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Important Embassy and Consulate Information

Email: kyiviv@state.us

Consulate direct line in Kiev 011-38-044-490-44-45

Immigrant visa section direct line 011-38-044-490-44-22

FedEx in Kiev 011-38-044-495-20-32 011-38-044-495-20-20

Toll free number for call center 1-888-889-3780

Sergey, driver 011-38-067-158-00-60

Apartment rental 011-38-044-234-56-37

This should be accurate. Alla rented an apartment in Kiev for 2 nights in late May. We have had good luck with these people. Also google "Kiev Rents". If you need a private driver, we have been most pleased with Sergey but I have not used him since last June, so I do not know if the phone number is still current. Most of the apartment rentals will not reserve something with less than 4 nights stay, just FYI. They WILL have an apartment, but with less than 4 nights reservation they will not reserve a particular apartment.


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I am headed to Kyiv this weekend also. I have used kievrent.net about 10 times over the past five years. They have always treated me well. Their driver is picking me up at the airport on Sunday and taking me to my apartment. Check out their website and contact them.

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We had good luck with Stay In Ukraine. On our last trip, we rented this flat, and it was very nice. It's large, and we shared it with another couple. These guys also offer transfers to/from the airport for a very good rate.

I will use them again my next trip. Here we are enjoying this apartment:

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I know you guys weren't wearing your shoes in the apartment. Those were just tapochki with heels... right?


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I know you guys weren't wearing your shoes in the apartment. Those were just tapochki with heels... right?

They were being kind to their "foreigner" guests... :no:


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Thanks for the info. I am waiting for the quick response of the apartment managers now. My wife has suggested that we just find someone at the airport to rent an apartment from. Not sure about this. Many of the locals do this when they travel thru Ukraine. My biggest thing is I need fast internet for work and phone. Any thoughts about rolling the dice and waiting?

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I am headed to Kyiv this weekend also. I have used kievrent.net about 10 times over the past five years. They have always treated me well. Their driver is picking me up at the airport on Sunday and taking me to my apartment. Check out their website and contact them.

We used Kievrent.net too. Good company, decent rates and good locations. I like that there are English speakers on staff, so I can call them if I have questions or problems, and don't have to try and get Vika to do it.


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I decided to go with the sure bet and secure an apartment before I go. I didn't want to have any stresses. I booked thru kievapartmentrent.net. I maybe have used them once before. Good rates and great location. I will give you my feedback when I get back to USA. To bad it is suppose to be 94 this weekend and rain on Tuesday and Wednesday but anything is better than 112 in Phoenix.

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Any thoughts about rolling the dice and waiting?

If you do it, let her do all the talking. Don't let your accent give you away.


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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If you do it, let her do all the talking. Don't let your accent give you away.

:rofl: Right! On my first trip to Ukraine, my buddy's wife asked me not to get out of the car at our stop mid-way between Odessa and Kherson. She said to give her ten minutes to buy us food and coffee. The stop was one of those raodside truck stops with a kind of FSU food courts inside, but fish and produce vendors outside. She said "as soon as they see you all the prices will double". I can imagine what trying to rent an apartment would be like.


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"as soon as they see you all the prices will double".

I wasn't fooling anyone in Moscow. Just standing there was bad enough, I didn't even have to open my mouth.


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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I wasn't fooling anyone in Moscow. Just standing there was bad enough, I didn't even have to open my mouth.

Right. As soon as I got out of the car, she was sure that all price negotiations would fail. Oddly, Vika and I stop there every time we go back to Kherson, and the coffe cakes are still two hrvna!


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I decided to go with the sure bet and secure an apartment before I go. I didn't want to have any stresses. I booked thru kievapartmentrent.net. I maybe have used them once before. Good rates and great location. I will give you my feedback when I get back to USA. To bad it is suppose to be 94 this weekend and rain on Tuesday and Wednesday but anything is better than 112 in Phoenix.

According to friends in Moscow and my MIL the temperature in Kiev right now is only a few degrees less...but no air conditioning!

Renting a flat at the airport can be done, nearly any of the drivers know of places (and get "commissions" for bringing you there) It is as reliable as any other method, especially for short stays when they really won't reserve a particular apartment anyway. I never worried about internet, because...well, I just don't worry about internet, anything on the internet will be here when I get back...but internet in Ukraine is anything but reliable. we have ful service internet at our flat in Donetsk, paid a year in advance, and when Alla arrived there in May...no internet. It took her several days, and being told more than once that she "would probably not have internet ever again" :lol: Finally after about a week, and several vists by "service men" she got it turned back on. Hopefully it will work for you.


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Gary And Alla

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Right. As soon as I got out of the car, she was sure that all price negotiations would fail. Oddly, Vika and I stop there every time we go back to Kherson, and the coffe cakes are still two hrvna!

I do not question that this happens, and I think most Americans in Ukraine are paying something like 3 times what they should for just about everything, and it can be worse if a Ukrainian "helps" you :rofl: As Alla says "Everyone has to eat" The best defense is simply knowing what the going rate should be (preferably you do not get information from soneone that paid 3 times too much) and refusing any offers of more. Prices are VERY negotiable.

For the record, my MIL tells me the same thing when I follow her to the market to carry her bags of groceries. My first few days in Odessa, maybe a week or so, I DID get "misled" by some local Ukrainians of the female persuasion (imagine that) who would tell me the cab fare to where we were going was 100 UAH, etc. "OK" :bonk: It was only when I took nearly the identical ride alone a few days after being there that I discovered the fare was 30 UAH. :huh:

Live and learn. :lol:


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Gary And Alla

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