Beginning January 1, 2019, Russian nationals who choose to apply in Ukraine may be required to pay a visa issuance fee when their B-1/B-2 (visitors for business or tourism) visa applications are approved. An issuance fee is based on “reciprocity” (what the Russian Federation charges a U.S. citizen for a similar type of visa).For details about the new fee structure, please click here
On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that allows continued implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.). Certain nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link
NOTICE FOR VISA APPLICANTS WHO RESIDE IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Individuals who normally reside in Russia, but who are unable to apply for a U.S. visa in a timely manner may submit their application in Kyiv. Applicants are not required to be a resident of Ukraine to apply for a visa at U.S. Embassy Kyiv, but must be physically present in Ukraine at the time of visa application and visa interview, as we cannot accept mail-in applications from individuals while they are outside of Ukraine. All applicants should include a local address in Ukraine – hotel, relative, office – when scheduling an appointment for a visa interview. Please note that the applicant or a representative must pay the visa fee at a Raiffeisen Bank branch in Ukraine before scheduling a visa interview. If the visa is approved, passport delivery is only available within Ukraine.
Dear applicants, please note that there is no facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items. In the past, applicants were allowed to check and store certain small items including cell phones with Embassy security staff. As of February 1, 2016, this will no longer be allowed, and you must make arrangements to store these items before entering.
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine is the consular office for visa applications submitted by residents of Ukraine, including Crimea, which is the territory of Ukraine. As such, applicants from Crimea should be interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, must pay their MRV fees for visa applications only at Raiffeisen Bank Aval branches and must select a TMM Express passport pickup location inside Ukraine, as document pass back services to and from Crimea have been suspended indefinitely due to Russian activities in that portion of Ukraine's territory.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/,
and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status. More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov
. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Ukraine. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Ukraine.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs