In Ukraine visa applications are usually two-step processes which involve obtaining "visa support" before the application for a visa can be made. Visa support in business visa applications consists of an invitation from a Ukrainian business, authorized by the Ukraine Ministries of Foreign and Internal Affairs. For candidates applying for a Ukrainian tourist visa, the visa support requirement can be fulfilled by obtaining a Tourist Voucher which once again needs to be approved by the Ministry. Ukraine allows foreign nationals from some countries to visit for a maximum period of 90 days without the need to apply for a visa. This concession is extended to citizens of the United Kingdom and other European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) states, the United States of America, Canada and Japan.
TYPES OF VISA FOR UKRAINE
There are four kinds of visas to Ukraine: transit, private, tourist and business.
Ukrainian Tourist Visa
Ukrainian tourist visas are issued for either a single entry or for double/multiple entries to Ukraine. Tourist visas are temporary visa service designed for people entering Ukraine for the purposes of tourism and do not permit their holder to undertake employment. The maximum durations reflect the upper limit which may be awarded to an applicant, but do not necessarily represent the amount of leave which will be granted. The duration of the permit will be awarded based upon the circumstances of the application.
Ukrainian Business Visa
Business visas are designed for people whose professional activity requires them to visit Ukraine in order to engage in other business activities such as visiting conferences or meetings.
Ukrainian Transit Visa
A valid visa to the next country to be entered or, if such is not required, other documents which confirm entry into that country or a confirmed one way or round trip ticket for train or ship travel from the point of entry into Ukraine to the point of entry into the next country from Ukraine or if traveling by automobile - a statement by the owner of the automobile. This visa does not authorize an applicant's stay in Ukraine and is not required for a non-stop flight over Ukraine.
Ukrainian Private Visa
For tourists, visa applications must be supported by a Visa Support Letter with confirmation of a booking at a Ukrainian hotel. This must include the applicant's contact details and the duration of the trip. In all cases, applications must be accompanied by a passport which is valid for at least six months as well as onward or return travel documents. You have to visit your local Ukrainian Consulate with the following documentation:
At some consulates, a photocopy of your passport is enough - in other consulates
they will need to obtain your passport itself in order to issue the visa.