The U.S. Mission to Russia understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. In consideration of foregoing, the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of payments (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.
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Updates as of Sep 15, 2020
- Russia: New cases +5 406, Total cases 1 053 663
- Confirmed cases globally: 28 778 319; Died: 920 544; Recovered: 19 469 198
- AstraZeneca resumes testing of Oxford Vaccine, which was suspended after one of the participants had got sick.
- Government of the South Korea eased the restrictions related to social distancing in Seoul suburbs for two weeks
- China Government reported that domestic flights in Wuhan reverted back to the pre-COVID-19 level
Routine visa appointments in US Embassy in Moscow and Consulate in Vladivostok are still suspended but Consulate in Yekaterinburg started accepting interview waiver applications for C1/D in July, though there may not be appointment availability for this visa category due to great amount of applicants and limited number of appointments.
According to decision by the RF Government, effective from 8 Sep, 2020, appointed Russian and foreign airlines restart regular flights to:
Cairo (Egypt) and back three times a week;
Dubai (UAE) and back twice a week;
Male (Maldives Republic) and back twice a week.(more…)