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Embassy of Canada in Russia


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

We are limiting in-person visits. Consular services remain available to Canadians. If you need help, please contact us before visiting.

For information on COVID-19, visit the Government of Canada's official outbreak page and check our Travel Advice and Advisories.


Pay online

You can pay online for all your passport services and your citizenship services before submitting your application.

Embassy Address

The Embassy of Canada
23 Starokonyushenny Pereulok
Moscow 119002 Russia
(near the Stary Arbat street, Metro: Kropotkinskaya)

If you are invited to come to the Embassy, please refer to the section below - Security – Getting into the Embassy.

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The Consulate General of Canada in St. Petersburg has closed to the public. Services previously offered by the Consulate General have been transferred to the Embassy of Canada in Moscow.

Hours of operation

General Office Hours 

Monday - Friday: 09:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (excluding Statutory Holidays)

Consular section

By appointment only: Monday to Friday (except on holidays) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please send an e-mail to:

Passport and notarized document pickup: on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. only.

The Visa and Immigration section is not open for any type of business such as submission of applications, documents or passports, or for any enquiry.

Contact the embassy (except the immigration section)

Tel.: + 7 (495) 925-6000
Fax: + 7 (495) 925-6025 – General and Administration
Fax: + 7 (495) 925 6004 – Consular (non visa related matters)

Emails: - General and Administration – Consular (non visa related matters)

Visa and Immigration office contact details

Check IRCC website for Visa Application Centres (VAC) contact details; for contact details for questions on Permanent Resident Visas; or if you prefer using a Web form for any enquiry. - for questions on Temporary Resident Visas, Study Permits, Work Permits, Permanent Resident Travel Documents and PR Status Renunciation applications.

For technical reasons, we do not receive all messages sent from Please use other email providers when contacting our office.

If you are invited to come to the Visa and Immigration Section in person, please refer to the section below - Security – Getting into the Embassy.

Security – Getting into the Embassy

When you visit the Embassy, you must present the original of your internal national passport or other suitable identity documents bearing photographs. When you visit the Immigration Section, you must also present an invitation letter from the Immigration Section requesting you to come in person.

Luggage, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages larger than a standard handbag, are not allowed into the Embassy. The Embassy offers no storage facilities and applicants carrying such items will not be allowed entry. If you are travelling with luggage, please secure it elsewhere before approaching the Embassy.

Applicants are also discouraged from bringing mobile phones or other electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, PDAs and remote-entry automobile keys, to the Embassy.  Holders of such items will be delayed for searches and examination. 

Please note that food and drinks are not permitted within the Embassy. Still water is available in the waiting area.

Request emergency assistance (for Canadian citizens only)

For emergency assistance after hours, call the Embassy of Canada in Moscow and follow the instructions. You can also call the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa toll-free at 810-800-201-41012 (this number may not be accessible from all locations) or call collect 613-996-8885.

Statutory Holidays - 2021

Our offices are closed on the following days:

Friday, January 1New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 6Christmas Eve
Thursday, January 7Orthodox Christmas
Monday, March 8International Women's Day
Friday, April 2Good Friday
Monday, April 5Easter Monday
Monday, May 10Victory Day (in lieu of May 9, Sunday)
Monday, June 14Day of Russia (in lieu of June 12, Saturday)
Monday, October 11Thanksgiving
Friday, December 24Christmas Day (in lieu of December 25, Saturday)
Monday, December 27Boxing Day (in lieu of December 26, Sunday)

Countries of Accreditation

The Embassy covers the countries of Russia, Armenia and Uzbekistan, and also provides visa services to residents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.


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