Consulates North America

Russian consulates and embassies in North America:

Embassy of Russia in the United States

2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington DC 20007
Tel. (202) 298-5700
Tel. (202) 298-5772
Fax (202) 298-5749,

Visa Department:

2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Tel: (202) 939-8907, 939-8913, 939-8918
Fax: (202) 483-7579

Consulate General of Russia in Seattle

2323 Westin Building, 2001 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2617
Tel.(206) 728-1910
Fax (206) 728-1871

Consulate General of Russia in New York

9 East 91 St.
New York, NY 10128
Tel (212) 348-0926
Fax (212) 831-9162

Consulate General in San Francisco

2790 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel. (415) 928-6878
Fax (415) 929-0306
including visa department:
Visa Section: (415) 929-0862

Other links:

Russian National Tourist Office
US Department of State – Consular Affairs

Russian consulates and embassies in Canada:

Embassy of Russia in Canada

285 Charlotte St., Ottawa, Tel. (613) 235-4341
Fax (613) 236-6342
Visa Department:
Tel. (613) 236-7220
Tel. (613) 236-6215
Fax (613) 238-6158

Consulate General in Montreal
3655 Ave Du Musee
Montreal, Quebec, H3G2EI
Tel. (514) 843-5901
Tel. (514) 842-5343
Fax (514) 842-2012

North American embassies of the former Soviet republics:

Embassy of Kazakhstan
3421 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington DC 2008
Tel. (202) 333-4504
Fax (202) 333-4509

Embassy of Kirgizstan
1511 K St. N.W., Suite 705
Washington DC 20005
Tel. (202) 347-3732
Fax (202) 347-3718

Embassy of Moldova
1511 K St., N.W., Suite 333
Washington DC 2005
Tel. (202) 783-2807
Fax (202) 783-3342

Embassy of Turkmenistan
1511 K St., Suite 403
Washington DC, 20005
Tel. (202) 737-4266
Fax (202) 737-1152

Embassy of Uzbekistan
1511 K St., Suite 623
Washington DC, 20005
Tel. (202) 638-4266
Fax (202) 638-4268

Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M St., N.W.
Washington DC, 20007
Tel. (202) 333-0606
Fax (202) 333-0817

General information:

Office Hours are usually Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 5:00p.m.
The Consulate reserves the right not to issue next-day visas if it is not urged by the date of entry into Russia. If you apply for a visa valid for more than 3 months you must submit HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate.If you apply by mail, you should enclose a return envelope or prepaid airbill of the mail you choose to send the visa back to you. If you want to extend your visa you should apply to the local visa and registration office (OVIR) in the area of your residence in Russia.
In case of emergency (unexpected illness, death of relatives) visas can be obtained upon submitting a certified cable from a doctor of a Russian clinic or a copy of death certificate.

If you are going to Tadjikistan your invitation must be confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this Republic. Russian Consulates do not issue visas to any other Republic of CIS. If you are going to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan via Russia you should get a transit visa. Armenian, Belorussian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz visas are valid for transit via Russia. Transit visas are valid for no longer than 72 hours. The Consulate reserves the right not to issue next day visas unless urged by the date of entry into Russia.

When applying for visas please observe the following requirements. The copy of the passport page should be trimmed to the size of the original and stapled to the upper-left corner of the application form. Two pictures should be stapled to the copy of the passport page and one – to the specially marked place at the upper-right corner of the application form.
Paperwork submitted in the manner different from the above will not be accepted.

After you receive your visa please check it for mistakes (passport number, date of birth, term of validity) and, if necessary, return it to the Consulate for corrections. The Consulate will not be responsible for any mistakes in the visas, which were not brought to its attention prior to departure from the USA. If you wish to extend your visa, you should get a new invitation from the same organization that issued the previous invitation and submit it with the visa to the Consulate. Processing times, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.