The U.S. Department of State today has ordered the Russian Consulate in San Francisco to close by September 2nd, 2017. TDS is attempting to ascertain the status of any visa applications currently in process within the consulate, we will provide updates as soon as information becomes available. All passports have been returned by the Russian consulate to Travel Document Systems. In addition to the Consulate in San Francisco, Two buildings were also ordered to be closed one each in Washington DC and New York. We will provide updates as soon as they become available. The closures in Washington DC and New York will not affect visa processing. Update: March 26th, 2018 The U.S. State Department today ordered the closing of the Russian Consulate in Seattle Washington. Traveldocs will be able to assist all clients applying for a Russian visa in Washington DC, New York or Houston. Update: April 4th, 2018 Due to the recent closure of the Russian Consulate in Seattle the Russian Embassy in Washington DC, visa processing times are being extended due to the increase in application volume. Traveldocs.com will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our listed visa processing times if it becomes necessary.