Visas for Children

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Overview

All travelers to the United States — no matter how young - must have valid U.S. visas. However, the process of obtaining a visa for a child is somewhat easier. Most importantly, children under the age of 14 do not have to appear for a personal interview.

U.S. Embassy Moscow no longer offers non-diplomatic visa services due to the Russian government’s April 23, 2021, notification prohibiting the U.S. Embassy Russia from employing foreign nationals in any capacity. All consular services at the U.S. Consulates in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok remain in suspended status. Russian nationals may continue applying for non-immigrant visas at any U.S. embassy or consulate where they can obtain an appointment.

Applicants who reside in Russia may also apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate outside of Russia, and must pay the visa application fee (“MRV fee”) in the country where the visa interview takes place. To submit a routine nonimmigrant visa application and schedule an interview at a consular section outside of Russia, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com or ais.usvisa-info.com.