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Questions and answers:
Art asks: Closest international airport to Kherson?
The closest international airport is located in Odessa. It takes about 6-6.5 hours to go from Odessa to Kherson by train.
Patrick asks: What is the taxi fare from Zaporozhye airport to Melitopol?
The cost of the trip is about 30-50 USD.
Olga asks: My mother was born 3 km from the Pochayiv Lavra. She recently died. Is there a town Hall that holds birth/family records? I am also trying to trace records of where she was transported to during the war. I am visiting the region in September and this information would help my sister & I to follow our family history. Many thanks.
Danny asks: Is it possible for American to travel from Kiev to Alvchesk by bus or train. I know there is a war there, is it safe for me or do I need any documents?
There are regular buses running from Kyiv to Alchevsk, which is not under control of Ukrainian officials now. That's why it is not recommended to visit it, especially for citizens of the US, it is very risky.
Junji asks: I have a question about an availability of part time job for foreign students who will start his Russian language study at a language in Kiev from this coming summer. will I be able to get a part time job while I enroll in a language school? I do not know anything about the Ukrainian immigration law. Regard, Junji.
You can work while studying in Ukraine but you need to get a work permit or residence permit to work officially. All the details should be discussed directly with the employer. In 2016, the average salary in Kiev was about 300 USD per month for a full-time job, so it won't be an easy task to earn more as a student employed part-time.
Andrew asks: I lost my international Ukrainian passport with which I entered USA. I need that passport number. Is there anyway to obtain that information?
I doubt you can get this info anywhere. You should first of all contact the police and leave a statement about the loss of the passport and get a certificate confirming it. After it contact the embassy of Ukraine in the US
to get a certificate of return. This document replaces the passport at the border.
Ben asks: My friend lives in Sverdlovsk and I want to get her passport. She says it cost a little over $300 because she lives in military zone and passport office has to send it to Ukraine side and back which I don't understand.
It is true that the town of Sverdlovsk located in the Lugansk region is not under control of Ukrainian officials now. But it means that people living there have to go to other cities to get Ukrainian documents. 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).
As we receive a lot of similar requests, our advice is not to send any help to person in Ukraine before you are absolutely sure that the person is real.
Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.
Nour asks: How long can an international student stay in Ukraine after completing his/her study? (undergraduate degree)
Foreigners can stay until they have valid visas. To obtain a permanent residence permit, it is necessary to get a permission for immigration to Ukraine.
Demi asks: I am a female student in Vinitsya, Ukraine. Please is there a way I can find a partime job to help me raise some part of my tuition?
The following lists of part-time jobs available in Vinnitsa will probably be useful (first
). If necessary, you can use this service
to automatically translate sites from Ukrainian/Russian.
Lexy asks: My boyfriend lives currently in Kharkiv, Ukraine and he wants to visit me in the United States. And I was wondering what do we need to do to make this happen. Thank you for resonding^^
He should get an international passport, if he doesn't have one (the fee is about 20-40 USD, it takes 7-20 days to get it), and a US visa