Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia

Location: Russia

Event: Status Update on Consular Report of Birth Abroad Services

Due to the Russian government’s forced reduction of our consular workforce and the resulting staffing shortage, American Citizen Services are available only on an emergency basis in Moscow.

We encourage U.S. citizens seeking citizenship services to schedule appointments with neighboring U.S. embassies and consulates. We regret the inconvenience that the suspension in services has caused.  Please be aware that processing times may be longer than normal.

U.S. citizens seeking to register the birth of their child in Russia may apply at the United States embassies in Riga, Tallinn, or Tbilisi.  These embassies are authorized to accept and adjudicate Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications for children born in Russia.  U.S. citizens may also apply for CRBAs at any U.S. embassy or consulate.  U.S. citizens are subject to host country entry requirements, including COVID-19 restrictions.  Check each embassy’s COVID-19 page for updated information on entry restrictions.


U.S. Embassy Moscow 

Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8
Moscow 121099, Russian Federation
Telephone: +(7) (495) 728-5000 or +(7) (495) 728-5577
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(7) (495) 728-5000
Fax: +(7) (495) 728-5084

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 

+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444