Passports Services

Welcome to the Passport and Citizenship Unit of the Mission Russia. We provide services for United States Citizens in Russia.

All applicants must provide a Social Security number (SSN) for U.S. passport applications. The application can only be accepted if the SSN has been provided or has not been issued previously.  Individuals residing in Russia who require social security services must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Warsaw, Poland.

All passports applications are forward electronically to the National Passport Center in the United States. You can check your passport application status via U.S. Passport Application Status.   The National Passport Center will deliver the passport to Russia within ten business days. You will receive an automatic notification once the passport is received by the U.S. Citizen Services Unit.

For passport services in Moscow, please contact the U.S. Embassy Moscow; for passport services in St. Petersburg, please contact the U.S. Consulate General St. Petersburg; for passport services in Vladivostok, please contact the U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok; for passport services in Yekaterinburg, please contact  the U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg via phone +7 (343) 379-3011.

Please note: 1. A Russian visa is only valid for the passport in which it is placed. If the passport is cancelled, lost or no longer valid, the visa also loses its validity. 2. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel, it can be used for domestic air travel only.

We encourage you to use our Passport Wizard to fill out your passport application. Completing your application online and printing it will help assure timely and accurate processing.  Helpful note: For the emergency contact address, choosing any state from the drop-down menu will allow you to enter a non-U.S. address in the address field.