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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:

Upcoming trips


    United States Vice-Consul Sergey Olhovsky will visit Lutsk and will give a presentation on Diversity visas and general immigrant visas issues.  The meeting will take place at Window on America Center, Volyn Oblast Research Library, 11 Shopena St., on June 18, 2015 at 2 pm.

    During the presentation Mr. Olhovsky will explain the process of applying for U.S. diversity visas.  He will cover the main aspects of the process and explain what one should do to ensure a fair and transparent application process.  Mr. Olhovsky will also discuss visa fraud issues including agencies that offer their help with the U.S. visa application as well as “assist” in winning the Green Card. 

    Mr. Olhovsky will also be available to answer any other questions that the audience may have regarding current immigrant visa application procedures. 

Webchat on the SWT Program - 2015

Consular Visits Archive