The US Consulate in three cities of Russia resumed issuing visas to a limited extent
Moscow. 11 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok Monday will resume interviews for nonimmigrant visas to the Russian citizens to a limited extent.
“On December 11, the US Consulate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok will resume interviews for nonimmigrant visas to a limited extent”, — said the U.S. Embassy in Russia. Embassy in Moscow will continue to conduct interviews on immigration, diversity and non-immigrant visas to a limited extent.
“As mentioned by the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman, we want the Russians had the opportunity to travel to the US, to get acquainted with our culture to study in our universities and do business with American partners. We are therefore pleased to partially resume the provision of visa services. We believe that cooperation between our Nations and U.S.-Russian business relations are the basis for the stability of our bilateral relations”, — stated in the message published on the website of the Embassy.
It emphasizes that the Embassy will not be able to resume the issuance of visas to the extent that it supported “to unreasonable decisions of the government of the Russian Federation to significantly reduce the number of staff of the U.S. Embassy and three consulates”.