A visa may be obtained from the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D. or from Ukrainian Consulates General in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.Careful attention should be paid to the validity dates of Ukrainian visas.There also have been recurrent incidents of groups of skinheads targeting people of Asian, African or other non-European descent in downtown Kiev (see the section on Crime below). Most street crime is relatively low level, but crimes involving small caliber firearms have been reported.
However, the extension is only valid for continued presence in the country.Also see Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ official web portal at Read our information on dual nationality and the prevention of international child abduction at SAFETY AND SECURITY: In November 2004, public outrage over fraudulent presidential elections brought hundreds of thousands of protesters into the streets of Kiev and other Ukrainian cities for 17 days. The Department of State urges American citizens to take responsibility for their own personal security while traveling overseas.Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U. Cases of assaults in apartment building corridors and stairwells, and armed break-ins have also been reported.While most travelers do not encounter problems with crime in Ukraine, there has been an increase in the number of racially-motivated attacks conducted by “skinheads” in Kiev.