An individual who holds lawful status in the United States or is a parolee or recipient of deferred action or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is eligible to apply to sponsor a Ukrainian beneficiary.

Examples of individuals who may be eligible sponsors include:

  • U.S. citizens and nationals;
  • Lawful permanent residents, lawful temporary residents, and conditional permanent residents;
  • Nonimmigrants in lawful status (that is, who maintain the nonimmigrant status and have not violated any of the terms or conditions of the nonimmigrant status);
  • Asylees, refugees, and parolees;
  • TPS holders; and
  • Beneficiaries of deferred action (including DACA) or Deferred Enforced Departure.