The application process is fully electronic for both the sponsor and the Ukrainian beneficiary (the applicant who is seeking entry). First, a U.S. sponsor (an individual or organization) must file a Form I-134, Declaration of Financial Support with USCIS through the online portal. Sponsors will need to include specific information on the Ukrainian person(s) they intend to support.

Once a supporter has been confirmed by USCIS, the Ukrainian applicant will receive notification from USCIS about the next steps in the process. The Ukrainian applicant will then fill out the required applications electronically in order to request authorization to travel to the United States and seek parole. The process does not require an interview with the U.S. consulate.