Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Ukrainian passport is now ranked 39th. It allows people to travel to 134 countries without needing a visa. This results in an overall mobility score of middling. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Ukrainian passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the European Union as a whole. Ukrainian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 95 countries around the world. China, the United States, and the United Kingdom are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

39

Visa Free Countries

134

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    93
  • Visa on Arrival
    39
  • Visa Online
    2
  • Visa Required
    16
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, Russia
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    48%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    35%
Passport Ranking Factors

Ukraine Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Ukraine passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Ukraine passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Ukraine passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 93 visa-free Ukraine passport countries, 39 visa-on-arrival Ukraine countries, and two eTA destinations. Ukraine passport holders can visit a total of 134 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization (eTA). As a result, the passport of Ukraine is ranked 39th in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries for Ukraine passport holders, there are 95 more countries where Ukraine passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent

Ukrainian Citizenship by Descent

For Ukrainian citizenship by descent you have to have at least one grandparent or one parent with Ukrainian citizenship.

Keep in mind that Ukraine does not allow dual citizenship, so you would have to renounce your current citizenship.

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    Yes
  • Generations
    2
  • Avg. Processing Time (mo.)
    24
  • Avg. Cost
    100
Citizenship by Descent - Footnotes

Note: Keep in mind that the costs for citizenship by descent applications can vary and depend on many factors, such as:

  • The availability of official documents in different countries (if past family members migrated);
  • The availability of historic documents;
  • Sworn translation costs;
  • Price only includes main applicant, in case of adding children or spouses, this can incur additional costs);
  • Whether or not a genealogist is needed to prove ancestry;
  • Other unforeseen costs.

* In the case of first generation citizenship by descent, we assumed ONLY administration costs, which will be around $100 or less (usually free if application is done in the same country versus foreign embassy or consulate)

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