Immigration Alert: US Embassy in Russia to Suspend Nonimmigrant Visas Starting August 23

The Department of State (DOS) announced that as a result of the Russian government’s personnel cap imposed on the U.S. Mission, all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia will be suspended beginning August 23, 2017.

Nonimmigrant visas (NIV) include temporary business visitors and common temporary work visas.

What Employers Can Expect

For more information regarding embassy operations, visa processing and next steps for those with previously scheduled visa appointments, view the full Fact Sheet published by DOS.

If you have any questions regarding this alert, please contact your designated Gibney representative, or email