Due to low workload, USCIS will permanently close the Moscow field office on March 29, 2019. The last day the field office will accept applications is on February 28, 2019. The USCIS field office in Athens, Greece, will assume jurisdiction over immigration matters in the Russian Federation, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Russia (including Form I-130, Form I-131A, Form I-730, and Form N-400). The USCIS Refugee Affairs Division will assume primary responsibility for adjudicating refugee cases presented for interview in the region. Russia is unfortunately not a treaty country and citizens cannot apply for E-2 visas unless they have dual citizenship in the treaty country.
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