Message for U.S. Citizens: Winter Holiday Closure (January 2-8, 2017)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Winter Holiday Closure — U.S. Consular Posts in Russia will be closed for regular services January 2-8, 2017 due to Russian holidays

We take this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens and family members that all U.S. consular posts in Russia will be closed beginning Saturday 31 December 2016 and continuing through 2-8 January 2017 in observance of Russian official holidays.   We will reopen on for business on Monday 09 January 2017.

Emergency Contact Information in Russia:

In case of emergency, please call for assistance.

U.S. Embassy Moscow:
Tel: (+7) (495) 728-5000 

U.S. Consulate General St. Petersburg:

Tel:  (+7) (812) 331-2600 and listen to the recorded message for the Duty Officer’s cell phone number.

U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok:
Tel: (+7) (4232) 30-00-70

U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg:
Tel: (+7) (3432) 793-001

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Russia enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you do not have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Monitor the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Russia. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Appointments are required for all non-emergency services.  You can make an appointment by calling the Moscow Consular Section’s American Citizen Services Unit at 7 (495) 728-5577, or you may click here to schedule an appointment online. To contact us with questions, please write to or visit the Embassy website.  Please contact our other posts through the numbers provided above.