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How do I renew my American passport in Russia?

by Clarence

Question: I live in Russia with my wife and daughter. My wife and daughter are naturally Russian citizens. I am waiting on my residence permit, but my U.S. Passport expires on January 29th. The residency process here is long and drawn out as one would expect. Nonetheless, I need to renew my passport.

Can I renew my passport by mail? I would prefer to renew it by mail as opposed to the expense of traveling to a far away office in Russia that will only add to the expense. Thank you for your time and efforts in answering my question.

Answer: In order to renew a United States passport in Russia, you need to schedule an appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate. There are four locations where you can submit the application. Please select the one that is closest to you and click the link for further instructions.

U.S. Embassy in Moscow

U.S. Consulate General in Valdivostok

U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg

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