foreigner and his/her children shall submit proof of kinship;

- documents confirming that the purpose of travel is tourism;

- letter of invitation from a healthcare institution;

- document attesting to foreign investment activity, according to the legislation on foreign investment regime on the territory of Ukraine;

- proof that a foreigner or stateless person owns immovable property on the territory of Ukraine;

- letter of invitation from a religious organization agreed with a government agency that registered the charter (regulation) of a corresponding religious organization for a short-term stay with the purpose of preaching a set of beliefs, performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;

- request from a foreign mass media outlet about issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a short-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities;

- request from government bodies of foreign states and international organizations;

- order of the Central Election Commission on registration of official observers from foreign states and international organizations for presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

- proof that a foreigner or stateless person is a spouse, parent or child of a Ukrainian citizen.

In cases when a foreigner or stateless person enter Ukraine with the aim to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, short-term visas can be issued upon written decision of a head of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission aboard or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

6. For issuance of long-term visa, one of the following documents shall be submitted in addition to those listed in item 5 of these Rules:

- notarized copy of permission to employ foreigners and stateless persons as labour force. Foreigners and stateless persons whose employment, according to the law, is not subject to permission to employ foreigners and stateless persons as labour force, shall instead produce an employment agreement (contract), and persons with foreign Ukrainian status shall produce an employment agreement (contract) and foreign Ukrainian’s ID.

-  copy of decision on immigration permission issued by the State Migration Service;

- proof that the applicant is a family member to a person who has been granted refugee status in Ukraine, or a person in need of subsidiary protection who has been granted subsidiary protection in Ukraine;

- invitation for study (internship) issued by a higher education institution and registered according to the procedure established by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine;

- letter of invitation from a government institution, state enterprise or organization that is a recipient of international technical assistance;

- letter of invitation from a religious organization agreed with a government agency that registered the charter (regulation) of a corresponding religious organization for a long-term stay with the purpose of preaching a set of beliefs, performance of religious rituals or other faith-related activity;

- letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation or other structural unit of a civil society (non-governmental) organization of a foreign state registered according to the established procedure;

- letter of invitation from a branch office, division, representation of a foreign business operator registered according to the established procedure;

- letter of invitation from a branch office or representation of a foreign bank registered according to the established procedure;

- request from a foreign mass media outlet about issuance of visa for a foreign correspondent or representative of a foreign mass media outlet who enters Ukraine for a long-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities;

- request from competent authorities of foreign states or international organizations to issue visas to employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts, international organizations and their representations who enter Ukraine for a long-term stay with the purpose of performing job-related responsibilities, and their family members;

- letter of invitation from a relevant government agency responsible for implementation of cultural, educational, scientific, sport, or volunteering programs for participation in which a foreigner or stateless person arrives in Ukraine, or letter of invitation from an organization or institution that engages volunteers in their activity, information about which is placed on the official website of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, accompanied by the copy of state registration certificate of this organization or institution;

- document certifying that a person is married to a Ukrainian citizen (if the marriage between a Ukrainian citizen and foreigner or stateless person was concluded outside Ukraine according to the law of a foreign state, validity of such marriage shall be determined on the basis of the Law of Ukraine “On International Private Law”). Documents issued by competent authorities of a foreign state shall be legalized, unless otherwise stipulated by the law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with the translation into the Ukrainian language, attested according to the established procedure; however, translation into the English language may be provided if the Ukrainian translation in not possible;

- proof that the applicant is a family member to a foreigner or stateless person who hold permit for temporary residency in Ukraine (documents issued by competent authorities of a foreign state shall be legalized, unless otherwise stipulated by the law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with the translation into the Ukrainian language, attested according to the established procedure; however, translation into the English language may be provided if the Ukrainian translation in not possible), copy of the relevant permit for temporary residency in Ukraine and of the proof of financial sufficiency of a foreigner or stateless person to support family members in Ukraine;

-  other documents, if stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties.

 

Visa issuance procedure

Foreigners and stateless persons shall contact Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad to submit visa issuance documents no earlier than three months before the intended visit and register in the website visa.mfa.gov.ua.

