News Centre – TDO – A Ukrainian visa centre has opened in Ankara, in cooperation between the Embassy of Ukraine and VFS.Global.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ukrainian Ambassador Andrii Sybiha said that while there is a visa waiver for Turkish citizens visiting Ukraine for touristic purposes for 90 days, those who intend to stay longer need to get visas. The aim of the new centre, said the ambassador, is to remove intermediary steps from the process and make it easier to issue visas from a single location.
Ambassador Sybiha said that in 2017, 1,200,000 people from Turkey had visited Ukraine, that the visa fee was USD 22 and that visa centres were opened in Istanbul and Izmir, in addition to Ankara.
The Ukrainian Ambassador said that they expected new flights to begin between the two countries, with the routes most likely to begin soon being between various Ukrainian cities and Izmir, Bursa and Dalaman in Turkey.