The United States decided to increase the limit term of nonimmigrant visas for members of naval and air crews (C1/D), who are citizens of Ukraine, from 5 to 10 years, as stated by the press service of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"This decision is applied to the category of non-immigrant visa, second in number, to be given to citizens of Ukraine," according to the message. The number of such visas issued during 2014 amounted to 9,588 or 15.2% of all issued non-immigrant visas to Ukrainian citizens.
The 5-year period of validity of the U.S. visas types apply to European countries such as Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Moldova and Turkey.
The proposal of Ukrainian side to increase the deadline for all non-immigrant visas for citizens of Ukraine was submitted to the U.S. in February.