The new program enacted by the Biden administration will allow displaced citizens of Ukraine and their families to come the US for 2 years.
- Affidavit of Support – a US based individual (does not have to be a family member) submits an affidavit of support application online at https://www.uscis.gov/i-134
- Once the supporter is approved by the USCIS, the Ukrainian beneficiary will receive an email with instructions to create the online account.
- The Ukrainian beneficiary will need to confirm vaccination against measles, polio, and COVID-19. If not vaccinated, at least the first dose is required before travel authorization to the US is granted.
- USCIS will then notify the Ukrainian beneficiary via the online account that the travel authorization is granted – the authorization is valid for 90 days.
- The Ukrainian beneficiary will have to arrange his/her own transportation to the US. This includes an air ticket, a valid passport and negative COVID-19 test. All individuals older than 2, will need to complete a medical screening for tuberculosis within 2 weeks of arrival to the US.
- Once at the border, the Ukrainian beneficiaries will be paroled for up to 2 years; they will be eligible to apply for employment authorization as well.