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Consular Public Outreach

Welcome to the Consular Public Outreach Page!

The Consular Section is a team of dedicated Embassy professionals committed to protecting U.S. citizens and facilitating legitimate travel in accordance with U.S. law. In our work, we are guided by the principles of transparency, fairness, professionalism and integrity. In our daily work we strive to provide effective and courteous service to all our diverse customers and educate them on all aspects of the U.S. consular services that we provide.  We work daily to keep the consular clients up-to date on all changes in our policies and procedures. We reach out to public by traveling to various regions of Ukraine and holding press-events, meetings with students and other interested audience.  We participate in web-chats, on-line forums, and speak to press and media about the work we do.  Conducting an active and effective outreach program helps us do every part of our jobs better.

Successful Consular Outreach can:

  • Save lives by providing timely and accurate information about personal security and emergency preparedness to U.S. citizens abroad.
  • Supply information to the public about consular services provided, and how to access them.
  • Correct misconceptions about U.S. policy on a range of subjects, from student visas to intercountry adoptions to overseas voting.
  • Shapes public impressions of the United States and U.S. citizens.

In this section you will find Embassy press releases on consular issues and news about all kinds of outreach events that we take part in. 

Consular Visits

  • SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 --- U.S. VICE-CONSUL TO DISCUSS DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM (GREEN CARD) IN LVIV.

    United States Vice-Consul John Sarraf will visit Lviv on September 11, 2014 and will hold a press-conference on U.S. Diversity Visas (Green Card) issues with the media of Lviv.  The press-conference will take place at the Lviv Press Club (11 T. Shevchenka Prospekt, Lviv), at 11:00 a.m.

    During the discussion Mr. Sarraf will explain the process of applying for the Diversity Visa as well as the main fraud trends connected with Green Card.  He will cover the main aspects of the process and explain what one should do to ensure a fair and transparent application process. 

    Mr. Sarraf will also be available to answer any other questions that the audience may have regarding current Diversity Visa application procedures. 

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 --- U.S. VICE-CONSUL TO DISCUSS DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM (GREEN CARD) IN IVANO-FRANKIVSK.

    United States Vice-Consul John Sarraf will visit Ivano-Frankivsk on September 12, 2014 and will hold a meeting with the weekly newspaper Halytskyi Korespondent on U.S. Diversity Visas (Green Card) issues.  The meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m.