We are internationally oriented business community – the most active and effective in Ukraine. We represent leading business leaders and experts of 600+ Member organizations – the biggest investors and largest multinationals operating in Ukraine which contribute greatly to the state budget and creating opportunities for people in Ukraine to realize their potential. Being a non-governmental member-funded non-profit organization, it is without a doubt our Members are in the spotlight of all Chamber endeavors.
We strive to be the Partner of Choice and positive driver of change in business environment for the benefit of Ukraine. As we deeply tackle to achieve this, our team works diligently to provide a selection of benefits, which together blend in a full business development package for our Members
If you are not yet a Member, it is high time you became one and got a bucket of benefits they will help your business to catch on.
As Members of the American Chamber of Commerce, the goal is to operate and conduct business in accordance with the law of the land and to accept certain guiding principles based on U.S. and Western business practices as a preferred code of conduct. Without attempting to draw up detailed guidelines to govern every situation that might arise in the course of diverse and complex business activity in Ukraine, the American Chamber of Commerce has established these basic principles only as general operating guidelines that all Members are expected to follow:
The principles outlined here are not intended to preclude business or professional relationships that are recognized as both legal and acceptable under applicable law and custom, and that would not cause embarrassment to any party involved, if publicly known.
U.S. Express Business Visa
Another exclusive benefit you can enjoy being a part of the wide Chamber family! The Chamber facilitates the process of scheduling the appointment for direct employees of Chamber Member Companies at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy and provides a letter of support for single entry visa. The Chamber’s U.S. Express Business Visa service is only available to direct employees of Chamber Member Companies in Good Standing.
Dear applicants, please note that there is no facility at the Embassy to store prohibited items. In the past, applicants were allowed to check and store certain small items including cell phones with Embassy security staff. As of February 1, 2016, this will no longer be allowed, and you must make arrangements to store these items before entering.
Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html.
Please note that TMM Express will only hold passports for 15 calendar days from the date that you receive confirmation that your passport has arrived at the pickup location. You will be notified by email that your passport is ready for pickup. You will receive three email messages and one phone call. If it is not picked up before the 16th day, your passport will be returned to the Embassy in Kyiv. It will then be your responsibility to make private arrangements to have the passport delivered to you at your expense. Once you have made these arrangements, please ask the courier company to contact the Embassy to coordinate pick up.
Address of the Consular Section of the US Embassy: 4 Aircraft Designer Igor Sikorsky Street, Kyiv 04112, Ukraine (former Tankova St.)
This service is offered to the following individuals:
The Chamber will be unable to process family members at any time for any reason in accordance with the Chamber’s agreement with the US Embassy regarding the US Express Business Visa service.
Please note that the Chamber does not guarantee that applicant will receive a visa, nor we can influence the decision of the Embassy. The Embassy does not provide any explanations to the Chamber about visa refusals.
Interested parties should contact us as early as possible, as we can send a limited number of applicants each Monday to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section. The written request to the Chamber should be done well in advance of the travel dates as poorly planned business trips are not considered an emergency and cannot be rushed.
Please NOTE!!! If the applicant does not cancel the reservation in advance (before the list of Chamber applicants is submitted to the Embassy) and is not present at the interview at the appointed time, he/she will not have an opportunity to use US Express Business Visa service in the future.
To take advantage of the Chamber U.S. Express Business Visa service a Member Company should submit the documents to the Chamber by 5PM on Monday (prior to the desired appointment date). The Chamber schedules appointments for 2:30 PM every Monday (except for official holidays)
The applicant will then receive a letter from the Chamber that must be picked up on Friday prior to the appointment date and presented to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section upon arrival, in addition to OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO THE INTERVIEW requested by the U.S. Embassy:
All applicants are subject to the same processes and qualifying factors.
As a part of the visa application process, U.S. Consular Officers must take scans of all fingers of all visa applicants. Officers take the scans at the time of the interview. The electronic scanning procedure takes only a few seconds and does not use ink. Click here for more information about it.
Certain U.S. visa holders will not need to interview when applying for a new visa. Any applicant who has previously enrolled a full set of fingerprints (10 prints) at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate will no longer need an interview if he or she:
For more information please click here.
IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS ON US EMBASSY REQUIREMENTS PLEASE VISIT THEIR OFFICIAL WEB-PAGE OF THE U.S. CONSULAR SECTION.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine reserves the right to refuse access to the Express Business Visa Referral Service to any Member in Good Standing of the Chamber for any reason at any time.
For more details, please, contact Lilia Topol, Chamber Administrative Coordinator at (+380-44) 490-5800.
* The Chamber Captain of Industry (COI) designation is provided to the senior most representative of a Chamber Member company.