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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sit together on the grounds of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are hoping to find a way to begin reversing a yearlong spike in tensions stemming from Ukraine's revolution and civil war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris, France, October 14th. Click on slide to read Secretary Kerry's remarks and answers to reporters’ questions during press availability.

  • U.S. Embassy now on VKontakte. Look us up at http://vk.com/usembru

    One more way to stay in touch. We have joined VKontakte, Russia's largest social network! Look us up at http://vk.com/usembru

  • The Bridge over the Ocean Festival Opens in Yaroslavl

    Russian city of Yaroslavl hosts U.S.-Russia Festival, ''The Bridge Across the Ocean.'' Ambassador Tefft took part in the opening of the Festival.

  • President Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly (WH Photo)

    President Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

  • AMFEST Festival poster

    The annual AMFEST Festival, which opened Wednesday evening, is showing new American films in Moscow from September 17th to 28th.

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  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.  More »

  • Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status

    We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases AND ALL CASES with very few delays.  More »

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2016 DV Lottery Program

  • The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015) will open at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at dvlottery.state.gov. We encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. See the Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions webpage for additional information. 

Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

  • The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service. Find out more... >>

Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status.

  • We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.
  • We continue to prioritize immigrant visas and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases AND ALL CASES with very few delays.

 

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