10 October 2019

Exclusion from United States is not the end of the world: Drozdova & Partners Law Firm assists Ukrainian citizen with having travel ban lifted

In cooperation with American attorneys, Drozdova & Partners Law Firm has assisted a Ukrainian entrepreneur to have lifted their exclusion from the United States.

The Ukrainian and foreign attorneys, by joint efforts, developed a strategy for challenging the decision of the US authorities (the entrepreneur had been barred from entering the United States for procedural violations for three years), and prepared and filed a relevant application for lifting the non-immigration travel ban.

‘Each case of imposing such sanctions is special,’ points out Drozdova & Partners Law Firm Director Ms Olena Drozdova. ‘Generally, we carry out a thorough analysis of the case, determine the reasons for imposing the ban, review the reasonableness of, and assess chances of success in revoking, the consular decision and obtaining a permit to enter the United States.’

The expert has pointed out that it is necessary to analyse the reasons behind, and the reasonableness of, the travel ban itself prior to filing an application for lifting the same. ‘If the travel ban was the legal error, it is challenged through filing a claim for review of the case and submitting additional evidence. If the decision was made validly, it is necessary to understand the reasons behind the travel ban and to collect and submit additional conclusive evidence,’ Ms Drozdova says.