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.
If you reside within the Consular district of the Russian Embassy (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, Puerto Rico), you can obtain documents from the Russian Federation on-demand through our office.
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:
- Two signed copies of 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 to person named on the certificate (parent, legal guardian, or adoptive parent etc.);
- Power of Attorney (if applicant acts on behalf of an authorized person)
- A money order payable to 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 at 202 939 8913 or 202 939 8907 (9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.). You can also email us at: [email protected] (please leave your contact phone number).
If you apply by mail, you should enclose a self-addressed prepaid return envelope, showing your account number and yourself 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".
The processing time could take up to 6 months.
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:
• A signed letter of request for a Non-Conviction Certificate;
• A money order payable to Embassy of Russia in the amount of $72-00;
• Original of a valid national passport (plus copy);
• Power of Attorney (if applicant acts on behalf of an authorized person);
• 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;
• 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;
• 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.
The turnaround time for processing a criminal check is approximately 3-4 weeks.