How do I apply for a visa to Russia?


Step 1:

Determine the purpose of your trip.

Our visa application center will help you at all stages of the visa process, but we have no right to advise or recommend you the choice of the purpose of your trip.

Step 2:

Read more about the relevant visa type and requirements and prepare required documents according to the type of your visa:

Step 3:

Please check the requirements carefully and fill out an online application form which is available at

Print it out and sign, attach photo, that meets the requirements.

Alternatively use our additional service Filling in of an application form which will help you save time and avoid possible delays due to errors.

Step 4:

Make an Аppointment for a convenient day and time for submitting documents.

Alternatively use our Visa by Mail service.

Please make sure that there is enough time to process your visa application before the expected start date of your trip. See “Rates and terms” tab on the page of your visa type.

Step 5:

Visit Russian Visa Center on the day of your appointment for visa application submission.

In order to avoid delay in your visa application process you must provide a full set of required documents. The consulate visa fees and services fees can be paid at the time of visa application lodgement by credit card. You will receive invoice for the fees corresponding to your visa category at the time of visa application submission.

Step 6:

Once your passport is ready you can collect it at the Russian Visa Center.

Alternatively order a Courier Delivery service.

Step 7:

Immediately upon receiving your passport, check the validity of your visa to make sure that your first name, last name, date of birth, gender, passport number are indicated correctly, the visa period completely breaks the duration of the trip, the number of entries corresponds to the required, the visa category corresponds to the purpose of the trip.