February 12, 2022, the Department of State ordered the departure of most U.S. direct hire employees from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action. U.S. citizens should not travel to Ukraine, and those in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options.
As of Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Department of State will suspend consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. The Embassy will maintain a small consular presence in Lviv, Ukraine to handle emergencies, but will not be able to provide passport, visa or routine consular services, including processing adoption visas and assistance to U.S. citizens and their adopted children in departing Ukraine. U.S. citizens may seek these services at U.S. Embassies in neighboring countries. U.S. citizens seeking emergency assistance in Ukraine should complete this online form and the State Department will respond.
All ASPs with active adoption programs in Ukraine are asked to contact any families currently in Ukraine or with plans to travel immediately to ensure understanding of this important update.
Click here for more information on the U.S. Department of State travel advisory:
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