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.
We are located on the Garden Ring in central Moscow.
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.
For general inquiries in Russian or English
(from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.)
If calling from the United States, please dial 011 first.
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.
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.
The nearest subway stations are "Barrikadnaya" and "Krasnopresnenskaya."
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.
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.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
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:
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The immigrant visa unit has no open public hours)
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.
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
For Express mail and courier deliveries:USCIS
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.
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.
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.