CONSULAR REGISTRATION OF ADOPTED RUSSIAN CHILDREN

 

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, Russian children adopted by foreign citizens must be registered at with the Russian Embassy or one of its Consulates in the United States upon your return from completing your adoption in Russia. You must register your child within 30 days of returning to the United States. Both the family and the adoption agency are responsible for making sure this requirement is completed.

 

 

INITIAL Procedure:

 

To register your child, please submit to the Consulate General, either in person or by mail (if mailed, you should send notary certified copies) the following documents:

  • Completed application for registration
  • Original Russian passport your child used to enter the country. (Once the Consulate Generalreceives all documents they will place a registration stamp in your child's passport and issue the Certificate of registration, as a confirmation that your child has been registered with the Consulate General. After that the passport and the Certificate will be mailed back to you) 
  • One passport-size picture of your child 
  • American passports of parents 
  • Adoption certificate 
  • Birth certificate (issued after adoption) 
  • Russian Court decree/decision on the adoption of your child 
  • Prepaid FedEx envelope
  • If mailed, you should send notary certified copies)

 

Where to register 

 

For full list of consular offices in the USA and regions of their jurisdiction please visit this link: “Russian Consulates in the USA”.

 

 

THE CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Address: 2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Telephone: General: (202) 939-8907 Fax:(202) 939-8919
Visas: (202) 939-8913 Fax:(202) 483-7579,
Passports: (202) 939-8912 Fax: (202) 939-8909
Notary, Legalization: (202) 939-8915
Pensions: (202) 939-8914
E-mail:
General - waconsru@prodigy.net
Visas - rusconswas@gmail.com
Passport issues - passportunit@gmail.com
Notary, Legalization - legal.russianembassy@mindspring.com
Citizenship - grazhdanstvo.russianembassy@mindspring.com
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Open to public: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Head of the Consular Section: Nikolay VPukalov
Jurisdiction:

Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland,
Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia,
Puerto Rico.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN NEW YORK
Address: 9 East 91 Street, New York, NY 10128
Telephone: (212) 348-0926 Fax:(212) 831-9162
Office hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,
Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Open to public: Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 
Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Consul General: Igor L. Golubovskiy
Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
Address: 2790 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Telephone: (415) 928-6878 , (415) 202-9800
Fax: (415) 929-0306
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Open to public: Visa Desk :Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Passport&Legal Desk:Monday – Friday 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Consul General: Sergey V. Petrov
Jurisdiction: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN SEATTLE
Address: 600 University Street, Suite 2510
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 728-1910
Fax: (206) 728-1871
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Open to public: Visa Desk :Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Passport&Legal Deck:Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Consul General: Andrey K.Yushmanov
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN HOUSTON
Address: 1333 West Loop SouthSte. 1300, 
Houston, TX 77027.
Telephone: (713337-3300
Fax: (713337-3305
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:30; 14:30 - 18:00
Consul General: Alexander K. Zakharov
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.

 

 

IF YOU MOVE

 

If adoptive parents change their place of residence, they should notify local consular office and re-register their child at new location.

 

If you have any questions regarding post-adoption reports and the way they should be submitted, please, do not hesitate to call 202-298-57-69 (from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

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