Russians will have to travel to another country for a U.S. visa

The United States Consulate in the Russian capital provides services only in exceptional cases and only for Americans.

The US Embassy recommends that Russians apply for nonimmigrant visas at diplomatic missions located in other countries, TASS reports on August 2. The inconvenience is related to the prohibition of the Russian authorities to recruit Russian citizens to the consulate. The representative of the diplomatic mission explains:

The consideration of non-immigrant visas for non-diplomatic travel, as well as the provision of other routine services for American citizens and the processing of applications for immigrant visas, have been suspended indefinitely. We regret that the actions of the Russian government forced us to cut our consular staff by 75%, thus making it impossible to provide the appropriate services.

Russian citizens can apply to any US mission, regardless of its location. This action can be combined with a planned trip, having previously specified the timing of obtaining a visa in the selected country and quarantine measures for coronavirus. Alternatively, a purposeful trip abroad for a visa. Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries can still help Russians with paperwork. That is, you can, for example, come on vacation to Greece and at the same time apply for a visa to the United States.

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