U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Russia Suspend Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance
The U.S. Department of State has announced it will suspend nonimmigrant visa (NIV) operations in Russia. The action, beginning August 23, 2017, is being taken in reaction to the Russian government’s imposition of a personnel cap on the U.S. Mission.
Affected visa types will include tourist (B-2), professional worker (H-1B and L-1), exchange visitor (J-1) and more. NIV interviews will only occur at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. NIV interviews at U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok are suspended until further notice.