U.S. Citizen Services

Attention: The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg are Only Accepting Emergency Passport Requests due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulates General in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok are suspending routine citizenship services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg will only process emergency passports for immediate return to the United States. These measures are being taken based on the Department of State’s “Do Not Travel” Global Health Advisory, and the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to practice “social distancing.” The safety of U.S. citizens is our top priority.

All requests for emergency U.S. passport appointments must be sent to MoscowACS@state.gov. In the e-mail, please include the following information:

  • If renewing, a scanned copy of the U.S. passport to be renewed
  • If a first-time applicant, citizenship evidence such as a U.S. birth certificate
  • Copies of both parents’ passports in the case of minor applicants
  • Purpose of travel
  • Destination
  • Intended dates of travel
  • Your country of residence
  • The e-mail subject line should read: Emergency Passport Appointment Request – (Applicant’s name) – (Applicant’s date of birth), for example, Emergency Passport Appointment Request – John Doe – 01 January 1980.

Unfortunately, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and notarial services will be suspended until further notice.

We apologize for the hardship and inconvenience that this may cause, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation in helping to protect the health of our U.S. citizen and global community.

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