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Adebola asks: I'm a Nigerian with a residence permit in Ukraine. Is it possible for me to get a US from Ukraine without traveling back to Nigeria?
Expert's answer:
You should contact the embassy of the US to Ukraine to get official info about your situation.
Martin asks: Interested in exploring Mennonite history in nearby Molochnya. Are there any guides available who can do a tour to there?
Expert's answer:
A lot of old photos and info related to this topic is available here. And here is the auto-translated version of this page. Try to contact Zaporozhye guides, someone should probably be able to help you organize a trip there.
Elad asks: Are there any permits needed to travel from Donetsk abroad to Israel? Like military permits? Also what is necessary for someone from Donetsk to travel abroad?
Expert's answer:

People living in Donetsk have to leave the conflict zone to get any Ukrainian documents, the passes allowing to leave/return to the zone are issued online for free. Ukrainians don't need visas to visit Israel, only valid international passports. The price of an international bio-metric passport in Ukraine is about 20-30 USD and it takes 7-20 days to get it, delays of up to 1 month are also possible.

You should not send any help to a person in Ukraine, especially when it is about parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions controlled by separatists like in your case, before you are absolutely sure that this person is real. At least talk to this person several times via something like Skype with a webcam turned on. After it, you should arrange your meeting in Ukraine (in Kyiv). Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.

Lilia asks: Hi, I have a very big issue. So, I am in a small country called Togo in Africa. My passport has expired and I would like to renew it but unfortunately there is no Ukrainian embassy here in Togo. What can I do?
Expert's answer:
The functions of the Embassy of Ukraine in Togo are performed by the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria. You should contact them about your issue.
Vandy asks: Is church marriage allowed in Ukraine if a boy is Indian and girl is from Zaporozhye?
Expert's answer:
The main requirement for getting married in the church is that both should be baptized in the Orthodox Church. If it is not so, it is important at least one month before the expected date of the wedding to come to the church and discuss the nuances with the priest. Sometimes it is allowed to marry people, even if someone is not Orthodox, but on the condition that children born in this marriage will be baptized into Orthodoxy.
Ted asks: I have met a woman and she has reported that she i has her visa and plane tickets to come to the US to visit on vacation. She now is telling me that the custom officers are telling her she must have at least 1500 US dollars cash with her before she is aloud to board the plane to come to the US. Is that a true statement or rule that Ukraine has?
Expert's answer:
There are no such requirements. The person needs to have a valid international passport and a visa. Don't send any help to a person in Ukraine before you are absolutely sure that this person is real. At least talk to this person several times via something like Skype with a webcam turned on. After it, you should arrange your meeting in Ukraine (in Kyiv). Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.
John asks: Does the local Ukrainian need a special permit to travel to Kiev? How much does it cost? Thank you.
Expert's answer:
Special passes, issued online for free, are only required to leave/enter the conflict zone, which is not controlled by Ukrainian officials, for example, the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk. Severodonetsk is located near the conflict zone but Ukraine controls it, so there are no restrictions of any kind to leave/enter this city.
Margie asks: Do you know what time the train runs from Chernivtsi to Lviv on saturdays in May? Is there a bus service between Lviv and Chernivtsi? Thank you.
Expert's answer:
The timetable of trains for May is not available at the moment. As of April 2019, there are two trains going from Lviv to Chernivtsi on Saturday (departure at 03:37 pm and 08:25 pm). Most probably they will be the same in May. You should check the following timetable where you can also book tickets. There are regular buses of different companies running from Lviv to Chernivtsi (first, second). In general, going by train is better, a couple of hours faster and safer.
Peter asks: I want to travel from Lviv city to Nikolaev city. What is the best and faster to reach that city?
Expert's answer:
I would recommend to go by train. It is about 2-3 hours slower comparing to buses but much more comfortable and safer.
Daniel asks: I will be transferred within my company to Ukraine. Will I be able to take my wife along with me? Or do I have to first apply for temporary residence and only then my wife can join me in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
According to Ukrainian legislation, a foreigner who has received a temporary residence permit in Ukraine has the right to invite a family on the basis of family reunification and receive all the necessary documents for residence.

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