Russia Visa Applications

Applying for Russian visas in April & May 2019


Please note, there will be a few bank holidays in Russia & the UK in April – May, the visa centre will be closed on 19-22 April, 1-3, 6, 9-10 May, 27 May. Please plan your visit to the visa centre for finger scans well in advance.
 

Biometric data collection in the UK


Biometric data is required for all Russian visa applications made in the UK. All visa applicants (except for children under 12 years) must go in person to the Russian visa application centre either in London, Manchester or Edinburgh. The procedure is quick and requires only one visit. Even if your personal attendance is now required, there will be much value in using our visa service. Please read why.

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General information about Russian tourist visa

Russian tourist visa is a document which allows foreign nationals to travel to Russia as tourists. Russian tourist visas are offered as
  • single entry - visiting Russia only once during a period of up to 30 days or
  • double entry - for two entries within a period of up to 30 days
Please note that Russian tourist visas are issued for the exact period of time which cannot exceed 30 days, cannot be extended and cannot be obtained at the border either. A tourist visa is best when you know exactly where and how long you will be staying in Russia and you plan to stay in the country not more than 30 days. Otherweise please apply for a business visa to Russia.
 

Travelling to Crimea

If you are planning to visit Crimea, you will need to have a valid Russian visa. If you are going to Crimea as a tourist, a standard Russian tourist visa will be sufficient. Most likely you will be travelling to Crimea by air via Moscow. This is not counted as a double entry as you are not leaving the Russian territory. We will issue all required paperwork for your visa.
 

Our prices versus DIY

We guarantee the lowest price for our visa service as we have been dealing with Russian visas for over 10 years now and have high volume operations. We also include a tourist voucher – a required document to get your visa – free of charge with our visa service.

Our service fee included in the price is about £42. You can obviously do your Russian visa yourself and pay £108 to the consulate, however on top you will need to purchase a tourist voucher (standard price £20) or spend some time trying to get it from your hotel. And then not being sure at all that your application paperwork is properly completed. Effectively you will be paying us ONLY £22 on top of the consular charge – a fair price for removing any unnecessary stress and a potential second visit to the visa centre.
 

How to apply for your Russian tourist visa

First, please place an order on our website so we can have your personal details, visa type and dates of travel to Russia. After your payment we issue an official tourist voucher and email you the guidance notes on how to fill-in the Russian visa application form. Once you have completed your visa form, we check your application pack and advise of any required amendments. You then post / bring your documents to us for final checks and come to the visa centre for finger scans where you will be assisted by our representative. We will also pay all visa fees on your behalf. 
 

Required documents

Original passport Passport must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 6 months after your intended departure from Russia.
Visa application form The form must be completed online now. Once you have ordered your Russian tourist visa through our company you will receive a detailed guidance how to complete the forms.
Colour photo 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm taken against a light background (white or off - white), UK standard passport photo will be sufficient.
View photo specification.
Visa support document If you do not have a tourist voucher (official tourist confirmation document from a travel agency or a hotel in Russia) our company will assist with the visa support. The price of the visa support document is included in our visa fees detailed below.
Non UK – nationals
  • UK residence permit (EU passport, work permit/visa)
  • proof of address in the UK (recent utility bill, bank statement, letter from your employer confirming your employment in the UK)
  • travel insurance certificate valid for the whole period of stay in Russia. No travel insurance is required for UK passport holders. Arrange travel insurance online.
Company director, self employed,
unemployed
  • bank statements for the last three months showing a positive balance on your account based on £100 per each day of your stay in Russia.
Children application Please see below for additional documents when applying for children under 18 years old.


Application for children under 18 years old

If a child has a passport, he / she needs to obtain a visa. There are additional requirements for children under 18 years old when applying for the Russian visa and depend on who they are submitting their applications with and who they will be travelling to Russia with. There is no need to notarise any documents. A copy of child’s birth certificate is always required.
  • Applying with a parent of the same surname - a copy of child’s birth certificate is required. No other additional documents are required if travelling with both parents. If the child travels only with one parent the following documents are required:

  • Applying with a parent of a different surname - If the child's surname is different from the parent's surname (e.g. due to divorce)
    • A copy of child’s birth certificate
    • A copy of the parent’s marriage and divorce certificate. Applicants must prove connection between child’s and parent’s surname
    • Parental confirmation letter from the accompanying parent
    • Parental consent letter from the other parent

  • Applying alone without parents and travelling with a parent - the following documents are required:

  • Applying and travelling either alone or not with parents
    • A copy of child’s birth certificate
    • Copies of parents' passports
    • A copy of accompanying person’s passport with a valid Russian visa (if travelling with someone else)
    • Parental consent letter from BOTH parents
Processing time is calculated from the day you arrive at the visa centre to provide biometric data.

Russian Tourist Visa. Quick & Secure Online Order prices

Type of Visa Validity Processing Final Price
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Single 1 Month 20 business days £150
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Our prices include all consular and visa application centre fees, our service charges, VAT. There will be no extra charges except for postage if you want your passport to be posted to you, alternatively you can collect it from our office. You can choose passport return delivery option when placing an order on our website. The price you see is the price you pay. StressFreeVisas Best Price Guarantee.

Please click on “Apply now” button below to submit your order. It will take no longer than 5 minutes of your time. Once we have received your payment we will email you detailed guidance on how to complete your visa form and advise of the next steps.

Disclaimer

It is our responsibility to inform you that we are a private company assisting our customers with visa applications. We are not an official government website and are not affiliated with any government department. If you wish to apply directly to the relevant embassy, please contact them or check their website for current visa rules, application process and applicable fees.

If you decide to use our services, please note, that in addition to consular fees we charge a handling fee for processing your visa application on your behalf which includes visa consultation and advice, checking your application pack as per relevant government requirements, consular submission and collection.