As a result of the Russian government’s personnel cap imposed on the U.S. Mission in Russia, DOS announced that the issuance of nonimmigrant visa (NIV) operations in Russia will be suspended beginning August 23, 2017. As of 9:00 am Moscow time Monday, August 21, 2017, the U.S. Mission will begin canceling current NIV appointments countrywide. Beginning September 1, 2017, NIV interviews will occur only at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. NIV interviews at U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok are suspended until further notice, and applicants who have their interviews canceled should call the U.S. embassy to reschedule their NIV interview at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for a later date.
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