U.S. Mission in Russia No Longer Processing Non-Diplomatic Visas

by Alexander J. Segal on May. 26, 2021

Immigration Immigration  Deportation Immigration  Visa 

Summary: Due to Russian Government-mandated staff reductions, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow is no longer processing non-diplomatic visas or providing routine notarial services.

immigration attorney nycEffective May 12, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow reduced consular services due to the Russian Government's preventing it from employing foreign nationals. As a result, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow is no longer processing visas [link] for non-diplomatic travel. The Embassy added that it is not offering routine notarial services (e.g., Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and renewal of passport services) for the foreseeable future.”

The Embassy will provide some emergency services for U.S. citizens who are residents in Russia. Notably, the statement explains that if a U.S. citizen who is resident in Russia requires a new U.S. passport to remain legally present, or if he or she requires an emergency U.S. passport for a demonstrable life or death emergency, the individual may send an email to the Embassy explaining the situation.

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