U.S. Citizen Services

Attention: The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg have limited citizenship services available due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulates General in Yekaterinburg have limited citizenship services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Operations at U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok remain suspended. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg will continue to process emergency passports for immediate return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is also resuming limited processing of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. These measures are being taken based on the Department of State’s Level 4 Travel Advisory for the Russian Federation 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.

In order to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please book an appointment online. 

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is resuming limited emergency notarial services for U.S. citizens seeking Marriage Letters and for parents of U.S. citizens seeking notarization of DS-3053 (Statement of Consent for Issuance of a Passport to a Minor under the Age of 16). In order to request an appointment for a marriage letter or DS-3053, please email moscowacs@state.gov. We are unable to accommodate any other types of notarial requests at this time.

Please note: If you are traveling from outside of Moscow to attend this appointment, we highly recommend that you reserve refundable travel.  COVID-19 infection rates are worsening in Russia, and the Embassy may be required to cancel appointments and reduce services at any time.  If that occurs, we will work to prioritize your case when conditions permit.

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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