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An Invitation for a Foreigner to Ukraine

An invitation for a foreigner to Ukraine is the basis for obtaining a short-term visa. An invitation on behalf of a legal entity is processed on an official form, while an invitation from an individual is certified by a notary.

  1. Short-term visa type “C” allows a stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days within 180 days from the date of the first entry, with the option for one or more entries.
  2. Long-term visa type “D” permits a stay in Ukraine for a maximum of 90 days.
  3. Transit visa type “B” enables transit through Ukraine for a period not exceeding 5 days.

It is essential to understand the rules and required documents for obtaining a visa to Ukraine. Short-stay visas (Type C) typically entail a stay of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. The number of border crossings is determined by the visa type, whether single or multiple entry.

While a Type C visa doesn’t grant the right to a temporary or permanent residence permit, it is often necessary for immigration purposes. The visa’s validity should not exceed the passport’s validity, with the passport itself valid for more than 3 months from the planned departure date.

On the other hand, a Type D visa allows a foreigner or stateless person to obtain a residence permit in Ukraine.

A foreigner requires an invitation to Ukraine as part of the conditions for obtaining a Ukrainian visa. This invitation, often considered an official letter of recommendation or confirmation from a Ukrainian citizen or company, signifies their responsibility for the invited foreigner’s stay. The invitation grants the foreigner several rights, including visa issuance, free border crossing for a specified period, legal stay in Ukraine, and the possibility of obtaining a residence permit.