Applicants who choose to receive their passports via Pony Express in cities in Siberia or the Russian Far East may experience delays that could extend delivery times by 1-2 days. These delays may occur through December 31, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As always, we advise visa applicants not to purchase airline tickets or pay for accommodations in the United States until they have received their passports with valid U.S. visas.

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.