Contents tagged with American visas

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Direct flights between Russia and US may cease

    Russia and the US may no longer have direct air traffic, due to the difficulties encountered by Aeroflot crews in acquiring American visas, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

    According to the Ministry, the situation for issuing American visas in Russia is “extremely frustrating”.

    “The official waiting time for a visa interview, which Washington increased to 85 days in August 2017, has recently increased to 250 days, which is eight months. In other words, it is becoming pointless to apply …

  • US Consulates in Russia resume issuing visas - but with restrictions

    All American consulates in Russia, including those in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, have resumed issuing visas, as conveyed by the US Embassy in Moscow, reports Gazeta.Ru.

    For the time being, the three consulates will issue visas with one restriction: visas will be provided only to those citizens who do not need to pass an interview.

    "On September 1, 2017, the US Embassy in Moscow resumed a limited number of interviews for non-immigrant visas. The process of issuing US visas …

  • U.S. embassy encourages Russians to apply for American visas in Ukraine

    Residents of Russia can obtain visas to America at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, reported on the website of the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.

    “Those who live in Russia but could not apply for a U.S. visa in time can apply for one in Kyiv. Applicants do not have to be residents of Ukraine in order to get a visa, but must physically be in Ukraine to apply and receive the visa, because we cannot accept applications from residents through the mail if they are outside of Ukraine’s borders,” the report says. …