Ukrainian passport takes 34th place in Henley & Partners’ global passport ranking. This means the document has great travel mobility and allows its holders to visit a lot of countries.
As of the beginning of 2023, there are 90 visa-free countries for Ukrainian passport holders. Ukrainian citizens can also enter many other foreign countries upon obtaining an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or a traditional embassy visa, depending on the destination’s entry requirements.
Note that regardless of the entry policy, you must have an international passport valid for at least 6 months from arrival. Foreign border services may also ask for documents proving the purpose of the travel and the availability of sufficient financial resources for the planned period of stay.
Access to visa-free countries does not automatically give you the right to work in them – you need to get a special work permit or apply for an employment visa.
One must be a citizen of Ukraine to apply for a Ukrainian passport. Persons acquiring Ukrainian citizenship by naturalization can be issued Ukrainian passports only after they have terminated foreign citizenship or submitted a declaration renouncing the foreign nationality.
Let us walk you through the application process for a Ukrainian passport:
Ukrainian passport holders have visa-free access to 90 countries around the world. The permitted period of stay varies: for example, Ukrainians can come to the Schengen Area countries visa-free for up to 90 days.
To enter the Schengen zone, you need only a biometric passport. Owners of passports of the old model must have a visa or residence permit in one of the countries of the Schengen zone.
As of 2023, Ukrainian citizens can travel visa-free to the following destinations:
*In response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, indicated visa-free countries implemented a special entry regime for people with refugee status – they can enter with any identity document, not just an international passport.
Visa-free countries enable Ukrainian citizens to enjoy many advantages:
Ukrainian passport holders need an electronic visa in order to visit certain countries. The eVisas were launched to make the visa application process easier and quicker. So even if your travel destination country doesn’t allow you to travel visa-free, don’t worry – you can apply for an eVisa within a few minutes!
The application involves simple steps: complete an online form, upload documentation, and cover the fees. The PDF eVisa document will be sent to the email address.
Travelers from Ukraine can apply for an electronic visa to such countries:
Some countries also give an opportunity to get a visa on arrival. It is especially helpful when a visitor can’t apply for a visa in advance. But note that some countries still require approval before departure, or offer on-arrival visas only to those holding a valid US visa or Schengen visa.
A visa on arrival is available for visitors from Ukraine in these countries:
Ukrainian passport holders still need a traditional visa to enter a number of countries. To obtain a regular visa, you should contact the nearest consulate or embassy to make an appointment, then attend the office in person, and complete the application form.
The traditional visa is mandatory for Ukrainians to visit the following countries:
Visa requirements and documents needed are dependent on the country of visit and your passport. You can easily check both, using thetravel requirements checker
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