Ukraine Resources for Granite Staters
Amid Russia’s unprovoked and premediated invasion of Ukraine, my staff continue to assist Granite Staters with loved ones in Ukraine, and Ukrainians living in New Hampshire who need assistance. To speak with a member of my staff call (603) 647-7500.
Americans in Ukraine
First, if you have not reviewed the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of State, please do so by clicking here.
The security situation throughout Ukraine continues to be violent and unpredictable due to ongoing military attacks by Russia, with active fighting in country and uncertain safety conditions. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens not to enter Ukraine and those in Ukraine to depart immediately using privately available ground transportation options if it is safe to do so. Avoid large gatherings and organized events as they may serve as Russian military targets anywhere in Ukraine, including its western regions.
U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ukraine by land should refer to the Message to U.S. Citizens: Ukraine Land Borders. U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Ukraine and who do not depart immediately as advised should complete this online form so we may better communicate with you. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should be aware that the U.S. government will not be able to evacuate U.S. citizens in the event of Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine.
For Assistance: Call +1 (888) 407-4747 (in the United States) or +1 (202) 501-4444 (from overseas); or Email KyivACS@state.gov.
Additional Actions for Americans in Ukraine
- Read the State Department’s country information page on Ukraine.
- Familiarize yourself with information on what the U.S. government can and cannot do to assist you in a crisis overseas.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
- Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk areas.
- Ensure travel documents are valid and easily accessible.
- Have a contingency plan in place that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your contingency plans based on the new information.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Ukraine.
- Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
- See the U.S. Embassy's website regarding COVID-19.
- Get a COVID vaccine to facilitate your travel.
- Understand the COVID testing and vaccine requirements for all countries that you will transit through to your destination.
How You Can Help
You may wish to visit the following webpages if you would like to help individuals impacted by the conflict in Ukraine:
- Sponsor Ukrainian individuals – Visit Uniting for Ukraine | USCIS and Welcome.us |
- Help newly arrived Ukrainians – Contact a local resettlement agency such as Ascentria Care Alliance or the International Institute of New England
- Stay informed – Visit United with Ukraine | State Department
The State Department has created the following webpage to further clarify visa options and outline alternatives to visas that Ukrainians may consider. It is important to note that a visa is not a viable way to achieve refugee resettlement in the United States. - Information for Nationals of Ukraine | State Department
If you are in need of on-the-ground assistance, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees may be able to help. The overall goal of UNHCR is to provide immediate relief to those fleeing military hostilities, while laying the groundwork for sustainable and durable solutions, working closely in coordination with state and local authorities, community-based actors and partners. – Help by Country | UNHCR and Ukraine Country Information | UNHCR.
Ukrainians in the U.S.
Temporary Protected Status:
On March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.
Please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website here for more information on eligibility and applications for Temporary Protected Status.
Certain Ukraine may be able to obtain work authorization while they are in the United States. Please visit the USCIS webpage for more information.