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US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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Russia - Moscow Field Office

Service Area

The Moscow Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Street Address
United States Embassy
Novinskiy Bulvar 19/23
Moscow 121099
Russian Federation
Mailing Address from the US
Field Office Director
DHS/CIS
Unit 5430
DPO, AE 09721
Mailing Address from Outside the US
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
8 Bolshoi Devyatinskiy Pereulok
Moscow 121099
Russian Federation
Express Mail Address
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
8 Bolshoi Devyatinskiy Pereulok
Moscow 121099
Russian Federation

Office Location

We are located on the Garden Ring in central Moscow.

Hours of Operation

The Moscow Field Office is open for public inquiries Monday through Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The office is closed on American and Russian holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail

Phone

For general inquiries in Russian or English

(7-495) 728-5550
(from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.)

If calling from the United States, please dial 011 first.

Fax

(7-495) 728-5083.

Visiting the office in person

Appointments:

Appointments for filing form I-600 and I-600A are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and can be made via the Internet at www.infopass.uscis.gov. Choose your country of residence under the list of countries rather than entering a zip code. This will allow you to select an appointment with the appropriate USCIS office. Please bring a printout of your INFOPASS appointment letter and a photo ID with you to the appointment.

Walk-ins:

The office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Inquiries and filings are accepted on first-come, first-served basis.

Public Transportation

The nearest subway stations are "Barrikadnaya" and "Krasnopresnenskaya."

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

  • Parking is not readily available near the office.
  • Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid with either U.S. dollars or rubles to the Embassy cashier, after petitioners have submitted their documents at the DHS/CIS intake windows.
The cashier window closes at 4:00 PM. The Embassy cashier does not accept checks or credit cards.

Forms

Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to always provide a clear and complete address written in Mandarin characters, as well as an e-mail address on all applications and correspondence filed with the Beijing Field Office.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.

Form I-130

U.S. Citizens that reside in the Moscow Field Office's jurisdiction may file petitions for immediate relatives at the Moscow Field office during business hours.

Who May File and When

The Moscow Field Office at the United States Embassy, accepts Form I-130 ''Petition for Alien Relative'' from U.S. Citizens who are filing for their spouse, parent, or unmarried child under 21 years of age. Petitions from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents and petitions for relatives other than those mentioned fall into different visa categories and must be filed in the United States.

U.S. Citizens may file their petitions between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

U.S. Citizens MUST file their petitions in person. If a U.S. Citizen is filing for a spouse, it is recommended that the spouse also appear so that immigration officials may ask any questions necessary for the adjudication of the petition.

To file Form I-130 in Moscow:

  • 1. U.S. Citizens must establish that they have resided in the Russian Federation for the previous six months in order to file at the Moscow office.
  • 2. To establish the residency requirement, U.S. Citizens should submit one or more of the following:
    • Multi-entry Russian visa
    • Proof of local registration
    • Work contract
    • Apartment lease
    • U.S. military ID and evidence that the U.S. Citizen is stationed overseas,
    • Or other documents.
  • 3. Documents that prove the relationship between the U.S. Citizen petitioner and the non-U.S. citizen beneficiary should be submitted along with photocopies. Such documents include a marriage certificate, divorce or death certificates from previous marriages, and name-change certificates.
  • 4. Documents not in English must be submitted with English translations. Translations do not need to be notarized but should be signed by the translator and accompanied by a statement that the translation is accurate and that the translator is competent to translate.
  • 5. It is recommended that you provide a photocopy of any visas to the United States that your relative has been issued. If your relative has been under immigration proceedings previously, it is recommended that your relative provide detailed information about these proceedings. This will often speed the processing of your petition.

For additional information on preparing your documents to submit to the agency, read the instructions on Form I-130 or call the office at (7-495) 728-5550 on workdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Filing Fee

The fee for filing an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative must be paid in cash (dollars or rubles) at the embassy cashier AFTER the petitioner has submitted his documents to be checked. Additional fees are charged for the immigrant visa part of the process. See the Immigrant Visa Unit or the embassy cashier for a list of these fees. The cashier closes at 4:00 PM.

Processing

The I-130 petition will be adjudicated at the Moscow Field Office. After your petition has been approved, it will be forwarded to the Immigrant Visa Unit, which will contact your relative directly to schedule the visa interview. If you have further questions about your case after petition approval, please contact the Immigrant Visa Unit by e-mail at: consulmo@state.gov.

(The immigrant visa unit has no open public hours)

Form N-400

USCIS offices overseas are only authorized to process applications for naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. See the Citizenship section on the USCIS Website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.

Form I-131 Parole

The Moscow Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:

For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.

For individuals who received parole under the Lautenberg refugee program, please see Refugee Eligibility Criteria below.

Form I-131 Re-entry

Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website.

The Moscow Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits.

Transportation Boarding Letters

For U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) whose documents have been lost or stolen, the Moscow Field Office can sometimes issue Transportation Letters. LPRs who have been outside of the United States on temporary visits should bring any documents they have to us during our public hours.

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