U.S. Citizen Services
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.
Overview of American Citizens Services
Please find below a listing of the services that the American Citizen Services section provides. You must click on the service you require, follow all instructions, and then schedule an appointment for the post that serves you.
The U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit exists to serve Americans traveling or residing in Russia. Our primary goal is to meet the needs of American citizens while providing them with premier customer service.
ACS provides emergency services to Americans in cases of arrest, death, crime victimization, repatriation, medical evacuation, temporary financial assistance and welfare-and-whereabouts cases.
We assist in non-emergency matters of birth, identity, passport, citizenship, registration, judicial assistance, and estates. ACS can facilitate the transfer of funds to Russia to assist U.S. citizens in need, repatriate the remains of loved ones who have died, assist with medical bills, assist victims of crime, and help U.S. citizens who are detained by local authorities. In other words, ACS is here to assist you and your family whenever and wherever we can.
- Consular Report of Birth
- Selective Service
- U.S. Taxes
- Loss of Citizenship
- Obtaining Birth Certificates and other Vital Records