The USA Extends Validity of Humanitarian Entry Permits for Ukrainians

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The United States has announced an extension of the period for Ukrainian asylum seekers to stay in the country for up to two years.

This extension applies to Ukrainians who are in the U.S. on the basis of humanitarian entry permits, as reported by the press service of the Ministry for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, citing Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova.

The extension covers Ukrainians who arrived in the United States under the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program, which is a simplified initiative aimed at providing humanitarian entry into the United States.


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Additionally, it includes those who received humanitarian entry at U.S. border crossings during the period from February 11 to April 25, 2022.

A humanitarian entry permit is a commonly used type of special status for entry into the United States, granted on humanitarian grounds to individuals who do not have the legal entitlement to customary rights to enter the country.

This permit allows individuals to enter the United States for a specified period, providing them with temporary refuge and protection.

The decision to extend the period of stay for Ukrainian asylum seekers underscores the commitment of the United States to supporting individuals fleeing conflict and seeking safety and refuge in the country.

It reflects the ongoing humanitarian efforts to assist those affected by crises and conflicts around the world, including the situation in Ukraine.

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