Non-conviction certificate

US Authorities may require foreign nationals to present a Non-Conviction Certificate from Russia for various reasons, from obtaining permanent residency to getting married.

In order to request this certificate you should attend the Consular Section in person  with the following documents:

  • A letter of request for a Non-Conviction Certificate ( should be signed at the Consulate);

  • Original of a valid national passport (plus copy);

  • If a parent, legal guardian, or adoptive parent is applying for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued on behalf of a minor or an adopted child, which has reached the statutory minimum age for criminal responsibility, that person must present documentation proving their relationship to said minor in order for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued;

  • If a foster parent is applying for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued on behalf of a ward in their custody, they must provide a copy of documents establishing legal custody;

Please note that you should indicate the exact address/es of your stay in Russia (city, street, house and apartment).

The turnaround time for processing a criminal check is approximately 3-4 weeks.

If you have any questions please write as an email to legal.russianembassy@gmail.com