Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy/Consulate observes both U.S. and Russian holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Russian holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy/Consulate Dates of Closure

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2017
Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year Holidays U.S., Russia
January 3 - 6 Tue - Fri New Year Holidays Russia
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day U.S.
February 20 Monday President's Day U.S.
February 23 Thursday Defender’s Day Russia
February 24 Friday Bridge holiday (transferred from Sunday, January 1) Russia
March 8 Wednesday Women's Day Russia
May 1 Monday May Day Russia
May 8 Monday Bridge holiday (transferred from Saturday, January 7) Russia
May 9 Tuesday Victory Day Russia
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 12 Monday Russian Independence Day Russia
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day U.S.
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 9 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 6 Monday Day of Consent and Reconciliation Russia
November 10 Friday Veteran's Day U.S.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Monday Christmas Day U.S.