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

Location: Russia

EventLimited Ability to Provide Consular Services – The U.S. government’s ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Russia is severely limited, particularly in areas far from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Russian government limitations on U.S. staffing and the suspension of consular services from U.S. consulates.

Citizenship Services: We encourage U.S. citizens seeking citizenship services to schedule appointments with neighboring U.S. embassies and consulates, as U.S. Embassy Moscow can handle emergency services only.  Those applying for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad should do so at embassies Tallinn, Tbilisi, or Riga.

Immigrant Visas:  U.S. Embassy Warsaw is processing Russian immigrant visa applications.

Non-Immigrant Visas:  Applicants within Russia need to apply at a U.S. embassy outside of Russia.  U.S. Embassy Moscow can process diplomatic/official applications and true life-or-death emergencies only.

We regret the inconvenience that the suspension in services has caused.

Actions To Take:

  • U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in our Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Have travel documents easily accessible.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan in place that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.


U.S. Embassy Moscow

Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8
Moscow 121099, Russian Federation
Emergency Working Hours Telephone:  +(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

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