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Non-Immigrant Visas

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Our Consular Section is operating normally at this time. Applicants should attend any visa interviews they have scheduled with the U.S. Embassy or Consulates in Russia.


Important Information

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 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.