Category Archives: US Embassy Moscow

US Embassy in Moscow – Part II – Visas Issued for One Year instead of Two: Russians on Probation

This is the second blog in an ongoing series on the negative changes in visa policy of the US Embassy in Moscow. Russian citizens applying for B-1/B-2 (visitor) and certain work visas are entitled to two-year visas.  Department of State … Continue reading

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US Embassy in Moscow – Part I: Refusal Rate of Russians Doubled. How are Russians worse than Brazilians?

Let us start with the big picture. The refusal rate by the US Embassy in Moscow doubled from 2009 to 2010: from 4.9% to 10.3%.  The official statistics can be found at these links: http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY10.pdf http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY09.pdf Only five countries had … Continue reading

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US Embassy in Moscow: What Changed?

Over the past year, the number of complaints we have received regarding the US Embassy in Moscow has increased exponentially.  What changed? Over the next month, we will discuss this in more detail on this blog.

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Our Article in Immigration Lawyer’s Daily – Proposed Consular Complaint Procedure

This subject has been gnawing at me for a while. Why is it that other government agencies, including USCIS and Customs and Border Patrol, have complaint procedures and will follow-up on legitimate complaints, but the agency responsible for our image … Continue reading

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