Registering with the US Department of State
In addition to securing a visa, all U.S. students are required to register themselves with the U.S. Embassy in Russia before departure from the U.S. In the event of international, political, or family emergencies, or in the event that a passport is lost or stolen, the U.S. Embassy will be much better able to assist registered students. Please visit the Department of State’s website and follow the links to register.
Registration is fast and costs nothing. Please print the confirmation page after you have registered; leave one copy at home and take a copy with you. Students of other nationalities should check to see if it is possible to register with your own Embassy in Russia.