Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 4, 2018

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Kharkiv on December 13, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at “Premier Palace” Hotel.  The Officer will be available from 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Premier Palace” ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Uzhgorod, November 17, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Uzhgorod and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Friday, November 17, at the “Letuchiy Gollandets” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 12:00 noon till 01:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Letuchiy ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Kovel on October 27, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kovel and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Friday, October 27th, at “Comfort” Hotel.  The Officer will be available from 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Comfort” Hotel is located ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on October 26, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Thursday, October 26th, at the “Premier Palace” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby. “Premier Palace” hotel is located at 2 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside Ukrainian Parliament

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that on October 17, 2017, a demonstration of approximately 5,000 participants took place outside the building housing the Ukrainian parliament, or Rada. Some demonstrators reportedly clashed with police. Although clashes appear to be over, flare-ups cannot be discounted. The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens review their personal ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Dnipro on October 18, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Dnipro and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Wednesday, October 18th, at “Grand Hotel Ukraine”.  The Officer will be available from 9:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Grand Hotel Ukraine” ...
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Consular Visit to Ternopil on October 6, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Ternopil and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Friday, October 6, at the “Sapsan” hotel.  The officer will be available from 09:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. in the hotel lobby. “Sapsan” hotel is located at 49a Biletska Street ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: NOTICE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES September 29, 2017

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Ukraine who require Social Security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on September 26, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Tuesday, September 26th, at the “Premier Palace” hotel. The officer will be available from 05:00 p.m. until 06:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. “Premier ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on September 8, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Lviv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Friday, September 8 at the Leopolis hotel.  The Officer will be available from 09:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby. The Leopolis hotel is located at 16 Teatralna ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on August 29, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Tuesday, August 29th, at the “Premier Palace” hotel.  The officer will be available from 07:00 p.m. until 08:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. “Premier Palace” hotel is located at 2 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside Ukrainian Parliament

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that on July 13, 2017, a demonstration of more than 1,000 participants took place outside the building housing the Ukrainian parliament, or Rada. Some demonstrators reportedly clashed with police. Although clashes appeared to be over by around midday, flare-ups cannot be discounted. The U.S. Embassy recommends that ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on July 10, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Monday, July 10th, at the “Premier Palace” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 07:00 p.m. till 08:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. “Premier Palace” hotel is located at 2 ...
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Ukraine Travel Warning

UKRAINE  June 27, 2017  The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated December 14, 2016. Russian-led separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violent clashes have resulted in over ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Odesa on June 23, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Odesa and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine American citizen services on Friday, June 23, at the “Bristol” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 09:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby. The “Bristol” hotel is located at 15 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at June 18 Kyiv Pride

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at June 18 Kyiv Pride March June 16, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that the KyivPride March, in support of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) persons and human rights awareness, will be held on Sunday, June 18. The march is expected to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution and Be Mindful of Crowds, Congestion During Motorcycle Event through June 18

United States Embassy/Kyiv, Ukraine Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution and Be Mindful of Crowds, Congestion During Motorcycle Event through June 18 June 15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that there will be a large international gathering of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Kyiv from June 15 to 18. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Zaporizhzhia on May 19, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Zaporizhzhia and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at the Window on America Center.  The Officer will be available from 2:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. in room 32 (3rd floor).  Window on America ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Dnipro on May 18, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Dnipro and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Thursday, May 18th, at the “Axelhof” boutique hotel.  The Officer will be available from 11:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Axelhof” boutique hotel is located at 14/44 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Eurovision

Good afternoon from the U.S. Embassy: In light of the large numbers of international travelers coming to Kyiv for the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest, we would like to share the below information from the Ukrainian National Police. There will be an expanded and strong police presence throughout the duration of this event:  please cooperate and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

  The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Lviv on April 20, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Lviv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Thursday, April 20th, at the “Swiss” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 06:00 p.m. till 07:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Swiss” hotel is located at 20 Kniazia Romana ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Uzhgorod on April 19, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Uzhgorod and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Wednesday, April 19th, at the “Old Continent” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 01:00 p.m. till 02:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Old Continent” hotel is located at 4 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on April 14, 2017

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Friday, April 14th, at the “Premier Palace” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 09:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby.  “Premier Palace” hotel is located at 2 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Contracting Measles In Ukraine

U.S. Embassy Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that currently the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning of a measles epidemic in Romania and throughout Europe .  It considers Ukraine to be an “endemic transmission” country for measles, and several cases of measles have been reported near the Ukrainian border.  Ukraine is potentially a fertile environment for measles transmission due to a low rate ...
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Consular visit to Dnipro on March 23, 2017 – Message for U.S. Citizens

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Dnipro and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Thursday, March 23, at the Axelhof Boutique Hotel.  The Officer will be available from 05:00 p.m. till 06:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  Axelhof Boutique Hotel is ...
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Consular visit to Kharkiv on March 23, 2017 – Message for U.S. Citizens

Dear Friends and Wardens: We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Kharkiv and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services on Thursday, March 23, at Premier Palace Hotel.  The Officer will be available from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby.  Premier Palace Hotel is located ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting message 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

Dear Friends and Wardens: The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL ...
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Gastrointestinal Outbreak in Odesa Oblast

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health reported today that at least 635 people have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in Odesa Oblast, centered in Izmail, in the villages of Broska, and Matroska. The illness is waterborne and water supply systems, reservoirs and pipes are currently being flushed and disinfected. In the meantime, travelers to those areas ...
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IRS webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT (9:00-10:00 p.m. EEST). To register and attend this webinar, use  the Foreign Earned Income  for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link.  Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will be ...
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Ukraine Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and recommends those U.S. citizens currently living in or visiting these regions to depart. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated December 14, 2015. Russia-backed separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Europe

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Commemoration Events February 19-21

U.S. Embassy Kyiv informs U.S. citizens that this weekend, February 19-21, will mark the anniversary of the over 100 people who died during the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014. Organizers have planned a variety of public events to take place in Kyiv from February 19-21. During this period, there may be marches, unexpected street ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning Update

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and recommends those U.S. citizens currently living in or visiting these regions to depart.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated July 16 to provide updated information on the security situation in southern ...
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Consular visit to Odesa on March 25

We regret the short notice but we would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Odesa and the surrounding area to meet with a U.S. Consular Officer for routine ACS services tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, in “Bristol” hotel.  The Officer will be available from 08:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. in the Hotel lobby.  The “Bristol” ...
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Consular visit to Lviv on March 17

We would like to invite interested U.S. citizens in Lviv and the surrounding area to meet with the U.S. Consular staff for routine ACS services on Tuesday. March 17, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of the “Leopolis” hotel located at 16 Teatralna Street in Lviv (tel.: +380 32 295 95 00).  Please note that the ...
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New Entry/Exit Procedure for ATO Area

As of January 21, 2015, the Security Service of Ukraine has introduced a new temporary entry/exit procedure for Ukrainian and foreign citizens (as well as stateless persons) visiting the uncontrolled territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.  Please note that the State Department continues to advise U.S. citizens to defer ...
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