Is there anyway to verify if a person has had an interview at the American embassy in Moscow? Or if the application has even been processed? I have sent a letter of request and was told that the visa to visit the US is in process. Is there any way to verify this?

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    Let me guess. You also sent money for the visa and the person has either asked for even more money or is no longer responding? I think the only way to know would be if the applicant can check online and gave you the login/password.
    – mkennedy
    Mar 30, 2017 at 16:41
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    Possible duplicate of What are the requirements for Russian citizens to leave Russia?
    – VMAtm
    Mar 30, 2017 at 16:44
  • Visa application has an id, which can be used for a check
    – VMAtm
    Mar 30, 2017 at 16:44
  • If you were told the interview took place on the 4th of July (or MLK day or etc) or a weekend, then you would know.
    – Gayot Fow
    Mar 30, 2017 at 17:12

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Unfortunately, no. The only source of information available to you is the visa applicant:

I would like to know if my friend has applied for a visa and what the status is. Who should I contact?

Your friend, the visa applicant. Under U.S. law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 222(f), visa records are confidential. Therefore, the visa applicant should inquire at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad where he/she applied regarding necessary information about visa application status. Because of confidentiality of visa records, you’ll need to ask your friend, the visa applicant your questions about whether a visa application was made, or a visa was issued or denied.

Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/frequently-asked-questions/about-visas-the-basics.html

  • I found the online source for verification as one mentioned. You need the Embassy location and application number. And NO, i havent send any money but i can feel it coming and a way to" head it off at the pass" if happens. Thanks agsin ;D
    – Bill386
    Mar 31, 2017 at 17:33
  • @Bill386 I'd be interested to know whether the applicant ever gives you the application. You should post an answer with the address for the online verification site.
    – phoog
    Mar 31, 2017 at 18:34

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