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.

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.

Visa Transfer in a New Passport

If you have renewed your passport and have a Russian visa in the old passport, you can transfer your Russian visa in the new passport. 

Visa transfer costs £28 and can be done on the same day.


  1. Complete the new application form online at, print it and attach one passport size recent photo.
  2. Bring both passports (old passport with the visa and the new passport) to the Russian Consulate: Visa Section, Russian Embassy in London, 5 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QS, Monday to Friday except declared holidays from 9:00-17:00 (12:00-14:00 closed for lunch break).


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.