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On September 9, 2012, the new visa regime between the Russian Federation and the United States of America entered into force. Please find the text of the visa agreement here. Please continue to check our website for additional information, and contact your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate General about specific requirements for visa applications.

Appointment System for American Citizen Services

Services for Americans are now by appointment only.  Embassy Moscow's online appointment system allows you to make, change or cancel appointments.  Once your appointment is made, you can print a confirmation page. 

Please click here to make your next ACS appointment online!

While walk-in service requests will no longer be accepted, we do not require appointments for emergencies.  If you are a U.S. citizen with an emergency, please call (495) 728 - 5577.  After hours, call (495) 728 - 5000 and ask to speak to the duty officer.  Emergency services for American citizens are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Important Notice (Nov. 18, 2014)

ATTENTION: U.S. embassies and consulates wolrdwide are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delay in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. While the Consular Section in Moscow continues to operate normally, it is unable to process credit card payments at this time. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact us at +7 (495) 728-5577. Visa questions should, as always, be directed to: or by phone +7-495-745-3388 or 8-800-100-2554