Documents on demand

Documents on demand from Russia

Foreign nationals have the right to obtain all types of documents on-demand regarding their vital records from the territory of the Russian Federation as per the requirements for requesting Documents on Demand as set by the Administrative Code.

In order to do that, you have to submit to the Consular Division of the Russian Embassy (2641 Tunlaw Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20007) the following set of documents:

  • A filled-out form called "Questionnaire on Obtaining Documents on Demand." The form must be correctly filled out in Russian. Use third-party translation services
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of a document confirming relationship or authorization for obtaining documents on-demand
  • Power of Attorney (if applicant acts on behalf of an authorized person)
  • A money order made out for the Embassy of Russia in the amount of $72-00 per document

If you plan to visit our office in person, please call beforehand to schedule your visit: (202) 939-8914 (9-12 am). You can also send a fax to (202) 939-8909 (attn: Pension Section) or email us at: russconswdc@gmail.com (please leave your contact phone number -- we will return your call).

If you apply by mail, you should enclose a self-addressed prepaid return envelope, showing your account number and youself as both shipper and recipient regardless of delivery address. We do not accept waybills marked "bill sender", "bill third-party", "bill credit card" or C.O.D. When forwarding your documents to us, please specify on the envelope "Attention: Documents on demand".

Request for Non-Conviction Certificate.

US Authorities may require foreign nationals to produce a Non-Conviction Certificate from Russia for various reasons, from obtaining permanent residency to getting married.

In order to request this certificate, you must appear In Person at the Consular Division of the Embassy with the following documentation:

1. Petition requesting the issuance of a Non-Conviction Certificate.

2. Copies of all pages of an identifying document that have stamps or markings, such as: your Russian passport; or a passport of a foreign citizen; or a document proving your status as a stateless person.

3. A notarized letter authorizing a third party, other than the applicant, to receive the Non-Conviction Certificate on their behalf.

4. If a parent, legal guardian, or adoptive parent is applying for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued on behalf of a minor or an adopted child, which has reached the statutory minimum age for criminal responsibility, that person must present documentation proving their relationship to said minor in order for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued.

5. If a foster parent is applying for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued on behalf of a ward in their custody, they must provide a copy of documentation establishing legal custody.

6. If a legal guardian or tutelary is applying for a Non-Conviction Certificate to be issued on behalf of a ward in their custody, the tutelary or guardian must provide a copy of documentation establishing legal custody over their ward.