Humanitarian Assistance And Visa Information For Ukrainians Who Have Evacuated To Moldova

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If you are seeking information about immediate humanitarian assistance in Moldova:

  • Almost all refugee cases in countries abroad are processed by local authorities, in this case the Government of Moldova.
  • Ukrainians should not contact the authorities of the United States or attempt to apply for visas in order to travel to the United States as refugees–such travel is not possible. They should contact the authorities of Moldova.  Contact information is below.
  • Please visit the Government of Moldova webpage for information about resources: and These websites provide the locations of official reception points along Moldova’s border with Ukraine.
  • Additional information is available from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR):, including information about non-governmental organizations that may be able to provide additional assistance.
  • In Chisinau, those seeking information on support from the Moldovan government can direct inquires to the Bureau for Migration and Asylum (Biroul Migrație și Azil).

Instructions for completing Uniting for Ukraine applications are now online at the following address:



If you are a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident with a Ukrainian relative seeking to travel to the United States on an immigrant visa:

If you are a U.S. citizen with a Ukrainian fiancée/fiancé seeking to travel to the United States on a K1 visa:

  • If you have already filed a petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that was not yet approved, U.S. law prohibits U.S. embassies from accepting K visa petitions (I-129F) for local filing abroad. USCIS must first approve K visa petitions. However, you can request an expedite for USCIS processing at


Before applying for a nonimmigrant visa, consider carefully whether you are qualified for the visa you intend to apply for. Nonimmigrant visas are for temporary stays in the United States and are not for refugees. There are no nonimmigrant visas for refugees. If you apply for a nonimmigrant visa but do not intend to leave the United States, your application will be refused. 

If you are not qualified for a nonimmigrant visa, you may wish to refer to the humanitarian assistance information above. 

If you are a Ukrainian with a U.S. citizen spouse or parent and seeking to travel to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay you should go to and schedule your appointment. If you wish to remain in the United States, you should apply for an immigrant visa. Please be aware that there is a significant wait time for nonimmigrant visa appointments in Chisinau due to the small size of our Embassy. We will try and process your request as quickly as possible but wait times will likely be several weeks or months, even for expedited appointments. 

If you are a Ukrainian who wants to travel to the United States or a U.S. citizen who has friends, business associates, or NON-IMMEDIATE family who want to travel to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa you should go to and schedule your appointment:

  • Demand is extremely high, availability is low, and wait times and processing times are likely to be very lengthy. You may wish to refer to the humanitarian relief information above or consider in applying in another U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • If you already have an appointment at U.S. Embassy Chisinau but wish to expedite it, you may request expedition via
  • If you already began a nonimmigrant visa application process in Ukraine, you may send a request to to ask for transfer of your “profile” to Chisinau, after which you should be able to continue the process for a Chisinau appointment.
  • If you are seeking but do not already have an appointment visit and sign up for the first available appointment of the type you are eligible for.