Visas (Vladivostok)

The Department of State has temporarily suspended operations at the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok out of concern for the health of our Russian and American staff, and the public, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to resumption of operations at the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok as soon as the situation permits.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow, the U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg, and the U.S. Consular Agency in Sakhalin remain open, and will provide consular services for emergencies only.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

Visa appointments at Consulate Vladivostok are cancelled for the foreseeable future.  Once operations resume at Consulate Vladivostok, appointments will be made available and you will be able to reschedule.

For more information on Nonimmigrant Visa Services, please visit:

There is one U.S. Embassy in Moscow and three Consulates General in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg and Saint Petersburg. The territory of Russia is divided among the Embassy and the Consulates into four Consular Districts.  To find the nearest location that provides the service  you need please use this link.

To learn about non-immigrant visas, apply for a visa, pay your application fee, and schedule your interview please use this link.

To learn about the Summer Work and Travel Program please use this link.

To learn about immigrant visas, including the Diversity Visa program, please use this link.

Consulate General Vladivostok does not process Immigrant Visas

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
  • We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
  • We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
  • We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
  • We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on
  • We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

  • Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
  • Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
  • Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

  • Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
  • Complete your application fully and accurately.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
  • Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.