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Key Points

  • The US Department of State has limited operations of its Embassy in Moscow
  • Russian nationals must submit visa applications at the US Embassy in Poland


On October 24, 2021, the US Department of State updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) concerning the status of Russian nationals.

If located in Russia, Russian nationals should now file visa applications at the US Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. Russian citizens residing in countries outside of Russia should continue to file visa applications at the nearest third country US Embassy or Consulate.

Visa applicants who filed with the US Embassy in Moscow will have their files transferred to the US Embassy in Warsaw and receive notification for their application interview when this becomes eligible.

Visa applicants who received notification of an appointment at the Embassy in Moscow must fill out a transfer request.

For additional information, click here.

What Are the Changes?

The US Embassy in Moscow will now operate under limited circumstances due to staff limitations. The US Embassy in Warsaw was designated for the future processing of visas for residents of Russia.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the US Embassy in Moscow’s website for additional information and updates.

Source: US Embassy & Consulates in Russia

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