Documents on demand
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA
Phone (consular questions): (202) 939-8914 | Emergency line : (202) 298‑5700
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Documents on demand

Foreign nationals have the right to obtain all types of documents on-demand regarding their vital records from the territory of the Russian Federation as per the requirements for requesting Documents on Demand as set by the Administrative Code.

If you reside within the Consular district of the Russian Embassy (Alaska, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, as well as Puerto-Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands), you can obtain documents from the Russian Federation on-demand through our office.

In order to do that, you have to submit to the Consular Division of the Russian Embassy (2641 Tunlaw Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20007) the following set of documents:

  • Two copies of a filled-out form called "Questionnaire on Obtaining Documents on Demand." Forms must be correctly filled out in Russian. Use third-party translation services if needed ;

  • Your valid national passport (+copy)

  • Document confirming relationship to person named on the certificate (parent, legal guardian, or adoptive parent etc.) (+copy);

  • A money order payable to Embassy of Russia in the amount of $72-00 per document.

If you plan to visit our office in person, please call beforehand to schedule your visit at 202 939 8913 or 202 939 8907 (9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.). You can also email us at: (please leave your contact phone number).

If you apply by mail, you should enclose a self-addressed prepaid return envelope, showing your account number and yourself as both shipper and recipient regardless of delivery address. We do not accept waybills marked "bill sender", "bill third-party", "bill credit card" or C.O.D. When forwarding your documents to us, please specify on the envelope "Attention: Documents on demand".

The processing time could take up to 6 months.