The regulation of the government on the extension of the list of grounds for the issuance of electronic visas and increase of the tariff rate of the consular fee from $65 to #85 has come into force today, on January 1. The issue is about the document dated November 14 as the press service of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers reported.
The members of the government approved the amendments to the rules of the issuance of visas for the entrance to Ukraine and transit through its territory, which provide the use of a number of new procedures from January 1, 2019.
Thus, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to increase the tariff rate of the consular fee for the issuance of the electronic visas from $65 up to #85 and cancel the issuance of the tourist and business visas at the checkpoints through the state border at the international airports “Boryspil”, “Kyiv” (Zhuliany) and “Odesa”. The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine will centrally issue visas for such travelers since April 2018.
Moreover, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the list of grounds for the issuance of the electronic visas.
“In addition to the business and tourist purpose of the entrance, the electronic visas for trips to Ukraine with the private purposes, for treatment, the pursuit of activities in the sphere of culture, science, education, sport and for mass media representatives are implemented,” the regulation says.
As we reported the first electronic visa in Ukraine was issued for a citizen of Thailand.