How to prove your financial security

For purposes of entering Ukraine, transit through its territory, staying in Ukraine and departure from Ukraine, financial security should equal not less than 20 minimum living wages per one person per month determined on the day of entering Ukraine. A minimum living wage is determined by the law of Ukraine on the state budget for the relevant year. For example, the minimum living wage for 2016 is determined by the Law of Ukraine on the State Budget for 2016 Year and equals to UAH 1,450.00.

If a term of stay in Ukraine is less or longer than 1 month, the mentioned above sum is divided by an arithmetical mean value of number of days of the month (30 days) and is multiplied by a planned number of days of stay (plus 5), e.g.:

FinSec = ((20 x (MW) / 30) x (PND + 5)
FinSec – financial security;
MW – minimum living wage per one person per month;
Planned number of days of staying in Ukraine.

Financial undertakings of the hosting party may be taken into account when deciding on sufficient financial security.

Sufficient financial security is ascertained by:
- visual inspection of cash available with the foreigner;
- examination of a document specifying the sum of money that can be withdrawn in Ukrainian banks;
- visual inspection of a credit card (or another payment card) of an international payment system and examination of the personal banking account of the foreigner specifying available sum of money (extract from an ATM machine);
- examination of a tourism agreement (voucher);
- examination of a letter of guarantee given by the hosting party inviting the foreigner that envisages the host undertakes to cover all foreigner’s expenses relevant to his staying in Ukraine and his departure;
- checking a travel ticket for return from Ukraine with a fixed date of return.

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