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
- Visa operations will resume on a greatly reduced scale.
- Beginning September 1, nonimmigrant visa interviews will be conducted only at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
- NIV interviews at the U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok are suspended until further notice.
- The reduced personnel and other changes are likely to result in ongoing delays in visa issuance at US consulates in Russia.
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.
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