I was wondering if anyone has recently applied for a Tourist Visa from the Ukranian Embassy in Canberra, Australia? And if so, how long it took to receive their passport back?
The reason I ask is this, a friend and I were planning a trip to Ukraine after visiting Turkey for ANZAC day, all the trouble started brewing, but we decided to apply for our Visa anyway so we still had the option to travel to Ukraine if we felt it was safe enough at the time. We paid the double fee ($220) for express processing which is meant to be 7 days, this was 10 days ago and we have not heard anything yet. We are flying out of Australia on April 1, so we left ourselves a good 6 weeks from the date we sent them off to when we fly out, however there are some sad events occurring and I fear it may slow the process down even more.
Just wondering if we should expect them back soon, or if it is best to simply send a letter asking for "Urgent Passport Withdrawal" although I'm not sure how long it would take them to action that either. I may end up flying to Canberra to go and pick it up myself. Any advice would be much appreciated.