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Ukraine – Long-term D visa to be issued

Written by
Vasil Kisil & Partners, a leading multidisciplinary Ukrainian law firm.
On 26 June 2019, new rules for the long-term D visa became effective. They allow foreign nationals to apply for a D visa in Ukraine without leaving the country.

Before this, the foreign nationals seeking employment in Ukraine could only apply for a D visa at Ukrainian consulates or embassies abroad. In most cases, they had to leave the country to get a D visa after their Ukrainian employer obtained a work permit to employ them.

From 26 June 2019, nationals of countries with a visa-free regime of entry to Ukraine (EU countries, US, Japan, etc.) can apply for a D visa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv, without leaving the country.

Oleksandr Melnyk
Associate - Ukraine
Vasil Kisil & Partners