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How to submit visa application at the Russian Consulate in New York

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If the travel requirements of the applicant demand submission documents, they must be submitted by visiting Russian visa application centre, 145 West 45th Street, 5th Floor, New York 10036, USA, In the case of an Russian e visa, a visit is not mandatory to the Embassy, Consulate, or Russian authorised visa agent. 

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The Russian Consulate is in New York, with Sergei K. Ovsiannikov serving as the Consul General. The Consulate offers many services to the Russian citizen in the United States, such as the Russian passport renewal, attestation certificates, emergency certificates, etc.

9 East, 91st Street, New York – 10128
Tel: 212-348-0750 and 212-534-3782

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What are the primary tasks performed by the Embassy/Consulate of Russia located in New York, USA? 

The Embassy/Consulate assists travelers from the United States to Russia, and citizens traveling from Russia to the United States. It also plays a significant role in an educational exchange program sponsored by the Russian government. To allow for more ease of use and access, the Embassy/Consulate has established multiple Consulates across the country to offer services seamlessly.

What type of passport services are provided by the Russian Embassy/Consulate? 

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by Russian nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveler will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport, expired or were lost, the Embassy would work to provide new records to the traveler.

How many Russian Consulates/Embassy is in the United States to serve travelers? 

The Russian Consulate in New York (address listed above) along with three Consulates/Embassy spread across the country aid travelers to and from Russia. 

Embassy of the Russian Federation – Washington

2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. 

 Washington, DC 20007

Consulate General Russian Federation – Houston

1333 West Loop South, Suite. 1300,

Houston, TX 77027

Honorary Consulate General of Russian Federation – Denver

1552 Pennsylvania Street

Denver, CO 80203

Does a Consulate operate out of New York Consulate/Embassy? 

There is no separate consular address in New York. Both Embassy and Consular service office located in the same address

Can a traveler collect travel documents from the Russian Embassy/Consulate in New York?

No. You must visit Russian visa application centre, 145 West 45th Street, 5th Floor, New York 10036, USA, to collect the documents. For Russian electronic visa, you do not require to visit. 

What are the hours of operation of the Russian Embassy/Consulate in New York?

Russian Embassy working hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Monday-Thursday) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Friday). Consular Service Hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Monday-Thursday) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Friday).

What days is the Embassy/Consulate open?

The Russian Embassy/Consulate operates Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the Russian Consulate in New York observes can be found at the link below.

Are there any jurisdictional restrictions regarding services from the Russian Consulate/Embassy in New York?

Yes, only people residing in the states under consular control of Russian Consulate, New York, are eligible for services like the issue of Russian passport and visa services. 

Which states are coming under the jurisdiction of the Russian Consulate/Embassy in New York?

The Russian Consulate covers the following states and territories: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts State, Michigan, Minnesota State, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Does Russia provide any E-visa?

Yes, there are three types of E-visa offered by Russia as following

  1. USA to Russia Business E-Visa Single Entry
  2. USA to Russia Business Invitation Letter Multiple Entry
  3. USA to Russia Tourist E-Visa Single Entry
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