Scheduling a Visa Interview Appointment
Every person applying for a U.S. visa at the Consular Section in Kyiv, Ukraine, must schedule his/her visa interview by contacting our call center. Please follow the link to learn about how to contact the call center. Information about the next available visa interview date can also be obtained by contacting the call center.
Visa Processing Times and Passport Return
The Consular Section returns passports with issued visas via a courier service. According to Ukrainian law, it is prohibited to send passports by mail across international borders. Therefore, all successful applicants need an address in Ukraine to which their passports can be sent. Alternatively, applicants from Belarus may choose to collect their passports in person from the courier service office. The courier service processing fee must still be paid and cannot be waived.
The Consular Section generally requires 2-3 business days to process a visa once it has been approved. During this time, the applicant’s passport must remain in the Consular Section. Applicants from Belarus should consider this when scheduling the interview appointment. An appointment scheduled on a Thursday or Friday may require that a successful applicant remain in Ukraine over the weekend until the passport and visa can be returned early the following week.
Please note that Belarusian visa applicants who are eligible for the interview waiver visa renewal procedure should now apply at U.S. Embassy Minsk.