Visa regime for citizens of the migration risk countries

Ukrainian visa policy contains a concept, known as “migration risk country” meaning that citizens of such countries should apply for the Ukrainian visa only in the Ukrainian consulates in the country of their citizenship, or in the country of temporary or permanent residence (such citizens should be the holders of temporary/permanent permissions issued in that countries). 
The list of migration risk countries is established by the Ukrainian law and includes mostly people from Africa, Asia and Middle East. The citizens of the abovementioned countries get visa to Ukraine only after having received a special approval from the Security Service of Ukraine and passed the intercommunication with the competent authorities.

The citizens of the migration risk countries more often face the problem of visa issuing refusal. In general, expats from the migration risk countries come across great problems regarding visa issues, e.g. face the extremely long terms for getting visa to Ukraine.
Nowadays visa problems seem to become an obstacle for the potential investors to visit Ukraine, for foreign businessmen to expand their businesses to Ukraine and as a result the migration attractiveness of Ukraine for foreigners lowers considerably.
Whatever the case EXPATPRO has a huge expertise in visa issues and helped many potential investors and other foreigners to obtain visas to Ukraine.

Currently, 70 following countries are included to the list of the migration risk countries: Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo (The Democratic Republic)
Congo (The People`s Republic)
Côte d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Federal Republic of Somalia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kenya
Kingdom of Lesotho
Kingdom of Tonga
Kingdom of Swaziland
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanese Republic
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambik
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Republic of South Sudan
Ruanda
Russian Federation
San Tome and Principi
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
The Union of the Comoros
Togolese Republic
Tunisia
Uganda
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe.

About EXPATPRO
EXPATPRO is a leading boutique law firm in Kiev that focuses on immigration to Ukraine and offers personalized, top-quality legal services for foreign expats. Our clients are foreign individuals, businesses and investors who are pursuing business, employment or personal opportunities in Ukraine. Through comprehensive knowledge of legal, political and business areas, our migration experts will walk you through the jungles of Ukrainian law.