Types of Russian Visas
Regardless of which type of visa you require, you can apply for Single Entry or Double Entry. Only the Business visa allows you multiple entries to the country. Please select the type of visa you require for full information on the application process:
The Application Process
PLEASE NOTE: From 10 December 2014 all Russian visa applications must be made in person at a visa processing centre, located in London, Edinburgh and Manchester. At the time of application, fingerprints will be taken.
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- Original passport
Must have at least 2 blank pages and valid for more than 6 months after visa expiration date
- Completed application form
If you choose IntoRussia Visa Support, the application form will be filled in for you by our Visa Consultants in accordance with the Consulate standards)
- 1 colour passport sized photograph
No older than 6 months. Taken against a light background (white or off-white) so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background. High quality and with the face in focus. (70-80 % of the picture). Non-smiling. Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print). 35mm x 45mm in size
- Official tourist voucher & confirmation
Included in IntoRussia Visa Support or can be arranged separately for £35
- 3 months bank statements showing a current balance of a minimum of £100 per day for the duration of the visit - for directors of their own companies, self-employed, working from home and unemployed applicants. Not required for students, housewives and retired applicants.
Please note that the bank statements must be original and stamped by your bank. In case your bank does not provide stamps, they can certify it with a cover letter (each bank has a template)
- Additional visa support documents for non-UK passport holders
Please check at http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk/tourist.html
Official Tourist Voucher & Confirmation in 15 min!
All travellers to Russia require an Official Voucher & Confirmation or Invitation, as it is sometimes called, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Even if you have arranged your travel arrangements elsewhere, IntoRussia can offer a tourist visa voucher and invitation alone for a fee of £35. Charges for business invitations depend on duration and processing time - please check our Business Visa Section. To order an official invitation, please email a scanned copy of your passport, dates of travelling, cities to be visited and your contact phone number to email@example.com. We prepare a tourist invitation in 15 minutes and email it back to you.
Russian Visa Support documents
Information about the required supporting documents for different types of visas are specified on the relevant pages.
Fingerprints Collection at Your Home or Office
Russia Visa Application Centres are proud to offer a new Portable BIO Kit service. A team of experienced officers can come to your home or office to check your visa application documents, collect your fingerprints and securely delivere this information to the Embassy for the decision. For more information about the cost and terms and condition of this service please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
VIP Premium Lounge Service
The premium service lounge is now available at the visa application centre. The service includes:
Comfort and privacy at an exclusive premium service lounge
Personalised service during the submission
Assistance with online application form
Free refreshments and snacks
Free and complimentary Russian Phrasebook
Free photocopy if required
For more information about the cost and terms and condition of this service please contact us on email@example.com
Contact us now at +44(0)20 7603 5045 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions regarding the Russian visa registration process.