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Ukrainian Humanitarian Parole – Uniting for Ukraine
April 26, 2022

President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian refugees and humanitarian aid workers during a visit to PGE Narodowy Stadium, Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Biden has announced a new process called Uniting for Ukraine to provide Ukrainian citizens fleeing Russia’s aggression with opportunities to go to the United States.

Please be advised, U.S. Embassies or Consulates overseas are unable to assist with this process.

This process to obtain authorization to travel to the United States is handled in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and may be applied for by U.S.-based sponsors for Ukrainians who are currently in Europe.  Among other requirements, adult applicants must have a valid and unexpired passport and have been residents in Ukraine as of February 11, 2022.

The United States strongly encourages Ukrainians seeking refuge in the United States who do not have and are not eligible for a visa to seek entry via Uniting for Ukraine from Europe, this will be the safest and most efficient way to pursue temporary refuge in the United States.

Ukrainians should not travel to Mexico to pursue entry into the United States. Following the launch of Uniting for Ukraine, Ukrainians who present at land U.S. ports of entry without a valid visa or without pre-authorization to travel to the United States through Uniting for Ukraine will be denied entry and referred to apply through this program.

For information on this and other efforts to assist Ukrainian nationals, please visit the website at:  https://www.dhs.gov/ukraine.