The U.S. embassy in Russia said Monday that it will suspend all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia for nine days starting on Wednesday due to the Russian government-imposed cap on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia.

“All nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia will be suspended on August 23. Operations will resume in Moscow on September 1; visa operations at the U.S. consulates will remain suspended indefinitely,” the U.S. embassy said in a statement.

Currently scheduled appointments will be canceled and applicants will be provided with instructions on how to reschedule, it added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/