The U.S. Embassy in Russia has resumed processing applications for visas suspended in connection with the downsizing of the Embassy. This was stated by the official representative of us state Department Heather Nauert, reported on the Agency’s website.
“The visa issuance process was resumed, in my opinion, 1 September,” she said. Thus he explained that we are talking only about Moscow. The U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, this process remains suspended.
The American diplomat explained that the Embassy does not have enough consular staff, so the Embassy has no opportunity is fast enough to handle applications for the issuance of visas.
August 23 Washington has stopped issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. Such measures, the United States explained the intention of the Russian authorities to reduce staff of the American diplomatic missions in the country.
In addition, the US state Department demanded to close the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco.