Embassies and Consulates in Ukraine

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Ukraine, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Ukraine.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Ukraine does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or another emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Ukraine, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Ukraine

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv hosts 77 embassies. Most of the diplomatic missions in Ukraine have been temporarily closed to ensure the safety of the staff. Most of them have been deployed and they will continue to work from their closest diplomatic institution in the neighbouring countries.

There are also 116 consulates and two other representation located in Ukraine.  

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Kyiv de Ukraine, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Ukraine and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Ukraine. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates, and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Ukraine


Embassy of China in Ukraine
Address: Hrushevskoho St., 32, 01901, Kyiv
Tel: (+38 044) 253 73 71 and (+38 044) 253 11 93
Email: chinaemb_ua@mfa.gov.cn and consulate_ukr@mfa.gov.cn for the consular section
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/chinaemb_ua/ and https://twitter.com/China_Ukraine_  and https://www.facebook.com/chinaembua/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-18:00 (break 13:00–14:30)

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration, visa affairs, and consular protection to all Chinese living abroad.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Kyiv, China another honorary consulate in Odessa.


French Embassy in Ukraine

Address: Reitarska Street 39, 01901 Kiev
Tel: (+38 044) 590 36 00
Email: Ambafrance-ukraine.kiev-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/FranceenUkraine and https://www.youtube.com/@ambassadedefranceenukraine6564 and
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6:30pm

The French embassy in Ukraine provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


German Embassy in Ukraine
Address: Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St., 25, 01901, Kyiv
Tel: (+38 044) 281 11 00
Email: info@kiew.diplo.de
Social Media: https://twitter.com/GermanyinUA and https://www.facebook.com/deutschebotschaftkiew
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 08:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00 and Friday 08:00-12:30, 13:00-15:30

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Kyiv, Germany has other honorary consulates in Charkiw (charkiw@hk-diplo.de), Czernowitz (czernowitz@hk-diplo.de), Lemberg (lemberg@hk-diplo.de) and Odessa (odessa@hk-diplo.de).
The Consulate General Donetsk (in Dnipro) and the office of the Honorary Consul in Kharkiv remain closed.


Embassy of Japan in Ukraine

Address: 34B Velyka Zhytomyrska str, Kyiv 04053
Tel: (+38 044) 490 55 00
Email: toiawase@kv.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/embassyofjapaninukraine
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:00

The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine has a limited system based on the current situation (Nov 2023), and will continue to communicate with Japanese nationals staying in Ukraine, but will not be able to use the usual consular counters for passports, various certificates, visas, etc. Business will continue to be handled by the Embassy of Japan in Poland in Warsaw.


Embassy of Poland in Ukraine
Address: Yaroslavіv Val St., 12, 01901 Kyiv
Tel: (+38 044) 230 07 00
Email: kijow.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
Social Media:
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00

Consular Section
Address: Bohdana Khmelnytskoho, 60, 01901 Kyiv
Tel: (+38 044) 284 00 33
Email: kijow.amb.wk@msz.gov.pl
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00

The Polish Embassy in Kiev supports its citizens through consular services including visa, passport, document legalization, emergency travel document and assistance, and so on are provided by the consulate.
Make sure to contact them ahead to schedule an appointment by phone at (+38 044) 230 07 04.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Kyiv, Poland has other honorary consulates in Kharkiv (charkow.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl), Winnica, Odesa (odessa.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl), Lutsk (luck.prawny@msz.gov.pl), Vinnytsia (winnica.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl) and Lviv (lwow.kg.wsppk@msz.gov.pl).
Due to ongoing military operations in Ukraine, the activities of Winnica, Kharkiv and Odessa Consulates have been temporarily suspended. Send any inquiries in Polish or English to  info.ukraina@msz.gov.pl

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Ukraine

Address: Desiatynna St., 9, 01901 Kyiv
Tel: (+38 044) 490 36 60
Email: UKinUkraine@fco.gov.uk and britconsular.kyiv@fco.gov.uk for the consular section
Social Media: https://twitter.com/UKinUkraine and https://www.facebook.com/ukinukraine and https://www.youtube.com/c/UKinUkraine and https://www.instagram.com/ukinukraine_
Opening hours:  Monday-Friday 09:00-17.00 (break from 13:00 to 14:00)

The Embassy is currently operating a limited diplomatic function from Kyiv, and it cannot provide any in-person consular assistance.

If you’re a British national in Ukraine and need consular assistance, contact +380 44 490 3660 (available 24/7), for example when in urgent need of an emergency travel document.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine
Address: Ihoria Sikorskoho St., 4, 04112 Kyiv
Tel: (+38 044) 521 50 00
Email: KyivACS@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbassyKyiv and https://www.instagram.com/usembkyiv and https://www.youtube.com/user/USEmbassyKyiv and https://www.facebook.com/usdos.ukraine
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 08:30-17:30

The US representation in Ukraine provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Ukraine

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in Ukraine, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Warsaw, in Poland for Ukraine.

General Consulates and embassies in Kyiv

Honorary Consulates in Odessa

Honorary Consulates in Uzhhorod

Honorary Consulates in Berehovo

Honorary Consulates in Chernivtsi

Honorary Consulates in Solotvino