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A follow-up to our April 20 post: US Mission Russia: Mass Termination of Local Staff, Severe Reduction in Consular Services Effective May 12.
On May 14, the US Embassy in Moscow announced to US citizens in Russia that the host country has informed the US Mission of its intent to postpone its prohibition of the employment of foreign nationals at US Mission Russia. So for now through July 16, routine U.S. citizen services will temporarily resumed.
Temporary Resumption of Consular Services – The Russian government has informed U.S. Embassy Moscow of its intent to postpone the prohibition of U.S. Mission Russia’s employment of foreign nationals. Consequently, through July 16, U.S. Embassy Moscow will temporarily resume routine U.S. citizen services, including passport services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and limited notarial services. Please visit our website for instructions on scheduling an appointment. We will also provide immigrant visa processing for priority and urgent cases.
Actions To Take:
If you are a U.S. citizen present in Russia and your visa has expired, we strongly urge you to depart Russia before the June 15 deadline set by the Russian government.
If you plan to remain in Russia past this deadline, please visit your local Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) office to start the necessary paperwork as recently suggested by MVD.
Be aware that Embassy Moscow is unable to answer any specific questions about Russian residency or Russian visas, as this process is managed entirely by the Russian government.
In related news, Moscow Times reports that US Embassy Moscow spokesperson Rebecca Ross and nine other American diplomats have until May 21 to leave the country in line with Russia’s retaliation to the expulsion of 10 of its diplomats from the United States.
Spokesperson @usembru Rebecca Ross: “It was an honor to work in Moscow w/ so many Russian & international journalists who reach for truth, & offer insight & information to the people of Russia & the world so we may draw our own conclusions. До новых встреч, прекрасная Россия!" pic.twitter.com/5UqLZfXkrv
— Jason P. Rebholz (@USEmbRuPress) May 15, 2021
U.S. Embassy in Moscow spokeswoman Rebecca Ross is among the 10 diplomats to be expelled from Russia in response to sanctions from Washington https://t.co/GnFlXt0sL3
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) May 12, 2021