On January 31, 2020, a new Presidential Proclamation (“Presidential Proclamation 9983”) was issued which added to the ongoing travel restrictions of P.P. 9645 by expanding them to the nationals of six additional countries. The restrictions only apply to immigrant visas and/or diversity visas, not nonimmigrant visas. More information is available at this link.


Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone their appointments by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please send an email to support-russia@ustraveldocs.com for specific guidance. Information concerning rescheduling a pending consular appointment is also available at www.ustraveldocs.com/ru/ru-niv-appointmentschedule.asp.


We would like to inform callers who are intending to schedule an appointment through our call center that our call center agents have the same access to appointment slots or scheduling as applicants have in their profiles. If there is no availability when applicants attempt to schedule an appointment, they will not encounter more availability through the call center. Applicants whose profiles are temporarily blocked will need to wait 72 hours before access to their profiles will be restored.


You will NOT be permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate with (a) electronic devices or accessories, including mobile phones, tablets (such as iPads), e-readers, smaller electronic devices such as smartwatches and electronic fitness devices, USB flash drives, cables, wires, and headphones; (b) any large bag or luggage; or (c) any sharp or flammable items (including perfume and other sprays), weapons, ammunition, or explosives. Prohibited items will not be stored by Embassy/Consulate personnel. See the Security Regulations section for full information.


Applicants residing in Crimea: Please click here for important information.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Russia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the U.S. Consulates General in Vladivostok, and Yekaterinburg.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Russia.