State Department adds Ukraine to the Homeless Nationalities list

3 Mar 22

UNITED STATES

The U.S. State Department has designated Ukrainian nationals as “homeless nationals.”

Key Points:

  • The State Department adds countries to the Homeless Nationalities list when the U.S. has no consular representation in a country or when the political or security situation is tenuous or uncertain enough that staff is not authorized to process immigrant visa applications.
  • For more information on designated visa processing posts for Ukrainian nationals, read BAL’s news alert here.

Additional Information: There are currently 10 other countries on the Homeless Nationalities list, including Iran, Russia and Venezuela. A full list of counties and their designated immigrant visa processing posts is available here.

BAL Analysis: Visa services in Ukraine are unavailable at this time; Ukrainian visa applicants should follow the State Department’s guidance. BAL will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine and will provide updates on significant developments.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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