COVID-19 Information

April 6, 2020 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 5, 2020)  The Department of State has updated its Global Level 4 Health Advisory and advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 5, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine introduced new stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which will go into effect on Monday, April 6th.  In addition to the previously reported restrictions below, officials will take people’s temperatures in order to enter Kyiv, and food establishments and stores may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 3, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine introduced new stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which will go into effect on Monday, April 6th: Individuals are not permitted in public places without a mask or a respirator. Moving in groups of more than two is prohibited, except in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 2, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Department of State has updated its global Level 4 Health Advisory .  At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance working with commercial …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 1, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has issued guidelines on COVID-19 treatment.  If you believe that you have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, you should remain at home.  Do not go to the hospital in person.  Call an ambulance by dialing 103 from either a mobile phone …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 31, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: (NEW) Although no commercial flights are available at this time, all U.S. citizens interested in possible evacuation should be prepared to leave on short notice and notify the U.S. Embassy that they are ready to travel.  Check the validity of your U.S. passport.  If it expires in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 30, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine announced that foreign citizens who have not been able to prolong the period of their stay in Ukraine or to renew their residence permits, will not be penalized for violations occurring during the period of quarantine.  For more information, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 27, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The final direct flight to the United States departed on March 27.  No further flights to the United States are scheduled at this time.  We will maintain a list of U.S. citizens who are considering leaving Ukraine for the United States.  Please enroll in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 26, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: On March 25, the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs indicated that all commercial air travel in Ukraine, including ongoing repatriation flights, will be suspended after March 27.  General quarantine procedures in Ukraine have been extended through April 24.  Additional information on COVID-19 in Ukraine is available at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 26, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Ukrainian International Airlines still has seats available on its direct flight from KBP to New York City-JFK airport on Friday, March 27.  If you need to leave Ukraine now, or anticipate you will need to depart in the near future, you should strongly consider …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 25, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines still has seats available on its direct flight from KBP to New York City-JFK airport on Friday, March 27.  If you need to leave Ukraine, you should strongly consider booking this flight.  This is the second flight this week and may be your …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 24, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has announced a second direct flight from Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP) to New York City JFK airport on March 27 in addition to the flight on March 25.  If you need to leave Ukraine, you should strongly consider booking one of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 22, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) is operating a direct flight from Kyiv to New York City JFK airport on March 25 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP).  At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Ukraine and the United States.  If you …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has announced it will operate a direct flight from Kyiv to New York City JFK airport on 25 March 2020 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport.  U.S. citizens interested in departing on this flight will need to book directly with UIA. Please monitor  https://www.flyuia.com/ua/en/information/fly-home  for the latest information on the flight and …

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Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 17, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  The Ukraine Ministry of Health announced 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death. The government of Ukraine has implemented measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:  As of March 16, Ukraine barred admission to foreign travelers.   On March 17, Ukraine suspended all …

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Health Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine  Event:  On March 15, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-essential U.S. government personnel and family members with high risk medical conditions for COVID-19.  Authorized departure will be via commercial passenger services until such services are suspended. Current travel restrictions in Ukraine: The Government of Ukraine has suspended all commercial passenger …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On March 14, the Government of Ukraine announced that it is suspending all commercial flights to and from Ukraine for a period of two weeks beginning on 00:01 a.m., March 17.  This is in addition to barring entry for all foreigners effective 00:01 a.m., March 16.  All border crossing points will be closed, including all land borders.  The …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  The Government of Ukraine announced that it is barring entry to all foreigners effective March 15, 2020, for a period of two weeks. Visit the website of  Ukraine Cabinet Ministers  for additional information on these new measures. The Government of Ukraine has implemented enhanced screening measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On March 11, the Ministry of Health released a notice regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Ukraine.  Visit the  local government COVID-19 website  for the language of the notice and updated information.  The government of Ukraine has implemented additional control measures nationwide.  Schools are closed for three weeks, effective March 12.  Large public gatherings (more than …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (February 5, 2020)

Location: Ukraine Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel coronavirus. • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding news and travel updates. • Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying. • Wash your hands often with soap …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on January 16, 2020

The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include notary services and acceptance of passport renewal applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our website , please make sure you have photocopies of all your originals and translations with you. If you need a passport for someone under the age of 16 , please understand that in …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 8, 2020)

Location: Ukraine Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt …

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Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 17, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 17, 2019) Location: Kyiv,Ukraine. Event: Media report that demonstrations are taking place near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St). News reports indicate several thousand participants, with potential for much higher attendance, and substantial law enforcement presence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect street …

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Demonstration Alert– U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 8, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: On December 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM, there is a planned large-scale protest at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) and Bankova Street near the Presidential Administration. Thousands of protesters and 3000 police are expected to be present.  Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of your surroundings and employ good situational awareness skills …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 8, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: On December 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM, there is a planned large-scale protest at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) and Bankova Street near the Presidential Administration. Thousands of protesters and 3000 police are expected to be present. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of your surroundings and employ good situational awareness skills …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on December 10, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kharkiv in the morning on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services , acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Vinnytsia on December 5, 2019

The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  renewal applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all your originals and translations with you. If you need a passport for someone  under the age of 16 , please understand that in almost every circumstance both parents …

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Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 21, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 21, 2019) Location: Kyiv,Ukraine.  Event: A demonstration is planned to begin at 7:00 PM, November 21, at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti). Social media indicates approximately 2000 people are planning to attend, with potential for much higher attendance. Actions to Take: Exercise caution when traveling around Ukraine. Avoid …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on November 18, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa in the evening on Monday, November 18, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  renewal applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Uzhhorod on November 19, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Uzhhorod in the evening on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Vinnytsia on October 28, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Vinnytsia in the evening on Monday, October 28, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Dnipro on October 24, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Dnipro in the morning on Thursday, October 24, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kherson on Thursday, October 24

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kherson in the morning on Thursday, October 24, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Mykolaiv on Wednesday, October 23

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Mykolaiv in the morning on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (October 14, 2019)

Location: Shevchenko Park to Maidan Nezalezhnosty, Ukraine Event: On October 14, there are plans for a large protest, which coincides with the celebration of Ukrainian Defenders Day.  The protest is currently scheduled to begin at Shevchenko Park (across from the University) at approximately 1600 and then move to Independence square (Maidan Nezalezhnosty).  Over 5,000 individuals are …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on Tuesday, October 15

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa in the evening on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Odesa on October 9, 2019, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk on October 10, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visits to Odesa on October 9, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk on October 10. Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Odesa visit will be in the morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The Ternopil visit will be in the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (October 3, 2019)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event: Over the last 24 hours, protestors in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and other cities have held peaceful demonstrations regarding recent government discussions on the war in eastern Ukraine.  In Kyiv, the protests have been concentrated at Independence Square (also known as Maidan Nezalezhnosti), the Presidential Administration building located at Bankova 11, and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on October 2, 2019

Event:  A U.S. Consular officer will visit Lviv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Chernivtsi on October 03, 2019

Event:  U.S. consular officer will visit Chernivtsi in the morning on Thursday, October 03, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all …

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Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 9, 2019)

Location: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine Event: On August 12, a group of demonstrators plans to gather outside the U.S. Embassy, which is located at 4 Igor Sikorsky St. in Kyiv. Expect heavier than normal police, crowds, traffic congestion, and delays in the area. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 2, 2019)

Location: Throughout Ukraine Event:  ISIS and other extremist groups tend to use holiday periods to further their agenda and conduct attacks.  Holidays, and the period leading up to that holiday, can be targeted.  During the month of August, the Islamic holiday of Eid-al Adha (August 11-12) and Ukrainian Independence Day (August 24) are examples.  Locations …

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Security Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (July 19, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide           Event:  Parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place on July 21.  The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in the lead-up to previous elections some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect heavier than normal …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Cherkasy on July 12, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Cherkasy in the morning on Friday, July 12, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on June 27, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa in the evening on Thursday, June 27, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 07, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide  Event:  Parliamentary elections in Ukraine are expected to occur July 21.  The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in the lead-up to previous elections some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 23, 2019)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv advises U.S. citizens of a growing crime trend across Ukraine.  Foreign visitors report being befriended by a previously unknown individual and subsequently becoming ill and/or unconscious after having a drink, and then being robbed. The perpetrator may initially make contact with victims by claiming to be …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 08, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  Starting on May 8 and continuing through May 12, numerous events and marches are scheduled throughout Ukraine during the Victory Day holiday weekend.  These events are expected to attract anywhere from 5,000 to well over 100,000 people. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Expect heavier than normal …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Uzhhorod on May 17, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Uzhhorod in the morning on Friday, May 17, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 26, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  There has been an uptick in unconfirmed bomb threat reports around Ukraine, including airports, government buildings, and several metro stations. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of your surroundings. Follow local law enforcement instructions. Monitor …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on April 24, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Lviv in the morning on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Poltava on April 18, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Poltava in the evening on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kamianets-Podilskyi on April 8, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kamianets-Podilskyi in the evening on Monday, April 8, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 21, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On Saturday, March 23, a Ukrainian nationalist group plans to demonstrate at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square (also known as Independence Square), located on Khreschatyk Street near the city center.  This group has been linked to violence and public disorder, including clashes with police; earlier this week, members attacked police during a demonstration …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 15, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On Saturday, March 16, a Ukrainian nationalist group plans to demonstrate at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square (also known as Independence Square), located on Khreschatyk Street near the city center.  This group has been linked to violence and public disorder, including clashes with police.  Large crowds are expected in the area. Actions to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 7, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – countrywide  Event:  On Sunday, March 31, Ukrainians will vote in a nationwide presidential election. In the lead up to the election, rallies and large crowds are expected throughout the country. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on February 12, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Kharkiv visit will be in the evening on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 25, 2019)

