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Rules for entering Ukraine: list of documents for Ukrainians and foreigners

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Rules for entering Ukraine: list of documents for Ukrainians and foreigners

Ukrainians continue to come home. In particular, the number of foreigners seeking to visit Ukraine is not decreasing. Here are the current rules of entry for Ukrainians and foreigners, as well as what documents are required when traveling

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The State Border Guard Service reports that the Ukrainian border operates normally, an average of 246,000 people leave Ukraine every week, and about 302,000 citizens arrive in the country. Some Ukrainians go home temporarily: for holidays, to visit relatives, on vacation, to collect things or documents, while others return for permanent residence. Also, certain categories of foreigners show interest in Ukraine and plan their trip.

What documents must be prepared for a trip to Ukraine? Let's talk further.

Rules of entry into Ukraine for citizens


Citizens of Ukraine may freely enter the territory of our country on the basis of a passport of a citizen of Ukraine for travel abroad or other diplomatic or service passports. If the validity period of your foreign passport is coming to an end, then according to the resolution of the CMU during the period of martial law, Ukrainians can extend their foreign passport for 5 years at diplomatic institutions (embassies/consulates) in the country of temporary stay. After extending the validity of the passport, you can safely go home with valid foreign passports.

Ukrainians who left on the basis of an internal passport/ID card/other document or without a document at all also have the right to return home. However, for this you need to contact the embassy/consulate of Ukraine abroad and get an identity card for returning to Ukraine.

Detailed instructions for Ukrainians deported to the russian federation regarding the registration of an identity card for return to Ukraine can be found here. Rules for returning home by transit through third countries at the link.

If your entry to Ukraine is temporary and you plan to return to the state that granted you asylum, then in order not to lose protection, you should take into account a number of restrictions, details in our material.


Rules of entry to Ukraine for children


Ukrainian children can enter Ukraine on the basis of a foreign passport or a passport of a citizen of Ukraine for travel abroad of their legal representatives, in which information about the child is entered.

If the validity period of the document has expired, contact the diplomatic institution of Ukraine for its extension for another 5 years.

List of documents for returning home with a child born in the EU:

• an identity document;

• a child's birth certificate issued by a consular institution.

Read more about how to register a baby born abroad in this article.


Rules of entry into Ukraine for foreigners


The borders of Ukraine are also open to foreigners, but they can enter Ukraine only for a specific purpose. List of documents for entry into Ukraine:

• A valid foreign passport, it must be valid for the entire period of stay in Ukraine. Citizens of Turkey and Georgia can enter Ukraine on the basis of an ID card.

• Absence of a decision of the authorized state body of Ukraine regarding the ban on entry to Ukraine for this citizen.

• Having an entry visa, if the country does not have a visa-free regime.

• Confirmation of the purpose of the planned stay - documents on family ties with a citizen of Ukraine, notarized invitation from citizens of Ukraine, invitation to work, study, etc.

• Availability of sufficient financial support for the entire period of the planned stay and for returning to the country of origin.

• Confirmation of the presence of vaccination against Covid-19 or a PCR test done a maximum of 72 hours before entry.

The health insurance policy is issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine or a foreign insurance company that has a representative office on the territory of Ukraine or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company on the territory of Ukraine (assistance). You can take out reliable insurance with coverage of military risks for entry to Ukraine online in 3 minutes using the link.

Please note that any document must be in English or have an English translation in order for the Border Guard to be able to read it.

Read here whether it is safe for foreigners to travel to Ukraine and how to prepare for the trip. Rules for entering Ukraine by car with foreign license plates for foreigners at the link.

We talked about the main restrictions that should be taken into account when traveling to Ukraine earlier. Also, while traveling in Ukraine, you should follow the rules of behavior at roadblocks.




We recommend purchasing it for a safe and comfortable trip to Ukraine: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - safe travel in Ukraine (insurance covering military risks);

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Hotels - book hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




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