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John asks: Is there a migration office in Lugansk where you can get a passport or do you need to use an agency or go to another town to get a passport?
Expert's answer:

Lugansk is not under control of Ukrainian officials now, locals have to go to other cities to get any documents, for example, to Kharkiv. They need to get a pass to leave the zone but it is issued for free. The official price of an international passport in Ukraine is in the range of about 20-40 USD, the time required to get it varies (from seven (urgent) to twenty days).

Our advice is not to send any help to a person in Ukraine, especially in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, before you are absolutely sure that this person is real. Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.

A.A asks: My friend lives in Rzhyshchiv and I want to get her a passport. She told me that she want to the passport office, there aren't any forms and they didn't know when they get any forms. So she went to a travel agency office and it costs $345. Is it normal in this city not have forms in the passport office? Also is it normal this price for a passport?
Expert's answer:
The official price of an international passport in Ukraine is in the range of about 20-40 USD, the time required to get it varies (from seven (urgent) to twenty days). It is not a difficult task. As we receive a lot of similar requests, our advice is not to send any help to a person in Ukraine before you are absolutely sure that the person is real. Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.
Timothy asks: Is there a city in Ukraine known as Huzna Wzna (sp?). Thank you.
Expert's answer:
I haven't found any place in Ukraine with this name and it doesn't look Ukrainian, more like Polish. Maybe it was located on the territory of western Ukraine, which was part of Poland until the Second World War. You can try to contact Polish archives to get more info.
Jamie asks: I am trying to get from Kyiv to Mykolaiv. I have not been able to find any flights there. I know that there is an airport in this city. Are there any flights?
Expert's answer:
You are right that there is an airport in Mykolaiv. However, as of August 2017, it is in the process of reconstruction. So you should better go by train (booking).
Amy asks: I have family in Berdyansk and have never visited before, and would like to see where my Grandma lived and talked about. Is it safe? I'm travelling from Australia.
Expert's answer:
Berdyansk is located quite close to the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, about 100 km. So, certain risks exist. However, at the present time, the situation is stable, just follow the news and avoid going there in case of aggravation of the conflict.
Olga asks: I am a permanent resident in USA (green card holder). I want to travel in 4 weeks but my current foreign passport is expired. Can I extended it urgently in USA?
Expert's answer:
You should contact the embassy of Ukraine in the US to get the latest info about this issue.
David asks: How far is it from east Ukraine border to Kharkiv?
Expert's answer:
If you mean the distance from Kharkiv to the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine (parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions), it is about 260 km. The distance to the Russian border is about 35 km.
Taras asks: I live in the UK, have ILR visa, but my passport expires soon, so can I renew it in the UK?
Expert's answer:
You should contact the embassy of Ukraine in the UK to get the latest official info about this issue.
Esther asks: Hi, am a foreigner and would like to study nursing in Ukraine. I already have an RN wanting to have BSN. I really want to know the cost, length of study and if I would be permitted to work as a student over there.
Expert's answer:
You should check the sites, contact the officials of the following top Ukrainian medical universities located in Lviv, Kyiv, Chernivtsi.
Sana asks: I am British citizen, and I was studying in Ukraine for the last 6 years, my student visa expires on 1st august 2017, can I stay in Ukraine till the end of August according to 90/180 rule?
Expert's answer:
You should contact the embassy of the UK in Ukraine directly to get the latest official info about this issue.

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