According to the law stay of foreigners in the territory of Ukraine and their registration shall comply to the following procedure: foreigners and stateless individuals who arrive from states with visa entry regimes can stay while their visas are valid but not more than for 90 days; foreigners and stateless individuals who come from states without visa entry regimes can stay for 90 days, otherwise not envisaged by international treaties of Ukraine. It implies, if there is no visa entry regime between Ukraine and a state a foreigner comes from, he or she is entitled to stay in the territory of Ukraine for 90 days within 180 days. Thus, general term of stay shall not exceed 90 days, though it can be divided into some parts totaling to 90 days.
If a foreigner is willing to stay in the territory of Ukraine for more than the mentioned above periods, the law provides him or her with the following opportunities:
Foreigners from the EU (European union) countries, USA, Canada, Argentina, Georgia, Norway, Israel, Japan, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, The Holy See, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, from the countries of the CIS (Russian Federation, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Moldova, Azerbaijan) can visit Ukraine for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days without any visa, simply having their passports stamped at the border. If you are a citizen of a country, not mentioned above, you will be required to obtain Ukrainian visa. Most common types of visa are tourist, private, business, immigration related.
Business-visas are issued to foreign citizens at Ukrainian consulates abroad on the grounds of invitations from Ukrainian enterprises and are valid for the period of six months or more. Business - visa stamped in a passport, a foreigner can enter the territory of Ukraine.
Foreigners and stateless individuals legally staying in Ukraine may temporarily reside in the country by having registered their passport documents in the order prescribed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
The stamp of the State Border Service of Ukraine in a foreigner's passport while crossing the Ukrainian border is considered to be initial registration valid for the period of 90 days.
To extend the stay of aliens or stateless individuals it is necessary to submit the following documents:
If a host side is a physical person
If a host side is a legal entity
Extension of stay is performed by placing a stamp in the passport document sealed by the body that made the decision. The stamp is placed on the first vacant page of the passport document near by the visa or registration sign if available.
The time of stay is extended for the whole period of the existence of grounds specified in the application, though the general term of stay in Ukraine of an alien or stateless individual should not exceed 180 days since the date of the last entry.
The State Migration Service of Ukraine considers the questions on the extension of stay for aliens and stateless individuals who: