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Moving from Ukraine to the United States

Learn the various pathways of immigration to the United States, including family sponsorship and employment from Ukraine.

Interested in Immigrating to the US from Ukraine?

Those Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ukraine are often called Ukrainian Americans. There are about 1,009,874 Americans who identify as being somewhat Ukrainian. This makes up about .31% of the American population. Although individual Ukrainians had previously traveled to the United States, the first large wave arrived in the late 1800s, coinciding with the industrialization of the United States.

Ukrainian immigrants have helped shape many industries in America such as farming, railroad construction, factory working, textiles, government, politics, teaching, and religion.

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Ukraine Community in the US

There are several US communities with high percentages of people with Ukrainian ancestry.

  • New York City Metropolitan Area
  • Rust Belt (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois)
  • Midwest (Minnesota, North Dakota)
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Alaska
  • Washington
  • Maryland
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia


Immigration Process

To become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, one must obtain a Green Card . Most immigrants will do so through employment , through family sponsorship , or by being an immediate relative of a US citizen, the latter being most common among Ukraine immigrants.

Useful Resources for Ukraine Immigrants in the US
  • Ukrainian American Association: UACA is the first organization of Ukrainian-American citizens in Philadelphia.  Members love their Ukrainian heritage and enjoy sharing the traditional Ukrainian customs.
  • American Association for Ukraine Studies: a registered non-profit educational organization founded in 1989 and dedicated to furthering knowledge about Ukraine, popularizing Ukrainian studies, providing career-building resources to its members, and making the intellectual resources of the organization available to the media and general public. 

  • U.S. – Ukraine Foundation: The US-Ukraine Foundation supports the people of Ukraine in their quest for freedom, democracy, a free-market economy, and human rights. 

  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA): a non-profit, non-partisan community-based organization that has represented the interests of Ukrainians in the United States since 1940.

Call Us Today

Getting started is easy. Use our eligibility assessment form or call us today at 1.877.296.0874 to speak to one of our U.S. immigration professionals.