Nonimmigrant Visas

Last updated: July 18, 2022

Status of Operations Update

The Department of State is not offering visa services in Ukraine at this time.

Applicants for U.S. nonimmigrant visas may apply in any country in which they are physically present and where there are appointments available. As each U.S. Embassy and Consulate has specific application procedures, you should contact the US Embassy where you wish to apply directly. Contact information for U.S. Embassies is available at

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is unable to facilitate a visa application at a U.S. embassy in another country. If you have already paid the MRV application fee in Ukraine but wish to apply for an NIV in another country, you may do so. However, please also note that U.S. visa fees paid to apply in a specific country cannot be transferred to another country. If you have already paid the visa application fee in Ukraine, you cannot use that payment in a different country.

We have also suspended all interview waiver services. Please do not apply for renewal of your visa through the interview waiver process at this time.

Emergency requests

Please do not submit a request for an expedited appointment at this time as the Embassy is no longer able to provide visa services in Ukraine. We recommend U.S. citizens with immediate family members who do not have a U.S. visa complete this online form and the State Department will respond.

Important Notice for Nonimmigrant Travelers:

Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.