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USCIS Announces New Process for Children with U.S.-Based Parents or Guardians to Travel under Uniting for Ukraine (U4U)

Posted on September 21, 2023

On September 20, 2023, USCIS announced a new procedure for minor children with U.S.-based parents or legal guardians to travel under Uniting for Ukraine (U4U). Learn more about eligibility, application procedures, and documents needed to prove legal guardianship. Read more

Applying to Travel Outside of the U.S. with Humanitarian Parole or TPS

Posted on September 1, 2023

Ukrainians who are in the United States on humanitarian parole and/or TPS and wish to travel outside of the U.S. must first apply to USCIS for a travel document. Although the process is the same for most Ukrainians applying for an advance travel document, the type of travel document issued and how long it's valid depends on the applicant's status. There could be some advantages to traveling with certain types of documents. Read more

Important Instructions for Children and Non-Ukrainian Citizen Family Members Applying for Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) Travel Authorization

Posted on June 20, 2023

USCIS recently changed the procedures for certain beneficiaries applying for Uniting for Ukraine travel authorization. Minor children under 18 years old and non-Ukrainian citizen family members are no longer able to submit their own biographical information or attestations from their own beneficiary accounts. the primary beneficiary must first add the other approved beneficiaries to the primary beneficiary's travel group then submit all the beneficiaries' information and attestations. Read more

Extending Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) Travel Authorization Beyond 90 Days

Posted on June 20, 2023

Uniting for Ukraine beneficiaries who are approved for travel but unable to come to the U.S. within 90 days may be able to to obtain a 90-day extension of their travel authorization issued by CBP. The request must be submitted by the sponsor no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 30 days after the expiration of their original travel authorization. Read more

Ukrainian Travelers Should Be Prepared for U.S. Customs Interviews in Ireland, Canada, or Other Preclearance Sites

Posted on June 20, 2023

Ukrainians who are traveling from or through Ireland, Canada, or the Caribbean should note that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may conduct their entry interviews in those countries rather than at a United States airport. Please alert travelers who have layovers in or are boarding flights from certain countries that CBP may conduct their interviews abroad so they can schedule accordingly to allow additional time for each travel group member to be interviewed. Read more

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