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UKRAINE – Immigration Processing Delays in Kyiv Due to Ongoing Violence

Several consulates and government offices involved in immigration processing in Kyiv are currently closed or are operating reduced services or opening hours, as a result of the ongoing violence in the city centre.

More Details of Closures

The visa and consular sections of the embassies of Canada, the United Kingdom, India and Switzerland, among others, were closed on Friday. Some foreign offices and ministries abroad are advising their citizens not to travel to, or attempt to leave, Kyiv.

The Kyiv office of the State Migration Service, which processes residence permit applications and renewals, is not in the centre of Kyiv, and is currently still open for business as usual. However, the State Employment Office in Kyiv, which handles work permit applications and renewals, is closed.

Other government agencies and consulates may also be affected. There is no indication as to when these offices will reopen and services return to normal.

Action Items

  • Expect delays in visa, residence permit and work permit processing for at least the next few days.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ABEA Relocation

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.