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USCIS Announces that Eligible Ukrainians Can Now Apply Online for Re-Parole

Posted on February 27, 2024

On February 27, 2024, USCIS announced that certain Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who were paroled into the United States can now apply to USCIS for re-parole. Learn more about who is eligible, when to apply, what documents are required, procedures for adults and minors, how to renew employment authorization, and other important details. Read more

Ukraine Immigration Task Force Quoted in USCRI’s Policy Report on Why Benefits Should Be Extended for New Ukrainian Parolees

Posted on October 10, 2023

The Ukraine Immigration Task Force was quoted in today's Policy & Advocacy Report from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). The policy brief highlights some of the financial and safety challenges for newly arriving Ukrainians paroled after September 30, 2023 who are not eligible for federal mainstream benefits, Medicaid coverage, or ORR funded resettlement assistance. The report underscores the importance of these benefits to both Ukrainians fleeing war and the continued success of sponsor-driven humanitarian parole programs. 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

Form I-134A Adds New U4U Sponsor Question Asking Why the Beneficiary Should Be Paroled

Posted on July 25, 2023

In July 2023, USCIS added a new question to Form I-134A, the online Declaration of Financial Support used to apply for sponsorship through the Uniting for Ukraine program (as well as other parole programs). The new question asks the supporter (sponsor) to write why the beneficiary should be granted humanitarian parole. 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

10 Steps for Uniting for Ukraine Beneficiaries after Arriving in the United States

Posted on April 14, 2023

Here are 10 steps to complete when a Uniting for Ukraine beneficiary first arrives in the United States. Read more

Remaining in the United States after Uniting for Ukraine (U4U): Options for Humanitarian Parolees

Posted on April 13, 2023

Many Ukrainians who entered the United States through the Uniting for Ukraine program are wondering how they might be able to remain in the United States after their humanitarian parole expires. Here are some potential options that could allow certain Ukrainians on humanitarian parole to remain in the United States after their Uniting for Ukraine stay ends. Read more

Male Parolees between 18 and 25 Years Old Must Register for the U.S. Selective Service System!

Posted on March 30, 2023

Attention! All male parolees who are between 18 and 25 years old (with a few exceptions) are required by U.S. law to register with the U.S. Selective Service System. Failure to fulfill this requirement may result in losing future access to immigration opportunities and benefits. Read more

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