On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine devastating multiple cities and creating a humanitarian crisis. To date, there are more than 6 million individual refugees from Ukraine recorded across Europe and more than 9.9 million border crossings from Ukraine. The United Nations is calling this the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II.

On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new process that provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members to come to the U.S. on a temporary basis known as humanitarian parole, with the support of a sponsor in the U.S.

Ukrainians participating in Uniting for Ukraine must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their stay in the United States. The process begins when the supporter files Form I-134, Declaration of Financial Support, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to include information both on the supporter and the Ukrainian beneficiary. Ukrainians who meet the requirements receive authorization to travel directly to the United States and seek parole at a port of entry.

Ukrainians and potential American sponsors can find each other, message back and forth, and make an informed decision about sponsorship. After they connect on Welcome Connect, sponsors and Ukrainians can apply for the Uniting for Ukraine program together.

Are you a Ukrainian looking for a Sponsor for yourself, your family, or your group under the Uniting for Ukraine program?
Register here.

Are you interested in supporting a Ukrainian who wants to come to the United States?