State Department Suspends U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Processing in Russia

In response to the Russian decision to cap the number of employees at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Russia, the State Department has temporarily halted the processing of non-immigrant visa applications in Russia. This decision impacts many non-immigrant travelers to the United States, including those seeking to visit for a short period, multinational executives and managers, professional and skilled employees, students seeking F-1 student visas, and others who seek to enter the United States as non-immigrants.

The State Department has advised that the halt in non-immigrant visa processing will be lifted in eight days for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow only.  All other U.S. Consulates in Russia will maintain the stay on non-immigrant visa processing until further notice.

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