Ukraine is a mystery for Australian citizens as it is not only located on the other continent but also has a completely different nature, customs, and traditions. Residents of the smallest continent in the world are always welcomed by the Ukrainian population as they are a hospitable and interesting nation. Australian citizens are invited to visit Ukraine at any time of the year to see the most of its beauty and experience all the kinds of entertainment, but there is one important document required - Ukrainian visa for Australian citizens. Passport holders from Australia can not cross the border of Ukraine without a visa, so here us information how to receive it.
A visa to Ukraine should be obtained prior to the travel. A citizen of Australia should turn to the Embassy of Ukraine to apply for a visa. In average, visa processing takes from 10 working days and can be prolonged up to 30 calendar days in case of any additional checks needed. There is also a possibility to order an urgent visa (up to 5 working days) but it costs twice more than an ordinary one.
Applying for a visa the Embassy requires submitting the following documents:
When you go to Ukraine, visa for people from Australia can be of several types:
Short-term visas can have different purposes. They can be issued by the business, tourist, religious, medical treatment, private, official, mass media, investment purposes.Long-term visas are given to the people who travel to Ukraine for employment, immigration, protection, wish to visit the family members, have a spouse or were invited officially for other purposes.
In 2016 a new kind of visa to Ukraine for citizens of Australia was arranged. It is called a visa-on-arrival and it can be obtained only under some conditions including:
The Australian Embassy in Kiev is not authorized to help with obtaining visas, so all the information about it receipt can be received in the Embassy of Ukraine. To prolong the stay in the country or apply for residence one should turn to the State Migration Service of Ukraine.
There are also some important issues to consider if you plan a trip to Ukraine:
Travelling to Ukraine it is necessary to obtain a visa or provide evidence that a citizen of Australia has a right to enter the country without it. There are two ways to get a visa: turn to the Embassy of Ukraine on the territory of Australia or apply for a visa-on-arrival having crossed the border of the country already. Any of them will allow Australian citizens arrive in Ukraine and stay here legally for a certain period of time.