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Saf asks: I fled the Ukraine war and I am in the UK now, but my family went on holiday before the war to Afghanistan but the Taliban have destroyed their passports an documents/ flight tickets, how can I sponsor them to the UK to join me.
Expert's answer:
There are some services offering transfers to Afghanistan, not sure about their reliability, check them yourself. The following article about Refugee family reunion will probably be useful. Official info about Family reunion and Support for non-British nationals in Afghanistan.
Lubov asks: Can I get on the plane in Poland to fly to Norway if I have non-biometric international passport?
Expert's answer:
I haven't found any information specifically about getting on a plane with a non-biometric Ukrainian passport (most likely there will be no problems, if the passport is valid considering the circumstances). You can legally enter Norway without a biometric passport, more information here.
Alyson asks: I am trying to assist my Ukrainian friend to get his children to the United States until things settle down in Ukraine. They are a 14 year old boy and 18 year old girl. They have made it to Warsaw. I've spoken with an immigration lawyer in the US and we have schools who will gladly accept them, so they can get a student Visa. The 18 year old has a biometric travel passport. The 14 year old has a biometric country passport, but a regular travel passport. That regular travel passport expired in 2020, but they are under the impression that it was extended 5 years. No one seems to be able to tell me if that is correct and whether or not the US will accept that for a student Visa. If it is not correct, is he out of luck? When I called the Ukrainian Embassy in the US, they could not tell me anything other than they are not issuing passports. At least I think that's what she said.
Expert's answer:
From March 1, 2022, the validity of passports of Ukrainian citizens for traveling abroad can be extended for 5 years. It is done by territorial authorities/territorial units of the Migration Service of Ukraine, as well as embassies and consular institutions of Ukraine. So he should contact the embassy of Ukraine to Poland to get more info about his case.

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