Individuals who normally reside in Russia, but who are unable to apply for a U.S. visa in a timely manner may submit their application in Kyiv. Applicants are not required to be a resident of Ukraine to apply for a visa at U.S. Embassy Kyiv, but must be physically present in Ukraine at the time of visa application and visa interview, as we cannot accept mail-in applications from individuals while they are outside of Ukraine. All applicants should include a local address in Ukraine – hotel, relative, office – when scheduling an appointment for a visa interview. Please note that the applicant or a representative must pay the visa fee at a Raiffeisen Bank branch in Ukraine before scheduling a visa interview. If the visa is approved, passport delivery is only available within Ukraine.