Foreigners who are going to visit Ukraine need an invitation to get a visa. Those who cooperate with certain organizations may receive invitations from them. Those who have only the purpose of visit are to be invited by their friends or relatives. It may seem difficult for a person who had never solved legal issues. Moreover, the procedure is time-consuming. Thus, the best solution is to apply for a professional help. Lviv attorneys “Bachynskyy, Kolomiets and partners” are able to provide you with it.
If you want to invite a foreign guest to Ukraine you will have to make a few steps. First of them is collecting the documents, prescribed below:
- Your passport or residence permit and its copy;
- Copy of a passport or other identifying document of the invited person;
- Information that you have financial ability to cover the costs of foreigner’s stay in Ukraine;
- Translation of the documents into Ukrainian.
Afterwards you will have to fill in an application form. It’s example may be found at the territorial department of the State Migration Service of Ukraine or on the Internet. Be very careful when filling in the blank, as any mistake is a ground for refusal in giving you the invitation.
Since the service is paid, one must submit a bank receipt confirming payment of the state fee. The applications for invitations are usually examined during 20 days. This term can be shortened up to 10 days for double payment. There are some categories of citizens who are free from fee.
Please, keep in mind, residents of Russia cannot get an invitation issued by the State Migration Service. For them we can suggest making special invitation guarantee letters that will help you to avoid problems when crossing the state border of Ukraine.
Getting the invitation for visa to Ukraine is rather a complicated process. We suggest everyone to avoid this procedure as much as possible. Call “Bachynskyy, Kolomiets and partners” and you will not regret.