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Ukraine Immigration Task Force Quoted in Voice of America Article on New Laws Affecting Travel and Consular Services for Ukrainian Nationals

Posted on June 12, 2024

Voice of America quoted Ukraine Immigration Task Force attorneys in an article explaining how new Ukrainian laws affect U.S. dual citizens and permanent residents who retain Ukrainian nationality. Immigration attorneys offer legal analysis on U.S. dual citizenship and the obligations imposed on Ukrainian nationals living abroad. In addition to providing pertinent updates on Ukrainian consular services to Ukrainian males, the article warns certain U.S. residents about the potential consequences of traveling to Ukraine, particularly to males ages 18-60. Read the full article here. Read more

Rights, Travel Precautions, and Consular Services for U.S.-Ukrainian Dual Citizens and Permanent Residents

Posted on June 11, 2024

Following new laws passed by the Ukrainian government, male U.S. citizens ages 18-60 with Ukrainian nationality may be subject to military registration requirements and restricted travel out of Ukraine. In addition, Ukrainian males in the U.S. can no longer receive Ukrainian passport renewals or other consular services without Ukrainian military documents. Learn more about U.S. and Ukrainian citizenship laws, rights and obligations of dual citizens, and travel advisories for U.S. citizens in Ukraine. Read more

Humanitarian Parole vs. Temporary Protected Status (TPS): What Is the Difference, and Can You Have Both?

Posted on April 5, 2024

Many Ukrainians who arrived in the U.S. since Feb. 2022 qualify for both TPS and humanitarian parole/re-parole. Although individuals can hold both of these statuses at the same time, there are some key differences. Learn more about the the eligibility criteria, application procedures, periods of protection, access to benefits, advantages and disadvantages of TPS vs. humanitarian parole for Ukrainians in our article here. Read more

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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