The U.S. State Department has provided guidance for those who have an immigrant visa case currently pending with the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

Key Points:

  • Individuals who have an immigrant visa case that is currently pending with the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv can transfer processing to another U.S. embassy.
  • To transfer an immigrant visa case, individuals must contact the receiving U.S. embassy in the desired location to authorize and start the transfer process.
  • The U.S. embassy will provide a list of requirements to the immigrant visa applicant that must be met in order for the transfer process to begin.

Additional Information: Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv have been suspended since Feb. 13. Applicants for U.S. nonimmigrant visas can apply in any country in which they are physically present. Contact information for U.S. embassies and consulates is available here. Companies with employees in the country are encouraged to follow State Department information and warnings closely.

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

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