U.S. Citizen Services

Routine Consular Services

As a result of the Russian government’s forced staff reductions, American Citizen Services are limited in Moscow.  Routine services, including most notarial services, are indefinitely suspended.

We have resumed processing full-validity passports, which arrive in Moscow 4-8 weeks after the passport appointment.  We can also process limited-validity passports for emergency travel, printed on the same day as the appointment.

Schedule an Appointment and Complete Your Passport Application

Minor Passports (Under 16)

Form DS-3053

If you need to notarize a DS-3053 form authorizing issuance of a passport to a minor child, please schedule a regular passport appointment.  All other notarial services remain suspended.

  • Complete a Form DS-3053 (https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds3053.pdf) and bring a printed copy to the appointment.  You must sign the statement in front of a notary; do not sign it in advance of your appointment.
  • Bring a photocopy of the front and back of the identification you plan to present.

First-Time Adult (16 and Older) Passports, Passports Issued over 15 Years Ago, or Lost or Stolen Passports

  • Complete a DS-11 passport application via the passport wizard (https://pptform.state.gov/passportwizardmain.aspx) and bring a printed copy to the appointment.
  • Bring your prior U.S. passport (if applicable).
  • Bring your birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship (bring all that apply).
  • Bring government issued identification (driver’s license, prior U.S. passport, Russian passport, military identification, or Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship).
  • Bring two regulation-compliant passport-sized photos (two inches by two inches) for the applicant (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/photos.html).
  • Bring the application fee of $165.
  • If the applicant’s last U.S. passport was issued when they were less than five years old, they are currently over the age of 16, and they do not have valid government-issued identification, they may need to present series of photos demonstrating age progression.  Please bring a series of age progression photos to establish the physical changes that have occurred since the issuance of the applicant’s prior passport.  These photos should range from the applicant’s age at the time of their prior passport’s issuance to their current age.

Adult Passport Renewal (DS-82)

Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and First-Time Passports for U.S. Citizens Born in Russia

U.S. citizens seeking to register the birth of their child in Russia may apply for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) at U.S. Embassies Riga, Tallinn, or Tbilisi.  Although the U.S. Embassy in Moscow is not processing CRBAs, you may still obtain your child’s first passport.  You must select “Report the birth abroad of a child of a U.S. citizen and/or apply for the child’s first passport” when scheduling a passport appointment and bring the following items to the appointment, in addition to those required for a first-time, minor passport.

  • Applicant’s birth certificate (and translation if not in English or Russian).
  • Applicant’s parent’s proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • Applicant’s parents’ marriage certificate.
  • Completed DS-5507 (https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds5507.PDF) affidavit showing all the applicant’s U.S. citizen parent’s periods and places of residence and physical presence before the applicant’s birth.