Uniting for Ukraine is a streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States. This represents a key step toward fulfilling the United States’ commitment to welcome Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Uniting for Ukraine provides a pathway for displaced Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United States and stay temporarily for up to two years. Ukrainians participating in Uniting for Ukraine must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their stay in the United States.


Individuals who seek authorization to travel to the United States via the Uniting for Ukraine process will need to complete several steps to confirm eligibility requirements:


One of them are health testing and vaccination requirements. Some of these requirements must be completed before the travel, while other requirements must be completed after the beneficiary is paroled into the United States.


Ukrainians who are applying for the Uniting for Ukraine program will need to confirm prior vaccination against measles, polio, and COVID-19. If not previously vaccinated, individuals will need to receive a first dose of required vaccines prior to obtaining authorization to travel to the United States. In addition, all individuals two years of age or older will need to complete a medical screening for tuberculosis, including an Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRA) test, within 90 days of arrival to the United States. Ukrainian citizens will need to meet other travel requirements as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including pre-departure testing for COVID-19.

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