The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Wednesday that it would extend the time “Uniting for Ukraine” beneficiaries have to attest to their compliance with certain medical requirements.

Key Points:

  • Under a change that took immediate effect, beneficiaries paroled into the U.S. under “Uniting for Ukraine” now have 90 days to attest to their compliance with medical screening for tuberculosis and required vaccinations.
  • Previously, “Uniting for Ukraine” beneficiaries had to complete this attestation within 14 days of arrival in the U.S.
  • The attestation must be completed in the beneficiary’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) online account. More information about the medical requirements is available here.

Additional Information: President Joe Biden announced the creation of “Uniting for Ukraine” on April 21, framing it as a key part of the U.S.’s efforts to welcome up to 100,000 individuals fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In order to participate in “Uniting for Ukraine,” Ukrainians must have a supporter in the U.S. who is able to provide financial support during their time in the country. U.S.-based supporters must file Form I-134 with USCIS on behalf of a Ukrainian beneficiary. The government will then vet applicants to ensure they can meet their financial obligations. More information is available here.

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