Effective January 5, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC requires a negative COVID-19 test result taken within two days before the departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days for all travelers, age two years and older, to the United States on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of Hong Kong and Macau. This requirement also applies to passengers who have been in China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the past 10 days and are traveling to the United States from one of the following airports: Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea; Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Canada; and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Canada. CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. Visit the CDC website for additional information.


Due to exceptional circumstances, we are currently unable to provide visa services in Ukraine. This includes related support services such as visa appointment scheduling, as well as courier and fee collection services.

Applicants for U.S. nonimmigrant visas may apply in any country in which they are physically present and where there are appointments available. As each U.S. Embassy and Consulate has specific application procedures, you should contact the U.S. Embassy where you wish to apply directly.


Effective March 2, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv has discontinued the acceptance of nonimmigrant visa application fees at all Raifeissen Bank Aval branch locations in Ukraine. All fees purchased on or prior to this date are considered valid until September 30, 2023. MRV fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different applicant or country of application.


All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.