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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.
Important: COVID-19 mandatory tests
All travellers to Russia departing from the UK are required to have a negative test (taken by PCR method) passed not ealier than three days before arrival in Russia. You must present a printout of the test certificate before boarding the flight. A test can be booked at the Russian visa centre while submitting your application.
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Russian Business Visa. Multiple Entry Visa to RussiaRussian business visa is a document which allows foreign nationals to visit Russia on official or private business. It is also a solution for tourists who are planning to travel to Russia for over 30 days (tourist visas are issued with a maximum validity of 30 days) or for those who plan to visit the country on multiple occasions not necessarily on business purposes.
In comparison to tourist visas processing time for business visas to Russia is longer. See below for more details and options.
Business visas to Russia may be issued as
- single entry for 3 months
- double entry for 3 months
- multiple entry for 12 months
Note: 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 or Edinburgh. The procedure is quick and requires only one visit. Our visa fees include personal assistance at the visa centre in London.
Summary: business visas are best for visitors who do not know their exact itineraries, want to stay in Russia longer than for 30 days or need to enter Russia on frequent occasions within a certain period of time.
Note: on a business visa you are allowed to stay in Russia for 90 days within any 180 days period.
|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 business 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.
|Business invitation questionnaire||Download the questionnaire.|
|Invitation from Russian Authorities||We will provide official invitation from the Russian Migration Service, it is accepted by the Russian consulate in the UK.|
|Copies of the last three visas||If you travelled to Russia before, we will need copies of your visas so we can order your business invitation from Russia.|
|Non UK – nationals||UK residence permit - a confirmation of residence status in the UK. You must provide a residence card issued by the Home Office proving your settled or pre-settled status. If you do not have a physical card you can make a print out from the Home Office website confirming your status and notarise this document. Currently the Russian embassy does not accept proof of address in the UK as confirmation of your residence (recent utility bill, bank statement, letter from your employer confirming your employment in the UK). Prove your status on the Home Office website;
Non-UK national must also provide travel insurance valid for the whole period of stay in Russia. No travel insurance is required for UK passport holders.
|Self employed, unemployed||Additionally you will need to provide 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.|
Business Invitation OnlyWe can also provide business invitations and you are free to apply for your Russian business visa yourself at your local Russian consulate. The cost of the business invitation:
- 3 months validity, single entry (processing 10 calendar days), electronic invitation - £225
- 12 months validity, multiple entries (processing 30 calendar days), electronic invitation - £195
- 12 months validity, multiple entries (processing 12 calendar days), invitation by Telex - £245
In fact, the way the business invitation is processed is only relevant for processing times where a Telex invitation is the quickest. No matter how your invitation is ordered, we guarantee, it will be accepted by the Russian consulates.
Please contact us to order your business invitation.
Russian Business Visa. Multiple Entry Visa to Russia prices
|Type of Visa||Validity||Processing||Final Price
( total cost )
|Order||Single||3 Months||28 business days||
( best value )
|11 business days||£375||apply now|
|Double||3 Months||28 business days||£375||apply now|
|11 business days||£475||apply now|
|Multiple||12 Months||35 business days||£545||apply now|
|19 business days||£725||apply now|
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.
DisclaimerIt 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.