As a result of the Russian government’s decision to close the U.S. Consulate in Saint Petersburg, all interview and interview waiver appointments scheduled for the U.S. Consulate in Saint Petersburg will be canceled starting March 30, 2018.

Those NIV applicants who have their interview and interview waiver appointments canceled should click here or call the numbers below to reschedule their interviews or interview waiver appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow or U.S. Consulates in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok for a later date.

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


Attention applicants who submitted their visa applications by interview waiver. If, when reviewing your case, the consular officer requires you to appear in person for any reason, your follow-up appointment must take place at the Embassy or Consulate to which you submitted your interview waiver application, as of April 16, 2018.


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 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 Vladivostok, and Yekaterinburg.

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