DFAT has activated a registration portal for Australian citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family members to register their contact details and whereabouts in Ukraine. You do so by clicking on registration portal.
This is a contingency measure in response to ongoing security concerns in the country. Registration means DFAT can better contact Australians in the event that assistance is required.
The Australian Government continues to share the most up to date and accurate information available to Australians at www.smartraveller.gov.au/ukraine. We continue to keep our travel advice under close review, including regularly reassessing the risks to Australians in Ukraine, and to provide the latest information.
If you are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident currently in Ukraine (or Moldova) who wishes to return to Australia and has been unable to do so, you may wish to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the COVID-19 Traveller Registration Portal. When prompted to provide your address, provide the address of your current location in Ukraine (or Moldova), not your residential address in Australia. Please complete the registration process for each member of your family.
For general up-to-date information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on travel to Ukraine and Moldova, please see Smartraveller's advice on COVID-19 and Travel and Information for Australian Travellers.
Smartraveller also contains up-to-date Travel advice for Ukraine and Travel advice for Moldova. Help us to help you be prepared and informed by subscribing by e-mail or to the new SMS service to receive travel advice updates and critical alerts.
The Australian Embassy in Kyiv is open for consular, passport and notarial enquires. For assistance, please e-mail the Embassy on [email protected] or call on +38 044 290 6400 during working hours. Please note you need to make an appointment by contacting us through e-mail.
For emergency assistance, please contact DFAT’s 24-hour emergency consular centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or via SMS on +61 421 269 080.
Message from the Ambassador
Welcome to the official web site of the Australian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Australian Embassy is also accredited to Moldova.
As Australia’s Ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova, I am proud to lead the small but energetic Australian Embassy team in Kyiv; and build on the work undertaken since the establishment of the Embassy in 2014, to further strengthen and deepen our relationships with Ukraine and Moldova.
Our countries and people share common values across many areas of international importance, such as our shared commitment to freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and the rules-based international order.
Australia is a steadfast supporter of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This support has been evidenced by Australia’s ongoing support at the UN for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
Supporting the international investigation into the tragic downing of MH17 and bringing the perpetrators to justice remains a key part of the Embassy’s operations. Australia and Ukraine are united in this pursuit, working alongside partners Belgium, Malaysia, and the Netherlands.
Our two nations also have a strong history of cooperation in the multilateral sphere. We have worked as partners to advance international security as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, and the Global Coalition Against Daesh.
The Embassy runs a small, but targeted and high impact Direct Aid Program, which has had real and lasting impacts for Ukrainian communities. We have an active public diplomacy agenda, and we are working to expand trade ties, cultural exchange and people-to-people links. This is underpinned by the active Ukrainian diaspora in Australia which numbers over 46,000.
Australia supports Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, noting efforts of the OSCE to resolve the Transnistrian Settlement Process. Although our trade and investment ties are modest, Australia and Moldova enjoy warm and friendly relations, and work together in a number of multilateral forums. Around 1,000 Australian residents were born in Moldova.
You can find more information on Australia and our activities here on our web site. This includes advice on applying for a visa to visit Australia. I encourage you to keep abreast of Embassy developments by following our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
My family and I are delighted to have the opportunity to live here in Ukraine, to meet people across the country and explore the cultures of Ukraine, and also those of Moldova - when such travel is once again possible. We are looking to explore as many places as possible during our stay here.
To those Australian citizens currently in Ukraine and Moldova – in these challenging times, the Australian Embassy in Kyiv remains available if you are in urgent need of assistance. If you require emergency passport or consular services or need to travel urgently, please contact the Embassy on +38 044 290 6400 during business hours or send an e-mail to [email protected] to discuss your situation and request advice.
Events are moving rapidly, and the Australian Government is working hard to help Australians around the world as we all confront the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep up to date, we provide our best advice to you through Smartraveller, and I strongly encourage all Australian citizens and permanent residents in Ukraine and Moldova to subscribe to Smartraveller’s travel advice updates.
Australian Ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova
Visas for Australian passport holders
Australians can now enter Ukraine without a visa for visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
Australians can enter Moldova without a visa for up to 90 days within a six-month period.
Processing of visa applications from residents of Ukraine
Processing of Australian visa applications for Ukrainian nationals living in Ukraine is undertaken by the Australian High Commission in London.
Further information on applying for a visa is available here.
The Australian Embassy in Kyiv can not assist with visa and immigration enquires.
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