4 Mar 2024 12:00

U.S. extends humanitarian parole for Ukrainians

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - Washington has extended the presence of Ukrainian asylum seekers in the U.S. territory to two years.

The rule applies to Ukrainians staying in the U.S. on the humanitarian parole basis, Ukrainian media said, quoting the Reintegration Ministry's press service and Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova.

The right to renew residence permits was granted to Ukrainians who arrived in the United States under the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program, a simplified initiative to provide Ukrainian citizens with humanitarian parole for entering the United States, or those granted U.S. humanitarian parole between February 11 and April 25, 2022.

"The humanitarian parole is one of the most frequent types of special entry permits. This type of special permit allows entry into the United States and is granted on humanitarian grounds to persons who are not entitled to regular U.S. visas," the ministry said.