Location: Odesa, Ukraine Event: Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are investigating improvised explosive device attacks that took place in the Arcadia area of Odesa on January 21 and 22, 2019.  The attacks injured one individual and caused considerable damage.  The U.S. Embassy believes these types of criminal attacks are likely to recur, and they could affect …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 22, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 22, 2019) Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: Today, January 22, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the unification of eastern and western Ukraine. Numerous Unity Day events throughout Kyiv are expected to create heavier than normal vehicle and pedestrian congestion. Delays and increased security are anticipated throughout the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  On Saturday, December 15, a vote regarding autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will take place at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (Volodymyrska St., 24). Large crowds are expected in the area. Crowds and protests are also expected at other religious sites throughout the country. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (3 December 2018)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide  Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Ukraine remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Visits to Rivne and Uzhhorod on Thursday, Dec. 6

Event:  U.S. consular officers will visit Rivne and Uzhhorod to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Rivne visit will be in the evening on Thursday, Dec. 6; the Uzhhorod visit will be in the morning on Thursday, Dec.6. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

November 27, 2018 Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event: The Ukrainian parliament approved November 26 a 30-day period of martial law effective November 28 at 14:00 for 10 regions of the country, including: Vinnitsya Luhansk Mykolaiv Odesa Sumy Kharkiv Chernihiv Kherson Donetsk Zaporizhzhya The U.S. Embassy is evaluating how this martial law might affect the relevants regions. …

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Alert: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 26, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 26, 2018)  Location: Ukraine, countrywide  Event:  A violent protest took place at the Russian Embassy in Kyiv (Povitroflots’kyi Ave. 27) last night following an incident in the Azov sea between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces. Protestors clashed with police and burned tires and a vehicle. Protests continued …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on Nov. 2, 2018

Event:  Next week, a U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Odesa visit will be in the morning on Friday, November 2, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visits to Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv

Event:  Next week, a U.S. consular officer will visit Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Ivano-Frankivsk visit will be in the morning on Tuesday, Oct. 30; the Lviv visit will be in the morning on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Ternopil, October 10, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Ternopil to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Ternopil visit will be in the morning on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa, October 4, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Odesa visit will be in the evening on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine Message for U.S. Citizens Embassies and consulates are not polling places. Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on September 26, 2018

The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all your originals and translations with you. If you need a passport for someone  under the age of 16 , please understand that in almost every …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 22, 2018) Location: Kyiv, Ukraine  Event:  Ukrainian Independence Day is Friday, August 24.  There are numerous events planned throughout Kyiv in celebration of this holiday, including a parade on Khreshatyk Street Friday morning. Expect a heavier than normal police presence in the vicinity of these events. Also expect …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Dnipro on August 27, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Dnipro to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Dnipro visit will be in the evening on Monday, August 27, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any required documents listed on …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on August 16, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Kharkiv visit will be in the evening on Thursday, August 16, 2018.  The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 15, 2018)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  The KyivPride March will take place in central Kyiv on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The march is expected to begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. near the Teacher’s House, at the crossroads of Volodymyrska and Khmelnytskoho streets.  The march will end near Lva Tolstoho Square/metro station at approximately 11:30 a.m. Local press …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on June 13, 2018

Event: A U.S. Consular officer will visit Odesa to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Odesa and the surrounding areas on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Consular Officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include notary services and acceptance of passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications. In addition to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Lviv on June 7, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Lviv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Lviv and the surrounding areas on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 18, 2018)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine  Event: The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will take place in Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium (“NSC Olympiyskiy”) on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The accompanying UEFA Champions Festival is scheduled for May 24 through May 27 in downtown Kyiv. More than 100,000 visitors are expected in Kyiv. Authorities anticipate crowds and congestion around NSC …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event: Tomorrow, May 9, there are numerous events planned throughout Kyiv and in major cities throughout the country in commemoration of Victory Day. Expect a heavier than normal police presence in the vicinity of these events. Also expect to encounter additional street closures, restrictions, and searches of persons and bags near demonstrations. Note that even …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden Recruitment

Event: Kyiv’s American Citizen Services unit is in the process of updating our network of Wardens to ensure that we are able to communicate as effectively as possible with U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as Wardens in various regions of Ukraine. Note: If you had …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Kharkiv on March 29, 2018

Event: A U.S. Consular officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding areas on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Event: A U.S. Consular Officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding areas on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Consular Officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (February 16, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Kyiv, Ukraine: Maidan Nezalezhnosti Shevchenko Park St. Sophia Square Event: A variety of celebratory events are expected to take place in and around Maidan Nezalezhnosti each day and evening from Sunday, February 18 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  These events are scheduled to …

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Alert: Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 31, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 31, 2018) Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv advises U.S. citizens of a recent increase in reports of criminals targeting unsuspecting visitors to Ukraine, luring them with promises of cheap lodging and/or companionship. The criminals then forcibly abduct the visitors and proceed to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 Elections

VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Kharkiv on January 25th, 2018

Event: A U.S. Consular officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular servicesto U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding areas on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The Consular Officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any …

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