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Guiliano asks: I am married to a Ukrainian girl. We were married in Hong Kong and our marriage certificate had an apostile for Ukrainian authority. Do I need a VISA? (Philippine passport).
Expert's answer:
You still need to get a Ukrainian visa but you can use your certificate of marriage to obtain a long-term visa. The functions of the Ukrainian Embassy in the Philippines are performed by the embassy of Ukraine to Japan. Try to contact them for more information.
Jim asks: Hi, I plan to visit some cities in Ukraine this summer. Is there any safety regulation, recommendation to visit Mariupol? Is safe to visit? Thank you so much!
Expert's answer:
It is relatively safe to visit Mariupol at the moment, just follow the news from the region in case something changes. It is not recommended to visit parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions (including the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk) that are not under control of Ukrainian officials.
Lily asks: My cousin is a Ukrainian citizen who currently lives in America for a little under one year. He is waiting to receive a green card. Will he have any issues acquiring a Ukrainian travel passport and traveling out of America?
Expert's answer:
You should contact the embassy of Ukraine to the US to get the latest official info about this issue.
kiss asks: How much is been paid to an international student when he finds a cleaner job or any related job per hour in dollars in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
In 2015, the average salary in Ukraine was about 200 USD per month for a full-time job, so it won't be an easy task to earn more being a student.
Simon asks: When are school holidays in Ukraine in 2016?
Expert's answer:
In the 2015-2016 school year, summer school holidays will begin on May 27 and will last until September 1.
lou asks: Is this area (Kramatorsk) under control of the Kiev government or the "rebels", i.e. is it safe to travel to it from Odessa.
Expert's answer:
Kramatorsk is under control of Ukrainian officials, but it is located relatively close to the conflict zone, so there are certain risks.
John asks: What is the distance from Kharkov to the Russian border?
Expert's answer:
The distance from Kharkov to the Russian border is about 40 km.
Sergio asks: What events in Ivano-Frankvisk do you recommend me to visit on April 8 to 17, 2016?
Expert's answer:
I have found the following list of cultural events taking place in Ivano-Frankivsk (day by day). Closer to the time of your trip, go to this page and you'll find a lot of information on upcoming events. You can use this service to translate the site from Ukrainian.
Erick asks: Is it safe to travel to Nikopol? And what is the best route from Amsterdam?
Expert's answer:
Today, it is safe to travel to Nikopol. Not a lot of options are available. The best way is to fly to Boryspil international airport located near Kyiv. There is a direct train running from Kyiv to Nikopol. You can use this service to translate site from Ukrainian/Russian.
jam asks: I didn't include my postal code to the address but I indicated the city. Also I didn't include my flat number. Will I encounter problems in receiving my parcel.
Expert's answer:
The postal code is not mandatory, it is used for faster mail delivery. As for the apartment number, its absence is much more critical, because employees of the local post office will not be able to send you a notice that they have received the parcel. Thus, you will have to go to the local post office to find out whether the parcel has arrived or not.

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