Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine, Information for U.S. Citizens with Ukrainian Family Members

Location: Ukraine  

Event: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program, Uniting for Ukraine Guidance for U.S. Citizens 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created over 6 million Ukrainian refugees.  Ukrainians worldwide are seeking means to find safety, security, and stability.  On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion opportunities to come to the United States and stay temporarily for up to two years.  Uniting for Ukraine can serve as a means for U.S. citizens to support their Ukrainian friends and family members who want to come to the United States.  

To be eligible for this program, Ukrainians require a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their stay.  In addition, children under the age of 18 must be traveling to the United States in the care and custody of their parent(s) or legal guardian.

For complete details on eligibility and requirements, please see the Department of Homeland Security Uniting for Ukraine web page. 

Actions to Take: · Visit the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv’s webpage to view the most recent safety and security alerts for U.S. citizens.

For Assistance:

  • Call 1-888-407-4747 (in the United States) or 1-202-501-4444 (from overseas); or ·