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    Ukrainian citizens

    On March 1, 2022, DOS issued an Announcement of Processing Posts for Visa Applicants from Ukraine stating that effective immediately, the following designations and assignments will be made for IV, fiancé visas, adoption cases, as well as A/G diplomatic and official visas.
    •IVs (other than adoption cases) will be processed at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany. This includes Diversity Visas and K-1 visas.
    – IV and DV applicants who already have been scheduled for appointments in Frankfurt or Warsaw may request their cases be transferred to another post. To do so, the applicant should contact the alternate post to request a case transfer, and the transfer is contingent upon the alternate post’s acceptance of the case.
    – IV and DV applicants who have not yet been scheduled will be automatically reassigned to Frankfurt and will be notified once their appointment is on the calendar.
    – Unscheduled Ukrainian DV applicants who need to interview outside of Frankfurt can send requests to:
    – DOS directs applicants to contact the following email address for questions about Ukrainian IV and fiancé visa cases:

    In general, applicants for NIV visas may apply in any country in which they are a resident or physically present. As each U.S. Embassy has specific application procedures, you should contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you wish to apply directly. Members should also check visa/travel requirements for Ukrainian nationals as some countries will require a valid visa to enter.
    If you have an IV case currently pending with U.S. Embassy Kyiv and would like to transfer processing of your case to another U.S. Embassy, outside of the designated post at Frankfurt, Germany, you must contact the receiving U.S Embassy in that country to authorize and initiate transfer. The Embassy will have a list of requirements which must be satisfied in order to begin the transfer process. Contact the following email address for questions about Ukrainian IV cases:
    If you have already paid the MRV application fee in Ukraine but wish to apply for an NIV in another country, members should note that visa fees paid to apply in a specific country cannot be transferred to another country. If you have already paid the visa application fee in Ukraine, you cannot use that payment in a different country, so you must pay a new visa fee.

    Ukrainian spouse or parent of a USC seeking to travel to the US on an NIV:
    a. You should go to the USTravelDocs visa processing website for Poland and try to schedule an appointment. You should select “Ukrainian with U.S. citizen immediate family” in Step 3, when scheduling the appointment. This category is only for a spouse or child of a USC or LPR.
    b. If you are unable to schedule an appointment using the methods described above, you may instead try to request a “group appointment” at this link. You will suggest a date convenient for you. Once submitted, wait for an e-mail response from the Embassy, which should permit you to schedule an appointment. Note: You should select “Ukrainian with U.S. citizen immediate family” in Step 3, while scheduling the appointment. The group option is available only for a Ukrainian spouse or child of a USC or LPR seeking to travel on an NIV. Others will be refused.

    Immigration to Canada

    In support of those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Canadian government  created the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to help Ukrainians and their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible and to provide them with the ability to work and study while in Canada.

    The CUAET also gives those who are already in Canada the option to extend their visitor status, work permit or study permit so that they can continue to live and work or study in Canada temporarily.

    Follow the instructions below for your specific situation. Immigration to CANADA

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