Visa Required:
Visa Application Fee:
Normal Processing (5 days):
Single Entry-35, Double Entry-45.
Urgent Processing (1 day):
Single Entry-85, Double Entry-95.
All fees payable in local currency.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Complete and print the Online Application Form. One recent passport size photo glued to the correct lower-right section of the application form.
Should be valid for a minimum of six months after requested visa's expiry date and should have at least 2 blank pages.
Tourist Voucher
Original Tourist Voucher from a Russian (British) travel agency stamped and signed by an authorized person.
Invitation Letter
If visiting relatives or friends then the applicant should first obtain an official invitation and only then apply for a Private visa. Only original invitation documents issued by an appropriate Russian Federation Migration Service branch are accepted. To obtain such an invitation the applicant's relatives or friends are to present to the said branch a photocopy of the applicant's passport and personal data. Only after receiving this invitation the applicant should apply at the Russia Visa Application Center.
General Visa Information
Visa Application cannot be made earlier than 3 months in advance of the trip.
Tourists on board large cruise Ships should have the right to stay in the Russian Federation without a visa during 72 hours. They have the right to leave the ship and come back on board the ship only as part of an organized tourist group as per the list. In case a tourist wants to leave the ship alone, they would need a visa.
Russia Embassy Information:
Delhi, India
Russia Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri. New Delhi, 110021
Phone: 01126110640, 26110641, 26110642, 26110565, 26873800 | Fax: 01126876823, 24103961
Washington D.C., USA
Russia Embassy
2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: (202) 298-5700 | Fax: (202) 298 5735
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
San Francisco, USA
Russia Embassy
2790 Green Street, San Francisco., 94123
Phone: +1 415 928-6878 | Fax: +1 415 929-0306
London, UK
Russia Embassy
Russian Visa Application Center, 15 - 27 Gee Street, London EC1V 3RD
Visa Information Line: 09058890149 (55p per minute) 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Application Submission: 8:30 - 15:00, Monday to Friday. Collection of Passports: 15:30 - 16:30, Monday to Friday.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Russia Embassy
Shark-9, Khalifa str., No.65 ,67, P.O. Box No. 8211, Abu-Dhabi
Phone: (+9712) 672-17-97 | Fax: (+9712) 672-17-97
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