Due to recent systems outages, we are unfortunately unable to accept DS160 visa application forms that were submitted on or prior to June 10, 2015. If you submitted your online form on or before June 10, please complete a new form before attending your appointment or submitting your interview waiver application. Please note that this has no impact on cases that were interviewed prior to June 10. The U.S. Embassy/Consulate regrets any inconvenience.


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.


Please be advised:

You will NOT be permitted to bring (a) USB Flash Drives, cables, wires, headphones, or any electronic device (with the exception of a mobile phone smaller than 3 cm X 13 cm X 6 cm); (b) anything that can be used as a weapon; or (c) flammable items (including perfume and other sprays); or (d)  any large bag such as briefcases, backpacks, suitcases, duffel bags etc.  Prohibited items will not be stored by Embassy personnel and applicants may be refused admittance.   See the section on Security Regulations for additional guidance.

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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.