Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 19, 2020, the United States Embassy in Nur-Sultan and Consulate General in Almaty are cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at or contact us via: or the toll free numbers: 7 727 350 5703; 8 800 100 2554 to request an emergency appointment.