Ukraine is creating an International Legion of Territorial Defense consisting of foreigners who are willing to join the resistance to the Russian invaders and protect global security.

Foreigners and stateless persons may be admitted to military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine under a contract for the positions of privates, sergeants and warrant officers according to the Law of Ukraine "On Military Duty and Military Service".

A 7-step algorithm on how to join the force:

Step 1. Contact the Embassy of Ukraine in your country with the intention to join the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine (reach out to a military attache or consul: contact details see below).

You can apply in three ways:

Step 2. Get briefed on what documents and gear (equipment) you will require.

Step 3. Report to the embassy with a package of documents for an interview with a defense attaché and for visa clearance – with a consul.

Step 4. Write an application for admission to the territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for contracted military service on a voluntary basis (defense attaché provides assistance).

Step 5. Get instructions on how to arrive in Ukraine, the documents and equipment required.

It is recommended that you have on you military uniform or its elements, gear, helmet, body armor, and more, if available.

Step 6. Cross into Ukraine in a designated manner.

Representatives of Ukrainian embassies, consulates (abroad) and territorial defense forces in Ukraine will provide assistance in deployment. Their contacts will be provided at the embassy of Ukraine in your country.

Step 7. Upon arrival at the assembly point in Ukraine, join the Foreign Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine (sign a contract) and together with soldiers from other countries and Ukrainian soldiers join the fight against Russian invaders.

Foreign citizens who need a visa to visit Ukraine are entitled to visa-free entry.


Embassy of Ukraine in the USA:

3350 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
+1-202-349-29-63
+1-202-349-29-47
+1-202-349-29-48
+1-202-349-33-71
+1-202-322-26-16
emb_us@mfa.gov.ua
dao_us@mfa.gov.ua
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Embassy of Ukraine in the UK:

60, Holland Park, London W11 3SJ
+44-207-727-63-12
+44-207-792-17-08
emb_gb@mfa.gov.ua
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Embassy of Ukraine in the Canada:

Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9
+1-613-230-29-61
+1-613-617-23-35
+1-613-230-80-15
emb_ca@mfa.gov.ua
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Embassy of Ukraine in the Poland:

Al. J. Ch. Szucha 7, Warszawa 00-580
+48-22-621-39-79
+48-69-860-88-37
emb_pl@mfa.gov.ua
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Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic

Radvanská, 35,811 01 Bratislava
+42-125-920-28-10
+42-125-920-28-13
emb_sk@mfa.gov.ua


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