Please be advised:

On December 11 the U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok will resume limited nonimmigrant visa (NIV) interviews at a reduced scale. Embassy Moscow also continues to offer interviews for immigrant, diversity and nonimmigrant visas. Our services, however, are not back to the levels in place prior to the Russian Federation’s 60 percent cut of personnel at the U.S. Embassy and three Consulates. Fewer people inevitably mean fewer staff to provide visa services. Because of reduced staffing, we had to cancel and reschedule previous NIV interview appointments. NIV applicants who have had their interviews canceled should click here or call the number below to reschedule their interview for a later date at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow or at the U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok.

The staffing changes will also affect the scheduling of some immigrant visa applicants. Affected applicants will be contacted if there is a change as to the time and date of their interview.

For rescheduling of nonimmigrant visa interviews, click here or call +7 (495) 745 3388 or 8 800 100 2554 (ITFN).

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link

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 St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, and Yekaterinburg.

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