Welcome to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section. The Consular Section is staffed by U.S. Foreign Service Officers and a staff of both Ukrainian and U.S. citizens who can help you with a variety of questions concerning the issuance of U.S. Visas.
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
- We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
- We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
- We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
- We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
- We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
- We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
- We will provide information on nonimmigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4788.html?post=Kyiv&x=86&y=13
- We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.
Furthermore, if you are a:
- Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
- Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
- Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to U.S. business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
- Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
- Complete your application fully and accurately.
- Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
- Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.
- Applicants, who are 80 and older, or 14 and younger, are residents of Ukraine and hold Ukrainian travel passports, do not require interviews and fingerprints. Such applicants can submit their visa applications the same way as in the Renewal Procedure.
Persons With Disabilities
To provide applicants with disabilities easy access to the Consular Section facilities, a request for such service should be submitted in advance. Requests can be made by phone by calling 044-521-5460. Such requests should include the name of the applicant, date and time of the scheduled interview, as well as the name of the escorting person, if an escort is needed.