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, 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 other than mobile phones smaller than 3cm x 13 cm x 6cm will not be stored by Embassy/Consulate personnel. See the Security Regulations section for full information.
Attention residents of Belarus: Beginning June 1, 2015, non-immigrant visa applicants who reside in Belarus must renew their visas via the U.S. Embassy in Minsk. Only Belarussian applicants who live in Russia are eligible to send their passports to Moscow for visa renewal.
Crimea is in the consular district of U.S. Embassy Kyiv. All IV and K applicants, irrespective of citizenship, who are residents of Crimea must apply in Kyiv.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv/, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status.
Beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 visas in a People's Republic of China passport will be required to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS). More information is available at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
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.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Bank and Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Track & Retrieve My Passport
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Renew My Visa
- Application Pending Further Action