If you want to run business in Ukraine, you need to reside in Ukraine legally. For this you should apply for a visa, or a temporary or permanent residence permit.
Visa for Ukraine
Citizens of certain countries have to apply for a visa in order to enter or reside in Ukraine.
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days within a 180-day period for citizens of Israel, the United States, Canada, and EU member states.
You can learn more about the entry rules for citizens of your country at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Where Ukraine does not grant a visa-free stay for citizens of your country, you will need to apply for a short-term C-visa or a long-term D-visa. Then you will obtain a temporary or permanent residence permit.
The short-term C-visa allows for a once-off entry and stay in Ukraine of up to 90 days within a term of 180 days from the moment of your arrival. The visa is issued for single, double, or multiple entry.
The long-term D-visa is issued for over 90 days. For multiple entry, for purposes of employment, running a business, and immigration.
С and D-visas in Ukraine can be arranged:
- In the Ukrainian visa center in your country of residence;
- In the Ukrainian consulate or embassy in your country of residence;
- On arrival in Ukraine at Boryspil airport (Kyiv) or Odesa airport (Odesa);
- As an electronic visa (e-visa). Read more on how to get an e-visa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine.
The list of documents required for a visa to Ukraine can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine.
You will be obliged to pay a consular fee of between $65–130, depending on the length of time spent on reviewing your documents as well as on the term of the visa to be issued.