Russia Visa Applications

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.

Russian Tourist Voucher. Accepted by All Consulates

What is a Russian tourist voucher?

In order to get your Russian tourist visa you must provide to the Russian consulate an official visa support document, also known as “Tourist Voucher”, “Tourist Confirmation” or "Invitation Letter". Without a tourist voucher (invitation) you will not be able to get a tourist visa to Russia.

Russian tourist voucher is an official document issued by an authorised travel agency confirming your personal details, travel dates and itinerary in Russia. Tourist voucher (invitation) can be issued for maximum 30 days of stay in Russia. Once you have received your tourist voucher, you can apply for your Russian tourist visa and in the visa application form you will need to enter the details of your voucher (its number, issuing travel agency registration details).

So you first step should be – order a tourist voucher and only then fill in the visa form. Otherwise your visa form will be incomplete and not accepted by the Russian consulate.
 

Where do I get a tourist voucher from?

You can get your tourist voucher and confirmation from the hotel you are staying at in Russia. However not all hotels are authorised to issue vouchers and secondly the process of getting an official voucher from the hotel can be lengthy. And if you are not staying in a hotel, this is not an option at all.

The easiest and most economical way of getting a Russian tourist voucher is to order it online on our website. It will take maximum 5 minutes and your voucher can be issued within 1 hour, 3 hours, maximum 24 hours after placing an order, depending on your chosen option.
 

What information is required for a tourist voucher?

We need the following details from you:
  • Your personal details (name, surname, date of birth).
  • Passport details (including number, date of issue, expiry).
  • Travel dates in Russia (maximum 30 days).
  • Travel itinerary (you will need to specify the cities you are planning to visit in Russia).
That’s all we need. You do not need to book a hotel, flight, tour or any other travel arrangement with us to get your voucher. Just make sure you have your passport details and enter them correctly in the online order form.

Once you get your voucher you can apply for your visa. Please note that you can stay in any hotel / private accommodation in Russia, and travel to any unrestricted area in Russia with your visa. No itinerary, places of stay are specified in the visa. Make sure you do not overstay in Russia after the visa expiry date.
 

How much does it cost?

Our prices depend on your nationality and processing time. Please see the options below
 

Europe, USA, Canada, Australia citizens

Processing Time Single Entry Double Entry Order Voucher
24 hours £20.00
( best value )
£30.00 order voucher
3 hours £30.00 £40.00 order voucher
1 hour £50.00 £60.00 order voucher

Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America citizens

Processing Time Single Entry Double Entry Order Voucher
3 working days £115.00
( best value )
£140.00 order voucher

Please note a copy of your passport 1st page and an EU, USA residence permit is required.
 

How long does it take to issue the tourist voucher?

  • EU and North America citizens - 1, 3, 24 hours after your payment has been received by us during working hours (Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 London time).
  • Asia, South America, Middle East citizens - 3 working days after your payment has been received by us during working hours (Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 London time).

How can I order a tourist voucher?

We ask all our customer to order a tourist voucher online. The online form will guide you through the whole process and ask for the required information. Please make sure you have your passport details when ordering the voucher. You will also be able to make a secure online payment by credit or debit card. The whole process of ordering a Russian tourist voucher will not take more than 5 minutes.

Please note that we also provide full assistance with the Russian tourist visas, where we check your application pack and submit it to the Russian consulate. Please read more about Russian visa assistance.

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.