Nonimmigrant Visas

Last updated: March 24, 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 www.travel.state.gov.

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:

On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy. This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us. Effective

November 8, all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa) airline passengers traveling to the United States, must demonstrate proof of vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Order prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft. More details regarding what constitutes full vaccination are available on this page of the CDC website.

All travelers to the United States, regardless of vaccination status, must show a pre-departure negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one (1) day of travel to the United States prior to boarding. This applies to all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals. Additional information may be found on CDC’s website.

Passengers will need to show their vaccination status, and airlines will need to:

  • Match the name and date of birth to confirm the passenger is the same person reflected on the proof of vaccination.
  • Determine that the record was issued by an official source (e.g., public health agency, government agency) in the country where the vaccine was given.
  • Review the essential information for determining if the passenger meets CDC’s definition for fully vaccinated such as vaccine product, number of vaccine doses received, date(s) of administration, site (e.g., vaccination clinic, healthcare facility) of vaccination.

Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements or those who test positive for COVID-19.

For additional information or if you have specific questions, please contact your airline and visit the CDC’s website.