American Citizen Services (Vladivostok)

General Information and Hours of Operation

American Citizen Services Public Hours

Monday – Friday 2 – 5 pm, excluding Russian and U.S. Holidays

Contact Information 
For non-emergency inquires send an e-mail to Vladcons@state.gov

Workday emergency tel: 7- (4232) 30 00 70
After hours emergency only tel: +7 (914) 791 00 67

All routine passport, report of birth abroad, and notarial services require an appointment. Appointments are available on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

The schedule of new fees for consular services is as follows:

Passport and Citizenship Services
Adults: First-Time
(Age 16 and older)
$145
Adults: Renewal
(Applying with DS-82)
$110
Minors
(Under age 16)
$115
Consular Report of Birth Abroad $100
Notarial and authentication services  $50

 

After-Hours Emergency

In an after-hours emergency, please call the Consulate duty officer at +7 914 791 0067.

Please be advised that this number is not for visa inquiries.

The Consular Agency in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is now open. American citizens may submit applications for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad directly to the Consular Agent rather than traveling to the Consulate General in Vladivostok. Documents may also be notarized.

The Consular Agent is supervised by the Consulate General in Vladivostok. Applications accepted by the Consular Agent are forwarded to the Consulate for adjudication and document printing.

The Consular Agent also provides immediate assistance for Americans in distress on Sakhalin Island and supplements the efforts of the Consulate General to provide help in these cases.

The U.S. Consular Agency in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Location:
Lada Hotel Suite 210
154 Komsomolskaya Street
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Telephone: (4242) 42 49 17
Cell Phone: +7 914 704 07 62
Email: Sakh.agency@confidesk.com

Hours:
The Consular Agency is open Mondays and Thursdays from 0900–1300.

Appointment System for American Citizen Services

The U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok uses an Appointment System for all services, including passport renewals, birth registrations, notarial services, and general inquiries. Please make your appointment before you visit the Consular section. Appointments may be made at any time via the link below. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 14:00 to 16:30, Friday from 10:00 to 12:00. For details, or to make an appointment, please follow this link:

The U.S. Consular Agency is now open. American citizens may submit applications for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad directly to the Consular Agent rather than traveling to the Consulate General in Vladivostok. Documents may also be notarized.

To make an appointment, Make Appointment.

(U) Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

  • Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
  • Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
  • The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
  • It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
  • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
  • Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
  • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
  • The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
  • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
  • Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
  • During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
  • Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
  • Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.

Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.