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Step 1

Prepare your application and supporting documents:

Go to “All about your visas” link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for – here, you can find information on the applicable fee, documents required, Visa application form and more.

Step 2

Complete your Visa Application Form:

Visit Online Visa Application form to fill in and print out electronic visa application.

You can find an example of filled in visa application form for short stay visa here.

Step 3

Schedule an appointment

You don’t need an appointment for short stay visa, type C.

If you would like to apply for a long stay national visa “D” you have to schedule an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre. Such kind of applications can be submitted after making a prior appointment only.

Appointments for foreigners who are going to work for a company that is included in the List of Approved Companies can be made online or by telephone to the call center. The website facility is available 24x7 hours while the phone-in facility is available on working days from 09:00-18.00 hours at (+38) 044 5949657 or (+38) 050 4193014.

As of January 27, 2020, the rules for making an appointment to submit an application for a single-entry or multiple-entry national visa at the Visa Applications Centers for all categories, except foreigners who are going to work for a company that is included in the List of Approved Companies, are as follows:

The customer must send his/her request for an appointment by email . Title „Request for an appointment“ must be written in the subject of the e-mail.

The following details have to be shown in the request:

  1. Name and surname of the customer
  2. Date of birth of the customer
  3. Number of valid passport of the customer
  4. Telephone number of the customer
  5. E-mail of the customer
  6. The purpose of the trip (studies, work, sports, etc.)

Each request must contain 1 attachment: Scan of the valid passport of the customer in the pdf format.

The customer will receive the appointment date and time to his email address. In addition, he/she will also be contacted by the VAC officer in order to confirm the appointment.

Please note that quantity of slots is limited and VAC accepts applications for a national visa only by an appointment.

Please be aware that request not fulfilling the requirements set above, i.e. sent without all requested details and attachments, will not be further processed.
To get more information about working hours of Visa Centre, please click here. To see the list of holidays, please click here.

Visit Visa Application Centre personally and submit your completed visa application form along with required supporting documents.

Minor customers under 18 cannot submit the documents in person, without the presence of parents or legal guardians.

Step 4

Pay applicable Fee:

Submission Officer will advise you on total payable amount and guide you to the bank cashier where you need to pay Service fee in local currency (Hryvnia) and Visa fee in Euro. Receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Centre. To view the cost of visa fees, service fees and additional services please click here.

Step 5

Provide your biometric data:

After fees payment proceed to the biometric booths in Visa Application Centre where Biometrics Officer will help you to provide your biometric data for VIS (Visa Information System).

The categories of citizens, who do not have to provide biometric data:

  • children under the age of 12;
  • persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible; In this case personal presence of the customer is still required.
  • Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes.

Please Note:

At the time of submission at the Visa Application Centre, customer has the choice to order additional services.

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