Applicants residing in Belarus

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Important information for Residents of Belarus

Please consult the U.S. Embassy in Minsk’s nonimmigrant visa information page for details about which first-time and renewal nonimmigrant applications are accepted by the Embassy in Minsk. The U.S. Embassy/Consulates in Russia can accept interview waiver applications only for applicants who can demonstrate they reside in Russia. Belarusian citizens who submit a nonimmigrant visa application in Russia but reside outside of the country will be required to appear for an interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate of application in Russia, or to reapply at the U.S. Embassy in Minsk (after paying a new fee).

Document delivery for visa applications processed at the U.S. Embassy/Consulates in Russia is possible only within the Russian Federation. Please do not enter a delivery address in Belarus or any other location outside Russia in your website profile. This will delay the return of your passport. You may also choose to collect your passport from the Pony Express office. To find visa collection locations, click here.