Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Transfer of Funds to Russia


Due to the closure of the U.S. Consulates in Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok, and the imposition of sanctions after the expansion of the illegal, aggressive war in Ukraine, consular officers have few options to assist in cases of destitution, especially outside of Moscow. U.S. credit/debit cards do not work in Russia, and money transfers from the States are impossible, practically speaking.

The Embassy may be able to assist with a funds transfer in certain very limited emergency situations; please contact us at moscowacs@state.gov and explain your situation.