The authorized person, having received the original visa application form and other documents, shall:

1) review the submitted documents;

2) check whether the visa application form is registered in the website visa.mfa.gov.ua

3) request additional documents, as necessary;

4) conduct a personal interview, as necessary. Interview may be conducted in the remote mode by means that allow for visual identification of the applicant;

5) take a decision about visa issuance or denial, on the basis of the review of submitted documents, interview (when conducted) and information available in the database of individuals who are banned from entering Ukraine or temporary restricted in their right to leave Ukraine, according to legislation;

6) ensure filling out of a visa label and its placement in a passport (if a technical error has been made when filling out the visa label and placing it in a passport, such visa shall be made void by crossing and marking it as “Void”, with date and signature of an official and placement of a seal);

7) hand over a passport with placed visa label to a foreigner, stateless person, representative or external service provider. A passport may be sent to the bearer by post, at the bearer’s expense.

11. If a foreigner or stateless person fails to produce necessary documents stipulated by these Rules or fails to pay a consular fee, the review of visa request shall be terminated after 90 calendar days from registration of the visa application form in the visa information telecommunication system.

The review may be terminated upon request of a foreigner or stateless person, or when the applicant displays inadequate behaviour during submission of documents to the authorized body.    

 

Time limits for visa issuance

Time limits for visa issuance by the Embassy are:

for urgent issuance – up to five working days from receipt of necessary documents. Urgent visa issuance is processed upon request of a foreigner or stateless person and in the period determined by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad;

for ordinary issuance – up to ten working days from receipt of necessary documents, unless otherwise stipulated by Ukraine’s international treaties. This period may be extended up to 30 working days if necessitated by additional checks.

  

Consular fees for visa issuance

 Issuance of visas by a Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad shall be subject to consular fee at the rate of 65 US dollars (2145 Thai baths).

Paid consular fees are not subject to refund.

Urgent visa issuance or visa issuance outside working hours shall be subject to consular fee at the double rate.

When a foreign state charges a consular fee for issuance of visas to Ukrainian citizens in the amount exceeding 65 USD, the Ukrainian diplomatic mission abroad shall charge a consular fee for visa issuance to the nationals of this state in correspondence with the reciprocity principle, as agreed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Visas shall be issued with zero rate of consular fee to:

1) children under 6 years of age;

2) foreign Ukrainians, subject to showing foreign Ukrainian’s ID, foreign Ukrainian’s spouse and children;

3) persons who enter Ukraine on business and are holders of a diplomatic or service passport;

4) staff of Ukraine’s diplomatic missions abroad and consular posts, and their family members;

5) staff of international organizations and their representations in Ukraine, and their family members;

6) staff of states’ liaison offices at international organizations that have headquarters in Ukraine who, according to the statutes of such organizations or relevant international treaties, enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunity, and their family members;

7) heads and members of official delegations of foreign states and accompanying persons who enter Ukraine upon invitation of the President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Presidential Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

8) honorary consuls of Ukraine, his/her spouse and minor children;

9) persons who enter Ukraine with the purpose of participating in the implementation of international technical assistance projects registered according to the established procedure, upon invitation of a government institution, enterprise or organization identified as recipients of the project;

10) staff of the emergency and rescue forces of foreign states who enter Ukraine with the purpose of responding to an emergency, upon request of the State Emergency Service;

11) representatives of foreign military formations and institutions who enter Ukraine on service duty, upon invitation of a relevant government body;

12) official observers from foreign states and international organizations registered by the Central Election Commission to observe presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local elections and national referendums;

13) other persons who enter Ukraine with the aim to ensure its foreign and internal policy interests or with a humanitarian purpose, upon written decision of a head of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission aboard or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

VISA APPLICATION FORM


Consular Division of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Thailand
Address:

87 All Seasons Place, CRC Tower, 33rd Floor, Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Phone: (00 662) 685 32 16
Fax: (00 662) 685 32 17
Email: emb_th@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://thailand.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Reception of foreign nationals and stateless persons:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00 -12:00

 Tuesday:                                  14:00 - 17:00

Boundaries of the consular district:

The Kingdom of Thailand